Russian Conversations

Sports and Leisure Activities

These Russian conversations (recorded by native speakers) will help you to practice your Russian listening and speaking skills. They make use of basic vocabulary common when talking about sports and leisure activities in Russian.

Conversation 1: Listen to friends talking about hobbies informally.

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- У тебя есть хобби?
- Да.
- Какое?
- Я люблю фотографировать.
- А ещё?
- В детстве я любил играть в бейсбол.
- А сейчас играешь?
-Нет. К сожалению, сейчас у меня нет свободного времени.

- Do you have a hobby?
- Yes.
- What’s that?
- I like to photograph.
- What else?
- I liked to play baseball when I was a child.
- Do you play it now?
- No. Unfortunately, I don’t have free time now.

Conversation 2: Learn to inquire about interests informally

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- Что ты любишь делать?
- Я люблю петь и танцевать.
- Где ты танцуешь?
- Я танцую в клубе в университете.
- А ты можешь играть на пианино?
- Да, я играю на пианино, на гитаре.

- What do you like to do?
- I like to sing and dance.
- Where do you dance?
- I dance at a club at the university.
- Do you know how to play piano? (Can you play piano?)
- Yes, I play piano and guitar.

Conversation 3: Listen to friends talking about their interests

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- Какими видами спорта ты увлекаешься?
- Я люблю фигурное катание.
- Ты можешь кататься на коньках?
- Немного могу.
- Я тоже катаюсь на коньках.
- Может быть, мы покатаемся вместе в воскресенье?
- Да, хорошая идея.

- What sports do you play?
- I like figure skating.
- Do you know how to skate?
- A little bit.
- I skate too.
- Maybe we’ll skate together on Sunday?
- Yes, good idea.

Conversation 4

- У тебя дома есть картины. Ты коллекционируешь картины?
- Да.
- Давно?
- Ещё моя бабушка коллекционировала. А теперь я.
- А ты сам рисуешь?
- Да.
- А ты чем увлекаешься?
- Я люблю играть в бейсбол и баскетбол.

- There are paintings in your house. Do you collect painings?
- Yes.
- For how long?
- My grandmonther used to collect the. And now I do, too.
- Can you draw?
- Yes.
- And what do you like to do?
- I like to play baseball and basketball.

Conversation 5

- Ты любишь плавать?
- Нет.
- Жаль.
- Почему?
- Я хотел пригласить тебя в бассейн.
- Спасибо.
- А что ты любишь делать?
- Я люблю играть на компьютере. А ты?
- Я много работаю на компьютере, поэтому в свободное время я плаваю в бассейне.

- Do you like swimming?
- No.
- What a shame.
- Why?
- I wanted to invite you to the pool.
- Thank you.
- And what do you like to do?
- I like playing computer games. And you?
- I work on a computer a lot, therefor I like swimming during my free time.

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