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Learn Russian - Helpful Phrases for Going Out to Eat

28. December 2012 by Lorena 0 Comments

Dinner out together is a great date for you and your Ukrainian sweetie. Want to make the meal go more smoothly? Learn the phrases necessary to order your meal in Russian. In this lesson, we’ll go over a few popular Russian and Ukrainian dishes, as well as drinks and phrases to get your menu, meal and check.

 

Helpful phrases:

 

Пойдёмте в ресторан

(Paydyomte v reestaran)

Let’s go to a restaurant.

 

Что Вы посоветуете?

(Shto vi pasavyetooeetye?)

What do you recommend?

 

Дайте пожалуйста меню.

(Dayte pazhaloosta menyoo.)

Please give me a menu.

Tip: Remember, many Russian words are nearly the same as their English counterpart. Learn the Cyrillic alphabet, and sounding out words like "menu" is a snap. 

 

Больше ничего не нужно, спасибо.

(Bol'she neecheevo nee noozhna, spaseeba.)

Nothing more, thank you.

 

Счёт, пожалуйста

(Schyot pazhaloosta.)

Check, please.

 

Favorite Russian and Ukrainian foods:

 

Борщ

(borscht)

Borscht

 

Пельмени

(pehlmenee)

Pehlmeni (Russian dumplings)

 

Блины

(blini)

blini (Russian pancakes)

 

 

Favorite Russian and Ukrainian drinks:

 

Чая

(chay)

Tea

Fun Fact: Ukrainians have enjoyed tea since the Silk Road caravans first brought the beverage through their lands. 

 

Кофе

(koefay)

coffee

Fun Fact: According to Ukrainian proverb, coffee should be dark as night and sweet like a woman.

 

Квас

(kvahss)

kvass

Fun Fact: Kvass is a non-alcoholic fermented beverage made from bread.

 

Brush up on past lessons by visiting the "Learn Russian" tag on the Russian Love Match blog.