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Russian from English

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Hi guys, I'm really looking forward to the Russian for English speakers course, and until it starts I'd like to start studying from other resources as well. Do any of you study Russian or have any suggestions or tips? Resources I'm familiar with: Duolingo Busuu * Memrise Thanks! :-)

4 years ago

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Memrise helped me tremendously in learning Cyrillic Script. I also use books from Los Angeles Central Library, although I'm sure language widely spoken and that holds huge amount of linguistic and literary value as Russian would probably be available in a lot of places. I had native Russian speakers help me on some things I did not understand. Use Forvo as well for Russian pronunciation. YouTube videos in Russian could help, but watch Russian news videos and read Russian newspapers. I personally had a goal of reading Anna Karenina in Russian so having a goal could help. I also like to experience the culture of the target language while learning the language as I find it much more helpful than just doing DL or other sources over and over again (also if you order in the language you know sometimes you can get freebies, like speaking Spanish to Spanish speaking restaurant:) But really make sure you got the pronunciation and the letters down, otherwise Russian can be very difficult, but can be just as rewarding!

PS. Teach Yourself, Living Languages, and Oxford English Russian Dictionary were the books I mainly used, Memrise and Anki were definitely the best online resources for me, but go and Google some new resources as well.

4 years ago

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LiRz
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Thank you!!

4 years ago

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Anki has some good stuff for Russian, too. Also, Quizlet.

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