Anyone out there fluent in the russian language?

  1. HI!!
    Anybody fluent in the russian language? We have a lady who speaks mostly russian @our LTC and no one knows any dialouge.... She is a survivor from WW2...If someone could either direct me to a good russian site ...where the words are given "phonetically" or if someone could give me some common phrases would help bunches!!!! THANKS!!!!!
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  3. by   passing thru
    there has to be sites that have eng-russian langueage..or the library can help, no family? a note to the newspaper would probaly surface a couple of volunteers. when i need translators, i phone them, tell them what i want to say, hand phone to the patient. the translator tells the patient, they talk, the patient hands the phone to me and that is usually the end of it. we have-at work- phone #'s for a dozen different languages, #'s of people who have volunteered to be on our translation list.
  4. by   bestblondRN
    I know AT&T has a language bank where translation services are available, but don't know whether that's something you can access in your area. Most hospitals also have access to local translators, so you might try giving some of your area hospitals a call to find out who they use.
  5. by   Lausana
    Hey, just noticed a new member here might be able to help you!

    Here's the thread from student nursing
  6. by   CraftyLPN
    Dont need a whole lot .. just some common phrases...
    ex: I'm here to help you..
    I am a nurse..
    Here is yor medicine...
    Thank you..
    things in that perspective...
  7. by   kittyw
    Hey... I can work on this later for ya. (literally was running out the door!) I know some Russian and have a couple of friends in Russia that I icq frequently.

    Thank you --- spa sea ba
  8. by   hapeewendy
    nope , I Struggle enough with english on a daily basis

    wish I did though, we have a ton of russian speaking patients...
  9. by   kittyw
    Ok... a few new words. I'll put a few up each day as long as you all want me too or I run out of words/phrases that I know..... k?
    Also, keep in mind that I learned Russian from a lady from Moscow and most of the Russians I talk to are from that area, so my accent may be just a little off if they are from another part of the country (think... Southerners don't sound like New Yorkers) but they should still understand it.

    Good morning. ---- Doe breay ooo tra
    Good afternoon. --- Doe breay deyen
    Good evening. ----- Doe breay ve cher (ch like chair not like the singer.)

  10. by   sanakruz
    I recently bought a book at Amazon recently entitled "First 1000 words in Russian" it's for kids and just freat. It has drawings of a house full or rooms and the family that lives there with evertything labeled in Russian and English
    Inexpensive too- I just bought it last month as a Russian Xmas present for my 9 y/o
  11. by   CraftyLPN
    I did Experiment w/ a few words on found on the net last nite w/ my res... I must've said something right becuz she started talking a string in russian!!!!!!!