Category Archives: Learning Russian

27 Aug
2020
Vocabulary do not say anything about how well you can construct a sentence, but it is of course essential if you want to understand what people say. You can also make yourself understood, even if you put the words together in the wrong way. Contexts can make up for bad grammar! So how do many ...
21 Aug
2020
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One day last year, my Russian class watched a short clip from a TV show and discussed it afterwards. I did not think much of the show back then, but this summer, I have been looking up the show on Youtube watching many episodes. I enjoy it a lot! Why do I enjoy it more ...
29 Jul
2020
English is the language of globalisation, and it would be hard to find a language that is not affected by English in some way. Russian is no exception. While in the past, European languages like German, Italian and French have had a great deal of influence, it is clear that English now dominates the new “import” ...
24 Jul
2020
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After several stays in Russia, and working as an Italian teacher in St. Petersburg, I realized that the cultural link between the two countries is actually quite strong. During my various visits, I naturally met a lot of people who like me went to Russia to learn the language. However, I also met many Russians ...
25 Jun
2020
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There is a ton of information on the internet about Russian punctuation, and it can be overwhelming, to say the least. Thankfully, when I was scouring the web, reading up on all the rules, I found a great video that summarizes the major ones and used it as a basis for this article. I hope ...
18 Jun
2020
For those who thought this situation would never come to an end, here some exciting news from Latvia: Liden & Denz Campus in Riga is reopening soon! And it’s really just a matter of two weeks now. The reopening is scheduled for the 29th June! Still not convinced? Here some reasons that will make you want ...
15 Jun
2020
Hello everyone, it’s me again! Maybe some of you will remember me from last year, but for those who don’t, I’ll reintroduce myself. My name is Bianca, and I come from the most beautiful country in the world (which is, of course, Italy, although Russia is a close second). I am currently in the final ...
10 Jun
2020
Everything is upside down and nothing is the same. Such is the fact of life at this time. But we can try to make the best of it. For me, this means to keep improving my Russian. Times like these force us to adapt and Liden & Denz has brought all their lessons online, so ...
08 Jun
2020
Around 280 million people in the world speak Russian, which is very likely to be one of the reasons why also you decided to try to learn it. However, this number doesn’t include the people speaking dialects, nor all the derivative Slavic languages which are easily learnable once you acquired the basics of Russian. Therefore, ...
19 May
2020
Liden & Denz has just set up a new class, and it’s for free for students: the speaking club! As I monitored the speaking club for Russian students in German back in the times when I was still in St. Petersburg, let me give you an insight of what this hour consists of and how ...