Watch this video to learn how to congratulate your sweetheart with the 8th of March or International Women’s Day in Russian. There are a couple ways to do so, which I cover in my video and in the article below. Enjoy and post any questions here. I hope you will be able to make any woman smile on this day.
Remember that 8th of March is a very special holiday for any Russian woman. This day represents love and warmth shown by men to all women around them: to their wife, mom, daughter(s). This is a day when you will see many men walking on the street with a bouquet of flowers and it is also traditional to pamper women on this day and express your love to them. So while I am sure you will find the perfect gifts for women in your life, I will help you learn what you can say or write in a card to congratulate them.
You can simply say “With the 8th of March!”, which is С ВОСЬМЫМ МАРТА! pronounced as S VAHS’-MIHM MAHR-TAH
The other way is to literally say “(I) congratulate (you) with the 8th of March!”, which is ПОЗДРАВЛЯЮ С ВОСЬМЫМ МАРТА! pronounced as PAHZ-DRAH-VLYA-YOU S VAHS-MIHM MAHR-TAH
And yet one more way to congratulate a woman with this special holiday is to say “With the International Women’s Day!”, which is С МЕЖДУНАРОДНЫМ ЖЕНСКИМ ДНЁМ! Pronounced as S MYEZH-DOO-NAH-ROHD-NIHM ZHENS-KEEM DNYOM
If we look at grammar of this sentence С МЕЖДУНАРОДНЫМ ЖЕНСКИМ ДНЁМ, then preposition “С” requires Instrumental case to follow it, hence the endings.
Please feel free to post your comments and questions on the article “March 8: International Women’s Day – Congratulations in Russian”. And I hope you will know how to congratulate all of the special women in your life.