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Ltryptophan's avatar

Do you have any tips or resources for learning russian?

Asked by Ltryptophan (10724points) December 14th, 2016

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I am pretty new, and working diligently at it.

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JLeslie's avatar

Rosetta Stone.

Sneki95's avatar

Maria Zdorovetskaya and Стихи channels on Youtube, as well as Duolingo course in Russian. I think I have some other pages on my computer, I’ll link you as soon as I get my hands on the PC in few hours.
Also, every media made in Russian; film, literature( stihi channel is dedicated to Russian poetry), music…

Sneki95's avatar

It’s-a me again!

This and this

Hаслаждаться!

dappled_leaves's avatar

I took Russian for a year in college, and although I was keen to learn it (my inner linguist nerd wanted to learn a language with a whole different alphabet), I think it would have been very difficult without other people around me who were also learning. It’s a lot all at once: new alphabet, new grammar rules, new sounds to pronounce. I’m not saying you have to enroll in a course, but I’d recommend at least trying to find people through Meetup or some similar thing so that you can have conversations.

Ltryptophan's avatar

@everyone thanks….. @sneki95 thanks for the links… I think what you wrote sounds like Nasla-jdat-YA…. now what’s it mean… I won’t go translate it I’ll wait for you to enlighten me, it’ll be more meaningful.

@dappledleaves I agree. I have a few native speakers around to practice with.

Sneki95's avatar

Hаслаждаться means “Enjoy”. It’s read as Naslazhdat’sya. By the way, Duolingo has an option to meet up with other members to learn together. I also remembered this, a great series.

Ltryptophan's avatar

@Sneki95 thanks so much I’m emailing these to myself in case the world of fluther vanishes somehow

Ltryptophan's avatar

@Sneki95 How did you type the russian on the keyboard? I know how to swap my keyboard language… do you swap back and forth or is there a button that let’s you toggle it like on a phone.

Sneki95's avatar

I just click the language bar in the Start menu when I need another alphabet. I don’t know of any special keys.

and truth be told, I copy pasted the word from the Google Translate. Sorry. I do have the keyboard on the computer, though.

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kUr12's avatar

@dappled_leaves..
You are absolutely right.
A person, a companion to talk to.. to have a conversation is needed.
Russians, esp. Ruskie girls and elderly women are good at heart to talk to..
They like love n enjoy..!
They are open to talk to.. Girls are cool.

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