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Meaning of Russian Names

By Vlada Koroleva
Did you know that Vladimir means "owning the world" and Svetlana - a "woman of light"? Here is some interesting info that you may not learn in your Russian lessons but can impress your Russian friends with!

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Russian Surnames

By Vlada Koroleva
While learning Russian, working and socializing with Russians, reading Russian literature, we come across a lot of Russian surnames. This is an interesting subject that you will probably not touch upon in your Russian lessons. So here is a bit of information about our surnames.

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Changes in modern Russian

By Vlada Koroleva
How much does a language change over time? And should learners be aware of these changes? Here are a few observations about what is happening to Russian these days.

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Russian ways of address

By Vlada Koroleva
An important component of successful communication in a foreign language is to know how to address people you are talking to. You might know the right thing to say, but how do you start... So how do Russians address each other?

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Syntax in a language is concerned with the study of the structure of a sentence. Subject, predicate, object - these are all syntax terms. A non-linguist may say - why do I need to know these terms? The thing is, in Russian they are rather important to understand because they help us use the complex but beautiful system of Russian grammar correctly and efficiently.

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Russian Grammar

By Vlada Koroleva
What should you know about learning Russian grammar if you are considering taking a Russian course? Here are the main features of Russian grammar that you need to be aware of, if you are about to start learning Russian.

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I'll tell you one of the greatest news for a foreign learner of Russian: the Russian language is practically uniform throughout the whole Russian speaking world!

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Russian Pronunciation

By Vlada Koroleva
Starting to learn Russian as a foreign language, you may wonder - how important is it to sound authentic or at least respectably accurate when you speak? Is a good accent important?

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Russian Vocabulary

By Vlada Koroleva
How many of all those words that you are trying to learn in Russian lessons, are actually Russian? And how many of them do you have to learn?

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What are the main facts about the Russian language – the language that we at Just Russian are striving to learn and teach? What should you expect if you have decided to learn Russian or if you’re just considering taking Russian lessons?

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A typical worry of a learner at the beginning of a Russian course is that Russian is a difficult language. Here is an honest opinion of an experienced Russian teacher: it is and it isn't.

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