Tag Archives: Russian

27 June 2016

How I Went About Learning Russian and Czech

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.

6 June 2016

Understanding Russia to help you learn Russian

Russian is fascinating. It’s a beautiful language. If you plan to learn Russian, in my experience it helps to understand Russia and Russian culture.

17 April 2016

Google Translate “Doesn’t Work”

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

Similarities and Differences Between the Slavic Languages

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

Learning Russian – the most important tips you need

I wanted give some important tips for learning Russian. First I’ll explain about the writing system, then some interesting things to remember about Russian verbs of motion, aspects of verbs and cases.

14 May 2015

Listening And Reading IS Communicating Effectively

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

Эхо Москвы (Echo Moskvi) at LingQ!

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

About learning Russian

My own personal perspective on Russian, the language, learning it, and to some extent the country and the people.

16 August 2013

Mоe русскoe приключениe

Как я начинал изучать русский, и что это значит для меня.

17 June 2011

The best thing about Russia, the people.

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…