Category Archives: Learning Russian

07 Jul
2021
using new faster and Language learning can be done in many ways. Whether a method works or not depends on each person in the end, so I shall leave it to you to decide what’s best. But there are also useful tips and tricks that make the process of learning better for everyone. People have ...
11 Jun
2021
Всем привет! Hello everyone! My name is Nick and I am writing to you while sitting in my university library in Uppsala, a small city in middle Sweden. I am studying Russian and Eurasian Studies there. Now that my first academic year has ended, I hope to level up my Russian at Liden & Denz ...
27 May
2021
Students of Russian will know the struggle that is the letter Ё being printed as Е! Whilst it might seem obvious to native Russians that ёлка begins with a Ё, even if it isn’t typed as such, it can be a nightmare for those of us learning the language.  Why is the letter Ё so ...
21 May
2021
Over the course of the past year, many students have conducted (at least some of) their studies online. Whilst distanced learning  has its advantages, those of us learning Russian have not only had to get to grips with this new normal, but have also had to acquire a host of new vocabulary in order to ...
14 May
2021
Most students of Russian are probably aware that quite a hefty number of English words have crept into the Russian dictionary: ranging from джинсы (jeans) to хедж-фонд (hedge fund)  But, did you know that a number of English words have Russian origins…? Balaclava A close-fitting garment covering the whole head and neck except for parts of ...
20 Apr
2021
Online learning has enabled us all to try new things that previously we wouldn’t have thought possible. Learning languages has definitely been a skill that many have decided to pick up during this past year, and for some, it has opened the door to a whole new world. With its group classes and inventive methods, ...
14 Apr
2021
As well as being the lead vocalist of the epic death-metal band MegaDragon, Nathan Paul is currently studying Russian online with Liden and Denz. His five-piece band is based in China and has been making music for approximately two years. Here Nathan explains what motivated him to learn Russian, gives some useful tips for learning ...
06 Apr
2021
You might never have heard of Ералаш, or Yeralash (English: Mishmash), but in Russia, it is one of the best known children’s programmes. It has been running for over 45 years in Russia, and it recently made headlines after its creator, Boris Grachevsky, sadly passed away earlier this year. Yeralash, however, is perhaps one of ...
23 Mar
2021
As if getting to grips with the cyrillic alphabet isn’t difficult enough for new students of Russian, two of the Russian alphabet’s 33 letters are ‘voiceless’: Ь and Ъ. How is Ь pronounced ? Ь is the soft sign (мягкий знак). It is voiceless, but its presence indicates a modification of the consonant which precedes ...
18 Mar
2021
COVID-19 has changed practically every aspect of our lives, language included. Below you will find a list of Russian COVID-19 vocabulary: an essential edition to any Russian student’s repertoire.  For more information about the current coronavirus situation in Russia, take a look at https://lidenz.ru/what-is-the-current-situation-regarding-the-coronavirus-in-russia/ Антибактериальный гель для рук (Hand gel)/ Санитайзер (Sanitiser) Hand gel has become ...