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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaitlynV.Ellis

Russian keyboard?

Hi, I just started taking the Russian course this morning, and I'm still having a bit of problem with accent marks. It keeps telling me to get a Russian keyboard, but I don't know how. Could someone help me? Spasibo. (Thank you.)

November 3, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaitlynV.Ellis

I found you again! Thanks so much, you've helped me out a lot today, I don't know if you remember, but earlier I was asking even more questions a bout accent marks and you helped with that. I'd just like to thank you for being kind.


[deactivated user]

    You're welcome ;)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaitlynV.Ellis

    Wow, I said thank you again without seeing your other comment so now I just sound weird. Oh wait, I always sound weird.


    [deactivated user]

      As the Russian accent :D it sounds very wired for me, but I'd love to speak Russian ;) good luck with the course, Пока!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Berniebud

      What do you mean by accent marks? If you mean letters like é/ó/á/etc, those are just for learning purposes, they're not actually a part of Russian.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaitlynV.Ellis

      Yes, I do mean those. And I know they're just for learning purposes but it's still counting my answers as wrong without them. It's stopped doing that as much now though. Anyways, thank you. (And how you did you type the letters with the accent marks? If you don't mind me asking. You don't have to answer if you don't want to.)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Berniebud

      That's strange. That doesn't happen to me. Are you using Cyrillic or the English alphabet?

      As for how I did the accent marks, I just used the Swedish keyboard layout to type them. Though it could be any other keyboard language that uses accent marks. I don't know how to add them in Cyrillic.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaitlynV.Ellis

      Thank's! And I'm using the English alphabet, I still haven't changed the keyboard or just looked around for a button I'm not seeing to add accent marks. My friends at school who take courses like French or Spanish (I live up in Maine, an American state, an we're right near Canada, so a lot of people learn French. Although I haven't started yet myself. I will though.) say that it let's them do that with those languages, but Russian is a VERY different language from those two, so it might not be an option.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slogger

      There have been a gazillion posts about this already. This should have the information that you need. Best of success!


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaitlynV.Ellis

      Thank you. So sorry for my late reply though.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/slogger

      You're welcome. No problem about your not replying right away. Hope you are set w/ Cyrillic, etc., Best of success w/ Russian. It is very worth learning.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/berea.r

      If you're on a computer, you can download an on-screen Cyrillic keyboard. If you're on a smartphone, you can get a Russian keyboard on settings or you can download one from the App Store. On an iPhone, go to settings > general > keyboard > keyboards > add new keyboard.

      Hope this helped.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaitlynV.Ellis

      Thank you, actually, all of these comments are helpful. I think that I just need to calm down a bit, as the course is still in beta. Spasibo! (Thank you in Russian. I've been self teaching myself the language for a little over a year but still only know a bout %3 of it.)


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaitlynV.Ellis

      Thank you so much, you're all so kind! I know I sound like I'm exaggerating, but I've been waiting a long while for this, and self teaching yourself a language is harder than you might think. (Also, I've grown up with at least two extremely rude, unkind people in my life for pretty much the entire time I've been alive, so it makes me happy to be treated kindly.)

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