How to Say "Good Evening" in Russian

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

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How to say "Good evening" in Russian. "обрый вечер. The accent is on the first syllable of each of the two words. Really slow, DOH-bryh VYEH-chuhr. One more time slow. DOH-bryh VYEH-chuhr. Now I'll say it at normal speed. "обрый вечер. Now you try. Excellent.

Now if you wanted to say good night, you would say спокойной ночи. The accents are on the second syllable, the first word, the first syllable of the second word. Let me say it real slow. Spah-KOY-nuy NOH-chee. One more time slow. Spah-KOY-nuy NOH-chee. And now at conversational speed. спокойной ночи. Now you try. Great.

Now if you wanted to wish someone to sleep well, you would say Приятного сна. The accent is on the second syllable of the first word. Let me say it real slow. Pree-YAT-no-vo sna. And now at conversational speed. Приятного сна. Now you try. Fantastic.

And finally, if you wanted to wish someone to have sweet dreams, you can say приятныx сновиденией. The accent on the first word is on the second syllable. The accent on the second word, сновиденией, is on the third syllable. I'll say it real slow. Pree-YAT-nih sno-vih-DZYEHN-yih. I'll say it again, even slower. Pree-YAT-nih sno-vih-DZYEHN-yih. Now I'll say it at conversational speed. приятныx сновиденией. Give it a try. Fantastic.

So, those are some of the ways in which to say, "Good evening," in Russian.

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