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Russian language learning difficulties

Postby Mesha » Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:37 am

Hello, Am creating a course for new students who want to learn the Russian language, I just want to understand what are the biggest problems that faced you and what kind of help do you need or wished you had while you were learning the language (online learning)?
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Re: Russian language learning difficulties

Postby Iversen » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:35 pm

When to use imperfective verbs versus perfective verbs
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Re: Russian language learning difficulties

Postby ilmari » Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:18 am

verbs of movement
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Re: Russian language learning difficulties

Postby Deinonysus » Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:36 am

I think minimal pair drills would be great, especially for hard and soft versions of consonants.
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Re: Russian language learning difficulties

Postby neofight78 » Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:06 am

As a monolingual native English speaker: cases, imperfective vs perfective, щ vs ш, чтобы + past tense, some of the uses of dative case.
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Re: Russian language learning difficulties

Postby Teango » Fri Jan 22, 2021 7:03 am

Stress placement in Russian can be...well...stressful at times. :roll:
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Re: Russian language learning difficulties

Postby IronMike » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:41 am

Stupid motion verbs.
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Re: Russian language learning difficulties

Postby fresh_air » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:13 pm

Iversen wrote:When to use imperfective verbs versus perfective verbs

Learning their forms is a pain too.
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