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Re: Russian Study Group

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:48 pm
by IronMike
neofight78 wrote:"Я люблю русские глаголы" - said nobody ever :P :lol:

More seriously though do report back if there is anything good on aspect.


mamapata wrote:verbs of motion (my faves!)
Said no student EVER!

Re: Russian Study Group

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:51 pm
by blaurebell
IronMike wrote:Said no student EVER!


Almost as popular as genitive plural :lol:

Re: Russian Study Group

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:33 am
by MamaPata
I don't mind genitive plural, but the 'faves' was definitely sarcasm! :lol:

Re: Russian Study Group

Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:55 am
by blaurebell
My "favourites" in the Russian language:

1. Verb aspect - arcane black magic that nobody seems to be able to explain and at least doubles the amount of vocabulary to learn.
2. Verbs of motion - It's doing my head in to go anywhere in Russian, since there seem to be a gazillion ways of getting a single verb wrong. I better just stay home.
3. Cases - Having the potential to make 3-20 additional mistakes in a single sentence and getting confused about who killed whom with what.
4. Participles - Why don't you just accumulate a gazillion verbs in one sentence to make them even harder to understand ...!
5. Word order - It's even more insane than German word order and that's saying quite something.

Oh wait, that's pretty much all of Russian grammar. :lol: :cry:

Re: Russian Study Group

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:19 pm
by neofight78
Has anyone got some good Russian podcast recommendations? I'm looking for the most interesting/entertaining (I realise this is highly subjective). Things like the level of difficulty / availability of transcripts etc are secondary considerations.

Re: Russian Study Group

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:40 pm
by rfnsoares
neofight78 wrote:Has anyone got some good Russian podcast recommendations? I'm looking for the most interesting/entertaining (I realise this is highly subjective). Things like the level of difficulty / availability of transcripts etc are secondary considerations.


I don't know many Russian podcasts, but I use these two ones:
https://russianpodcast.eu/en/ (Tatiana Klimova)
http://echo.msk.ru/ (Exo Moskvi)

I've been using a lot the first one for improving my (meager) vocabulary. There are more than two hundred.

Re: Russian Study Group

Posted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:06 pm
by MamaPata
How is everyone doing? I am struggling along, trying to balance everything. I haven't done anything from the Verbs of Motion book, but I swear I am doing other things.

I came across the Pushkin Institute's website today - they offer online courses in a range of subjects in Russian. They have everything from PR, to computer stuff, to literature. Definitely worth checking out! I'm having a look at some of the literature ones now, so I'll report back if I go ahead with them.

Re: Russian Study Group

Posted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:27 am
by blaurebell
I'm struggling this week, can hardly concentrate, so I'm just doing little bits here and there, no proper studying. I'm one skill away from finishing my Duolingo tree though! I hope next week will be better!

Re: Russian Study Group

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 5:25 pm
by Serafín
blaurebell wrote:My "favourites" in the Russian language:

1. Verb aspect - arcane black magic that nobody seems to be able to explain and at least doubles the amount of vocabulary to learn.
2. Verbs of motion - It's doing my head in to go anywhere in Russian, since there seem to be a gazillion ways of getting a single verb wrong. I better just stay home.
3. Cases - Having the potential to make 3-20 additional mistakes in a single sentence and getting confused about who killed whom with what.
4. Participles - Why don't you just accumulate a gazillion verbs in one sentence to make them even harder to understand ...!
5. Word order - It's even more insane than German word order and that's saying quite something.

Oh wait, that's pretty much all of Russian grammar. :lol: :cry:

I'd like to inquire more about what #4 entails. Examples?

Re: Russian Study Group

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 8:26 pm
by Teango
blaurebell wrote:My "favourites" in the Russian language:

1. Verb aspect - arcane black magic that nobody seems to be able to explain and at least doubles the amount of vocabulary to learn.
2. Verbs of motion - It's doing my head in to go anywhere in Russian, since there seem to be a gazillion ways of getting a single verb wrong. I better just stay home.
3. Cases - Having the potential to make 3-20 additional mistakes in a single sentence and getting confused about who killed whom with what.
4. Participles - Why don't you just accumulate a gazillion verbs in one sentence to make them even harder to understand ...!
5. Word order - It's even more insane than German word order and that's saying quite something.

Oh wait, that's pretty much all of Russian grammar. :lol: :cry:

And if that weren't already enough to outwit a sleuth of bears...there's ударение (grammatical stress) roulette - placé your bеts now!