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Ordinal Numbers in Russian Posted by on Nov 2, 2020


На пе́рвый-второ́й рассчита́йсь! This phrase has got to be the only thing I remember from НВП classes in high school (Нача́льная Вое́нная Подгото́вка = basic military training). It’s part of the drill to assign either “first” or “second” to people in a line so that they can easily be divided into two groups for other…

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This Russian Grammar Round-Up Will Make Your Head Spin Posted by on Nov 15, 2011

If you are looking for entertaining and helpful takes on some of the stickier problems of Russian grammar, then this post is for you. NOTE: not all the posts mentioned below were written by me. In fact, I wrote just a tiny portion of them. So if you leave comments on those posts (with links…

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Ten Little Words – Part 2 Posted by on Sep 16, 2011

As promised, here’s the second part of David’s excellent post about the only ten neuter Russian nouns that end in -мя.  Meanings and connections of the words After this digression you couldn’t be blamed if you’ve forgotten the list of «–мя» nouns, but now we’ll go through their meanings and their connections, this time in…

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Ten Little Words – Part 1 Posted by on Sep 15, 2011

Do you remember David Roberts of the “Million Scarlet Roses” post? He’s back with more and I mean lots more insight into Russian language. And don’t be fooled by the title of the post. You will learn way more than 10 little words. And that’s just in Part 1. So here it goes… Grammatical gender…

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Confused About Russian Pronouns? Posted by on Sep 13, 2011

Is Russian grammar confusing? You bet! Just check out this photo I snapped at a Russian store in New Jersey.  Do you ever get frustrated with Russian grammar rules? Are you tired of declension tables, unpredictable word stress and having to memorize endless exceptions from the rules? Well, I am not about to offer a…

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Putin vs. Medvedev Posted by on May 16, 2011

Well, «дорогие читатели» [dear readers], I owe you an apology for abandoning you for so long. I was delayed in returning to England and «в результате» [as a result], I had to do extra work to catch up. «Весь день» [All day], I would be reading. However, now I seem to have caught up, so…

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Russian Numbers – Now With Cases! Posted by on Apr 1, 2010

Not too long ago we had a post here on the blog called “Russian Numbers 0 – 100”. No matter how useful this post might have been (and still is as you’ll see if you go back and read it again), I think I’m speaking for all of us when I say that it didn’t…

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