10 Ukrainian Words I Learned in Kiev

Russian and Ukrainian are approximately 60% similar. So, knowing one does help with comprehending the other. However, there are many things that make each language unique. Such as the alphabet, the vocabulary and the grammar. Keep reading to learn more about these differences ❤

Tips for Native English Speakers Learning Russian (Part 2)

If the grammar blows your mind, you get tongue-twisted by common words or you still seem to not be able to express yourself, you’re not alone–you have to work hard, but a rich cultural world opens when you understand Russian that will ultimately enrich your life. Immersion is the best thing you can do to unlock this world. Therefore, I suggest these learning options for students of Russian:

Free Russian Learning Resources on YouTube

Hello hello! Всем привет!! A few months ago, I started writing a series of tips for English speakers learning Russian. You can find Pt. 1 here—> Tips for Native English Speakers Learning Russian (Part 1 of 3) Recently, I shared more tips and also recommended books for learning Russian here->So, you want to start learning Russian?Continue reading “Free Russian Learning Resources on YouTube”

So, you want to start learning Russian? (Five Quick Tips & Book Recommendations)

Dear readers, This will be a short post about tips on how to learn Russian efficiently. These were suggestions from my Russian sociology professor (a Russian historian, Chekhov fan and funny guy) for our five-week stay in Russia 😮 For Part 1 in this series click here —->               1.Continue reading “So, you want to start learning Russian? (Five Quick Tips & Book Recommendations)”

Tips for Native English Speakers Learning Russian (Part 1 of 3)

“Повторе́ние — мать уче́нья.” (= Repetition is the mother of learning.) Learning Russian… you need to master a new alphabet then move to reading syllables until you can read words and short sentences—but that’s not the hardest part! Russian grammar is very complex and there are few Russian-English cognates (mainly modern vocabulary dealing with tourismContinue reading “Tips for Native English Speakers Learning Russian (Part 1 of 3)”