HOW TO READ RUSSIAN
Course in 7 lessons with audio
Lección 6: ЕСТЬ ЕЩЁ МЮ́СЛИ? НЕТ, Я ВСЁ СЪЕЛ
In this lesson you will learn:
IS THERE MORE MUESLI? NO, I ATE EVERYTHING
- learn to pronounce a new phrase: “Is there more muesli? No, I ate everything” in Russian.
- practise reading 3 new Russian consonants (щ, ь, ъ) and 1 vowel (ю) in different combinations.
Now that you know the Cyrillic alphabet and all the rules from the previous Reading Lessons let’s make the final step to read Russian like a Russian! We are going to make a question: “is there anything left of…?” And they will answer us “no, I ate everything”
This is how you say it in Russian: ЕСТЬ ЕЩЁ МЮСЛИ? НЕТ, Я ВСЁ СЪЕЛ.
Listen to the following the audio in Russian and repeat. You will hear first the whole Russian word and then the sound of each letter separately:
Letters: ЕСТЬ ЕЩЁ МЮ́СЛИ?
Sounds: [ye][s][t’] [ye][sch][yo] [m][yu][s][l][i]
By the way, “ь” is called in Russian мягкий знак (myah-kij znak), which means “soft sign”.
Listen to the following examples and try to feel the difference between the words with and without “ь“:
ЕСТ – ЕСТЬ СТАЛ – СТАЛЬ ВЕР – ВЕРЬ
БЁТ – БЬЁТ ПЯН – ПЬЯН
You asked if there is anything left and you will find out that unfortunately there is nothing. Listen to the second phrase of the lesson paying special attention to the pronunciation of the word “съел“:
Letters: НЕТ, Я ВСЁ СЪЕЛ
Sounds: [n][ye][t] [ya] [v][s][yo] [s][ye][l]
The letter “ъ” is called in Russian твёрдый знак (tvyór-dyj znak), which means “hard sign”.
Listen to the following examples and try to feel the difference between the words with and without “ъ”:
СЕЛ – СЪЕЛ ИЗЯН – ИЗЪЯН ПОДЁМ – ПОДЪЁМ
Time to practise! Below you can find a list of syllables that contain the letters you have learnt in this lesson. First, read them aloud. Then, listen to the recording in Russian and check how you did. Good luck!
ЩА ЩИ ЩУ ЩЕ СЮ РЮ МЮ
ЮР ЮС ЮЩ ЮК ЮХ ЮН
МЕЛЬ ДВЕРЬ ТЕНЬ ГРЯЗЬ
СЪЕМ ОБЪЁМ ИЗЪЯН СЪЕЗД
Remember a useful word:
ЕЩЁ (MORE, STILL)
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