Lessons · Recommendations

Free Russian Lessons With Sasha

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Lessons

Russian Alphabet Lesson

In this lesson you are going to learn all about the Russian alphabet! Russians write with an alphabet called the Cyrillic script. You will notice that many Cyrillic letters look similar to Latin letters (we use the Latin alphabet), because both alphabets descend from the Greek alphabet. This lesson will teach you how to read,… Continue reading Russian Alphabet Lesson

Grammar

Aspect in Russian verbs

The Russian verb system is dominated by aspect. You must learn aspect to understand Russian verbs. Unfortunately, many English speakers have trouble understanding the concept of aspect because our language doesn’t have it. Most Russian verbs have two aspects: imperfective and perfective. There is an imperfective form and a perfective form. Perfective verbs are usually… Continue reading Aspect in Russian verbs

Grammar · Vocabulary

Russian Prefixes, Derivational Morphology

In this post we are going to learn about how a few affixes can drastically alter the meaning of a word. Affixes are small words that are attached before a word (prefixes) or after a word (suffixes). In Russian, these affixes may be attached to nouns, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, you name it… *Note: when referring… Continue reading Russian Prefixes, Derivational Morphology

Phonology

Dialects of the Russian Language

There are a large number of dialects of the Russian language. So far, you have probably only been exposed to Standard Russian. Standard Russian is the “Moscow dialect” that nearly every student of Russian learns about first. Linguists typically divide Russian dialects into three groups: Northern, Central, and Southern. The Central Russian dialects are transitional… Continue reading Dialects of the Russian Language

Grammar · Vocabulary

Telling Time in Russian

Time is very important. It’s what clocks measure. It’s what keeps everything from happening at once. Without time, everything would be chaotic and crazy! You already know how to tell time in English. But what about in Russian? That’s what we’re going to learn about today :). So if you don’t know how to tell… Continue reading Telling Time in Russian

Reading/Writing

Cyrillic and how to learn it

The Russian language uses its own form of the Cyrillic script (Кириллица in Russian). Several other Slavic and non-Slavic languages also use Cyrillic. If you can already read Cyrillic just fine, that’s great, but this post will still be useful to you. If you have absolutely no knowledge at all, then this is a great… Continue reading Cyrillic and how to learn it