Going out in a Russian-speaking country? Learn these Russian words first! Just listen to the audio and follow the pronunciation.
When it comes to entertainment and going out in Russia, some words are the same or very similar to those in English e.g. CD, DVD, iPod.
However, other words might look different but sound almost the same as in English.
Let's get started on this lesson on going out in Russian!
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However, if you’re planning to catch a Russian film or a show, or if you just want a quiet night in watching Russian TV, knowing these common words and phrases will help you join in the conversation with your Russian-speaking friends.
Когда начинается фильм?
Kagda nachinaitsa feel’m?
At what time does the movie start?
Сегодня вечером по телевизору хороший фильм
Sivodnia vechiram pa tiliveezaru haroshii feel’m
There is a good movie on TV tonight
Сколько стоит билет?
Skol’ka stoit bilet?
How much is the ticket?
Завтра мы пойдëм в ресторан
Zaftra my paidyom v restaran
We will go to the restaurant tomorrow
Here are some key words referring to everyday entertainment:
Кафе is a general term that covers lots of eating places: from coffee shops to fast food. Big cities like Moscow and St Petersburg have hundreds of them. You will recognize the word кафе when you see signs like кафе-кондитерская (sweet-shop café) or кафе блинная (pancake café). There are of course lots of different ethnic restaurants which will have different names, but just follow your nose.
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