This month we visited D’s mom, who lives in Hawaii. I did a little related reading, including Inside the Bizarre, Racist Scheme to Import Siberian Workers to Hawaii in 1909 and The Hawaiian Don Flowing. We tried watching a TV show together called Крыша мира about 3 hustlers in Moscow but it seemed like a lackluster remake of Как я стал русский: the cute but clueless guy, the rich girl who just wants to be normal, the hustling best friend. Anyway, it was a short visit so I didn’t end up getting that much Russian practice.
Something new I learned this month is the slippery word передохнуть. When pronounced передохНУТЬ, it means to take a break. When pronounced переДOХнуть, it means to die… which can make headlines like this one rather shocking.
To the roundup!
Thoughts on studying Buryat (an indigenous Siberian language). Speaking of indigenous languages, this just happened.
Now on Russian instagram: the Tetris challenge.
What is one thing you did this month to improve your Russian? What are your language goals for October? Leave me a comment below!