Do you speak Russian? in Russian: How to say?
Saying do you speak Russian? in Russian depends on who you are talking to: whether it is one person or several, and whether it is a formal or informal situation. These are two possible options:
– Вы говори́те по-ру́сски?
[vy ga-va-rée-tye pa-rús-kee]
Do you speak Russian? (formal or plural)
– Ты говори́шь по-ру́сски?
[ty ga-va-réesh’ pa-rús-kee]
Do you speak Russian? (informal singular)
Говори́те/говори́шь are different forms of the verb говори́ть (to speak). You can find the conjugation of the verb говорить here.
По-ру́сски literally means in Russian. More information here.
Sometimes you need to know is there anybody who speaks Russian, in this case you can say:
– Кто-нибу́дь здесь говори́т по-ру́сски?
[kto-nee-bút’ sdyes’ ga-va-réet pa-rús-kee]
Is there anybody speaking Russian here?
– С кем я могу́ поговори́ть по-ру́сски?
[s kyem ya ma-gú pa-ga-va-réet’ pa-rús-kee]
Who can I speak Russian to?
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