Hello from the new Italian intern

Привет! My name is Krizia and I’m the new intern at Liden & Denz in Saint Petersburg. I’ve been studying Russian for 4 years and I’m currently attending a MA in Specialised Translation at the University of Trieste. I love travelling, cooking, writing poems and making new friends. My dream is to become a literary… Continue reading

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There’s Something Fishy about Russian

I do have a soft spot for Russian proverbs and sayings, there just seems to be one for every situation that has ever existed. My previous foray into the use of porridge to jazz up your language proved how much this basic foodstuff has made its way into everyday use, and I wondered: has this… Continue reading

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Всем привет from Lara, the New Intern

Всем привет! I’m Lara and I’ll be working as an intern at Liden & Denz in St. Petersburg for a month. I’m 23 and I come from the north east of Italy, more precisely from a small village near the Dolomites. I graduated last year from the University of Trieste in Translation and Interpreting Studies… Continue reading

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4 Ways to Memorize New Words

There’s endless debate about how many words you need to know in order to be ‘fluent’, I couldn’t try to put a number on it. When you consider learning a language, the expanse of vocabulary to learn can seem daunting but not when you consider it in increments. Here are a few ideas on how to… Continue reading

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Six Russian Riddles for Children

A few weeks ago, I took a trip to Moscow to visit a good friend of mine, Olya, who lived in Saint Petersburg when I studied here a few years ago, and recently got married and had a baby. I tend to love all babies but am particularly taken with the babies of close friends,… Continue reading

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