Category Archives: Learning Russian - Page 4

27 Sep
2017
All the language skills you need & how to improve them The four main language skills you need to master to seek proficiency in every language are: Speaking Listening Reading Writing It makes a major difference when learning languages, if you’re at least familiar with the alphabet and don’t have to learn it from scratch. ...
25 Sep
2017
Here we go again with some nice figures of speech translated from Russian into English. This time we’re doing it in a slightly different way! This topic is all about a conversation with your colleague or friend at a restaurant, exchanging funny phrases which are fitting to the current situation. Every phrase can be used ...
25 Sep
2017
Not only people travel, also words do! When a word is adopted from one language and incorporated into another language without translation it is called loanword. Loanwords are used every day: people are so accustomed to them that they don’t even realise that they are using a foreign word. Loanwords of course can be found in Russian, as in every other ...
25 Sep
2017
This post is for your first weekend out in Russia. It will help you in restaurants, bars and clubs. It’s worth learning these phrases so you can practice ordering in Russian and you don’t seem like a complete foreigner. If you can speak some more conversational Russian it will also increase your chances of finding ...
18 Sep
2017
Exploring new countries and places can be a huge adventure, especially when it comes to somewhere like Russia. If you want to start your journey well, I recommend you to read through the following tips, they’ll help make your day that much easier. It all starts with the language As I already mentioned in my ...
16 Sep
2017
Everybody knows what it’s like when you’re learning a new language, you aren’t that motivated and the only thing you want to do is lie down, watch a TV series and relax. Here are a few TV shows that are fun to watch and will also improve your Russian skills. There’ll be the perfect way ...
13 Sep
2017
How to Learn Russian – 8 Things You Need to Know Russian is beautiful, no argument about that. But the language of Pushkin is also very, very difficult. I’ve been studying Russian in Russia for some years now and I can tell you –  it’s a language that must be studied constantly and seriously if ...
11 Sep
2017
One of the first things you notice when you start learning Russian is that there are many words which are spelled and pronounced the same but have different meanings. As if Russian wasn’t difficult enough! Homonymous Russian words can be funny though. Don’t you believe me? Have a лук at the following list! 1) Лук ...
11 Sep
2017
АБВ? Understand the Russian alphabet It’s always hard learning a new language, particularly when it has a completely different alphabet! If you’re from Europe you’re used to Latin letters and so things can certainly get a little challenging when you make the transition to Cyrillic. But, don’t worry! With the following hints you’ll be able ...
05 Sep
2017
Vladimir Mayakovsky is considered one of the Russian Futurism’s leading figures and is known as the Poet of Revolution. There is no other writer, in fact, linked as much as him with Russian Revolution. Mayakovsky wrote a lot: plays, propaganda slogans, essays, sketches and, of course, poems. Poems about Revolution, about Soviet patriotism, about himself, about ...