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Grammar Websites/Low-Intermediate?

Hello!

I was wondering if anyone had any good recommendations for free websites that go in-depth with Russian grammar; I'd say my level is between beginner and low-intermediate, but I'd like to start working on my grammar more now that I have a decent amount of vocabulary down and a basic idea of grammar.

Speaking of low-intermediate, does anyone also have any suggestions for moving through this level? It seems most resources nowadays go straight from beginner to intermediate, the latter being too difficult for me.

I'm open to book suggestions as well, but I'm on a bit of a budget hence my preference of websites... thank you kindly for any replies!

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/mancao.
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here's some websites i found

i think reading (use audiobooks too, youtube has plenty) is one of the best ways to practice and reinforce grammar, so i found some material to help you.

  • children's library

  • russian fiction for learners

  • the little prince

  • vk is a really popular social media website in eastern europe, and a lot of people post pdfs of books on there. i've found a lot of french literature and reference books on there, so hopefully you'll be able to find some on russian.

  • thriftbooks is also pretty good. i've bought a lot of french books (mostly literature) on there that are pretty much new for only $3-4. if you ever have the money, you can check it out and see if they've got any good russian books.

also be sure to practice writing to really get that grammar down. lang-8 allows you to write and to have your writing corrected. you can also find a penpal on interpals or italki. this is good because you can practice writing and speaking back and forth with an actual person, and they can correct your mistakes.

i'd say that you should just practice reading, writing, speaking, and listening (music, movies, tv shows, youtubers, audiobooks, etc) to get to a higher level of russian. it's what i've been doing with french, and i feel really comfortable with the language now :) good luck with your studies!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/applejacky

Thank you for the links. But the link for the site of the children library does not exist. And the little prince is in german ... Nett :) .... like this link http://www.grimmstories.com/

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mancao.
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thanks for pointing that out! i fixed the link, but the link to the little prince is in russian haha

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/applejacky

yes, you are right. but see at the right side..You can switch the language. here ... https://www.odaha.com/antoine-de-saint-exupery/maly-princ/der-kleine-prinz.... :)

2 years ago

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This "Brothers Grimm stories" site is very good, thanks! For individual stories you can even request that texts be laid out in two languages side by side. For instance, for a Russian version of a story see Сравните на двух языках: at the foot of the page. Sometimes the translations are a bit far apart--I chose РУССКИЙ and ENGLISH--but even so this would be great for sanity checks during fast beginning-intermediate reading.

==> [added and altered, as the links didn't work right] You can look at French side by side with other languages there, too, mancao. (French is a wonderful language. Wish I read Russian as well as I read French!)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xtinochka

Thank you so much for your help and the time you took to gather all of these links! I wish you luck with your language studies as well! (:

2 years ago

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mancao's list is really good. You might want to check Russian podcast for beginner-intermediate listening.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/applejacky

A downloading pdf . https://russianpodcast.eu/en/podcasts... Great!. The font for the pdf file is terrible.

2 years ago

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Hmmm . . . I'll have to try a .pdf, which I never have, actually. But the audio is interesting: easy, and informative, for instance try #50. Also, these are really easy, but they do keep Russian going through one's brain and are audiovisual. And some more audio visual links: мультики, и другие, and Мосфильм.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xtinochka

I'll check it out, thank you!

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You're welcome.

2 years ago
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