Where do you live now?
How can I ask someone, "Where do you live now?"
When asked this in Russia, how do you answer? In English, we usually talk about the area of town by saying what things are near there.
"Where do you live now?" in Russian, if you use 'vy', is "Gdye vy zheevYOti sichas?" (the word-to-word translation: "Where you live now?"–without "do").
If you use ''ty": "Gdye ty zheevYOsh sichas?" (the word-to-word translation: "Where you live now?", and again without "do").
BTW, the Present Simple and the Present Continuous Tenses have the same form in Russian. Even if you asked, "Where are you living?", in Russian, it sounded like "Gdye vy/ty zheevYOti/zheevYOsh sichas?"
I. In our answers to this question, you can mention only the name of the place where you live now,
1) if you see that the person who asked you the question knows where it is;
2) or if you don't want to tell that person more about the place :).
For example, "Ya zheevU v MaskvYE" (I live in Moscow).
Pay your attention to the last letter in the word "MaskvA" in its usual form. If the last letter of the name of the place where you live is a vowel, we change it to "ye" after the preposition "in" ("v" in Russian).
For example, there is a Russian city called "TUla', if you live in Tula, you'll answer in Russian, "Ya zheevU v TUlye", because the last letter in the word "Tula" in its usual form is "a"; it's vowel. One moment, if "ye" is unstressed, it's pronounced like "i" (in the word "ship"): "Ya zheevU v TUli"
If the last letter of the city's name (in its usual form) is consonant, you just add "ye" to the end of the name.
For example, let's take "KaliningrAt", the last letter is "t" (when we pronounce the name of this city; when we wright the name, the last letter is "d"); (in any case, "d" is consonant, and "t" is consonant, too). Your answer will be: "Ya zheevU v KaleeneengrAdye".
Once again, if "ye" is unstressed, it's pronounced like "i" (in the word "ship"). Therefore, the sentence with "Kaliningrad" will sound in this way: "Ya zheevU v KaleeneengrAdi".
II. And we also can describe where the place is: "Ya zheevU v KaleeneengrAdi, rYAdam s POl'shey" (I live in Kaliningrad, near Poland).
P.S. Nate, if there is too much information in my answer, and it's rather confusing, I can divide my answer into some groups :). Just tell me what should I explain to you in more detail.