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Cossack or Kazakh: What’s The Difference and What To Call Them In Russian? Posted by on Sep 14, 2017

Kazakh dance

You might have come across several similar words in English: cossack, kazakh, perhaps even kozak or kazak. You probably know they refer to groups of people, but which groups? Are they interchangeable? This post will explain the corresponding words and their definitions in Russian so next time you come across any of them, it will be a little clearer.…

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Describe Your Boat Ride In Russian Posted by on Sep 11, 2017

three boats

If you took any boat rides over the summer, perhaps you would like to learn to talk about your boating adventures in Russian! Types of Boats First of all, I’d like to point out that while in English you may sometimes hear a large vessel (судно) called a boat, in Russian this kind of vessel…

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Russian For Farming Posted by on Aug 30, 2017


Do you like gardening, or perhaps you farm for a living? Then you would probably like to know how to talk about growing things in Russian. This post will list a few common farming words to get you started. Сад Сад translates as a garden or an orchard and is an important word for agriculture…

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6 Russian Words For Talking About The Solar Eclipse Posted by on Aug 28, 2017

partial solar eclipse

On August 21, people in North America could view a solar eclipse for the first time in 38 years. If you would like to discuss this rare event with your friends, here are six Russian words you may need. Затмение The basic word to know is затмение, eclipse. This word is related to тёмный (dark)…

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Новый блогер: An Interview with Pat Goodridge Posted by on Aug 22, 2017

Всем привет! There’s a new Russian blogger in town. My name is Pat, and I am proud to introduce myself as Transparent Language’s new Russian Language blogger! This opportunity to contribute to one of the most innovative, effective language-learning systems ever created is an honor. I am poised to give readers the best my knowledge,…

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