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

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

Eclipse vocabulary in Russian

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If you live in the US, maybe you caught the полное солнечное затмение earlier this week. The путь тотальности was visible in 14 states, including the state I live in, so this week I’m ditching English and writing a short post about the … Read More

Using HelloTalk for Russian

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If you have a smart phone and you need instant language practice, here’s the answer: HelloTalk. The Fluent blog already has a fantastic review on the app that will cover all the basics and get you up and running. It gets … Read More

5 crazy Russian expressions

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My friend Тимур is always forwarding interesting articles about the Russian language. He recently sent this article: 10 русских выражений, которые сводят с ума иностранцев! 10 Russian expressions that drive foreigners crazy! Haha, crazy? After reading through them, I agree! … Read More

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