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Russian Cyrillic Cursive: A Struggle

I read Cyrillic really well, and can guess a lot to derive meanings from sentences without translating. But one thing about Cyrillic has not ceased to frustrate and puzzle me: Cursive. At first, I didn't even know such thing existed. But obviously…it does. I guess it makes sense to look more refined as in English. But the problem with Cyrillic is all of the letters seem to look impossibly alike. I got 8/10 on this test, but if you asked me to spell all of those out I would have a very hard time. And what ic someone's handwriting is not neat and the letters become indistinguishable? Do most Russians just jot down things in cursive? I hope not:). Help! https://www.rbth.com/education/327408-russian-cursive-quiz

January 30, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergey179

Oh, c'mon) I think you don't have to learn how to write/read any Russian texts written in italics (unless you move to Russia or any other Russian speaking country). And I heard you looked for me?) Rofl. I've been busy so I couldn't chat.

January 31, 2018

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

Well, it would be good if I didn't, LOL). And I'm assuming you've graduated now? And have a job as a diplomat?

January 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergey179

Nah) I've mentioned that I'm on the fourth year of university and I work at home via internet)

January 31, 2018

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

Well, give it a few years, and you will be president)))."Belieeeeeve me, I know presidents."

January 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergey179

Ah, Lauriana, c'mooooon)))

January 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergey179

Denied)

January 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergey179

Appreciate! I am sure you will be capable to read Russian books very soon, so you can feel all the beauty of Russian language))

January 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergey179

Well, I see you remember the things) And what about you? What occupation do you want?)) Btw you are perceptive haha)

January 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergey179

Wow! That sounds interesting)

January 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergey179

I haven't read any but Sherlock tbh... Have something to advice?

January 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergey179

Same here) As I've mentioned, I want to learn Roman languages + Indonesian. So eventually I wanna speak 8 languages: Russian and Ukrainian (native), English (fluent), Spanish and Italian (in process), French, Portuguese and Indonesian. Gonna learn 'em at any cost!))

January 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergey179

Indonesian - because I like this country and I wanna travel there someday. Also it has practical sense (more than 200 million speakers). And I wanna know at least 1 non-European language. So you learn Ukrainian? Do you like it? Have you already heard any Ukrainian texts or songs?

January 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergey179

Latvian is not slavic tho) And I don't listen to either Russian or Ukrainian music so I can't share any song. You can try to find it on your own if you want)

January 31, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sergey179

No, I'm not from West Ukraine, and I can't tell if there more people can speak English or not)

January 31, 2018

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

You can start on your work towards this by watching all of the State of the Union addresses from the last 5 years:)))

January 31, 2018

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

Well I suppose instead you can create alliances between living rooms as an interior designer)))

January 31, 2018

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

Well, I still remember the names of all of my friends when I was 3...I hardly forget a thing:). Thank you))). I want to work in international business, probably act as the connection between companies in different countries as a spokesperson.

January 31, 2018

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

Thanks, I hope it turns out well). Any English book you've read recently?

January 31, 2018

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

-The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

-The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emma Orczy

-Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

January 31, 2018

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

Thank you so much Sergey! I hope so). It seems language is a lifelong pursuit!))

January 31, 2018

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

That's awesome!! Why Indonesian? My list:

Right now: Spanish (close to fluent) and Russian, followed by Italian and Ukrainian, followed by Portuguese and Polish, followed by French and Romanian, followed by German (Total: 10) :)Give or take some like Hungarian, Croatian, and Bulgarian which are related to Russian.

January 31, 2018

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

As you can see, I've been experimenting with both Ukrainian and Polish as they are closely tied with Russian; I think it will make it easier to learn many slavic languages like Latvian, Croatian, Slovenian, Ukrainian, etc. after I have mastered Russian:). I find it easy mostly, and yes of course I like it! I don't think I've heard any songs in it though)))

January 31, 2018

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

Oh sorry, I think I was thinking Serbian...are you from West Ukraine? Supposedly more people there know how to speak English).

January 31, 2018

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

Oh, okay:)

January 31, 2018

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