Learn some Russian slang!

Hey dude! Do you want to speak Russian like a real чувак? Look no further! Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley will take you through some of the most common slang words in Russian and show you how to use them. Здорово!

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7 things to consider before you start studying Russian

Russisch Lernen

There are plenty of good reasons why you should start learning Russian as a foreign language. With a total number of 277 million Russian speakers, it is considered the world’s 5th most commonly spoken language. You might find it interesting to hear that only about one half of the total number of Russian speakers is made up by the people actually living in Russia. This is due to the fact that Russian continues to be spoken in most formerly Soviet countries, like Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kirgizstan, the Ukraine and Kazakhstan. Also, Russian is  considered an official UN language, thus adding a politically important component to the language. Nevertheless, the road to learning Russian is often a bumpy one. That is why before you throw yourself into this adventure of learning Russian, the ...

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10 Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Language Learning

After six years of studying Russian, I thought I knew pretty much everything about learning a foreign language. Sat my exams? Check. Read foreign literature? Check. Move to Russia? Check! However, I wanted to find out more about how we actually learn languages and how they affect us socially and even biologically. Read on to find out ten things you (probably) didn’t know about language learning! 1) It makes your brain stronger Learning a language is like a gym session for your brain! The part of your brain that controls decision making, problem solving and planning is strengthened by language learning. Switching between two different languages builds up this important area. 2) It starts earlier than you think Researchers believe that children naturally pick up any language they are exposed ...

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What to bring with you every day in St. Petersburg

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” By simply bringing a water bottle with you every day, you can save up to $31 a week, or $126 a month! Learn tips like this and others from Liden & Denz Intern Ryan Gourley, who will show you what he brings with him in his backpack every day.

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15 False Friends in Russian Language

They said WHAT?! Not all Russian words that sound like English words have the same meaning – these are called false friends. Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley will take you through some of the most common false friends and teach you their actual meaning.

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