Introduction to Russian: 22

We have infinitives (to do) ending in ть and then you have the first person (I do) ending in ю. From that you can have the second person (you do) because it ends in шь, and then the third person (he does, she does) ending in т.

You should be able to remember these naturally with practice.

Russian for here is тут.

I think I heard a toot here.

This word follows the same position as the words это and хорошо in Russian: it goes in the middle.

Russian for to work is работать.

It is interesting that the word работать is somehow very similar to the Russian word раб, which means a slave. Perhaps Russians used to relate work with slavery in their language. The word robot is also often said to have the same Slavic root.

Anyway, since you have this ть for to work, you know that if you changed it into ю, it would become I work. Then you could go further by changing ю to шь to get you work (although you may need a helping vowel е before the шь). If you changed шь to т you would get the he/she form which is:

How would you thus say:

  1. Remember that "тут" is positioned in the middle.
  2. Remember that "не" is separate from the verb.
  3. Skip the word "are". Remember that this is to a female.
  4. The word "физика" changes to "физики", which means "of Physics".
  5. Just transliterate it.
  6. Skip the word "is". Moreover, remember that Russian does not have articles, thus there is no "the" either.
  7. The word order will be "station not here".
  8. The word order for this is "what you want?"
  9. Use "извините" for sorry.
  10. The sentences are just two words long each.
  11. Use the contrasting "О" in the second sentence.
  12. Remember that "you understand" is "понимаешь".
  13. Use the pronoun "я" in both sentences. Remember that "yes" is "да". Also remember that "хорошо" will come right after the subject ("Я") in sentence.
  14. Remember the position of "тут" - it comes right after "Я". Also don't forget to use the contrasting and (which is "О") in the right place
  15. Remember that "Maths" is "математика". Apply the transformation of the last letter to "и" in order to get "of Maths".
  16. Use "можно" for "can I have?". This sentence is just two words long.
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