русский вызов- Russian Challenge

So I have decided to do "The Russian Challenge". You basically have to learn Russian for an allocated time period. I have chosen to try and learn Russian in 7 months prior as I am going to Russia on holiday next year. Bearing in mind that around 5.5 percent of Russians can speak English I want to learn Russian for fun. I will have to study/revise around 2-3 hours a day and if anyone knows any good studying tips please comment down below.

By the end of July 2017 hopefully, I will be fluent in Russian. I Start Next week Monday XD!

If anyone knows Russian or is Russian please may you tell me any good tips or tricks i could use. Especially trilling :)

Whoever gives me the best answer will get 50 lingots. I will give lingots out in July xxx

Thankyou xxx

December 12, 2016


Take a look at the 50Languages course for Russian from English (or whatever other language you might prefer) This would be great for somebody preparing to go on vacation to a new country. The program consists of 100 short lessons - 18 sentences drilling a particular grammar point in a specific context (taking a train, shopping, etc.). The courses are available online with audio and text, or in a two-language book (for some combinations), or via an Android app. They used to be entirely free; now the audio is still free, but online access for the web pages with the text costs 7 euros for 2 years (for any and all language combinations). There is no grammar explanation at all, but you will learn the basic sentence patterns and pick up vocabulary useful for a tourist. It should provide a useful supplement to either Duolingo or a standard textbook. A not-unimportant advantage - they seem to find speakers with pleasant voices.

December 12, 2016

Thank you xx

December 18, 2016

On the page of RT there is a link with lessons to learn Russian, with exercises, cartoons, multiple choice. Time practice, score etc... Don't stick too much on the news though, oh and in the forums they censor half of the comments. And Duolingo is great before going to bed, or while at the gym. Good luck!

December 13, 2016

I have one and a half year learning the Russian language. When I arrived to the second month I started to chat in a basic level; I memorized phrases, every day I repeated two or three different useful phrases and expressions, but I always added new ones in the next days. Later, when I arrived to the fifth or sixth month, I started to practice the Russian Cases (hard, BTW). It was hard to memorize at the beginning, but since I have an associative memory, it was getting easier as time went by.

The next trick was the listening skill (Youtube), but reading subtitles in the same language so that I could understand everything (a dictionary and translator are always necessary). It takes a lot of time, though. I did all of that every day as if it were my native language.

Currently I do the same, but trying in a higher level: listening to the radio, watching videos with or without subtitles in order to catch some expressions.

Everyone has his or her way to learn effectively, but the most important thing is to immerse into the sea of the language every single day. And repeat, repeat and repeat and repeat... :))

Хорошо. Это всё на сегодня. Желаю вам успехов.)

December 13, 2016

Thank you xx

December 18, 2016

Listen to music, if any (I haven't found any decent Russian bands). Listen to radio, movies, etc. The more you learn, listen more and try to figure out what they say.

December 14, 2016

what kind of music do you like?

December 15, 2016

I still have yet to find anything Russian that I like. Norway has a great band called Kaisers Orchestra. Finland has a good selection, there is one female singer that I just can't remember due to how her name is spelt.

It's mostly got a feeling of rock n' roll and others are slightly pop music like.

December 15, 2016

Kaisers Orchestra is nice, not quite what I listen to but nice.

Try Kino (classic, they were huge back during collapse of USSR)

Lumen (modern)

Король и Шут (got some theatrics not unlike Kaiser Orchestra)

АукцЫон (my favorites, but many find them odd)


December 16, 2016

I am positive we had a topic of music recommendations about a year ago :). It really depends on what your preferences are in general.

December 16, 2016

Hey yxzzy, how's your progress so far? I'm not trying to become fluent, but hoping to be conversationally OK by July as well. But I've been kind of slow.

I've heard that if you listen to a lot of your target language, even if you don't understand stuff yet, it helps you pick up stuff later on. Since you're super ambitious this shouldn't add too much to your plate.

December 20, 2016
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