should i drop Czech and try Russian first?
About to get to level 9 after a few more lessons, but been really struggling remembering conjugations, it doesn't feel as regular as romance languages. Thinking it might be best to experience Russian patterns first; however, if there is something I haven't seen or heard of yet that may shed some light, it would a be a huge help indeed. advice? -hope this isn't too stupid to ask
Are you talking about cases? If so, Russian will be just as difficult.
I would add two small things: (1) with Russian you also have the initial Alphabet Challenge; and (2), my personal feeling is that Russian is more consistent than Czech, in which the same ending can be attached to words of different genders, numbers, and cases. This is, I think, both good and bad -- confusing and difficult to sort out when you're trying to master them, but ultimately you're dealing with fewer endings overall.
I've been learning Czech for six months and it's actually helped with Russian a lot, because so many words are very similar, it helps to cut through the shock of Cyrillic. For instance I can see that a word starts with the sound "Ch" and ends with "b" and then you can extrapolate "chleb".