Category Archives: Learning Russian - Page 3

14 Oct
2019
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 ...
12 Aug
2019
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 ...
05 Aug
2019
“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 ...
17 Jul
2019
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 ...
16 Jul
2019
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 ...
05 Jul
2019
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 ...
26 Jun
2019
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 ...
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 ...