Learn Russian with Netflix

Learn Russian with Netflix

Is there a better plan on a lazy rainy autumn evening in Russia than having some chill time at home while watching Netflix? There is! Watching Netflix and learning Russian at the same time! The use of films and TV series for language learning purposes is nothing new. But, the rapid growth of streaming video… Continue reading

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Obstacles in learning Russian 

Russian Grammar

Да нет, наверное! You have probably heard Russian people say this phrase before. Literary translated it means – yes no, maybe! However, do not get confused, because if you ask someone if he/she wants to go to the cinema and their reply is ‚Да нет, наверное‘, it means they are probably not going. The Russian… Continue reading

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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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Russian Vocabulary Lessons

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Learn Russian words quickly with help from memory research 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… Continue reading

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