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Learn Russian Cursive

I found this interesting video

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Here are some examples:


December 2, 2015



On the first and the third pictures are not very bad handwriting. I can read it. The second - is difficult to understand. On the third picture is written:

С1 Функции гос-ва (государства) в условиях рынка: правовая (определение правовой основы) экономическая (регулирование экономического поведения), производство товаров и услуг.

С2 Виды регулирующих правил (норм): 1. Зональные 2. Соблюдение техники безопасности и охраны здоровья 3. Строительные 4. Антитрестовские законы

С3 Трансфертные платежи – выплаты денежных средств гражданам, которые нуждаются в них (например выплаты пенсий и пособий по социальному обеспечению и безработице, отдельным гражданам). Социальное значение трансфертных платежей – помощь нуждающимся людям.

С4 Свободная от государственного вмешательства рыночная экономика не возможна, потому что, во-первых государство является помощником в развитии экономики, во-вторых гос-во (государство) устанавливает правила, контроль, без которых экономика не существовала бы. В третьих гос-во (государство) создаёт безопасные условия, при которых экономика можеть существовать.

С5 Отклоняющееся поведение – поведение противоречащее нормам поведения, установленным государством. Например ученик плохо себя вёл на уроке, за что был выгнан, участник ЕГЭ пользовался телефоном на экзамене, за что и был удалён.

С6 Взаимная ответственность государства и личности. Государство предоставляет комфортные условия для проживания граждан, граждане же должны работать во благо себя и гос-ва. Гос-во гарантирует безопасность. Граждане мужского пола должны служить Родине. Государство выплачивает зарплату гражданам, граждане же должны платить налоги в государственную казну.

С7 Этот спор может быть разрешён в порядке гражданского судопроизводства. Ирина подала на Петра иск, поэтому она истица, а её муж – ответчик, в рамках гражданской отрасли процессуального права может быть разрешён спор о том с кем останутся дети (при разводе родителей) и спор о разделе имущества (при разводе супругов)

см на обороте


The great travesty is that Neon_Iceberg only got 4 upvotes for their sacrifice and personal punishment.


No way! You mean the third one is a real thing? God of mercy!


Can confirm, that thing is readable.


The handwriting on the third picture is clear enough. There just words tightly written - this is a difficulty to understanding. It is the checklist for the state exam. Apparently, the student thought that there wasn't enough space on the page (apparently, he wanted to write a lot of information) and he was trying to write more words on the sheet. Here the difficulty is the density of the words.


1st one has very bad Н и Е. It looks like they were deliberately doctored (photoshopped) to look similar to other elements. All other letters are pretty neatly done.

2nd is a doctor's handwriting - the constant source of jokes all over the world.

3rd looks like the handwriting of a person who stopped practicing his cursive at the 4th grade. The note "см. на обороте" seems to be written by another person.


Now I understand why Russian people take so good care of their health... imagine relying on such a doctor! xD


Hey - something that occurred to me just then. When I took Russian at university (about 15 years ago) we were taught in cursive to underline the letter ш and draw a line above the letter т (which for some reason in cyrillic handwriting looks like m) to make them a little easier to read.

However, is that just a learners'/kids' thing? I notice the native speaker samples don't include them. Are they left off like the dots on ë?

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    Underlining ш and overlining т is not taught at schools around here (at least we weren't taught to do this), so it's a rarer alternative (but still possible and understandable). I personally unverline and overline them, but I don't remember where I've got that habit from: I'm pretty sure I wasn't doing this at primary school back when teachers paid attention to our handwriting!

    By the way, underlining and overlining them is the standard version in Serbian (I think). They also underline и and overline п (this doesn't work in Russian since п with overline would look too much like й).


    Interesting... I'll try and find my textbooks and see if they included that in the handwriting lessons, or if it was just our lecturer who taught us that.

    Our textbooks were old-school Soviet era ones where it looked like all they'd changed since 1990 was the names of the cities in the texts (Leningrad vs St Petersburg etc). The rest of the books' contents were clearly written in the USSR. Reading comprehension texts that start like "This is Vera. She works at the Nuclear Physics Institute."


    I took Russian in college about 10 years ago and used the ТРОЙКА textbook and I seem to remember over and underlining т and ш.


    Underlining ш is pretty often, my sister and math teacher do that, don’t know about drawing a line about m, but I write it like т, not m. Most student in schools write less cursive, they write in mixture, so they could write fast, but readable.


    The struggle is real T-T


    Лилии, дымить, дышишь, лишиться, слышишь, шиншиллы, ... What is the last word? I see шисмия, but I do not know such word.


    Лилии, дымишь, дышишь,
    лишишься, слышишь,
    шиншиллы, ишемия.


    Oh, that was 'е'. :) Thanks.


    i can understand a total of one word


    That's one more word than me


    I have been learning Russian since January (2018) and I am planning on starting to learn Russian cursive next month (May 2018.) English is my native language and for the most part when I do write it is in cursive. I have glance quickly over Russian cursive and it looks about 8 letters are similar to English cursive. I plan on learning 1 new letter in cursive a week. This means that I will fully learn Russian cursive in 8 months.

    Let the games began!


    And i thought that the mandarin ideograms were difficult...

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      The second picture in this thread was written by a doctor. Compare it with Chinese doctors' handwriting:


      Still think Russian script is more difficult? ;)


      This is terrible terrible handwriting tho. It's not even cursive. Like I'm native in Chinese and I cannot even read a single character of it. So yeah.. extreme case..


      I am russian and I can't read second picture in post too, barely can read third with lots of effort. Doctor handwriting is actually a popular meme in russia, there are memes where people can't understand prescriptions and die because of it.


      Well, this thing doesn't make sense! I'll go back to french ahaha.


      Chinese cursive is amazing. I'm slowly getting better at reading it, but still... It's pretty hardcore. Having said that - that is an extreme example!!

      Russian cursive I can write OK, but I couldn't read any of the Russian examples there. At least I feel better knowing most Russians couldn't read example 2 either.


      Also native Chinese speaker here, all I can make out is that the patient is male, 34 years old, and the date is 28th of August, 2012.


      If you didn't say that it's a Chinese doctor's handwriting, as a Russian I would think it's a Russian doctor's handwriting :) Looks no different to me at all. Prescriptions are always unreadable.
      They must have their own gibberish language or something


      LOL. Thank for the laugh...and the tears.


      scary stuff man


      I must say that I’m Russian and I can’t get what the heck is written in the 2nd and the 3rd pictures


      The third one looks like it's moving as I stare at it.


      i think i'll stick with german...


      At least, I linked a video on how to learn it :)


      Looks like Scribbles


      The third one looks exactly like my handwriting, except mine is in American English. Of course, I can't read my own handwriting, so that's of no help.


      i'm scared


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