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Usage of "tough" letters: ы, ь, and ъ

I found an incredible YouTube video explaining the difference between the Russian hard and soft signs. I have been studying this language for almost six months, and this is the first thing I've come across that really helped me understand. Here's a link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roevsN1zBl4

And, a while back, I bookmarked this video, which really helped me understand how to properly say "ы" (so I decided to share it here, as well): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgwA8FhutKM

Comment with particularly helpful YouTube (or.. whatever site, I guess) videos that explain how Cyrillic letters that are strange to native English speakers are used/said, if you're feeling up to it. :)

February 18, 2016


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Спасибо! I admit that the Russian in the second video is too advanced for me, but I found the first video very helpful. When it comes to the pronunciation of ы, I have found this helpful.

February 18, 2016


I actually like all the video's in that Russian Grammar channel. I match watching the corresponding topics with where I am in the DL course.

February 18, 2016


The first video is very good. The second is GREAT! She speaks slowly and very understandably. Plus she has quite a few other videos, some of them w/ subtitles in Russian like this one, if they're needed. Большое спасибо!

February 18, 2016


I really like her videos, too. She's got a good sense of humor as well, which always makes learning more fun.

February 18, 2016


Thank you so much for taking the time to share your find with us.

February 19, 2016
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