RUSSIAN
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FRIENDS AND FAMILY



Your family has a new little member! Learn how to introduce your little happiness to your friends and family. Learn how to say if the person you are introducing is a friend or a relative (mother, father, sister, uncle,...).













 
PHRASE
PRONUNCIATION

 
Смотри́, кто пришёл
Look who has come
sma-trí, kto pri-shól
 

 
Кто́-то хо́чет с тобо́й познако́миться
Someone wants to meet you
któ-ta hó-chyet s ta-bój paz-na-kó-mit-sa
 

 
Скажи́ приве́т
Say hello
ska-zhý pri-vyét
 

 
Э́то...
This is...
é-ta...
 
 
*Use this sentence... before mentioning the name of the person you're introducing

 
По́мнишь, кто он/она́?
Do you remember who he/she is?
póm-nish kto on / a-ná?
 

 
Его́ зову́т…
He is..., his name is...
ye-vó za-vút...
 

 
Её зову́т…
She is..., her name is...
ye-yó za-vút...
 

 
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Скажи́, как тебя́ зову́т
Say what your name is
ska-zhý, kak tye-byá za-vút
 

 
Он/она́ не говори́т по-ру́сски
He/she doesn't speak Russian
on / a-ná nye ga-va-rít pa-rús-ki
 

 
Он/она́ тебя́ не понима́ет
He/she doesn't understand you
on / a-ná tye-byá nye pa-ni-má-yet
 

 
Он друг / Она́ подру́га
He's a friend / She's a friend
on druk / a-ná pa-drú-ga
 

 
Он ро́дственник /
Она́ ро́дственница

He's your relative / She's your relative
on róts-tvye-nik /
a-ná róts-tvye-ni-tsa
 

 
У него́ есть / у неё есть
пода́рок для тебя́

He / she has a present for you
u nye-vó yest / u nye-yó yest
pa-dá-rak dlya tye-byá
 
 
*Different genders: у него есть = he has, у неё есть = she has

 
Не стесня́йся
Don't be shy
nye styes-nyáj-sya
 

 
Скажи́ пока́
Say bye
ska-zhý pa-ká
 

 
ADDITIONAL VOCABULARY


 More basic Russian related to this topic:


 

 INTRODUCING MEN
 
PHRASE
PRONUNCIATION

 
Э́то твой...
This is your... (+ male)
é-ta tvoj...
 

 
Э́то твой па́па
This is your dad
é-ta tvoj pá-pa
 

 
Э́то твой брат
This is your brother
é-ta tvoj brat
 

 
Э́то твой де́душка
This is your grandad
é-ta tvoj dyé-dush-ka
 

 
Э́то твой дя́дя
This is your uncle
é-ta tvoj dyá-dya
 

 
Э́то твой друг
This is your (male) friend 
é-ta tvoj druk
 











 



 INTRODUCING WOMEN
 
PHRASE
PRONUNCIATION

 
Э́то твоя́...
This is your... (+ female)
é-ta tva-yá...
 

 
Э́то твоя́ ма́ма
This is your mom
é-ta tva-yá má-ma
 

 
Э́то твоя́ сестра́
This is your sister
é-ta tva-yá syes-trá
 

 
Э́то твоя́ ба́бушка
This is your grandma
é-ta tva-yá bá-bush-ka
 

 
Э́то твоя́ тётя
This is your aunt
é-ta tva-yá tyó-tya
 

 
Э́то твоя́ подру́га
This is your (female) friend
é-ta tva-yá pa-drú-ga
 
 



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