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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

February 19, 2016
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