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Am I the only one?...

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Am I the only one that has done the Ukrainian course and so the first few Russian lessons are really easy but when I tried the placement test I failed a bunch?

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/BrookeLorren
BrookeLorren
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I didn't do Ukrainian, but I took a year of Russian in high school, am level 5 in German for Russian speakers, and have been doing Russianpod101 for a couple of weeks... I didn't do well on the test either. It's easier to test out of some of the skills individually though.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LangForThought
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I failed miserably while trying to take the Ukrainian test, thinking it'd be like Russian haha turns out the languages are quite different.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dimker
Dimker
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My Ukrainian friend told me that he finds Polish closer to Ukrainian than Russian. As a Russian I can easily read Ukrainian but when I hear it being spoken I usually become very confused.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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The placement test wasn't working when I started Ukrainian, but I suspect I would've had the same problem in reverse. I tested out of several individual skills once I'd taken a tour of the vocab, but although they're similar, they aren't the same. Just like Russian was with Ukrainian, it's a help, but it's not a crib sheet ;)

3 years ago
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