Russian 101: How To Read Russian
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September 4, 2021 at 2:55 PM #443955GZeusHParticipant
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Would be Max from St. Petersburg:
I like him because (1) you can turn on closed captions in English; (2) new words, phrases and colloquialisms are put up on screen and defined; (3) he enunciates clearly and never mumbles and (4) he covers everyday topics so you can develop a good vocabulary.
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September 4, 2021 at 4:37 PM #443961jbnwParticipant
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My fiancee says English is harder. Russian pronunciation is more consistent, but in English you just have to know the pronunciation of many words.
Think through, thought, bough and slough just as examples. And for the last, is it “slew” or “stuff”? You don’t even know until you find out if it’s referring to a river or a snake!
September 4, 2021 at 6:40 PM #443974Passionate ProgressiveParticipant
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Thank you for posting this.
It’s important to understanding Russian culture to recognize there are linkages between the Slavic language and Eastern (vs. western/Latin) orthodoxy…And under Putin – he has introduced the concept of pluriculturalism vs. multi-culturalism (as in the US)….I heard Putin discuss languages and the Soviet WWII experience and how the Soviet Union with so many (>100) ethnic groups, all came together to fight for the Soviet Union…Children in schools were required to learn three languages – their ethnic tongue, Russian and a third language.
I’ve found this site helpful to keep my language skills honed – that is reading; and trying to learn to converse.
This site also offers online classes – ‘boot camp’….
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September 19, 2021 at 1:49 AM #446165So Far From HeavenKeymaster
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I’m just making sure I didn’t crash the damn site just now….
September 19, 2021 at 3:45 AM #446176mrdmkParticipant
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I mean don’t you trust YouTube’s AI systems moderation. They worked read hard to write that program. As a matter of fact, YouTube’s moderation system errs on the side of caution. Sooo… nothing to worry about!
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