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Learning cyrillic - printed and cursive - practice sheet

Hi all,

I've been recently started learning russian, and while some audio repetitions seemed to be working ok, I felt I was having difficulties in remembering the words, or even understanding them. I am more of a visual learner, and I can remember better the words if I can see them written down. Of course tho, at that point, I realized that the alphabet is so different that I have problems making progress if I don't learn that first. I searched online for practice sheets and videos, and there is plenty around. I also found some on a book I bought. But all had parts of it, and not an overall recap. Disclaimer: there may have been resources that I didn't find, so I'm not saying that there is nothing. Anyway. I decided to use what I had found to create a new practice sheet that combines: how the letter is pronounced (letter name), use of the letter in an english word, and both printed (capital and lower case) and cursive (capital and lower case) letters. I'm attaching a link to a pdf file I posted on my google drive. Feel free to download if you think it may be useful for you, but also let me know if there are mistakes and it needs correction! Thank you all Practice Sheet

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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You know, this handwriting looks REALLY fancy. Try something simpler.

For example, google for прописи. You'll see what authentic practice sheets for kids look like (at least, nowadays; mine were more spartan).

This one isn't half bad, too.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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Thanks!

FWIW, your прописи link doesn't work, at least for me. For some reason Google (under Windows 7, using the Chrome browser) thinks it is looking for ghjgbcboq=ghjgbcbaqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l4j69i65.919j0j7sourceid=chromeie=UTF-8.

This one worked, at least for me, or OP can cut-and-paste in прописи to a Google search.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PinkManta

I totally agree with you that it is a fancy font. I didn't have much time yesterday, and using a script font to simulate the cursive was faster than using the tablet to hand write each letter. I'll look at the link for simpler fonts (I had trouble finding that one already), and eventually I'll just handwrite the letters (which is what I saw in other practice sheets) ^.^

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HersheyNan

Thanks, Shady. I really need to work on my cursive. And thanks, Pinkmanta, for getting this going.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PinkManta

Hi, I wanted to reply to your post further below, about how to pronounce letter names, but I can't, so I'll ask here. Again, since I'm italian and not russian speaker, I rely on sources I find online. Do you think this video with letter name pronunciation is correct: Russian alphabet. If the practice sheet I posted has mistakes in the letter names I will fix that. Thank you

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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Yeah, they are OK (only Й is, AFAIK, "и краткое", not "и краткая"—it'snot about letter). These names are easy to come by. They are used in elementary school, and you can find them on Wikipedia (in English or Russian ). Not that it really matters.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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you can change the browser font to Segoe Print and then the Russian letters will appear in that font (which is kinda like cursive)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Laodamia
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If you (or any other learner is interested) I also came across this practice sheet for cursive: https://lingualift.com/blog/russian-cursive-writing-practice-sheet/ :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bonapard
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Hi ! you had better pronounce letters Л,М,Н, Р и С the same way as П и Т (leh,meh,neh,reh and seh).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PinkManta

If you have references/sources that show it, please share them. So far, what I've seen on other practice sheets, books, and videos, the way I wrote (unless there is a typo somewhere) it is the "letter name" for each letter. You can hear it for example in this audio at this page Russian Alphabet : ehl, ehm, ehn, but then peh....

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bonapard
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I have not any references, but ehl'/ehm/ehn etc. are official names and used in abbreviation or spelling. leh/meh etc. are casual names.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PinkManta

Since I'm not a russian native speaker I won't say that I am absolutely correct, but the letter names are the way you pronounce the letter for example when reciting the alphabet (in Italian for example is: a bi ci di e effe gi etc). My understanding is that it works the same way in russian, for letter names. It is not the "actual" sound, but it is the way it is recited when saying the alphabet. For that reason, unless someone has a better knowledge, I'd rather stick with this convention. I've never heard the casual names as you mentioned.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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What are the casual names used for, if not abbreviations or spelling?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bonapard
bonapard
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They are used for speaking. It's easier to understand how to make syllables.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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Actually, we use el, em, en in Russia.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adorabelld
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Actually, when saying the alphabet we do use leh, meh, neh. It's just faster and flows better.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MyaLee014

Thank you

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jbblack

The other thing that has helped me a lot is the chart detailing the origins of the characters. The letters initially seemed to be arbitrarily assigned, but once I looked at the historically intervening scripts they started to make much more sense. Things no longer looked like a backwards N and more like a tilted I.... which is what it is.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Stephanie771888

Thank you!

6 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lioness128729

Thank You!!!

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ran73298

Thank you! I must add that the advice to search прописи was very good (self learner beginner)

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CleopatraNiche

Awesome!

4 weeks ago