Russian Study Group

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leosmith
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby leosmith » Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:14 am

IronMike wrote:He was commenting on how great the view was of Lake Geneva, a "million-dollar view" for only 23 баца. At least that's what it sounded like.

Sounds like баца to me too.
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Dragon27
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby Dragon27 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:28 am

No, it's definitely "бакса".
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TheBlackRussian
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby TheBlackRussian » Thu Jan 23, 2020 8:00 pm

Kess wrote:
Haiku D'etat wrote:I've recently bought this book:

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I'm wondering - how do I use it :lol:? It's a list of roots, and words based on those roots, with example sentences. There's always the instinct to stick them in Anki and work my way through them, but I don't know how to organise the cards effectively. I want to get a deep appreciation for the links between words via their roots, but also focus my studying on the most important words first, rather than taking a scatter-gun approach and learning all entries indiscriminately. Does anyone have experience in using such bare reference lists?



i downloaded this book free. if anybody need i can share.


Im interested ! :shock:
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Iversen
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby Iversen » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:12 am

I have got that book in its paper version and paid good money for it, but I don't like it. It does have example sentences with translations, and that's fine, but it lacks elementary information about the words it quotes - like whether a verb is perfective or imperfective and things like that.
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IronMike
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby IronMike » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:20 pm

That book is a good reference, but that's about it.

A good book for "root" studying, if you can find them, is the когда не помогают словари series.

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Lots of exercises and explanations, all in Russian. There's 3 parts. If you can find them, they're worth the money. Actually, all the Серия «Русский язык как иностранный (Флинта)» are worth the money.
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby Ingaræð » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:48 pm

Hi!

I've had the crazy idea of attempting a TRKI exam this summer, so thought I'd join the group for some motivation and support. I'm a false beginner and I'm starting back with Assimil Russian, picking up roughly from where I left off last time. There doesn't seem to be much on the internet in terms of exam content or other peoples' experiences, but hopefully that won't be too much of a hindrance!
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MamaPata
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby MamaPata » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:09 am

Ingaræð wrote:Hi!

I've had the crazy idea of attempting a TRKI exam this summer, so thought I'd join the group for some motivation and support. I'm a false beginner and I'm starting back with Assimil Russian, picking up roughly from where I left off last time. There doesn't seem to be much on the internet in terms of exam content or other peoples' experiences, but hopefully that won't be too much of a hindrance!


Exciting, I’ll be interested to hear your experience!
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Re: Russian Study Group

Postby Dissonance » Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:34 pm

Привет, народ;)
Как успехи в постижении русского?;)
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