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

Reviews

Rosetta Stone Russian Review

I’m sure you have heard of this software before: Rosetta Stone. When many people think of learning a new language, they automatically think of Rosetta Stone. But is it worth the money? Does it work? Read my review to find out! 🙂 I don’t want to spoil the review for you, but my answers are… Continue reading Rosetta Stone Russian Review

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

Reading/Writing

Why does Cyrillic look the way it does?

Have you ever wondered why Russian’s Cyrillic letters look the way they do? The earliest form of Cyrillic was based on the Greek uncial script and the Glagolitic alphabet. The Glagolitic alphabet was created by the monks St. Cyril and St. Methodius in the 9th century. Many people believe that Cyril and Methodius created Cyrillic,… Continue reading Why does Cyrillic look the way it does?

Russia

Russian Wikipedia Protests Against Censorship

So, I was trying to access the Russian-language Wikipedia to work on a blog post that I’ve had in mind, and was wondering “Why the heck isn’t the Russian Wikipedia working?!” Well, I just found out that the Russian Wikipedia is on strike over a bill that proposes a unified digital blacklist of all websites… Continue reading Russian Wikipedia Protests Against Censorship

Recommendations

Do-it-yourself language immersion

I just read a great article on how to mimic immersion in a language at home, without visiting/living in the country where it’s spoken! The guy writes about French in this article, but it may be applied to any language — including Russian! So, check it out here!

Vocabulary

Personal Pronouns

Ah, the personal pronouns. At first, they looked really difficult because they change more than English’s personal pronouns…but now, after months of practicing them, they aren’t too bad. Let’s take a look at Russian’s personal pronouns! Remember that the third person pronouns add (н) when they have a preposition, so you would say “к нему”… Continue reading Personal Pronouns