How do you learn Russian? Some of the articles below include some helpful tips and tricks to help you learn faster and make friends.



How to Tell if Someone is Russian – So You Can Practice Russian

When you are starting to learn Russian, it’s a lot of fun to meet Russians and try to talk to them in Russian. This is usually a very pleasant way to make new friends. However, when you are just starting out, it’s really hard to tell the difference between a . . . 
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The Most Overlooked Tool for Beginners Learning Russian

When you speak Italian, you need to open your mouth wide. When you speak American English, you need to open your mouth about halfway. But when you speak Russian, you need to keep your mouth mostly closed. One of the most important pieces of advice I can give you when . . . 
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The Russian Alphabet Makes Learning Russian Easier

If you are just starting to study Russian, you should know that the Russian alphabet will make learning Russian easier, not harder. It’s fun, and it’s not hard to learn. However, I don’t recommend that you start learning Russian by learning the alphabet. That’s not a good place to start. . . . 
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Why Russians Don’t Have What We Call “Fun”

Before you start studying foreign languages, you tend to think that every language has a way of saying the things that you currently say in your language. However, this really isn’t the case. What you will find when you learn another language, like Russian, is that it has ways of . . . 
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Roll Your Russian R’s Like a Ruski

If you are a native speaker of English who is just starting to learn Russian, you may not know how to roll your Rs. Russian has two different rolled-R sounds. One is a trilled rolled R, but the more common rolled-R sound is a lightly rolled R that you might . . . 
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Warning: Common Russian Learning Tip That Will Waste Your Time

If you go to the bookstore and buy to help you learn Russian, it will probably make a big deal over the common words in Russian and English. Don’t waste your time. Yes, I could sit at my computer and make up a long list of Russian words that sound . . . 
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Common Side Effect of Learning Russian

Learning Russian is sort of like taking up a new sport. If you haven’t been keeping the muscles used for your new sport in good shape by playing some other similar sport, it’s very likely that you will get very sore the first few times you do it. You have . . . 
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How to Learn the Russian Alphabet

When most people start to learn Russian, the first thing they usually decide to do is learn the Russian alphabet. This doesn’t hurt too much as long as you don’t loose your enthusiasm for learning to speak Russian while you are trying to learn the alphabet. Whatever your reasons for . . . 
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How to Say Hello in Russian

by Brent Van Arsdell People ask me all the time, “How do you say hello in Russian?” We’ll here’s how to learn to say Здравствуйте, the Russian word for hello, in about five minutes. First I’m going to teach you how to say it very slowly, then at normal speed. . . . 
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Unusual Student Proves You Can Learn Russian

I spoke with a Russian language teacher who told me an interesting story. She said that last semester she’d had a student in her Russian class who had Down’s syndrome. He never missed a class and studied very hard, and when the semester was over, he didn’t get the best . . . 
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