"Yes, I am Tim."
Translation:Да, я Тим.
Depends on what your goal is. If you want to learn to read/write in Russian, then you should learn Cyrillic. If you just want to be able to speak/listen then, in my opinion, it wouldn't be necessary to learn Cyrillic. Either way, I think you should know at least a couple letters. When you write in Russian with English alphabet, the Russian "letters" make sounds in the English alphabet Russian. For example, D = Д, pretty much the same sound, so Da= Да. But some letters in Cyrillic are just silent and confusing (MY OPINION) as in, Ы, Ь, Ъ, Ш, and Щ. Hope this helped at least a little :)