Tag Archives: learn russian

27 Aug
2021
Sword of Damocles: What Is This Saying and How Can I Use It in Russian? You may have heard the saying Sword of Damocles being used in English, for example when somebody says that there is a Sword of Damocles hanging over their head. This saying can be directly translated into Russian as дамоклов меч, ...
08 Aug
2021
How to Say Something is Interesting in Russian Without Using интересный As someone who is learning Russian, I definitely have fallen into a trap of saying интересный whenever any adjective is required. In an attempt to leave this habit in the past, I have found several ways to avoid the и word when speaking Russian. ...
03 Jun
2021
This week I’m checking in with Anna, a current student and intern at Liden and Denz, to chat with her about what inspired her to study Russian, how she has found studying online with Liden and Denz, and to hear about her recent arrival in St Petersburg from the UK!  Tell us a bit about ...
27 May
2021
Students of Russian will know the struggle that is the letter Ё being printed as Е! Whilst it might seem obvious to native Russians that ёлка begins with a Ё, even if it isn’t typed as such, it can be a nightmare for those of us learning the language.  Why is the letter Ё so ...
21 May
2021
Over the course of the past year, many students have conducted (at least some of) their studies online. Whilst distanced learning  has its advantages, those of us learning Russian have not only had to get to grips with this new normal, but have also had to acquire a host of new vocabulary in order to ...
20 Apr
2021
Online learning has enabled us all to try new things that previously we wouldn’t have thought possible. Learning languages has definitely been a skill that many have decided to pick up during this past year, and for some, it has opened the door to a whole new world. With its group classes and inventive methods, ...
17 Mar
2020
Learning Russian can be quite tricky. If you are just starting to study the language don’t worry. People will forgive you simply because you are trying to speak Russian. Below you will find a list of pitfalls many Russian learners are likely to fall into (including me!!). So, try to remember them and you will ...
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 ...
27 Jun
2019
Seize the moment and practice some Russian at the best St. Petersburg markets. Discover the best markets in the city and learn some vital vocabulary that will help you during your shopping. It is a well-known fact that if you want to improve your fluency in a language there is no better way than living ...
06 Jun
2019
Привет! Mеня зовут Nick, and I will be here with you for the next 3 months, writing from Moscow, Russia! About me I was born in Vietnam, but moved to Sweden when I was very young. After completing my Bachelor’s studies at Stockholm University, I began studying Russian! It is certainly a challenge. Many of ...