I believe I've posted something similar on a different thread. I said this to one of my russian friends, and he had no idea what I was saying. So I asked about 20 of my russian speaking friends. About 5 of them from Russia, 10 from Ukraine, and another 5ish from other former soviet states. Only 1 of the 20 had heard this phrase... and he said it wasn't common at all.
Не правда, эту фразу используют, просто кто-то часто, а кто-то редко, жили по всей территории россии и везде она использовалась, а если кто-то ее не говорил, то прекрасно понимал о чем речь. «до скорого» от «до скорого свидания», а вот фразу «до скорого свидания» почти не используют подобные фразы «до встречи» или «до скорой встречи»
and the words are kinda put together so in до свидания the o is simply not stressed and pronounced kinda like ы while in до скорого the o is right before the stresst syllable and therefore pronounced like "uh" in "nut", like EmonaSheeran said. There are some crazy rules on how to pronounce unstressed vowels depending on where they are :D for those who speak german, this might be helpful http://www.grammatiken.de/russische-grammatik/russisch-aussprache-unbetonte-vokale.php#idfr#
It is historical spelling. All genitive ого/его endings of adjectives and words with similar declension pattern will get pronounced like that (e.g., in его, чего, кого, какого).
It also affects the word сегодня "today" (it is a combination of сего + дня, сей being an archaic "this" pronoun).
Till soon, mom "до скоро" in Bulgarian means see you soon, literally "till soon", isn't it the same in Russian?
До скорого is literally "until soon" (or even more literally "until a soon [time]"). "See you [soon]" carries a similar sense in English, but you can't use до скорого as the verbal phrase, "to see you" because there is neither a verb nor an object. If you want to talk about seeing someone or something, you need a verb (видеть/увидет) and an object in the accusative case. "I see you," is "Я тебя/вас вижу" or "Я вижу тебя/вас."
До is a preposition usually meaning "until," "up to," or "before." You are more or less saying, "until a soon future time when we see each other." That's not very common in English. It basically has the weight of "see you soon," or "see you" (you could also use увидимся for "see you"). "Soon, mom" if you think about it, isn't a way of saying goodbye normally in English. It's an answer to your mom's question about when something will happen: "Soon, Mom!" That's more like "Скоро, мама," or "[Это] будет/произойдет Скоро, мама."
Hi! Sorry to bother you, but the sound for "г" should be like "G" in gate. Right or maybe not? I just started with Russian and I understand it is very hard, but so challenging, that I can't help trying to learn it...but the sounds of the letters really puzzle me... :( Regards from Madeira Island
It is [v] here. Normally, it is [g] like in "gone" (or [k], when devoiced). You can see this pronunciation in год, город, вагон, география, много, мегагерц etc.
However, in adjectival -ого/-его endings the letter is pronounced [v], for example in этого, моего, большого, какого, русского, фиолетового. This includes the word сегодня "today".
Well, the endings used to be pronounced with a [g] but that was centuries ago...
Yes, г is a hard "g" (like in "get"), except in the adjectival masculine/neuter genitive singular ending (-его/-ого), where it is pronounced as "в". This also goes for words that are or contain the genitive ending (его, сегодня). Here, the adjective скорый is in the neuter genitive because of the preposition до and an implied свидание or время, so it is pronounced "скорово." Don't worry if you don't understand what all that means right now. Basically, 98% you see его/ого at the end of a word, the г is pronounced в. :)
You can get the SwiftKey app, one of the best.
In the app, go to Settings, Languages and download Russian and enable it. Then while typing, swipe on the space bar to change the layout to Russian.
You can have upto five languages active at any point of time. I already have it enabled for Spanish and Finnish, along with Russian.
Hope this helps