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How to Use Russian Short Form Adjectives Posted by on Mar 22, 2011

All who’re scared of grammar, raise your hands. Ok, maybe raising hands is not the best idea since it prevents me from typing and you – from scrolling through this post. Anyway, «грамматика» [grammar] can be intimidating. This goes for both learners of Russian as a second (or third or fourth) language and native Russian…

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Using the Instrumental Case, Part 1 Posted by on Mar 21, 2011

«Дорогие друзья» [Dear friends], I have a special relationship (for some reason, my phrasing there is reminding me of the “special relationship” between the United States and Great Britain) with «творительный падеж» [the instrumental case]. You see, back in the good old days when I was first starting to learn Russian, «учебник» [the textbook]…

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