15 Falsche Freunde Russisch-Deutsch – Warum Russen immer “Ja” sagen

Falsche Freunde Russisch-Deutsch

Die russische Sprache umfasst Schätzungen zufolge circa 500.000 Wörter. Dazu zählen auch Lehnwörter aus anderen Sprachen, wie zum Beispiel ресторан (restaran) aus dem Französischen oder ландшафт (landschaft) aus dem Deutschen. Doch aufgepasst, manchmal sehen sich Russische und deutsche Wörter zum Verwechseln ähnlich oder klingen fast gleich, haben jedoch unterschiedliche Bedeutungen. In der Linguistik bezeichnet man solche Phänomene als falsche Freunde, da Fremdsprachler oft Fehler bei der Verwendung dieser Wörter machen. Damit euch so etwas nicht passiert, habe ich eine Liste typisch russisch-deutscher falscher Freunde zusammen gestellt. Russisch Klang Deutscher Falscher Freund Bedeutung des Wortes im Russischen я /Ja/ Ja Ich ветер /weter/ Wetter Wind шарф /scharf/ scharf Schal кровать /k ...

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Food for Thought: What is Russian Lent?

What is Russian Lent? The Great Fast (Великий Пост) is an extremely important period for Russian Orthodox believers. By abstaining from certain foods and behaviours, they prepare their bodies and minds for Easter (Пасха). As a vegetarian, I think that Lent is a great time to be in Russia – basically every restaurant has a Lenten menu (постное меню)! However, I wanted to find out more about the Great Fast and the beliefs behind it. When is Lent observed? This year, Lent began on 27 February and will end on 15 April. It begins on the Monday after the big pancake festival Maslenitsa (Масленица). The last day of Maslenitsa is the equivalent to Pancake Day in the UK, in that the aim is to use up ingredients like eggs and sugar before the fast. The period of fasting lasts for seven weeks, with e ...

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What to do on your first day in Russia

Moving to a new country can sometimes be stressful and challenging. This video will help you kickstart your time in Saint-Petersburg, Russia by showing you what to do on your very first day. Watch the video below to find out the best places to buy groceries, school supplies and everything else you’ll need for your time in St. Petersburg! Brought to you by Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley.

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Guide to Russian Typography. Part 1: Deciphering Cyrillic

Do you ever get confused when you see a new Russian font? Do you think that Russian cursive is impossible to read? Fear not! This video will demystify even the most difficult Russian font styles, brought to you by Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley. From serif and sans-serif to handwritten and italic styles, Ryan will guide you through the world of Russian typography.

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The Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines

Looking to transport yourself back in time? The Museum of Soviet Arcade Machines (Музей советских игровых автоматов) has to be one of the most entertaining museums in St. Petersburg! It is less a museum than an actual arcade hall, complete with fully-functioning old game machines (well, almost all of them work – they are Soviet after all). Visiting the museum is a great way to experience a more light-hearted way of Soviet life! The Museum The museum is located right in the centre, just over the canal from the Church of the Spilled Blood. Go through the iron gates into the courtyard and you’ll see the museum. The old-fashioned car parked outside confirms that you’ve arrived back in the ‘80s! Although the atmosphere is one of retro nostalgia, the layout of the museum gives it a modern edge. ...

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