BlogArchive by Category "Learning Russian"
21 Apr 2021
I was about 60 when I started learning Russian and my approach to language learning had always been that you shouldn't focus on grammar. You need to get used to the language through lots of listening and reading. I had done that with Chinese, with Japanese.Read more How I Learned Russian
12 May 2020
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.Read more Similarities & Differences Between the Slavic Languages
4 Feb 2020
A learner at LingQ was having difficulty understanding Russian even when he was able to understand individual words. He just found the overall meaning often difficult to grasp. He decided to "park" his Russian and move on to Spanish instead, which...Read more Russian or Spanish. Difficulties in understanding the language.
Russian is an international language, used in the post-Soviet space as a lingua franca. Russia has rich literature, and has demonstrated genius and excellence in science, music, dance, and many other fields. Perhaps this genius and striving for pe...Read more Why learn Russian?
English is the dominant world language today. The French sometimes promote French as an alternative international language, and historically it was prominent in Europe and today we find it in Africa and North America as well as Europe. Spanish and...Read more Russian as a world language
In three days I am leaving for Europe. One day in Berlin, two days in Riga, on business, and then roughly two weeks in Russia as the reward for my Russian learning. I will spend one week in St. Petersburg, and then one week in Moscow. My only goal...Read more My Russian challenge
I may be going to Russia and so have to fill out a visa application form. Here are just some of the questions. I am not making this up. Father's full name, Mother's full name, Itinerary,places of visit. List all the countries you have visited in t...Read more Russian visa
Just for those people who do not yet know about the avatars at LingQ, I am posting a short video about my own Russian avatar to let you know what they look like. If you want to see the avatars for my other language, where I have been less active, ...Read more My Russian avatar