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Colors in Russian – Цвета

Here are colors in Russian. Listen to the audio and check your pronunciation! Sign up for our newsletter to get regular updates on Russian grammar, vocabulary and culture. Download audio – Colors in Russian красный  – red оранжевый   – orange жёлтый – yellow зеленый – green голубой – light blue синий – blue фиолетовый[…]

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How to install Russian keyboard on your computer or phone

My students regularly ask me how to install the Russian keyboard on their computer, smartphone and other devices. Here are some useful tips.  Any comments are welcome! How to add Russian keyboard for Windows 10 Enter the Control Panel. Under Clock, Language and Region, click Change input methods. Click Add language, and choose Russian. Now the Russian language layout will[…]

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Vladimir Mayakovsky – A Cloud in Trousers

Vladimir Mayakovsky is one of my favourite Russian poets. I was really impressed by this video: Aleksandr Petrov is reading a piece from Mayakovsky’s  A Cloud in Trousers.  Powerful interpretation! Translation originally posted here: You swept in abruptly like “take it or leave it!” Mauling your suede gloves, you declared: “D’ you know, I’m getting[…]

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Basic Russian phrases: How are you? – Как дела?

How to ask  ‘How are you”‘ in Russian? Gestures and colors will help you to memorise the answers. Watch the video, repeat after me and copy the intonation. КАК ДЕЛА́? – How are you? Отли́чно – excellent О́чень хорошо́ – very good Хорошо́ – good Норма́льно – not bad (literally – normal) Непло́хо – not bad Пло́хо[…]

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Russische avontuur

Een van mijn studenten, Ryan Miller vertelt over zijn ervaringen in Rusland. Ryan komt uit California en werkt als docent Engels. Hier is zijn verhaal: I traveled to St. Petersburg in 2006 having never studied Russian and unable to even say “zdravstvuyte.” I got off a bus in the middle of the night in January.[…]