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Cyrillic typing practice

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For those of you who want to practice your typing skills with a Cyrillic keyboard, I recommend this site: http://www.keybr.com/#!game

The typing exercises start out simple with a few letters from the keyboard. As you improve, the system will detect this and add new keys and words to type.

To switch to Russian go to settings -> keyboard layout -> where it says "English" click to get a drop-down menu where you can select "Russian" -> done.

Hope this is helpful!

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/het_aapje
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Bedankt! or should I say... Спасибо :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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If you want a typing tutor to install on your PC, klavaro is good. You can set the keyboard to what you prefer, and it has "lessons" to guide you through gradually learning the Cyrillic keyboard.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan
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Спасибо Kai - this is why I opened the discussion tab and I immediately found your helpful post.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AaronTupaz
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Спасибо. I have been looking for a site like this

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VitorGalvao1
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If you're on windows, you can also use the "On-Screen Keyboard" and switch to Рус

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thalia0712
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does not work!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/VitorGalvao1
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Go to Language preferences > Add language > Russian.

Then just press Alt + Shift to change from English to Russian

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thalia0712
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done that. still not working. guess i have to do a restart to my computer. sometimes it just stops doing things... :S

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pyroblade37

option + command + spacebar autoswitch languages for macs

4 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KaiBark
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It's in Swedish but the practice is good: http://slav.su.se/ryska-tangenter/index.html

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BritasticUK

Damn, this thing looks really really cool, especially the Space Invaders type game, but I can't seem to get it to work with my keyboard (doesn't register the keys correctly?) I'm not sure what the problem is :s

Edit: Didn't have the Russian keyboard switched on properly, neat game :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Psittacosis
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Now this is what I was looking for. THANKS.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KaiBark
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No problem! I just remembered that I have this

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Donny289377

thanks dude!

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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This is great, KaiBark. Thanks!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KaiBark
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No problem, slogger!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ghettosuperstar

oh my god, this is the most fun thing in the world. home row memorized in about 5 minutes. Hahaha. Thank you and kindly accept a lingot, sir.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Awesome resource!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Norrius
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I've always been a fan of Klavogonki. Vse10 was also a good tool to improve my touch typing.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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Agreed, for both. One of the nice things about klavogonki is you get to read little snippets from Russian books as you type, and sometimes you come across books you'd like to read. . . . However, for both, I think, you need to be able to read Russian to navigate around the sites.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mistinthemirror

I found Vse10 the easiest of these to use. Because I know very little Russian, I used google translate to register and read instructions for the exercises.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brina431719
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Thanks! I just installed the Russian keyboard on my computer but then pulled up the Russian keyboard I've installed on my phone and was just 'translating' one on to the other as I typed. This game might be a quicker/better way to learn though!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ymapazagain

So I've been doing this for at least 20 minutes now and I'm still only on the first 6 letters... am I doing something wrong? My speed and accuracy seem okay.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/goldbedr

You have to go into the options and go up to level two, which then uses the next row in the keyboard.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ymapazagain

Oh okay, thanks. I was under the impression that it automatically added the letters as you went. I would have been waiting a while!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/timvermeulen
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It does automatically add letters, it just does so slowly. I'm not sure if waiting for new letters to appear is a more efficient way of learning the keyboard layout, but that's how it is intended.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RKSMT
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I did about twenty minutes too before coming here. It should advance you after you've reached some minimal proficiency.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/northernguy
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http://www.keybr.com/#!game

clunky interface. finally got it working. opened an account with it to store data. immediately stopped working. no help available. Very time consuming to get it to function. Just don't have time.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidWitte7

It does not offer Russian for me. Am I doing something wrong?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/colfin_96
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When you navigate to the site, select "Start Typing Practice". Click away the messages and then select "Settings" at the top right. Navigate to "Keyboard Layout" at the top, select "Russian" from Languages and Layout should also be set automatically. But what I did was download a Russian Mnemonic Keyboard Layout (Windows 10), so that most russian letters that are similar to latin letters are mapped to the equivalent key on our keyboard. It takes a bit of testing around to get it set up properly but I hope this helps you :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DavidWitte7

i figured it all out thank you very much!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/goldbedr

That is amazingly helpful, thanks! I want to be able to type quickly on either a phonetic or regular keyboard, and at work I can't install a phonetic one so this will be priceless.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gingerninja3148

Thank you! This should be helpful because i really need to practice.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Spelamigenpolska

That's amazing, kudos.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ondotarro
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Cпасибо!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RKSMT
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Thanks for helping.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RKSMT
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I'm definitely going to use this to at least get a familiarity with the layout in Russian, but I wonder how far you need to take it because Duolingo itself will progress your typing abilities.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DaraghLogue

sigh take your lingot. Спасибо большое

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/.az
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Awesome!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/filipmc
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Is it down? When I try that website, I only get this error: Cannot read records from database. Because: a mutation was attempted....

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FidgetyRat

Thanks a lot, was looking for a long time for a decent typing coach. Even going to use this for english to train those stubborn pinkies.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/goldbedr

I don't know a single person that uses the right shift key :P

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thalia0712
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i do use it! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eugeniop.
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it really is helpful. many thanks.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sannehoo
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It looks very interesting, but it doesn't seem to be working on mobile. :-(

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mandyz123

thank you so much omg

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/szym_allie

I can't seem to get the keyboard to work for me. It worked in English, but when I switched to Russian in the settings, it wouldn't work anymore. I press the letter corresponded to my keyboard, and it lights up, but it says I'm hitting the English equivalent to the space and will not recognize that it's the same space as the Cyrillic letter I'm pressing. I turned on the Chrome Expansion Cyrillic keyboard which I use fine elsewhere for typing, but that didn't work. I tried it in Internet Explorer and on a different computer but did not work either of those ways. Anyone have the same problem? I was super excited to try this out but can't get a response from anyone that works the page.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/punkdoabc

Obrigado mesmo, Kai E! A maior dificuldade para mim foi teclar, com posições todas diferentes. Sempre subestimei quem faz curso para aprender a digitar. Agora entendo o que os mais velhos falam sobre nós termos "nascido sabendo", heheheh. Abraços!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mariatersa77
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Thanks a lot for this post!! If I can return your useful tip, to switch among the pc keyboard languages, just press Alt-Shift. ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LJijieshvili

Thanks, I've always wondered why Cyrillic keyboards were so different!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AliskaBalet
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Ребятки, Vse10 замечательно работает! Очень рекоммендую! Благодаря этому сайту я теперь здесь и пишу)))

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TessLuvsan2
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http://www.keybr.com/#!game Tried this program today , changed the settings to russian language , however nothing is happening. The cursor wouldn't move to the next letter. The first letter turns red, and that's pretty much of it. I'm not sure why this is the case. Tried every other languages, they are all working. Any suggestions?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Norrius
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You might have installed a different layout (i.e. a phonetic one) in your system. Go to your OS settings, find keyboards and make sure you have the standard Russian layout (йцукен).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TessLuvsan2
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Thank you very much Norrius for your help, it's working now. болшое спасибо.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lokfar
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OMG,thank u very much, this site is awesome!!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/colfin_96
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This is by far the best keyboard exercise site I've learnt with. I tried to learn Dvorak a while back but didn't get very far. Now I'll be using this for Russian though, so thanks, and please have a lingot ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/werothegreat
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This site works for me in English mode, but not in Russian mode. It doesn't let me proceed.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cazort
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I hate this site because when I type a letter wrong, it doesn't let me backspace. This messes with my head and makes me less motivated to continue, and it's unintuitive because the behavior is not at all like typing on other sites.

Do you have any recommendation of how to fix this, or another site that doesn't have this shortcoming?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Osikbro

I can't switch to russian... what is the problem?

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Courtney631688

Спасибо!!

10 months ago