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Russian books

Does anyone know any good books to read that is written in Russian?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/sethmalory
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Look for "Russian Stories: A Dual-Language Book (English and Russian Edition)". It gives you classic Russian stories in the original Russian AND in the English translation across the page.

(It's the one edited by Gleb Struve)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ellie-369

thanks

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lavendeltee
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Do you like to read books in general? To get closer with Russian, pick your favourite book (never mind, in which language it is originally written) and check if it has been translated into Russian. Try to get and to read the Russian version. Doing that, you won't have to worry about following the plot, as the book is already familiar to you, so you will be able to concentrate on the language. After you have managed this first challenge, the search for genuine Russian literature will be easier.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ellie-369

thanks for the advise. I think I might do that :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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There are thousands of good books in Russian. What kind of books do you like to read?

If you are on level 6, almost anything will be difficult. The simplest texts I know of (and they have pictures and audio) are linked to in this discussion where it says, "Maybe start out with these." Then look for simple stories at about the level of Goosebumps books, or The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis. See the several other suggestions people made commenting on the post listed above. Also, for stories on this site you can ask for side-by-side Russian and English selections --look at the foot of the page of any of the stories.

1 year ago

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I like mostly adventure and mystery books. Thanks for the advise.

1 year ago

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You're welcome. It sounds like you and I like about the same thing--science fiction, adventures, and mysteries are my favorites. There are more adventure and mystery books in Russian than we could read in a lifetime!

Did the first link I mentioned seem about the right level? Or were the stories too easy or too hard?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ellie-369

Yes, thank you. They are good. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeonidBr
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ljohn36, hello! Try to read the story of А.П. Чехов рассказ "Пересолил"

Leonid

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/msgur
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Жаль, что у Чехова был такой большой словарный запас, иностранцам тяжело читать) рассказ забавный конечно, часто его вспоминаю)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ellie-369

я не понимаю, что вы пытаетесь сказать. -I do not understand what you are trying to say.

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https://www.duolingo.com/msgur
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Я не пытаюсь, а сказал. Только не вам) Sorry, I can't express my thoughts in English properly. Many wonderful books are written in Russian. but my favourite books would be hard for beginners learning Russian. try something translated from English to Russian. I read Финансист(The Financier) by Dreiser now. The translation is maybe better than the original and the vocabulary in Russian is very easy. You can find all books at http://rutracker.org

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ellie-369

ok thanks :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeonidBr
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Ljohn36,

I want to add, that you can get help in translation from Russian here in Duolingo. And I can to answer for your questions.

Welcome Leonid

1 year ago

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The ones I read to my daughter, you can find on Amazon. They're mostly bilingual, which helps to an extent. I recommend "The Twelve months," I think it has the works of an actual Russian Fairy Tale.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ellie-369

thanks :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ellie-369

thanks

1 year ago