How to Say "How Are You" in Russian

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

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How to say "How are you" in Russian. A very common way of saying it would
be kahk po-zhi-va-yeh-tse. One more time, slower and the accent on the
second word is on the third syllable. Kahk po-zhi-va-yeh-tse? Kahk po-zhi-va-
yeh-tse? Kahk po-zhi-va-yeh-tse? Now at normal pace. Kahk po-zhi-va-ye-tse?
That basically means "How are you doing?". Kahk po-zhi-va-ye-tse? Now, you
try. [pause] Great.

That's a pretty polite way of saying how are you doing. Another way of
saying that in a little bit less formal of a fashion would be kahk dze-la.
The accent on the second word of that is on the second syllable, so it
would be like this when saying it slow. Kahk dze-la? One more time slow.
Kahk dze-la? And at normal pace. Kahk dze-la? Now you try. [pause] Great.

Now, if you wanted to ask someone "How's life?", you would say kahk rhi-
zhin? The accent is on the first syllable of the second word. Saying it
slow, kahk rhi-zhin? One more time. Kahk rhi-zhin? Now, at normal pace.
Kahk rhi-zhin? Now, you try. [pause] Fantastic. Those are some of the ways to say
"How are you" in Russian.

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