Introduction to Russian: 26

Could you take a guess what physics is in Russian?

Russian for Physics is физика.

It is very easy to guess. Mathematics is математика, Biology is биология, History is история (because Russians don't really have an H), and so on. As a bonus, история not only means history, but also a story.

Do you remember how in the first lesson we had words such as Америка, and if we wanted to have the word из in front of Америка, we would turn that а into и: из Америки?

If you wanted to say of Physics, you would also simply turn that а into и. Try that:

  1. The word "физика" changes to "физики", which means "of Physics".
  2. Just transliterate it.
  3. Skip the word "is". Moreover, remember that Russian does not have articles, thus there is no "the" either.
  4. The word order will be "station not here".
  5. The word order for this is "what you want?"
  6. Use "извините" for sorry.
  7. The sentences are just two words long each.
  8. Use the contrasting "О" in the second sentence.
  9. Remember that "you understand" is "понимаешь".
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. Remember that "Maths" is "математика". Apply the transformation of the last letter to "и" in order to get "of Maths".
  13. Use "можно" for "can I have?". This sentence is just two words long.
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