Where are you from?

Nate Hill Nate Hill (2) on 04/11/13

First, what are the typical ways to ask someone, "Where are you from?" in Russian?

Next, please give your answer in Russian. It can be real information or something you make up.




The most common way is asking 'AtkUda vy?' (If you use 'vy' talking to a Russian). The word-to-word translation of this phrase is: 'From where you?' (without the verb 'to be').

In case of using 'ty', the question will be: 'AtKUda ty?'. The literal translation of this question is the same: "From where you?"

The answer may be: 'YA eez MaskvY' ('I from Moscow'). Again without the verb 'to be'.

Or if you need to say what country you are from, then the answer will be, for example, - 'YA eez AmYEreekee' (the word-to-word translation is: 'I from America'; we often mean the USA when say 'America').



Nate Hill Nate Hill (2) on 06/11/13

Thanks for the in depth answer, Alice. It's very helpful :)

Alice Val Alice Val (2) on 06/11/13

I'm glad that it helps :).

Alice Val Alice Val (2) on 06/11/13

Oh, Nate, I've changed the word-to-word translation of the first two phrases a little bit. It's 'From where you?'

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