Russian Parasitic Words

You can read Pushkin and Tolstoy in Russian, but can you understand a conversation on the street? Fear not! In this video, Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley will discuss fillers in Russian casual speech, known as parasitic words or “слова-паразиты.”

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A Curated Guide to Russian Phonology

Do you ever have trouble pronouncing Russian words? This video will demystify some of the most difficult sounds in the Russian language and show you around the phonological soundscape of the Russian language. Brought to you by Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley. Let us know in the comments what the hardest sounds are for… Continue reading

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Immersive Russian at the Pochta Rossii

You’ve had a great time in Russia, but now your luggage can’t hold all your souvenirs. Not to worry! Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley will take you through the process of sending a package back to your home country using the Russian Postal Service.

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Immersive Russian at a Stolovaya

You’ve arrived in Russia and the first thing you want is borshch. Where should you get it? At a stolovaya (столовая), of course! How can you order it? In this video Liden & Denz Intern Ryan Gourley will show you the ins and outs of ordering food in Russia in the setting of a stolovaya.… Continue reading

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Immersive Russian at the Sennoy Market

Welcome to our new video series: Immersive Russian, where you will learn by exploring some of the most exciting places in Russia! This week Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley will take you to the Sennoy Market (Сенной рынок) – one of the most iconic spots in Saint-Petersburg. You’ll learn all the phrases you’ll need… Continue reading

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Learn some Russian slang!

Hey dude! Do you want to speak Russian like a real чувак? Look no further! Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley will take you through some of the most common slang words in Russian and show you how to use them. Здорово!

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What to bring with you every day in St. Petersburg

“Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” By simply bringing a water bottle with you every day, you can save up to $31 a week, or $126 a month! Learn tips like this and others from Liden & Denz Intern Ryan Gourley, who will show you what he brings with him in his… Continue reading

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15 False Friends in Russian Language

They said WHAT?! Not all Russian words that sound like English words have the same meaning – these are called false friends. Liden & Denz intern Ryan Gourley will take you through some of the most common false friends and teach you their actual meaning.

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