About nine years ago I started learning Russian and if it has proven anything, it is that learning a language is a long, long road. It’s also an enjoyable road because you never get to the end of it. If it ended I’d be unhappy, so I’ve been at it a long time. Let’s trace why I even started with Russian.
Tag Archives: Russian
27 June 2016
6 June 2016
In this the second part of the series on Russian, I write about the writing system, cases, verbs of motion and aspects of verbs.
The Russian writing system is almost parallel to the Latin alphabet. This is no surprise because both the Russian and Latin alphabets come from the Greek alphabet.
17 April 2016
I hear all the time that Google Translate doesn’t work. It’s not accurate. It’s this and that. I think Google Translate is a tremendous resource and not only for language learners. It’s not 100% and it’s better for some languages than others, but I find it extremely useful.
28 March 2016
The most popularly spoken Slavic languages are Russian, Belarusian and Ukrainian in the east, Polish, Czech and Slovakian in the west and then the the languages of the former Yugoslavia in the south.
20 December 2015
Today I’m going to talk about Russian, my experience with Russian, about how I learned the language, some comments about the language. I’m going to begin by explaining a bit about Russia and Russian culture as I perceive it.
14 May 2015
This is a transcript of one of my YouTube Videos – To keep up with my latest thoughts on language learning, subscribe to my YouTube Channel. Hi there, Steve Kaufmann. Here I am again in Palm Springs. My wife and I bought a little house here so that we can come here in the winter. We […]
17 August 2013
LingQ has obtained permission to use content from Echo Moskvi in our Russian Library. We will be adding lots of their lively interviews to LingQ. They are great for learning Russian and will be available for free download from our site. But for the real thing visit Echo at their site.
17 August 2013
My own personal perspective on Russian, the language, learning it, and to some extent the country and the people.
16 August 2013
Как я начинал изучать русский, и что это значит для меня.
17 June 2011
Over the next week or so I will be posting about my visit to Russia. This trip far exceeded my expectations. I thoroughly enjoyed myself. It was like a reward for my more than one thousand hours of listening to and reading Russian. Being surrounde…