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Olympics: Introduction

Today's episode of Ruspod Shorts is the first in a series of podcasts in which we use the upcoming Sochi Olympic Games as a starting point to learn more useful Russian vocabulary. We start with some basic vocabulary about the Games, sports and weather.


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Vocabulary

Олимпиада
[ah-leem-pee-AH-dah]

Olympics

Олимп
[ah-LEEMP]

Olympus

Олимпийский
[ah-leem-PEEY-skeey]

Olympic

игра
[eeg-RAH]

game

Олимпийские Игры
[ah-leem-PEEY-skee-yeh eeg-ryh]

Olympic Games

Сочи
[SOH-chee]

Sochi

зима
[zee-MAH]

winter

лето
[LYEH-tah]

summer

холодно
[KHOH-lah-dnah]

it's cold

жарко
[ZHAHR-kah]

it's hot

снег
[snyeg]

snow

болеть
[bah-LYET']

1. to be ill 2. to hurt 3. to root for somebody