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Olympics: The Games

by Natalia Kulikova

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 12:00 AM.

With the Sochi Olympics just three months away, we thought you might want to learn some actual sports vocabulary. All kinds of winter fun — skiing, skating, ice hockey, and so on — plus some special Olympic terms are waiting for you in the 4th episode of the Olympic series of Ruspod Shorts.

спорт [sport] — sport
вид спорта [veed spor-tah] — a kind of sports
старт [start] — start
финиш [FEE-nish] — finish
сноуборд [sno-oo-BOHRD] — snowboard
хоккей [khah-KEHY] — hockey
лыжи [LYH-zhyh] — ski, skiing
коньки [kahn'-KEE] — skates
кататься [kah-TAHT'-syah] — to drive/skate/ski around
трамплин [trahm-PLEEN] — springboard
санки [SAHN-kee] — sleigh, sledge
открыть [aht-KRYT'] — open
закрыть [zah-KRYT'] — close
открытие [aht-KRYH-tee-yeh] — opening, discovery
закрытие [zah-KRYH-tee-yeh] — closing

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RusPod Shorts are your free weekly Russian lessons that don’t require any previous knowledge of Russian. Each episode explains some particular rule or piece of vocabulary and is rarely connected to previous shows. This way, you can tune in whenever you want, listen to any episode, and get yourself an instant shot of Russian. It’s a great way to keep learning without spending too much energy, time or money!

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