I went to the eye doctor for an exam + new lenses. This guide – Очки и окулисты – Glasses and Eye Doctors – was super helpful.
Whyyyy is charcoal ice cream a thing? Note to self: do not buy again.
We made it through a small heatwave, the air barely cooling off around 3 AM before heating up again. Advice from a local journalist: Во-первых, не пейте холодную воду. Она не утоляет жажду, вылетает через пять минут вместе с потом, унося с собой соль. Hmmm. I know that Russians aren’t fans of cold liquids but I’ve never heard this particular explanation before.
Because it was so hot, I put off one of my Russian sessions on italki. I’ve now had 5 sessions with a super cool mathematician from another city. In August, I’m going to also start meeting on skype with another Russian speaker but this time for a language exchange: 30 min English, 30 minutes Russian. Do you have any advice on how to do a successful language exchange?
To the roundup!
A good short post on интернет-сленг with audio – By the way, the weekly LinguaGenie newsletter is great!
This song will definitely get stuck in your head: Пошёл Вон Вавилон 😆
Helpful posts I found on Instagram this month:
what does the idiom Опять 25! mean?
another good expression: чемоданное настроение
What is one thing you did this month to improve your Russian? What are your language goals for August? Leave me a comment below!