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How to Say "Hello" in Russian

Learn how to say "hello" in Russian with this online Russian language lesson from Howcast.

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How to say hello in Russian. Zdrahst-vooy-tyeh. The accent is on the first
syllable. I'll say it real slow. Zdrahst-vooy-tyeh. One more time. Zdrahst-
vooy-tyeh. Now you give it a try. Great. Zdrahst-vooy-tyeh. That can be
said to a group of people or to someone whom you need to show respect to.
But if you were talking to one person, a slightly shorter version of that same
word would be zdrahst-vooy. Again, the accent is on the first syllable. Zdrahst-vooy. Now you give it a try. Excellent.

A much less formal way in which to say hi would be pree-vyeht. The accent is on the
second syllable. Pree-vyeht. Now you give it a try. Now, if you were
answering the phone, the most common greeting is a-lyo, which sounds like
hello in English. A-lyo. The accent is on the second syllable. A-lyo. Now,
you give it a try. Fantastic. Now if you happen to meet a friend in the
street, you could say zduh-roh-vuh. The accent on that word is on the
second syllable and it would sound like this, really slow. Zduh-roh-vuh. One
more time slow. Zduh-roh-vuh. Now you give it a try. Great.

And finally, if someone were to come and meet you at, say, your place of
work, you could greet them by saying zdras-tye. One more time, slower. Zdras-
tye. Now you give it a shot. Great. Those are some of the ways of how to
say hello in Russian.

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