How to Say "Do You Speak English" in Russian

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

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How to say, "Do you speak English, in Russian?"

vyh guh-vah-REE-tyeh pah ahn-GLEES-kee?

I'll break that down. The first word is vyh. The second word is guh-vah-REE-tyeh. The accent is on that third syllable. Pah is the third word, ahn-GLEES-kee is the last word, hitting the accent on the second syllable.

Putting it all together, really slow.

vyh guh-vah-REE-tyeh pah ahn-GLEES-kee?

One more time, real slow.

vyh guh-vah-REE-tyeh pah ahn-GLEES-kee?

And now, at conversational pace.

vyh guh-vah-REE-tyeh pah ahn-GLEES-kee?

Give it a try.

Great.

Now, if you wanted to know if there is someone here who speaks English, you would say, KTOH-nee-bood' zdyehs guh-vah-REET pah an-GLEES-kee?

The first word KTOH-nee-bood' hits the accent on that first syllable. zdyehs is the second word. guh-vah-REET is the third word, hitting the accent on the last syllable. pah is the forth word and then, an-GLEES-kee is the last word with the accent on the second syllable.

Putting it together, nice and slow.

KTOH-nee-bood' zdyehs guh-vah-REET pah an-GLEES-kee?

One more time, slowly.

KTOH-nee-bood' zdyehs guh-vah-REET pah an-GLEES-kee?

And, at normal pace.

KTOH-nee-bood' zdyehs guh-vah-REET pah an-GLEES-kee?

Give it a try.

Nice job. Those are a couple of ways to ask, "Do you speak English?", in Russian.

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