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Russian translation: Привет!

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08:38 Sep 3, 2000
English to Russian translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Hello
Introduction to some one
Kiel
Russian translation:Привет!
Explanation:
1)"Privet!" - if you address to smb you know well.
2)"Zdravstvujte!" (Здравствуйте!) - when you address to a stranger or a person whom you don't know very well. It is sort of "How do you do".
3)"Dobryi den'" (Добрый день)- Good afternoon
4)"Dobryi vecher" (Добрый вечер) - Good evening
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na +2Привет!xxxNelly
naЗдравстуйте
Henrik Pipoyan
naPrivet/ZdravstvuitexxxDm_Ch


  

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1 hr
Privet/Zdravstvuite


Explanation:
You can address with 'privet' someone you have been familiar with for some time and your equal.
'Zdravstvuite' is more formal.

xxxDm_Ch
Local time: 13:56
Native speaker of: Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in pair: 101
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Привет!


Explanation:
1)"Privet!" - if you address to smb you know well.
2)"Zdravstvujte!" (Здравствуйте!) - when you address to a stranger or a person whom you don't know very well. It is sort of "How do you do".
3)"Dobryi den'" (Добрый день)- Good afternoon
4)"Dobryi vecher" (Добрый вечер) - Good evening

xxxNelly
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in LithuanianLithuanian
PRO pts in pair: 5
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2 hrs
Здравстуйте


Explanation:
The nurture word used in any context is “Здравстуйте”, sounds: [Zdrastvuyt’e] (the apostrophe means that you should palatalize the previous consonant).

If the introduction is the result of someone visiting somewhere, e.g., your web page, your office, etc., you may use “Добро пожаловать”, sounds: [Dabro pazhalovat’].

There is a more friendly word: “Привет”, sounds [Priviet], closer to the English “Hi” but it’s hardly ever used in written language and in Russian sounds more friendly than “Hi” in English.

If you mean a letter, fax or E-mail, you’d better not use any of the above. Begin your letter with Dear: “Уважаемый”, sounds [Uvazhaemiy] (formal) or “Дорогой”, sounds [Daragoy] (more friendly) followed by the name of the addressee. As in English, in both cases you can follow it by the title with the last name (Mr. X) or the first name without title.

On the phone you'd rather say “Алло”, sounds [allo].

Henrik Pipoyan
Local time: 14:56
Native speaker of: Native in ArmenianArmenian
PRO pts in pair: 4
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