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Any experience with Russian?
December 13, 2011
15:23
Anmids
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Have any of you tried to hack Russian? Experiences? 

 

Thank you!

December 13, 2011
15:55
Alasdair
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Doing so right now.

 

I'll get back to you on the 'experiences' thing once I can string together a sentence without pulling a muscle. 

December 13, 2011
20:40
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Studying it for about 2 years...still babbling a lot...

Native:            Advanced: English (American)       Intermediate: Russian       Beginner:       Wishlist:   http://russoparabrasileiros.wordpress.com/  Feel free to PM me!
December 31, 2012
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Alasdair said
Doing so right now.

 

I'll get back to you on the 'experiences' thing once I can string together a sentence without pulling a muscle. 

How did you get on with this one?  I've been using the Linkword language course which seems to be good; only, it takes a long time for my brain to retain words and structure.  Surely there is a faster way :)

 

Adam

January 2, 2013
12:26
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I bought this book from the local library recently:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SCHAUMS-OUTLINE-OF-RUSSIAN-VOCABU-RAY-PARROTT-ALFIA-A-RAKOVA-PAPERBACK-NEW-/390510907316?pt=US_Nonfiction_Book&hash=item5aec438fb4

It's interesting and self-explanatory, I'd totally recommend it to you as a guide. Udachi!

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January 22, 2013
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I'm learning Russian now, while in Russia.

 

Russian is... It really does drive me crazy and it's taking me an incredibly long time to learn anything. (Which I don't normally have to deal with! :P ) But I really love it. I'm clinging to the belief that it's tough at the beginning but gets easier (in comparison to say, French and Spanish, where it's easy at the beginning but tough later). I will admit that I still can't read the handwritten alphabet. I use it fine, I can read printed alphabet, but I can't read words handwritten unless it's really clear (and not joined). 

 

I quite like the grammar, but I do find it mindbogglingly random. Nobody can quite explain to me how you know which ending s to add to verbs. So learning the endings isn't a problem, but knowing which go where is.

 

I don't really know how to sum it up. Do you have any specific questions? What's your language experience? Have you started learning it? Do you want resources?

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