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Uncountable Concrete Nouns

Some nouns in Russian can only be used with the singular form. Among them can be found nouns that define Полезные ископаемые (minerals): золото (gold), нефть […]

How to Say “It’s Cool!” in Russian

If you’ve been in Russia, you probably heard young people using the word “круто!”. Let’s see how we use this expression: Если встретишь Ивана, не узнаешь: […]

When Words Take a Different Meaning in Slang

Today, I would like to show you some verbs whose direct meaning and value have been changed to a completely different meaning concerning dishonest actions related […]

When Written and Oral Speech Meet

Nowadays people spend a long time on internet, searching for information, reading articles and books, watching various programmes… And of course, exchanging ideas. And communicating in […]

Russian Idioms and Money

Гоняться за длинным рублём “Гоняться за длинным рублём” (Chasing the big money). Tак мы говорят о людях, которые хотят получить много денег, но без особого труда […]

Russian Idioms: Морочить голову

Морочить голову (to pull somebody’s leg). Морочить means to fool. So when you “Морочишь голову кому-либо” you just try to cheat or to joke on somebody […]

Prepositions “в” and “на” with the Prepositional Case

Today I would like to bring your attention on two Russian prepositions that can be confusing for foreigners, the prepositions на and в

Russian Words Evolution

Russian language is very rich. Knowing the origin and the meaning of the stem of a word, and the associated words that have been created from […]

Russian Idioms: Hard nut to crack

Hard nut to crack, this is how we call people which are slow to understand or which are difficult to persuade to agree on anything

Russian Idiom: The Orphan of Kazan

The orphan of Kazan such is the name given to people who can not help complaining about everything, especially about how hard their life is, often […]