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HOW TO GREET PEOPLE IN RUSSIAN?

HOW TO GREET PEOPLE IN RUSSIAN?
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Published: 05.07.2021
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What is the first thing you do when you first arrive in a new country? Yes, you greet people you meet. And greeting customs differ from one country to another. That is really crucial to keep in mind all the details not to offend somebody. Greeting tradition in Russia is also something special.

When you are greeting people in Russia you need to be very careful, because there are informal and formal greetings. And it's easy to confuse the two when you start learning the language. It is really important for Russians to keep boundaries between people they know well and they don't. For example, it is not typical of Russians to say "Hi, how are you?" to a shop assistant, we are quite formal. In English, we use YOU for both cases but in Russian, we have ТЫ (informal) and ВЫ (formal).

Watch the video lesson of Enjoy Russian language school to know more! Our guest Jack Lawlor from the USA has been learning Russian for 4 years and is aware of all the obstacles you may face! Find out how to say hello and learn some basic vocabulary you need to know to start a conversation!

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