The idea of this Russian language blog in the Private Russian Class site has arisen as a result of answers to frequently asked questions about specific difficulties in learning Russian language for beginners. They were asked by both our numerous students and Facebook page subscribers.
Some nuances can be explained literally in a nutshell, but some of the issues are quite indicative and fundamental. Therefore, they deserve separate posts with visual tables explaining how to speak Russian correctly in certain conversational situations.
We all love and can play various games, sports and probably instruments. In Russian, we say that grammatically different, depending on… (Read more…)
Today, let me show you how to express the necessity of something. Of course, there are plenty of ways, but the easiest and the most common is with the word нужен need/to be needed/necessary… (Read more…)
Talking about the weather is believed to be a compulsory topic during any conversation in England. But Russian-speaking people are also happy to speak about it in person and even by Skype or Zoom… (Read more…)
The tradition of New Year’s resolutions came to Russian-speaking countries relatively recently and has already become quite popular. People need to have some kind of “push” to start a new life… (Read more…)
For an English speaker, or anyone else not familiar with the Cyrillic alphabet, the idea of learning Russian might feel like a daunting task. Memorizing new words… (Read more…)
It is believed that the verb aspect is one of the most complicated grammar topics. Today, I will have to try to prove the opposite. (Read more…)
Maybe today it’s a good time to show off your intelligence and start using participles in written and oral language. Just like in this meme… (Read more…)
Today, let’s cover such an essential but significant grammar topic as adjectives… (Read more…)
We continue to introduce you prefixed verbs of motion. And the next portion of them for today is… (Read more…)
Today let’s avoid grammar issues and learn different types of meat that you have to know, ordering meal at the restaurant, food court or buying food at the supermarket… (Read more…)
It is time to meet or refresh some verbs of motion with prefixes. At first sight, they seem very complicated and are not worth learning. However, if to start getting… (Read more…)
Today we are learning the portion of the most important verbs that we use talking about our everyday life. Despite their big role and widespread usage, the conjugation… (Read more…)
There is a big diversity of the verbs of motion (VoM) in Russian. Traditionally, we learn verbs of the motion without prefixes first, and with prefixes… (Read more…)
You all know how to express reason of something with the conjunction because – «потому что». And it’s the most neutral option. Let’s see what other… (Read more…)
It’s time to learn how to say parts of the body in Russian and use them in the sentences correctly. So, in the picture you can see the common parts of the body. (Read more…)
Here you are seasons and months. Be careful with forms of the seasons, answering “When?” – “Когда?”. We use them without any preposition and the word form… (Read more…)
Fruitful expressions in Russian blog
Sometimes we have to concentrate not only on grammar and vocabulary, but also on certain cultural characteristics. Although they do not help to speak and write directly, they help to understand the context or subtle shades in the relevance of certain phrases. The latter is relevant for students with good language skills.
During online Russian classes in Zoom as a private tutors, we have situations when a student cannot find the appropriate equivalent in the target language quickly and helplessly inserts a word from his native language. So in practice, we know which tips are really useful, and which ones will remain a dead weight in someone’s memory or will disappear from a head without a trace.
At first, we had been answering the students’ questions in private messages, but then we began to draw up tips on a page on the social network. Old posts will not be moved here, so you can familiarize yourself with those life hacks right on Facebook. There you can find out about how to:
• use verbs of motion;
• express time regularity;
• distinguish words of direction and location;
• give your opinion in different ways;
• navigate in real and “false” verbs of motion;
• differentiate the idea of “to able to” and “to know how to”;
• express the time of the day;
• understand the nuances of Russian words “to bump into”, “to meet”, “to date someone” etc.
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