If you are talking about an "onscreen" keyboard, then you need to add the language to your keyboard through the Language & Input settings in the 'Settings' menu on the device you're using. Then you'll be able to switch between languages while using your keyboard.
On my phone it's the Русский keyboard. Русский is apparently Russian for "Russian."
(I don't know if the comment is old, I'm on phone) On android install an app called Kika Keyboard which allows for a russian keyboard. On apple products simply go to settings and switch the language.
If you people are going to treat the lack of a russian alphabet in your phones as an obstacle you're unable to overcome (when you really just need to change your phones settings), then I advice you to give up trying to learn russian alltogether. Cause it's gonna get a whole lot trickier than that...
Not quite... However, Russian alphabet is quite easy to get the hang of—and you deny yourself a huge amount of learning material and information by not doing it.
How can I write this word with the Latin alphabet so that it is accepted? It's too much trouble for me to switch back and forth between the keyboards. Any ideas?
I thought so at first too but on my phone if you press and hold the space bar while swiping left or right then you can easily switch between keyboards. Hope it can be as easy for you.
To ldownload the Russian keyboard, if it's a Samsung device, you can do the following:
Go to: Settings > Language and Input > Samsung Keyboard > + Select input languages, and download Русский (Russian).
Once downloaded, you can swipe the spacebar on your keyboard to switch between English and other languages you've added.
Installing, activating, and learning the Russian keyboard:
(Note: I can only speak to how to install and use a Russian keyboard on Windows 10 since that's what I have and use)
(Note: The DuoLingo community also has a sticky thread addressing this issue here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/11449014)
(1) Install the Russian language pack.
Go to "Settings "and find the section "Time Language"; click on it.
There should be 3 options presented in the column on the left: "Date Time", "Region Language", and "Speech"; click "Region Language".
Go to the section "Languages" and click the words "Add a language" next to a large "+" symbol.
A list of languages will be presented. You will have to scroll right to find and click:
- This should install the language pack onto your computer in a matter of seconds.
(2) Toggle your settings to switch to the Russian keyboard in 1 of 2 ways:
- (mouse method) In your toolbar, next to your clock, will be the acronym "ENG". Click it to see a drop-down menu with all the languages that you have installed. You should see the following as one of the choices:
- You should be able to switch back to English at any time by repeating the same step and choosing:
ENG English (United States)
- (keyboard shortcut method) Hold down "Shift" key and then tap "Alt" key once. This will automatically switch you to the next language that you have installed. You should see the acronym near your clock switch from "ENG" to "РУС" to indicate the change.
(This is the method I use for practice on DuoLingo since it allows me to rapidly switch between typing English and Russian responses as needed without having to take my hands off the keys.)
(3) Learn to actually use the Russian keyboard effectively:
Don't expect to automatically be able to type using the Russian keyboard layout right away. You can't hunt-and-peck since while the computer will now be mapped with a Cyrillic alphabet, your physical keyboard will still be written with the Latin one. You're going to have to learn (i) where "new" Cyrillic letters are on the keyboard and (ii) get used to having the shared letters be on a different place on the keyboard.
To learn how to touch-type in Cyrillic, I recommend two things:
(i) Practice regularly using the Russian keyboard layout on keybr.com by using the Russian setting. Start with the smallest alphabet size and lesson length possible and slowly work your way to using more of the Cyrillic alphabet as you get more confident.
(ii) Have a picture of the Russian keyboard readily available on your computer so you can have it as a visible reference for how your keys are mapped when you're typing on DuoLingo. (I've just made it part of my desktop background for quick, easy reference.)
BE PATIENT. In my case, I've only recently gotten to the point where I can successfully touch-type the first six letters (е, а, о, и, т, and н) for a full-length Keybr lesson without it being a frustrating mess. That took about a month and a half of almost daily practice, 10 lessons per day, to get to that point. It will definitely be frustrating at first, but I think it's proven to be really helpful in the long run by making my Russian practice on DuoLingo much more fluid.
I realize there's also virtual keyboards available online. However, I personally think that in the long run, learning to use the physical keyboard to type the Cyrillic alphabet will be much less frustrating.
(If anything above seems wrong or needs elaboration, please ask.)
Never been to Russia. But if anyone out there has, I was curious to know if you can actually get a good pizza over there.
It is the "ts" sound in czar or pitsa (pizza), even though this site will mark you wrong. Stupid, and discouraging indeed.
!!!EVERYONE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO TYPE THE RUSSIAN TEXT!!!
Go to your settings (it doesn't matter what phone you have, all smartphone has this setting) and download the russian keyboard. It will say "Russian" or Русский
I am stock with ❤❤❤❤❤❤ russian. The samsung keyboard doesnt have the application
I cant get this answer right because i dont know how to change it to where i have a russian keyboard
For all the folks talking about how it's easy to get a Russian keyboard on a phone, I'd just like to point out that some of us use a desktop computer. Even though getting an OS to output Cyrillic instead of Latin is relatively simple if you know how, remembering which keys on your keyboard correspond to which Cyrillic characters might not be.
Sure. That is why I would rather recommend a phonetic layout, unless you are 100 % certain Russian will become a big part of your life.