Phonetically transcribing Russian

Is there any way for Duolingo to show Russian script when I'm translating in the lesson (assuming I can find a Russian keyboard to download)? It's driving me nuts to phonetically translate the Russian.

Thanks for any help you guys can give me.

November 23, 2015


Yes, there's a button at the upper left at the start of each lesson that toggles betweeen Cyrillic and Latin scripts.

November 23, 2015

Your computer should already have a Russian keyboard installed.

There is a little switch at the top of the page in Russian lessons. Click that to switch to Cyrillic display.

November 23, 2015

Thanks, you guys! That really helps.

I don't know about the Russian keyboard already being installed on my computer, though. It's over 10 years old and if it's there, I've never seen it.

November 23, 2015

OK, I stand corrected. I don't know why I wasn't able to do this before, but I went into Languages on my computer and set it for Cyrillic and Russian, had to restart, and what came up was a toggle button so I could switch between typing in English and Cyrillic. So with that and being able to switch the lessons into Cyrillic as well, I think I'm set.

The only thing I have to do now is find a copy of the Russian keyboard online, because I need to learn where the letters are. That shouldn't be too hard. My German teacher let me take home a Russian typewriter once to practice on, and I got pretty good on that. Of course, it's been 40 years, so I may need a refresher course or two or three or......

Thanks again!

November 23, 2015

Just print out the lines of your keyboard in Cyrillic and keep that for reference, or keep the file open in a window you can refer to when you need it. Or refer to Microsoft, if you've loaded the standard keyboard.

November 24, 2015
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