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24.07.2018

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
14.07.2018

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 […]
06.07.2018

“Прикольно!” – How to Say “It’s Fun!” in Russian

This expression Прикольно! can be translated in English by It is fun!. It is one of the most used slang words in modern Russian language.
07.03.2016

Нечего – Ничего

Если тебе нечего сказать, ничего не говори! (If you have nothing to say, don’t say anything!) You can see in this sentence that we are using […]
07.03.2016

Russian Toponyms

В перестроечные годы в один день слово “Таллин” стало на одну букву длиннее – “Таллинн”. (During the years of the Perestroika, the word “Tallin” gained one […]
29.02.2016

Animate/Inanimate Nouns and Accusative

Following our last article about animate/inanimate nouns in Russian, I wanted to add few things on this subject. Accusative form can have two endings, depending if […]
29.02.2016

Animate/Inanimate Nouns with the Accusative Case

The accusative case is particular in the sense that masculine nouns have two possible endings depending if they are одушевлённые (animate) or неодушевлённые (inanimate). If they […]
17.12.2015

Language Changes and Norms

Facts appearing in the living speech to acquire the status of norms, should necessarily answer to intra-linguistic laws, not in contradiction with the basic tendencies of […]
02.12.2015

Russian Proverbs, Solution of our Game

As promised, it is time to give you the answers of our game from Friday. 1-Ё: Повторение – мать ученья: (Repetition is the mother of learning). […]
30.11.2015

Guess the End of Those Russian Proverbs

Today we decided to make up a quiz for you. It’s quite simple: match the beginning of those proverbs (1-11) with their endings (А-Й). 1 Повторение […]
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