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Russian vs Polish

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Few days ago Russian for English speaker was released. I want to learn it because it sounds so elegant and to explore the Russian culture. As I climb up to the tree I find it a little bit hard because of the stresses and vowel reductions. Now another Slavic language, Polish is 99.3% done, it's so tempting right? So should I grab Russian and start focusing into it or maybe wait 'till Polish will be in beta? I think Polish has the edge because it doesn't use the Cyrillic alphabet but they say it is more complex than Russian. I want Russian so bad but the Stress, spelling, vowel reduction is turning me off.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/PolyglAna
PolyglAna
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I felt the same way, that's why I chose Ukrainian! It's also the most beautiful out of the three languages.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Migueloooche
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I say go with whatever interests you more. Russian for me is harder, but its seems a bit more worth it. If you are new to learning languages pick Polish, but if you want more of a challenge I say go with Russian. In the end they are both very interesting languages to learn, and both have such rich cultures. (By the way I am not saying Polish is easy, I mean that it's easier than Russian, and Cyrillic does make learning a bit harder, until you get used to it). Either way have fun learning (;

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MS_Genius88
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I speak both Russian and Polish and I can tell you that, gramatically speaking, Polish is clearly more complex overall. Even though it's written in a modified Latin alphabet, the spelling of many words and trying to pronounce them can be a bit of a challenge. However, given that they are both Slavic languages, you'll find that many words sound similar and that the grammar more or less follows the same general structure. I suggest you pick the one that interests you more and/or find more useful instead of learning them both at the same time.

http://www.yearlyglot.com/polish-for-russian-speakers/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slavic_vocabulary

http://donnawelles.blogspot.ca/2011/10/russian-vs-polish-linguistic.html

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NtateNarin
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I'm with you on that question. For me, I will likely do Polish as there are so many Polish speakers where I'm from. But this may be a while as I'm already learning (and mixing up) two languages.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Klaudialk
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I spoke Polish as a child but have unfortunately forgotten a lot (can't wait for Polish to reach Duolingo!). However, I have found the (first few anyway) Russian lessons really easy to read and write but a lot harder to speak or listen. Am going to try Ukranian at some point but am a bit scared of getting confused if I try to take on 3 Slavic languages at once!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Liebert_
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Focus only on one language, you can not learn French, Esperanto, Spanish, English, Germa, Swedish, Russian and Polish at the same time.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AaronTupaz
AaronTupaz
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Never put a limit on what the human mind can do.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chaered
chaered
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...if provided with a sufficient supply of caffeine.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MS_Genius88
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Yes, and Russian nootropics.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Redelll
Redelll
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Others are just for fun, lol

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/buenotc
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He can if he can compartmentalize all of them into their own box of rules. In my earlier days of learning Portuguese when I spoke Spanish a Portuguese word or two would slip into the conversation and people would give me the wtf "look". Pronouncing de(duh), de(gee), de(daay) and де wouldn't be a problem after a while :p.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/recienafeitado
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The mind do have a limit and it is way better to focus on one language at a time. Here's what I do: I learnt Portuguese from English (I'm Spanish) and then English from Portuguese (I already knew English). Once I passed my exam of Portuguese (DIPLE, B2 level), I started to learn German from Portuguese. This way I don't forget Portuguese whilst learning German. At the same time, I learn German from English and Spanish. Once I can speak German I'll start with Italian and French. My way to victory!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/buenotc
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I guess you haven't seen limitless ;).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/recienafeitado
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I don't see limitless because we are all limited. Outside there's only chaos. That's why I need a method to create order and learn quicker. "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the universe." Albert Einstein XD

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AdamZaborski89

lol

2 years ago