Thanks for the advice, both
I did start going through the learnrussian.rt.com lessons a while ago... maybe it was at the start of last year... and I did find them really good. I stopped at some point because I felt like I was using too many different resources and that it would be better just to focus on one course, finish that, then move on to something else. But maybe I should go back to them now
The only thing I found frustrating was that sometimes when I got an answer wrong, it was really hard to work out what the correct answer should have been.
The children's books I've got are very short; they're for children who are just learning to read. So I don't think I would spend very long reading them once I start, but I appreciate the point you're making.
Does anyone else feel like it's already been January forever?
I was looking forward to working from home tomorrow, and so having a lie in, but at the last minute something cropped up that necessitates me going into the office so now I'm annoyed!Russian
I managed a whole 30 minutes of Memrise today
I started doing it on the train, then realised I only had seven words due for review and there was no point me trying to start learning the new words from chapter 11 because I hadn't added the audio yet. I feel like it's dangerous to learn new Russian vocabulary without knowing how it's supposed to be pronounced. So in the end I downloaded Memrise's "Russian 1" course and started working through that. I did complete it and move onto "Russian 2" at some point last year, but then I deleted both courses in an attempt to rationalise my Memrise. They are really useful courses though and I'd forgotten how good they were for using on the train, because the audio is really nice and clear so you can hear it properly even when there's background noise (as opposed to my audio downloaded from Forvo, which is always a bit mixed in quality).
This evening I have downloaded/uploaded all the Forvo audio for my new chapter 11 words anyway, so I can make a start on learning that tomorrow morning.Total time = 49 minutes. Streak = 10 daysCroatian
After three episodes of 'Dnevnik' I am starting to get hooked. I am looking forward to tonight's episode to get an update on the Croatian government's attempts to buy fighter planes from the Israelis (this has been the lead story for three days in a row). Last night the story was all about how the Croatian president was denying ever having seen a "non-paper" which apparently suggested this was never going to work out. My mind was blown - what on earth is a "non-paper"?! It sounds like a word out of 1984 or something like that and to start with I figured the Croatians must have made it up
But then I googled it and Wiktionary says it is a proper word. So I guess I just managed to learn a new English word by watching Croatian news