I do not know how essential it is to roll the "R". But there is a trick independant from the language. Use words of your own language with a "dr" or "br" like draw, drew, brew brown and train it. Than speak or think a little "d" before the rolling "R", that my help you.</pre>
I can't roll my 'R''s either. They'll still understand you but it's somewhat like having a small speech impendement. At least according to my Russian S/O and my inlaws. They find my inability to roll my Rs hilarious...:( I just accept the English accent which I shall always have!
You can also develop the muscles for it this way: put a small candy on your tongue near the tip, then fold your tongue over it (you can use your teeth or other parts of your mouth to help if necessary).
Play with the candy like that, folding your tongue over it, until your tongue starts to feel a little warm.
It sounds weird but I do it sometimes (a teacher suggested it to the class once) and it does help. It's like a mini workout for your tongue.
I didn't pay attention to what she said, I saw "radio" and entered "радио" and it said I was wrong. Which is doubly weird, because, why can the questions be in either alphabet but the answer can't? Also, why use the wrong alphabet in the "Alphabet" lesson? I had to on my phone, but forgot to switch it back to cyrillic today.
<pre> I do not know how essential it is to roll the "R". But there is a trick independant from the language. Use words of your own language with a "dr" or "br" like draw, drew, brew brown and train it. Than speak or think a little "d" before the rolling "R", that my help you. </pre>
You can look it up on Wiktionary: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B4%D0%B8%D0%BE#Russian
Yes. The capital letters are taller. Most look just like their lowercase counterpart, with just a few exceptions.
Many thanks! I need the russian keyboard !!! when I learn Esperanto, there is an auxiliary keyboard in Duolingo ... Espanol, too ... so ... I wanted a keyboard in RUSSIAN ... because my keyboard in PORTUGUESE does not have certain characters. I even stopped studying DUOLINGO RUSSO ... :(
When I hear Russian in a noisy area where I cant distinguish what is being said, I think its Portuguese and the other way around. However, Portuguese took only a year for me to be conversational. Russian? after 15 years it's still а struggle. Congratulations on trying to learn it with another language!