Posted on January 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM.
Once again, the differences between the formal and the informal Russian speech bring complications into basic human interaction.
In this episode of Ruspod Shorts, you'll learn several different ways to say "Hello" and "Goodbye" in Russian, as well as how to choose the right word depending on the situation.
привет [PREE-vyeht] — hi
здравствуйте [ZDRAH-stvooy-tyeh] — hello
пока [pah-KAH] — bye
давай [dah-VAI] — bye
счастливо [schahs-LEE-vah] — bye/goodbye
до свидания [dah svee-DAH-nee-yah] — goodbye
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