Category Archives: Learning Russian - Page 2

17 Jun
2019
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 ...
03 Jun
2019
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 ...
02 May
2019
Today I want to share with you a list of Russian months with their etymology, since it is in my belief that knowing where a word comes from will come in handy in the long run. Let me explain: Russian is an analytic language and its words are formed with suffixes and prefixes. So, even ...
25 Apr
2019
Safe to say that Russian is a “filthy” rich language, with an insanely wide range of different proverbs and sayings that fit every situation and can be used to convey your message in a very punctual way. What’s more learning them and their origin will give you a wider cultural understanding, that’s why I decided ...
28 Mar
2019
The Soviet Union was famous for many things. Its flag, its leaders, its “evil,”  and, of course, its multiki (cartoons). After all, who doesn’t recall lazy Komsomol mornings sprawled out on your stomach with a warm bottle of Буратино (Soviet soda) next to you, eyes glued to the TV, hours melting away like ice cream ...
27 Mar
2019
Learning Russian for absolute beginners So, you have just decided to learn Russian and look for a helping hand? Congratulations, stop searching – you’ve landed on the right page! This blog is for all who have just started learning Russian or have decided to start learning this interesting and mysterious language. My aim is to ...
04 Mar
2019
If you’re like me, you love podcasts. You listen to them on your way to work, at the gym, or even over a cup of tea. Edifying, intellectually engaging, and often humorous, podcasts are not only a great way to optimize your free time, but also a crucial tool to help improve your skills. What ...
13 Feb
2019
How to use imperfective aspect and perfective aspect? Here we are again, the imperfective aspect (несовершенный вид) and the perfective aspect (совершенный вид), another feared topic of Russian grammar. Studying Russian, you may have already realised that Russian language has a wide range of special features, which are difficult to understand. This week, we would ...
01 Feb
2019
What makes Russian indefinite pronouns? The question about indefinite pronouns is definitely considered to be one of the most threatened topics of Russian grammar. Once you have started learning Russian, you may have already encountered this issue. But why are indefinite pronouns so difficult to understand? Indefinite pronouns are used to refer to indefinite or ...
30 Oct
2018
10 unconventional ways to improve your Russian Поздравляю! Reading this article, you either are or would like to learn the Russian language. This can be quite a challenge and with many hours of classes and self-study one can quickly find oneself considering giving up their new year’s resolution. But learning a language can be much ...