Russian Grammar Lessons

imperfective and perfective

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… Continue reading

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What makes Russian indefinite pronouns?

Russian indefinite pronouns

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… Continue reading

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Five Russian Films You Need to Watch

Film poster "Stilyagi"

When you start learning Russian, it can be a bit daunting to even consider watching Russian films. However, I personally think that watching films in a foreign language is a really useful learning tool. First of all, you tune your ear into Russian. You pick up on words and expressions, thus you build on your… Continue reading

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Learn Russian – Free WordPower Language Learning App

Learn Russian – Free WordPower by Innovative Language Learning, LLC is one of the most popular Russian language learning apps on iTunes right now. There are many reasons from this, in the free version you will find 100 Russian words which have been selected based on their utility. That is, the words you’re most likely… Continue reading

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Professor Nolan’s Grammar Tables

Its Wednesday and that means that it’s that time of the week to review another useful Russian language resource! This week I’d like to share with you the website of one of my former Russian professors. The site is http://www.professornolan.org/russian_grammar.html and the linked page in particular, focuses on Russian grammar. Although there are many such… Continue reading

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From Russia With Love

Melisa Ellis flew to St. Petersburg for a Russian language course. On my arrival at Liden & Denz the next morning, I was enthusiastically welcomed and introduced to everyone. I was immediately struck by the informal and friendly atmosphere. We had two hours’ study based around grammar practice followed by another two for conversation. The… Continue reading

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