Tag Archives: Russian language - Page 3

23 Aug
2018
If I had a rouble for every time I made mistakes that led to cringing embarrassment of epic, Bridget Jones’ proportion, I’d probably be able to buy all the snacks from the Liden & Denz vending machine. There are just so many funny, and altogether common mistakes we all make when learning Russian. Such is ...
03 Aug
2018
A little bit about myself Hi everyone, it is a pleasure to start writing in this blog! I am Francesca, the new intern at Liden & Denz Moscow. My main task is to write interesting articles about the Russian culture and share my exciting experience of living in the capital. I am an Italian student ...
27 Apr
2018
Our fellow blogger Leah is leaving after a seven-week internship at Liden & Denz St. Petersburg…but her stay is not over yet! Tell us a little more about yourself!  Hi! My name’s Leah and I’m 28 years old. I’m from the UK but love to travel – I have previously studied in China, worked in ...
01 Sep
2017
Education, education, and education. An integral part of society across the world. Образование (education) of all ages plays a particularly significant role in Russia which is illustrated by the tradition which has become День знаний (The day of knowledge). This takes place every year on Первое сентября (The first of September). It is on this ...
20 Apr
2017
Hi! My name is Liz. I am from Minnesota in the United States, and am the newest intern at Liden & Denz. From exploring Russian history to finding great places to study, I hope to share what I find in St Petersburg with you. This is my fourth time in St Petersburg, but my first ...
09 Dec
2016
Russian Cases Hardships: Myth Busting! Once you decide to start learning Russian everyone begins intimidating you. Mom says: Russian is sooo rough and confusing…by the way, what sounds better – дружба (DRUHZHBA) or гниль (GNIEL)? Judged exclusively by the way it sounds GNIEL must be something pleasant and tender, while DRUHZHBA, on the contrary, must ...
01 Dec
2016
Russian Winter Words As winter arrived and snow began to fall, I realised that I lacked the vocab that is most needed right now – words to help me describe the weather! I don’t mean any old weather, I mean the words to describe more specifically how the conditions on the street are making your ...
22 Nov
2016
Reading in Russian: Where to Start In today’s classes, the topic of reading in Russian came up. Most teachers would agree that reading is the best way to consolidate the grammar and vocab that you’ve learnt, but this shouldn’t be restricted to reading texts and hand-outs from your teachers. To get a real feel for ...
16 Nov
2016
Case Study: Order, Order! Recently in Russian class, I was going through the case declensions of a particularly tricky noun and my teacher stared at me as if I was mad. “You don’t know the order of the cases… and you’re in B2?!” she said. Well of course I do know. I know the order ...
13 Oct
2016
Nourish Your Language: Foodie Words Refashioned Russian language is rich with proverbs, idioms, slang and aphorisms, and Russians don’t shy away from employing them! Being a lover of food, and a lover of language, I thought I would put together a handful of my favourite sayings and alternative definitions, all related to the most common ...