How to Say "You're Welcome" in Russian

Learn how to say "you're welcome" in Russian with this online Russian language lesson from Howcast.

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How to say "You're Welcome" in Russian.

"na zda-ROV-yeh"

That's two words. The second word hits the accent on the second syllable. I'll say it slow. "na zda-ROV-yeh". One more time. "na zda-ROV-yeh". Now at normal pace. "na zda-ROV-yeh". "na zda-ROV-yeh". Now you try.

That's really good. Another way of saying you're welcome is to say, "It's nothing." "NYEH-zuh-shtoh". Although those are 3 separate words, when you say that phrase, you sort of create an accent on that first word, "NYEH". So let me put it all together. It would sound like this: "NYEH-zuh-shtoh". "NYEH-zuh-shtoh". Now at normal pace, "NYEH-zuh-shtoh". Now you give it a try.

Really good. Another phrase which you might use is, "It's not worth the thanks." In Russian, that sounds like, "nye STO-yeet bla-go-DAR-no-stsi". The accent on the second word is on the first syllable. The accent on the third word is on the third syllable. Putting it all together, nice and slow: "nye STO-yeet bla-go-DAR-no-stsi". One more time slow: "nye STO-yeet bla-go-DAR-no-stsi". And now at conversational pace, ""nye STO-yeet bla-go-DAR-no-stsi". Now you try.

Great job. Now a common phrase that is used to express something like, "Don't even mention it" would be "RA-dzi BO-gha". It literally means, "For God's sake", but it is used as "Don't mention it", so here it is again slower: "RA-dzi BO-gha". The accents are on the first syllables of each word. One more time slow: "RA-dzi BO-gha". Now I'll do it at normal pace: "RA-dzi BO-gha". Now you try.

Excellent. Well, those are some of the ways to say, "You're welcome" in Russian.

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