Russian Lesson 3

Introducing People

These authentic Russian conversations will help you to practice your Russian listening and speaking skills. You will learn how to greet people in Russian, introduce yourself and others, and how to say your name in Russian.

 Listen to Tim introducing himself to Natasha by name

- Здравствуйте, меня зовут Тим.
- Очень приятно.
- Как вас зовут?
- Меня зовут Наташа.
- Приятно познакомиться, Наташа.
- Hello, my name is Tim.
- Nice to meet you.
- What is your name?
- My name is Natasha.
- Nice to meet you, Natasha.

 Listen to Anton meeting Maxim and his bother formally

- Здравствуйте!
- Здравствуйте!
- Давайте познакомимся! Меня зовут Антон.
- Очень приятно. Я Виктор. А это мой младший брат Максим.
- Вы очень похожи.
- Все так говорят.
- Hello!
- Hello!
- Let's meet each other! My name is Anton.
- Nice to meet you. I'm Victor. And this is my younger brother Maxim.
- You look very alike.
- Everybody says so.

 Listen to a young guy and a girl exchanging their Russian names

- Здравствуйте.
- Добрый день.
- Девушка, можно с вами познакомиться? Меня зовут Саша. А как вас зовут?
- Маша.
- Рад познакомиться с вами.
- Hello.
- Good afternoon.
- Lady, let me introduce myself. My name is Sasha. What is your name?
- Masha.
- Nice to meet you.

 Listen to Svyeta introducing herself to Maxim informally

- Привет! Как тебя зовут?
- Меня зовут Света.
- Очень приятно. Меня зовут Максим.
- Приятно познакомиться.
- Hi! What’s your name?
- My name is Svyeta.
- Nice to meet you. My name is Maxim.
- Nice to meet you, Maxim.

 (Masha is showing a picture of her family to a friend...)

- Это твоя семья?
- Да.
- Очень большая. Кто это?
- Это моя мама и мой папа.
- А это кто?
- Это мои бабушка и дедушка.
- А это твой брат?
- Да. А это его жена Света.
- Она очень симпатичная. А это твоя сестра?
- Да. А это её муж, а рядом их ребёнок.
- Is this your family?
- Yes.
- It's very big. Who is this?
- This is my mother and my father.
- And who is this?
- These are my grandmother and grandfather.
- And is this your brother?
- Yes. And this is his wife Svyeta.
- She is very cute. And is this your sister?
- Yes. And this is her husband, and their child next to them.

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