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

Learn to read Russian in 15 minutes (no joke)

This will make your studies a lot.... and I mean A LOT easier

here you go - http://imgur.com/gallery/bCiPTU5

May 15, 2017

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

The characters on the penultimate slide are actually spelled very differently in Russian: Бэтмен, Гарри Поттер, Элвис, Микки.

Also I'm not sure "soft vowels" and "hard vowels" are proper terms. There are normal and iotated vowels (Аа/Яя, Ээ/Ее, Оо/Ёё, Уу/Юю) and the letter Ыы which follows its own rules.

For those who want to go deeper: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_phonology

May 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TimK77777

don't forget the "Ии"

May 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TimK77777

That's the root of English accent... You guys are apparently taught to always read Е, Ё, Ю, Я as kind of diphthongs (йэ, йо, йу, йа), while in fact when after a consonant, these characters soften the consonant AND lose the й. Like for example "лето" reads not "л-йэ-то" (which would sound like spoken by a bad guy in Russian-dubbed Star Wars), but "л'э-то", where л' is soft л.

May 16, 2017

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

Exactly. Also, changing Ы to И and Е to Э, wrong stress, and misused gender. I don't want to insult anyone but all of these together may sound very funny sometimes :)

May 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/P-Code

Neat! It looks very helpful to beginning Russian learners.

May 15, 2017

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

Hopefully it is, it's just the basics but that 15 minutes is better than 15 days of understanding it :D

May 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elruso2

This is great!! thank you

May 15, 2017

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

No problem, best to help out the community :D

May 15, 2017

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

Thank you! Have a lingot.

May 15, 2017

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

Thank you :)

May 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ggw546ytrwe

here,have another and another and another and another and another,it only let me give you five,i wanted to give you ten

May 15, 2017

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

Thank you :) I was thinking about messaging a Mod to ask them to pin this as it is extremely useful for beginners

May 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grumpy700875

Bummer, but no real problem. Here, I'll help you out with 5 of mine. They go straight to Cammykazie.

May 16, 2017

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

This is a great comic! Very good intro, nice comic to read a couple of times before one dives into their first Russian lesson.

May 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camilla-danesa

thank you! It's so cool! I also found the guide both fun and helpful. http://ryanestradadotcom.tumblr.com/post/97607943779/learn-to-read-russian-in-15-minutes-i-did-this

May 15, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grumpy700875

Fun and refreshing learn experience! Thanks :) 5 lings from me me and 5 lings from me for the other guy who only could give 5. Guess he is from the more impatient younger generation ;)

May 16, 2017

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

Thanks so much (Merci beaucoup) :D

May 16, 2017

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

thank u

September 13, 2017
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