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

Ask 1000000 teachers around you

When you arrive in Russia, or any Russian speaking country, anyone around you can be your teacher.

A seller, the man in the lift, the waiter, the grandmother at the bus stop etc.

If you don’t know how to say something in Russian, simply ask.

Ask anyone, anything, anywhere, anytime.

If I managed to get an answer holding a camera, you will definitely get an answer yourself!

Is it always easy? No!

Is it always worth it? Yes!

Watch here https://youtu.be/X_7hV5udpus how I try to learn Russian on the go!

Hope you like it, Angelos

October 1, 2016

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Selma-Ibrahim

It must have taken a lot of courage to just walk up to people and talk to them in a language you're learning! I remember how nervous I was when I talked to a German lady in German . . .

October 1, 2016

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

I got so embarrassed when I tried asking my French friend's father how to say something. :) But I ended up doing much better than I thought I would. At the end of the day, he told my mother that I was one of the smartest kids he had ever seen!

October 1, 2016

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

Hey Selma, I mean it's not always easy especially with all the people around you. For example, on the bus, train etc. But I can't allow myself to miss an opportunity to have a small talk and ask a question about something I don't know. We have to come out of our comfort zone all the time if we want to make progress. In the end, you don't make only progress. You make friends and you get into a great mood! It's contagious. ;)

October 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mosfet07

By the way, if anyone's interested, that place where people sell various farm stuff is called "ры́нок" (market). That is a typical one.

October 1, 2016

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

Yep, I love strolling around рынки!!!!

October 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KellyF12

Большое спасибо за интересное видео! Вы говорите по-русски очень хорошо! Молодец! Пожалуйста, сделайте больше видео :)

October 1, 2016

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

Благодарю, Kelly! Буду делать еще! :)

October 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KatB35

hey, your video is great! a suggestion for next time: maybe you could clarify that you are trying to learn the language before you ask them any questions (such as what is your name and stuff) so you don't freak them out. russians are often less randomly friendly with strangers asking their personal info than americans, so you have to get on our good side, haha.

October 5, 2016
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