How Do You Say "Summer" in Russian?

sochi word of the day

Olympic medalist Summer Sanders teaches us another Russian word.

Feb 12, 2014 | 07:48 PM

As the action winds down on the 7th day of the Sochi Olympics, Summer Sanders is warming us up for tomorrow's competition with another "Russian Word of the Day!"

The former competitive swimmer and Olympic medalist is covering all of the action in Sochi for, and sharing her experiences on WhoSay. Yesterday, she taught us a simple, everyday phrase: “Good day,” meaning “good morning” or “have a good day,” добрый день, which is pronounced “dob-bray dyen.”

Today, in honor of her name (and to remind us of better and brighter times), Summer teaches us a familiar Russian word: "summer," лето, which is pronounced "la-ti."

See the video of Summer's lesson below, and scroll down for more photos of Summer and the athletes in Sochi!

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