Dialog 1--Basic Presentation

This is nearly the shortest presentation possible. After introducing himself the publisher reads the question from the cover of the tract (in this case How Do You View the Future?) and after the householder answers gives him the tract noting that it contains an answer from the Bible. Later dialogs will build on this framework.

Возвеща́тель

Publisher

Хозя́ин кварти́ры

Householder

Здра́вствуйте!

Be in good health!

Здра́вствуйте!

Be in good health!

Меня́ зову́т _________.

Me they call _________.

А меня́ зову́т _________.

Me they call _________.

О́чень прия́тно.

Very pleasant [to meet you].

О́чень прия́тно.

Very pleasant [to meet you].

Я хочу́ спроси́ть «Каки́м вы ви́дите бу́дущее?»

I want to ask, “How do you view the future?”

Мир ста́нет ху́же.

The world will get worse.

Здесь есть отве́т из Би́блии. Э́то вам.

Here is an answer from the Bible. This is for you.

Спаси́бо.

Thank you.

До свида́ния.

Until we meet again.

До свида́ния.

Until we meet again.

Play ButtonIn the on-line version of this handout at ReadyRussian.org you can press the play button at left to hear the dialog read.

Notes

One of the first words you need to learn is “здравствуйте” since there really is no alternative way to greet strangers. It is also one of the most difficult words for English speakers to pronounce because it contains two awkward consonant clusters. Take comfort, almost any other Russian word will be easier to learn.