How-to coubs: 5 things to say while traveling in Russia

Let Russian movies teach you how to communicate when you travel

Any journey – especially in Russia – is full of interesting events. These scenes from Russian movies and cartoons will help you prepare for any situation.

1. First thing's first! Always keep your tickets to yourself.

- Tickets please. (Граждане, предъявите билетики.)

- Gena! (Гена!)

- What? (Что?)

- There are no tickets, maybe you’ve eaten them? (Билетов-то нету, может ты проглотил?)

- I doubt that. (Сомневаюсь.)

2. Be sure to have your passport ready before you stand in line.

- Passport, please! (Паспорт, пожалуйста!)

- Antonio, I've gotten through already! (Антонио, я уже прошел!)

- Doctor, how much longer? (Доктор, ну сколько можно?)

- It was here, how could it disappear? (Он же был здесь, куда он мог деться?)

- Let me through then! (Тогда позвольте мне!)

3. Please be polite and respect other passengers.

- These seats are reserved for children and the disabled only! (Это места специально для детей и инвалидов!)

- And what is she – a child or a disabled person? (А она что, дети или инвалиды, а?)

- She is going to be a mother soon! (Она готовится стать матерью!)

- And I'm getting ready to be a father! (А я готовлюсь стать отцом!)

4. If you miss your train there is always someone to complain to.

- I missed my train. There it goes. What should I do? I need to get to Griboyedov. (Я от поезда отстал. Вон мой поезд. Что мне делать? Мне в Грибоедов надо!)

- My dear passenger, one should be more careful when traveling. The railway stands for punctuality, comfort and cleanliness. (Дорогой товарищ пассажир, в дороге надо быть внимательным. Железная дорога - это точность, это комфорт, это чистота.)

5. You can always find a way to talk to government officials.

- Do you have any food items? Apples or pork fat? (Вы везете с собой продукты? Яблоки, сало?)

- What – don't they sell these things here? (А здесь разве не продают?)

- You don't understand. We have set up quarantine. (Вы не поняли, это карантин.)

- Are you sick? (Болеете?)

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