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чувак  [choo-VAK] (masculine noun) – dude, man, guy

А кто этот чувак? Ты его раньше здесь видел? = Who is that guy? Have you seen him here before?

У тебя что, чувак, совсем крыша поехала? =  Dude, are you nuts?

Sunday
May222011

I love you.

Я люблю тебя [Ya lyub-LYU te-BYA.] - I love you. 

 

As one of the most common reasons for learning Russian is having a Russian partner, many people will hopefully find it useful.

Monday
May162011

- How are you? - Fine, and you?

Как у тебя дела [Kak u te-BYA de-LA?] - How are you? (informal)

Как у Вас дела? [Kak u vas de-LA?]- How are you? (formal)

 

It's also possible to simply ask "Как дела?" [Kak de-LA?]

 

Хорошо, а у тебя[ha-ra-SHO, a u te-BYA?]= Fine, and you? (informal)

Хорошо, а у Вас? [ha-ra-SHO, a u vas?]= Fine, and you? (formal)

 

Sunday
May082011

Sorry, I don't understand.

Извините, я не понимаю. [Iz-vi-NI-te, ya ne pa-ni-MA-yu] = Sorry, I don't understand.

 

If you address someone "ты" (informally), you would say "извини" instead of "извините".

Saturday
Apr302011

Excuse me, could you tell me...

Простите, вы не подскажете... [Prastite, vy ne padskazhete] = Excuse me, could you tell me...

 

Простите, вы не подскажете, который час? = Excuse me, could you tell me the time?

Простите, вы не подскажете, где почта? = Excuse me, could you tell me where the post office is?

 

This phrase is a polite way to ask a stranger for information.

Saturday
Apr232011

Could you repeat it, please?

Повтори, пожалуйста.  [Paftari pazhalesta]= Could you repeat it, please? (informal: used with friends; if you normally address someone "ты", you use this phrase)

Повторите, пожалуйста. [Paftarite pazhalesta]= Could you repeat it, please? (formal: used with strangers or in formal situations; if you normally address someone "вы", you use this phrase)

 

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