Tag Archives: Russian language

23 Mar
2021
As if getting to grips with the cyrillic alphabet isn’t difficult enough for new students of Russian, two of the Russian alphabet’s 33 letters are ‘voiceless’: Ь and Ъ. How is Ь pronounced ? Ь is the soft sign (мягкий знак). It is voiceless, but its presence indicates a modification of the consonant which precedes ...
18 Mar
2021
COVID-19 has changed practically every aspect of our lives, language included. Below you will find a list of Russian COVID-19 vocabulary: an essential edition to any Russian student’s repertoire.  For more information about the current coronavirus situation in Russia, take a look at https://lidenz.ru/what-is-the-current-situation-regarding-the-coronavirus-in-russia/ Антибактериальный гель для рук (Hand gel)/ Санитайзер (Sanitiser) Hand gel has become ...
10 Mar
2021
Opted to do one of Liden & Denz’s online courses and are studying Russian remotely? Or perhaps, like me, you had planned to spend some time in Russia this year but your plans have been put on hold due to the pandemic? It can be hard to feel as if you’re making big improvements in ...
23 Feb
2021
Hello from Liden & Denz Saint Petersburg! For the upcoming  4 weeks I will be a new blogger for Liden & Denz in Saint Petersburg. I am very happy that I am back in Russia and excited to further develop my Russian language skills!  In Amsterdam, where I live, and in the Netherlands in general, ...
18 Dec
2020
Reflecting on my time at Liden & Denz Moscow I’m feeling pretty sad now that I’ve come to the end of my almost-three-month stay in Moscow – but it’s time to gather my thoughts and reflect on everything I’ve got out of my time here, and hopefully impart some gems of wisdom to potential future ...
01 Dec
2020
A verb and its 11 variants Слушать means ‘to listen’ and is always followed by the accusative case.  Слушаю музыку. I’m listening to music. Он слушает друга. He’s listening to his friend talking. Ты меня никогда не слушаешь! You never listen to me! Straightforward enough. But did you know that there are eleven more forms ...
25 Nov
2020
Russian translations of your favourite English idioms Have you ever found yourself missing being able to use English idioms whilst speaking Russian? Suffer no further, because I’ve compiled a handy list of Russian translations for some of the most popular English idioms: Цыплят по осени считают This is the equivalent of ‘don’t count your chickens ...
23 Oct
2020
Guide: adding a Russian keyboard to your phone or laptop This article will provide info on how to install the Cyrillic (Russian) keyboard on your device. I’ve included instructions for both iPhone and Android users (no discrimination here!) as well as for Windows and Mac. Just scroll down to find the relevant section for you.  ...
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 ...
08 Nov
2019
I can’t believe that three months have gone so fast! But as the saying goes, time flies when you’re having fun, and my time at Liden and Denz has been brilliant. I feel so lucky to have had the opportunity to continue studying Russian whilst exploring my favourite city. I have wholeheartedly enjoyed studying at ...