Millionaires

Everyone dreamed being a millionaire at least once. Do you think that’s really cool? Let’s find it out!

Today’s dictation is designed for intermediate Russian learners.

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20% миллионе́ров никогда́ не учи́лись в университе́те, всего́ 6% име́ют сте́пень до́ктора нау́к, 8% – образова́ние юри́ста, ещё 6% – медици́нское образова́ние.

20% of millionaires never studied at a university, only 6% have a doctorate (PhD), 8% have a lawyers degree, and another 6% – medical education.

Бо́лее 35% миллионе́ров усе́рдно тру́дятся – приме́рно 45–55 часо́в в неде́лю.

More than 35% of millionaires work diligently – around 45-55 hours a week.

Одна́жды был проведён опро́с среди́ миллионе́ров, их спра́шивали как зарабо́тать свой пе́рвый миллио́н? Са́мый популя́рный отве́т своди́лся к одному́: «Всегда́ рабо́тайте! Всё должно́ быть под ва́шим по́лным контро́лем, не доверя́йте свои́х де́нег никому́.»

A survey was conducted once amongst millionaires, they were asked how to make one’s first million? The most popular response boiled down to one: “Always work! Everything should be under your absolute control, never trust anyone with your money.”

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