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    To say, "how are you doing?"

    I am a beginner to Russian. I am working with the New Penguin Book and the Pimsleur tapes, but I am very unsure about my accent. I know it is not near up to snuff, but I am working hard to understand the differences between English and Russian. Anyhow, I am around Lesson 5 (Russian I) on the Pimsleur tapes, and they want me to say "how are you doing." I don't know how this is written as I've never seen it printed before, but it sounds like "kak vuey booshiviyetye." I cannot say anything that sounds even remotely like this last word, and I can't find it in the dictionary because I have no place to start. Could someone explain to me what the proper tongue positions are when pronouncing, or at least type out the Cyrillic for me? It's just completely incomprehensible to me at this point. I could supply a voice file at this point if anyone wanted to know where I was coming from, but I'll say again, I am new to Russian and my pronunciation so far is abysmal.

    Which reminds me, actually. There is a native Russian (and a native German who also speaks Russian) exchange student at my school this year. Would it be useful to have him help me out with my pronunciation? We are friendly with one another, and I don't think it would be presumptuous to ask. I just thought I should know.

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    как вы поживаете?

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    You can just drive over to Saibots house and ask him. Just ignore the Harley Davidson engine and frame in the livingroom!
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    I think what they want you to say is как вы поживаете Kak vy (just say vee) Pozhivaete.

    And sure! Talk to them. Russian are very nice people, and Europians in general are much more interesting to talk to than americans. I'm sure they will be very delighted to know that you are learning their language.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Wow. I did not realize just how old this thread was! Oh well... Just getting higher on the wall of shame I guess.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    DB. I noticed you took the number 1 spot from Pravit.
    You are top dog on the wall of shame list.
    Congrats!
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    I wonder how many posts you have to make fill all the little circles above ones avatar. I notice that there are still three left to fill on all the top posters here including Mr Dogboy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    I wonder how many posts you have to make fill all the little circles above ones avatar. I notice that there are still three left to fill on all the top posters here including Mr Dogboy!
    Lol. I think they might be infinite. I mean. Once you fill all the dots. What is there really left to live for? I think once you get close another one just appears.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    I hope not. It'll be a chase for nothng.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    I think what they want you to say is как вы поживаете Kak vy (just say vee) Pozhivaete.

    And sure! Talk to them. Russian are very nice people, and Europians in general are much more interesting to talk to than americans. I'm sure they will be very delighted to know that you are learning their language.
    This thread is quite old, but your response was very helpful. Thank you!

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