Learn Russian online: How are you?

How are you?

Russians who go abroad often get confused: why is everybody asking them how they feel? Westerners coming to Russia get confused too: why does their simple "how are you?" sometimes trigger such a long and complicated answer? In this episode of Ruspod Shorts: ways to ask "How are you?", ways to asnwer that question, and the attitude Russians have about it.


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Vocabulary

как дела?
[kahk dye-LAH]

how are you?

как настроение?
[kahk nah-strah-YEH-nee-yeh]

how’s your mood?

чё как?
[cho kahk]

slang. what’s up?

ужасно
[oo-ZHAH-snah]

terrible

плохо
[PLOH-ha]

bad

так себе
[tak syeh-BYEH]

not that great

нормально
[nahr-MAHL-nah]

ok, lit. normal

ничего
[nyee-CHEH-voh]

not that bad, lit. nothing

ничё
[nyee-CHOH]

slang. not bad

хорошо
[kha-rah-SHOH]

good, well

отлично
[at-LEECH-nah]

great, excellent