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4 Online Courses For Learning Subject-Specific Vocabulary in Russian Posted by on Mar 1, 2018


Perhaps you have mastered the basics of everyday conversation but still can’t talk about your specific area of knowledge in Russian. Say, your university degree is in physics, but you don’t know how to say “pump” in Russian. One way to build your subject-specific vocabulary is to sign up for an online class in an…

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Add Emotion to Your Russian: Emphatic Particles (Part I) Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

parents with daughter in a field

Whenever I read English translations of Russian literature, they strike me as rather matter-of-fact. This may be because Russian often not only describes reality but also expresses the author’s attitude towards it. One way of doing that is through particles (частицы). Take a look at this excerpt from the story “Записки на чинаровых листьях” (“Notes…

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Russian Skill Check: Can You Translate This? Posted by on Nov 12, 2014

Recently I found out that Russian President Vladimir Putin was ranked by Forbes Magazine as the most powerful person in the world; this was the second year in a row that he has earned this title. I decided that writing an article on the subject while weaving in some Russian sentences might be a good…

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