Russian Roundup- March 2016

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Overall this March was a language-learning slowdown. It started off strong- meetups, relatives, a new book- and then…. nothing.

Last month’s Russian gaming company (passed that test, hooray!) inquired about a project to translate 1200 words in rhyme. Ughhhhhhh….. I couldn’t even. Ugh. Maybe translation is not going to be my path to glory. Where can I apply to get paid for reading cat memes? 😉



Onward to The Roundup!





The new Duolingo?

If you’re a fan of Duolingo, you might enjoy Morpheem. It’s got the same gamified vibe- let’s translate sentences! it’s fun!

(TOEFL? Shouldn’t we be talking about the TORFL?)


Morpheem starts you off with a level test. To be honest, the level test is pretty much the same format as study mode. See sentence, click on new words, repeat x 40. You need to log in with a social network to save your progress. I couldn’t log in with vk so game over for this learner 🙁 Going back to my faithful ANKI!



But Morpheem isn’t the only way to increase your словарный запас





Improve your vocab






From that one night I spent way too long on the internet…






Обрывки (the odds and ends)






How was your March? (And did you celebrate March 8th?)

What are your study plans for April?

(I think this is the Simferopol train station?!)

4 Responses

  1. J.T.
    | Reply

    Oh. My. Gosh.
    Thank you for introducing me to Morpheem. Not only is it highly addictive and fun, but it is EXACTLY WHAT I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR. I’ve been able to find online aids that help with vocabulary (Memrise), sentence construction (Duolingo) and case declension (Russian for Free), but never any that allowed me to practice translation…until now.

    • Katherine
      | Reply

      Cool, I’m glad it’s going to be useful to you!! 🙂 Does that mean you’ve escaped from the clutches of Ba Ba Dum?

      • J.T.

        No, it’s just that the vortex got wider…

      • Katherine

        Uh-oh 😉 But it’s all in the name of learning, at least.

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