How to say "Merry Christmas" in Russian. Poh-zdrav-lyah-yem s roj-dyeh-
stvom. That's, of course, a mouthful but we'll break it down. The first
word, pho-zdrav-lyah-yem, hits the accent of the third syllable and the
last word, s roj-dyeh-stvom, hits the accent on the third syllable. Let me
say it real slow, poh-zdrav-lyah-yem s roj-dyeh-stvom. That S in the
middle sort of, just combines with the last word.
So, let me say it again real slow, poh-zdrav-lyah-yem s roj-dyeh-stvom.
One more time, poh-zdrav-lyah-yem s roj-dyeh-stvom. Now, at a slightly
quicker pace, poh-zdrav-lyah-yem s roj-dyeh-stvom. Give it a try. That one
was tough but you did great. A slightly shorter version of that same phrase
would be s roj-dyeh-stvom. The accent, once again, is just on that last
syllable of the second word, dyeh-stvom. I'll say it slow, s roj-dyeh-
stvom. One more time, s roj-dyeh-stvom.
Now, slightly quicker, s roj-dyeh-stvom. Now, you try. Fantastic. Finally,
you could say Merry Christmas in this fashion, shast-lee-vo-vo roj-dyeh-
stva. The accent on that first word, shast-lee-vo-vo, is on the second
syllable. The accent on the second word, roj-dyeh-stva, once again, on the
last syllable. Putting it all together slowly, shast-lee-vo-vo roj-dyeh-
stva. One more time slowly, shast-lee-vo-vo roj-dyeh-stva. Now, at a
normal pace, shast-lee-vo-vo roj-dyeh-stva. Give it a shot. Fantastic.
Those are some of the ways to say "Merry Christmas" in Russian.