Tuesday, October 23, 2018

What does friendship mean to Russians? Level B1+

Dear friends, today we are going to talk about friendship. Friendship is a very important concept in Russian culture. My favorite artist BirdBorn drew pictures that tell what it means to be friends from the point of view of Russian people. Let's read his stories and compare what friendship means to Russians and your compatriots.

Дороги́е друзья́, сего́дня мы бу́дем говори́ть о дру́жбе. Дру́жба – э́то о́чень ва́жный конце́пт в ру́сской культу́ре. Друг – э́то не то́лько челове́к, с кото́рым мы ве́село и интере́сно прово́дим вре́мя. Э́то челове́к, кото́рому мы мо́жем дове́рить все свои́ секре́ты. Э́то челове́к, кото́рый всегда́ нам помо́жет, никогда́ преда́ст и не оста́вит в беде́. Мы говори́м, что настоя́щих друзе́й мно́го не быва́ет, а лю́ди, с кото́рыми мы иногда́ обща́емся – э́то про́сто прия́тели или знако́мые.

Ру́сские лю́ди высоко́ це́нят дру́жбу и лю́бят повторя́ть: «Не име́й сто рубле́й, а име́й сто друзе́й». Э́то зна́чит, что настоя́щая дру́жба доро́же любо́го бога́тства. Ещё мы ча́сто говори́м, что друзья́ познаю́тся в беде́. Что́бы узна́ть челове́ка по-настоя́щему, с ним ну́жно съесть пуд со́ли. А еще мы очень любим читать стихи и петь песни о дружбе.

Мой люби́мый худо́жник BirdBorn нарисова́л карти́нки, кото́рые расска́зывают, что зна́чит дружи́ть по-ру́сски. Дава́йте прочита́ем его́ исто́рии и сравни́м, как дру́жат ру́сские лю́ди и ва́ши сооте́чественники.

Friend is not only a person who we have fun and interesting time with. This is a person whom we can trust all our secrets. This is a person who always helps us, never betray us and leave us in trouble. We say that there are not a lot of real friends. People with whom we sometimes spend time are just acquaintances.

Russian people highly value friendship and like to say: "Do not have a hundred rubles, but have a hundred friends." This means that true friendship is more valuable than any wealth. Also we often say that friends are known in trouble. If you want to know a person well, you need to eat a pound of salt with him. Also there are a lot of Russian poems and songs about friendship.

My favorite artist BirdBorn drew pictures that tell what it means to be friends from the point of view of Russian people. Let's read his stories and compare what friendship means to Russians and your compatriots.

Дру́жба – э́то уваже́ние. Friendship is respect.

Дру́жба – э́то подде́ржка. Friendship is support.

Дру́жба – э́то же́ртвенность. Friendship is sacrifice.

Дру́жба – э́то пре́данность. Friendship is devotion.

Дру́жба – э́то отве́тственность. Friendship is responsibility.

Дру́жба – э́то дове́рие. Friendship is trust.

Дру́жба – э́то риск. Friendship is a risk.

Дру́жба – э́то терпе́ние. Friendship is patience.

Дру́жба – э́то че́стность. Friendship is honesty.

Дру́жба – э́то защи́та. Friendship is protection.

Друзья, е́сли вам понра́вилась э́та исто́рия, обяза́тельно подели́тесь ей со свои́ми друзья́ми. If you like this story, share it with your friends :)

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