Archive for August, 2017

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

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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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Russian Verbs Related To Ставить Posted by on Aug 21, 2017


As our returning readers know, learning Russian verbs is easier and more fun when you can meet an entire verb “family.” We are continuing our popular series on Russian verbs with the same root by looking at verbs with the -став- root. Ставить At its most basic, ставить (imperf.)/поставить (perf.) means to put. Note that…

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Kaboom: Impact Noises in Russian Posted by on Aug 9, 2017

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If you are a learner of Russian, I bet your classes did not go into onomatopoeia in any detail. There are many words whose name imitates the sound of that thing, creature, or action, but let us concentrate on a type most likely to be seen in a comic book — the sounds of objects…

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Two Ways of Saying “For” in Russian: What’s The Difference Between Для And За? Posted by on Aug 3, 2017

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If you look up “for” in a Russian dictionary, you will see at least two options — для and за. I will list some of the most common scenarios where you would use either preposition so you can grasp the difference better. За + accusative Support За expresses someone’s support of a particular cause, candidate…

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