https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nahuel_91

Is anybody succesfully learning russian?

Hello, i am just in alphabet 1, but it is very complex given that they have a completely different alphabet to ours. I can memorize how words sound, but learning how to write and read without learning the alphabet first must be very hard, is there anything in duolingo that can help with that, or i am overthinking the situation and with just doing the lessons i will learn something?

I posted this in the spanish forum but nobody answered.

December 21, 2018

34 Comments


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

You should definitely learn the alphabet first! You can read about the Cyrillic letters in the Tips and Notes and practice them with this TinyCards deck made by Duolingo.

December 21, 2018

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

I have been learning Russian for roughly 2 years. I spent a few months trying to learn the alphabet through google translate xD and also watching Russian YouTube videos, before I found Duolingo.

When my friend introduced me to Duolingo, I was fairly confident with the Russian alphabet, and it was amazing. I’m currently doing the reverse course to further immerse myself and I think it’s going all right.

I recommend using TinyCards to learn the alphabet, other than that just keep going!

December 21, 2018

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

ты хочешь сказать что ты изучаешь русский проходя английское дерево на русском языке? я правильно понял?

December 21, 2018

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

Да я уже заканчивается русское дерево, так я сейчас делаю английское дерево от русского. Можно изучать больше потому что они дают вам разные уроки.

December 21, 2018

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

what are tiny cards?

December 25, 2018

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

Tinycards are Duolingo's flashcards, from what I can tell. Here's a link: https://tinycards.duolingo.com/

December 28, 2018

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

Всем привет кто изучает русский язык!!! Я из России. Я ищу друзей для параллельного изучения. Я изучаю английский. Вы изучаете русский. В день я делаю минимум 50 XP. Желаю удачи!

December 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanna-Louise

!please, see my response to your other comment , below..

December 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dmitriy-kalmykov

duolingo-this is a great training ground, but the textbooks are not here, complement the study on other resources.

December 21, 2018

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

Нет. Я хочу, но не могу говорить по-русски

December 21, 2018

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

что тебе мешает? не хватает практики? я читаю самые простые английские тексты, но я не представляю как разговаривать с носителями языка

December 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanna-Louise

Михаил, здравствуй. Извини/-те , что на „ты“..но здесь на Дуолинго можно неформально обращаться..

Я вижу, что ты здесь человек , по-видимому, новый.. Во-первых, почему ты говоришь, что не знаешь, как общаться с носителями Англ. языка..? Этот процесс такой же, как и в любом языке нашей Земли.. Начинай составлять простые фразы..Смотри фильмы, you tube...И говори..делай ошибки, это нормально..Люди тебе помогут..!

Во вторых, рекомендую сайт conversationexchange.com

There you can find language exchange partners, pen pals, chat partners etc.. Create a free account and search profiles by age, place, nationality, interests, gender and other.. Very good website, fully legitimate, and secure they have a private messaging too

Duolingo does not have these features.. .. Good luck!

December 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dmitriy-kalmykov

and I will see. Thanks. (I love corespondence with native)

December 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanna-Louise

You welcome.:-))

December 21, 2018

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

Спасибо за ваш комментарий. Мой уровень языка настолько мал, что мой мозг не успевает за той скоростью с которой говорят носители, я понимаю что мне просто нужна тренировка и опыт что бы слышать и понимать.

Спасибо за ссылку в ближайшее время я попробую тот сайт если не найду друзей тут

December 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanna-Louise

Спасибо за твой ответ..

Отлично! Искренне желаю успеха в твоих поисках англоязычных друзей!

December 23, 2018

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

You have pretty nice russian, did you use Google translate for this? If not, I admire your patience. Here is a one trick with russian punctuation: Place coma around subordinating sentence and around Introductory Phrases and Words ( You don't even have to learn them by heart, it's just every word that is not connected with the main sentence ) like Конечо, может быть ( Of course, maybe ) and so on.

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanna-Louise

LOL..Dude..You should've check my profile..but you probably judge by my user name!.. I am a native speaker of Russian..grew up and graduated in Russia ..my family is mixed ancestry..French/Ital. what Google translate..??LOL.. thanks for the compliment, though....LOL..:-))

December 25, 2018

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

Точки смутили, но забавно

December 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanna-Louise

А! Понимаю..Нет проблем.. Дело в том , что, когда я печатаю на Дуолинго, то печатаю, как быстрее..Так что пунктуационные ошибки возможны..Самое смешное это то , что у меня в/о диплом был по русскому языку..Но это было давно..Я уже много лет думаю на английском и теперь на французском

Спасибо за твой коммент.

December 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/dmitriy-kalmykov

мне знакомо это... мои пальцы слишком медленны по сравнению с более молодыми :))) я просто не успевал переписываться со своими близкими (они успевали настрочить по несколько ссообщений пока я отвечал на первое) в результате я стал очень торопиться. Из-за этого появилась привычка пропускать знаки пунктуации. Я пишу с этими знаками только рукой на бумаге. На компе и в телефоне пишу без знаков. Плохая конечно привычка, но это по моему тенденция современного стиля письменного общения. Сокращения и пренебрежение к правилам пунктуации...

December 25, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Giovanna-Louise

@dmitriy-kalmykov

вот-вот..очень верно..:-))

December 26, 2018

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

The most imortant thing with Russian is to become familiar with it. It is far too big an undertaking to learn it quickly, there are too many pieces to it for your brain to asemble them all at once. Chip away at it bit by bit and it will sink in.

The duolingo tree is a great starting point but don't expect it to be enough although it is well worth coming back to repeatedly as you will get something different out of it each time as prior knowledge changes your focus on each pass through it.

It has taken me three years to reach the point of understanding much of what I hear; getting to this point in German took half the time reflecting the added difficulty that Russian poses. But I have got here and the more I learn the more I love the language. It is time well spent.

December 21, 2018

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

The Cyrillic alphabet is extremely easy to learn; you could probably do so in half an hour if you set your mind to it. This 'learn to read Russian in 15 minutes' comic might be a good place to start. I doubt there is an easier alphabet for English-speakers to learn, considering how most Cyrillic letters already look familiar.

December 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PhoenixRising18

I wrote the alphabet down every day until it became second nature to me. My Russian friend also told me to read my Russian books even if I didn't understand them. He explained the main purpose was to sound out the words as I read and that I would become very familiar with it. He was right. :) Now I even actually understand what I am reading, for the most part. (I got the old Soviet Winnie the Pooh books! :D) Really, it's just practice and getting used to it. :)

December 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xenia400176

Thank you. I will try that.

December 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kelly54852

I first started trying to teach myself Russian in 2005, using several books that helped. But it was very slow going (I learned alphabet by focusing mostly on it for awhile and practicing a lot.) Enter Duolingo. I can’t remember exactly when I started but I am learning much faster. I started my first ever tutoring with a professional English teacher in Russia 4 weeks ago. He’s amazed at how far I’ve gotten “on my own”.

December 23, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AngieMc47

Duolingo didn't have Russian when I started. The most important activity that I did to help with the alphabet is that I watched many hours of short alphabet related videos online. I watched some of the most useful several times. I watched some videos that Russians have created for English speakers, but I spent more time watching videos created for Russian youth. Search for videos for each letter with keywords like "Буква Щ" and "звук А" and "азбука для малышей". It really helped me get to reading along with podcast transcripts after just a month or so.

December 28, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mimi600136

Duolingo es una muy buena herramienta para practicar, pero lo mejor es complementarlo por tu cuenta. En los foros de ruso en duolingo siempre están compartiendo muchos links y cosas para complementar lo que aprendes. ¡¡Muchas suerte!! Pd. comenté en español por que dijiste que comentaste primero en español, si tienes cualquier duda puedo ayudarte en español :)

December 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Nahuel_91

Thank you all for your answers, i got no notifications so i am just reading them.

December 21, 2018

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

When I first set out to learn Russian I didn't know about Duolingo, so I started with Memrise and learned the alphabet there:
Memrise Russian 1 course

Later I found this this video which seemed really good to me:
Read Russian in 2 hours - Tutorial

But if I had to do it all over again I'd give Duolingo a chance to prove its method. Maybe it's not really necessary to learn the alphabet in advance, maybe it works better this way, if you have the patience to give it some time to sink in.

December 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoshuaFlin6

I am also having the same issue. What I think is that you can learn the Russian alphabet on duolingo but it will take longer than to actually learning it separately.

December 22, 2018

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

Hi! I like Duolingo, but it is not enough for success. If you want to speak foreign language, you should start talking at first day your learning! I suggest to you using this site https://www.italki.com/i/DbDBEE?hl=en_us There are a lot of people who is looking language partners! Just try to start talking with foreign people. For example look at Benny Lewis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x2_kWRB8-A
Regards

December 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sple00

You should definitely learn the alphabet. It takes a few days only. Then do the duo course (and finally go to Russia for a few years if you want to become really fluent).

December 23, 2018
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