How to Say "Mister" in Russian

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

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How to say "Mister" in Russian.

goh-spo-DZIN

The accent is on the third syllable. I'll say it even slower.

goh-spo-DZIN

One more time slowly.

goh-spo-DZIN

And now, slightly faster.

goh-spo-DZIN

Now, you try.

Great!

If you happen to be talking to several men at the same time, you would say, "Gentlemen or Sirs". And that would sound like this.

goh-spo-DAH

The accent, again, is on the third syllable.

goh-spo-DAH

One more time, real slow.

goh-spo-DAH

Slightly faster.

goh-spo-DAH

Now, you try.

Great! The word for man in Russian, mooj-SHI-nah, is actually a perfectly acceptable form of address.

mooj-SHI-nah

The accent is on the second syllable.

mooj-SHI-nah

One more time, nice and slow.

mooj-SHI-nah

Slightly faster.

mooj-SHI-nah

Now, you try.

Great! If you were talking to several men at the same time, you could address them in the following fashion. It's the plural form of mooj-SHI-nah.

mooj-SHI-nih

One more time.

mooj-SHI-nih

The accent is on the second syllable.

mooj-SHI-nih

And slightly faster.

mooj-SHI-nih

Now, you try.

Great! Now if you were addressing a group of people, "Ladies and gentlemen", you would say

DAH-mih i go-spo-DAH

The first word DAH-mih, hits the accent on the first syllable.

The word go-spo-DAH, which is the plural of men or gentlemen, hits the accent on the third syllable.

Putting it all together.

DAH-mih i go-spo-DAH

One more time, nice and slow.

DAH-mih i go-spo-DAH

And slightly faster.

DAH-mih i go-spo-DAH

Give it a try.

Nice job! Those are some of the ways in which to say "Mister" in Russian.

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