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

Finished the Russian from English tree!

Thank you to everyone who supported me on my efforts through this tree; everyone was so helpful in providing explanations to untangle me from my confused state as well as continually motivating me on slower days! I started the course on the day it graduated from the incubator – I was definitely so excited to see it come out since I’ve been wanting to learn Russian for what I consider to be a long time (about 1.5 years).

Now that I've finished the course, I would like to say: though it had wonderful notes that provided very clear examples and explanations, I definitely feel that there’s a lot more to learn from this point on and that Duolingo was a very good place to have these concepts introduced to me. I found this course quite challenging, but definitely very enjoyable!

Всем спасибо, я очень рада! :D

January 23, 2016

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

Congratulations on completing the tree! I definitely agree that the Russian course is very well structured and has tons of vocabulary.

When you feel confident enough, I suggest immersing yourself with Russian material : movies, songs, tv shows, literature, etc...

I also recommend Memrise and Anki for a wider vocabulary. Keep going with these and you'll get fluent in no time (if that's what you wish to do)

January 23, 2016

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

Thank you! :) I'll definitely be immersing myself more with movies, songs, etc. but I think it will be hard to further my knowledge without such a structured course like Duolingo to guide me, haha!

Anki and Memrise look great, thank you for your suggestions :D

January 23, 2016

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

Congratulations!

You might try doing the "reverse tree" (Englilsh for Russian Speakers) for more practice and a slightly different slant on things. (Note, they handle articles a little differently, so do things their way to avoid frustration.)

January 23, 2016

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

That's a very good idea, thank you! :)

Interestingly enough, before Russian was released, I tried the "reverse" tree because I was quite impatient waiting for the Eng --> Rus course to come out in beta - but I have so much difficulty with it having no basic knowledge in Russian, so I stopped quite early on. I hope that it will be easier this time, now that I've completed the Eng --> Rus tree :)

January 23, 2016

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

You're welcome. With no knowledge of Russian the reverse tree would be excruciating! But from what I've seen so far of the tree you just finished, you ought to have a good chance this time. Hope it works out great.

Russian is really super if you like to read. There's so much available! From classics to popular novels--science fiction, for instance, which is what I like.

January 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RoseDG1

Congrats! :)

January 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SuzanneFau1

Congratulations. You must be so happy now. Good luck with continued learning.

January 23, 2016

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

Thank you my dear friend! Your constant support and super kind words kept me moving through the lessons, especially when the lessons progressively more difficult :)

And good luck with your Russian tree as well!

January 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SuzanneFau1

You are very welcome.

January 24, 2016

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

Can you read a russian text ?

Here is some russian text, translate this as best as you can line to line (and don't use any online tools, just use your own vocabulary, no cheating, and in case you are wondering it's a famous russian poem) :

I just want to know how good/bad this tree is in general (I myself am at about ~25% progress).

Слезы это соль, а потом вода. Под конвоем время ведет куда? Две любви прошли где то стороной, И не хочешь третьей любви такой...

Пусть все будет как решит монолог твоей души Ты Венера , Я Земля Ева я любила тебя!

Твои пластинки слушала я И в каждой находила себя. Зачем остановила меня? Ева я любила тебя... Твои пластинки слушала я И в каждой находила себя. Зачем остановила меня? Ах,Ева я любила...

В зеркале ищу отражения. Там еще не ты, но уже не я. Новых близких встреч робкие шаги, Сделай что нибудь - от меня беги...

Пусть все будет как решит монолог твоей души Ты Венера , Я Земля Ева я любила тебя

(Плачь, плачь, танцуй, танцуй..)

Твои пластинки слушала я И в каждой находила себя. Зачем остановила меня? Ева я любила тебя... Твои пластинки слушала я И в каждой находила себя. Зачем остановила меня? Ах,Ева я любила....

Kончились нaши дни, знaешь, Kончились нaши сны, знaешь, Посмотреть впрaво нaдо, Но мешaет слезa. Нервные мои пaльцы глaдишь, Нежные мои губы любишь, Глубиной моря мaнят, Губят мои глaзa.

Я любила тебя.... Твои пластинки слушала я И в каждой находила себя. Зачем остановила меня? Ева я любила тебя. Твои пластинки слушала я И в каждой находила себя. Зачем остановила меня? Ах,Ева я любила

January 25, 2016

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

I'll get back to you on this ASAP; thank you for the exercise!

January 27, 2016

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

Congratulations! What are your next plans for Russian? Here are a list of free language resources for Russian. Congrats again!

http://www.languagelinksdatabase.com/russian/

January 23, 2016

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

Thank you so much for the link, it looks very helpful and extensive! :)

I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do in the long run, but for now I think my goal will to be just to solidify all the concepts and vocabulary from the Duolingo lessons - it was a lot and I don't think I remember as much as I'd like, in all honesty (haha!)

January 23, 2016
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