Why is the first pancake always lumpy? Russian idiom explained

This well-known phrase has not so obvious explanation. According to a modern spelling ПЕРВЫЙ БЛИН КОМОМ, it literally means “the first pancake is always a lumpy one” and reminds us not to expect the first attempt to be successful. But historically, the phrase has more to do with bears than with cooking. Ancient Slavonic tribes… Continue reading

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Study Russian with Adapted Literature

If you ask me, the process of learning a language is never easy. Foreign vocabulary and grammatical structures do not just fly into your brain during sleep. However, I am convinced that making use of the right approach to language learning can have a fundamental influence on the progress you are making. While there are… Continue reading

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Hello and Good Morning – My Arrival in St.Petersburg

Ayla Arrival St. Petersburg

Hello and Good morning This is it: my first post for Liden & Denz Saint Petersburg. To describe myself in one word, I would probably use the call myself a traveljunkie. My addiction started in 2009, when I went Ireland in order to improve my English at a language school. The consequences of those three… Continue reading

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How to speed learn Russian?

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How to speed learn Russian? We all know that techniques to speed learn a language like Russian require extra time and effort. It is not easy. On the contrary, it requires dedication, diligence and time. In fact, it’s unthinkable to improve your language skills in a short amount of time, but on the other hand… Continue reading

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Improve your Pronunciation Skills

Russian language is a true challenge to all non Slavic native speakers, as you probably already know. Its grammar is one of the most tough and “frightening” parts, so that’s why everybody deeply focuses into it from the beginning. Actually, to learn a language one have to achieve many skills, and a good grammar knowledge… Continue reading

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