How-to coubs: 5 ways to meet a Russian girl

Let Russian movies teach you how to start a conversation with a girl

Don't be lonely this Saint Valentine's Day! Here is a very useful movie guide that will teach you a few pick up lines tested by some Soviet movies.

1. First of all, don't forget about your friends. They can always help you meet someone new. But most importantly, don't forget your name. ('Operation Y and Shurik's Other Adventures', 1965)

- Meet each other! (Знакомьтесь!)

- Lida. (Лида.)

- Petya, oh, I mean, Sasha. (Петя, ой, Саша.)

- Lida! (Лида!)

2. Here is a classic move! Invent an unknown word, something like "Nofelet" (which means Telephone, by the way). ('Where nofelet is?', 1987)

- Excuse me. Do you know where the "Nofelet" is? (Простите, а вы не скажете, где находится нофелет?)

- Oh, I'm not a local. I don't know anything here. (Ой, да я не здешняя. Сама ничего не знаю!)

- Where are you from then? (А откуда вы?)

- From the Urals. (С Урала.)

- We are so lucky! (Нам чертовски повезло!)

3. It's a safe bet! When you are a Tsar, no girl can resist! Be polite and don't hide your feelings! ('Ivan Vasilyevich Changes Occupation', 1973)

- Dear queen, it is my pleasure! It is my pleasure to meet you! So happy to meet you! Hello, I'm Tsar! Nice to meet you! Tsar, glad to meet you! Nice to meet you! Hello, Tsar! (Дорогая царица, очень рад! Очень рад! Очень рад познакомиться! Очень рад! Здравствуйте, царь! Очень приятно! Царь, очень приятно!)

4. But when meeting a new girl, don't forget you are in disguise. ('Gentlemen of Fortune', 1971)

- Pardon me, young lady! What is your name? (Девушка, а, девушка! А как вас зовут?)

- Tanya. (Таня.)

- And I'm Fedya. (А меня Федя.)

- What a fool! (Ну и дура!)

5. It is always a good idea to tell a girl about your true intentions. ('Formula of Love', 1984)

- Would you like a big, but pure love? (Хочешь большой и чистой любви?)

- Who wouldn't like that? (Кто ж ее не хочет?)

- Then come to the hayloft after dark. (Тогда приходи, как стемнеет, на сеновал.)

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