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!
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
- Good to know: the 10 single-letter words in the Russian language.
- О, Боже мой – words in Russian that have three same letters in a row!
- Фрикаделька, гоголь-моголь, and other silly Russian words.
- All about если and ли
From that one night I spent way too long on the internet…
Обрывки (the odds and ends)
- What movie do Russian astronauts watch before flying to Outer Space? How do you say “packrat” in Russian? Or demand that someone stop lying to you? Pop Culture References That Every Russian Would Absolutely Know
- This Pinterest board with almost 100 cool pins for learning Russian, like the names of 40 different styles of women’s shoes (guys, you get a pass on that graphic).
- Never run out of conversation questions again: Сто вопросов.