How to Say "Where Are You From" in Russian

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

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How to say, "Where are you from" in Russian.

An acceptable and polite way of saying it would be

ot-KHU-da vih?

The accent on the first word is on the second syllable.

ot-KHU-da vih?

One more time.

ot-KHU-da vih?

And, at normal pace.

ot-KHU-da vih?

Now, you try.

Fantastic, but if you wanted to ask someone, "Where were you born" you would say

gdye vih ro-dzi-LIS?

The accent on that last word is on the last syllable. Let me say it slow.

gdye vih ro-dzi-LIS?

One more time.

gdye vih ro-dzi-LIS?

And, at normal pace.

gdye vih ro-dzi-LIS?

Give it a try.

Very nice. Now if you want to ask someone, "Where do you live", you would say

gdye vih zhi-VYO-tsi?

The accent on the last word, zhi-VYO-tsi, is on the second syllable.

Saying it slowly sounds like this.

gdye vih ro-dzi-LIS?

One more time.

gdye vih ro-dzi-LIS?

And now, at normal pace.

gdye vih ro-dzi-LIS?

Now, you try.

Fantastic!

Finally, if you wanted to ask someone, "Where did you come from" in terms of travel, you would say,

ot-KHU-da vhi PREE-bhi-lee?

We already worked on that first word ot-KHU-da. The second word is vhi, and the last word is PREE-bhi-lee.

The accent on that is on the first syllable. Putting it all together, saying it slowly, it sounds like this.

ot-KHU-da vhi PREE-bhi-lee?

One more time slow.

ot-KHU-da vhi PREE-bhi-lee?

All together, at normal pace.

ot-KHU-da vhi PREE-bhi-lee?

Now you try.

That's really good. Those are just some of the ways, in which to say, "Where are you from" in Russian.

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