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Learn Russian: Week 4

15. November 2012 by Lorena 0 Comments

Parting is such sweet sorrow! This week, you’ll learn how to say goodbye to friends and those you just met, and also study a few more characters of the Cyrillic alphabet. This weeks letters are:

 

 

Need some review? Go to the previous lessons: Week 1, Week 2, and Week 3.

До свидания!

Do svidaniya!

(Doh svee-dah-nee-yeh)

Goodbye!

Tip: means “until the next meeting” in Russian! 

 

Пока

Poka

(Pah-kah)

Bye!

Tip: used to be casual and can be doubled to “Poka-Poka” to be flirtatious!

 

Спокойной ночи

Spokoynoy nochi

(spah-kahy-nahy noh-chee)

Good Night

Tip: used when leaving in the evening or before bed!

 

Очень приятно было познакомиться

Ochenʹ priyatno bylo poznakomitʹsya

(Oh-cheen pree-yat-nah bi-lah pahz-nuh) 

It was very pleasant to meet you.

Tip:  only used for goodbye the first time you meet someone! 

 

Извините

Izvinite

(eez-vee-nee-tee) 

Excuse me

Tip: can be used as “goodbye”, “excuse me”, or “I’m sorry”!  

 

Fun Fact: Russian words can have one of three genders: male, female and neutral.