Russian Words #3

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Welcome to the third edition of Russian Words! This is an occasional series that highlights interesting vocabulary in Russian. If you’re an intermediate student of Russian and hungry for new vocab (or you don’t speak the language but you have a … Read More

Autumn day in Moscow

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The Ukrainian language has an absolutely beautiful word for November: листопад. It’s literally лист (leaf) + пад (falling, from the verb падать). Листя падає, the leaves are falling. Isn’t that a perfect description of November? The months in Russian, like in English, don’t … Read More

Fall trip to Russia

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Last month my husband and I traveled to a place we’d never been together… Russia! You guys, I have so many cool things to tell you about this trip, like the friendly cats that were everywhere, the BEST FOOD EVER, … Read More

Russian scavenger hunt!

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Today’s post is going to be a little bit different. This morning Elena N. and I had another skype call. It didn’t go so well. I had prepared this question… Какая разница между___? не куренная сигарета не докуренная сигарета не … Read More

7 drinking songs in Russian

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Any post about drinking songs in Russian must start with this masterpiece: I’m in love with the пиво by Dadas Man. 😉 (Not seeing the YouTube videos? Click here.)   We’ll stick with beer for a while, moving on to the … Read More

Do you speak Yakut?

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(This video will instantly make your day 10000% better. I promise.) Дорообо! Don’t panic- it’s just the Yakut word for привет. 🙂 Here’s the good news: knowing Russian gives you a massive advantage with many other cool languages. You’ve got … Read More

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