Clothes in Russian – with audio!

Download Russian audiovocabulary – text and audio   одежда – clothes спортивная одежда – sportswear повседневная одежда – casual wear костюм – suit деловой костюм — business suit юбка – skirt платье – dress вечернее платье — evening dress , evening gown блузка – blouse рубашка – shirt майка — singlet, tank-top футболка – T-shirt[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]