Russian terms of endearment

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As you’re reading this, I can presume that you are currently studying or interested in studying Russian. You’ve probably already mastered the basics of how to introduce yourself, can have small conversations or maybe you’re already way past this level. Either way, I can almost guarantee that whether you’ve been having lessons online or in… Continue reading

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So why do you learn Russian?

“Почему ты изучаешь русский язык?” Every foreigner who learns Russian will have heard this question many, many times! The enquirer is usually a Russian person, looking curious but confused. Most learners will have a default reply by now because they have answered it several times. That does not make the answer boring! For me, I… Continue reading

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Why it’s easier to learn Russian than you’d think: word families. Part I.

If you have just recently taken up Russian, you’ve probably encountered a lot of difficulties already. The pronunciation is strange (at first), you have to learn the intonation and the stresses inside a word, you have to deal with the grammar and irregulars, and on top of that, even the words are longer than what… Continue reading

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Quiz: Can you ace this quiz on Russian sayings?

Test your knowledge of Russian sayings with our quiz below. Can you match the Russian saying with the English equivalent? Do you want to learn more Russian sayings and proverbs? Make sure to check out our article on Russian sayings and proverbs with fish for more sayings, read The colorful world of Russian sayings and… Continue reading

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History of the Russian Language

Understanding the origins of the Russian language is not only an important step in understanding the language itself, but can also offer a wealth of insight into the culture of the peoples who speak it. With a rich lexicon that is built around an intricate grammatical system, Russian is characterised by the same nuances of… Continue reading

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Learn Russian words quickly with help from memory research

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One of the biggest challenges of learning a language is the sheer amount of information you have to memorize. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming. So today I’m here to help. We’re going to look at some educational memory research  and talk about how you can use it to learn Russian words quickly.  Spaced Retrieval Practice… Continue reading

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Привет from new intern Aedan!

Всем привет! My name is Aedan, and I’m one of the new interns working and studying at Liden and Denz’s wonderful campus in St. Petersburg. Coming to sunny Russia from not-so-sunny Scotland, this will be my third time in St. Petersburg since I started my year abroad with the University of Edinburgh, where I study… Continue reading

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Russian music for language learning, why not?

Russian music for dummies

Believe it or not, listening to some Russian music will help you a lot with your understanding of the language and its grammar structures. I can tell it to you since I’ve experienced it first hand. Though you may feel a little bit overwhelmed at the beginning because of the river of new words, it’ll… Continue reading

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