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

Funny side-effect of learning to write Russian on keyboard

I find myself unable to write in english afterwards! Like I can normally write without looking at the keyboard, but after writing a couple sentences and doing quizzes on duolingo I fail to remember where the letters are!

It goes away after awhile, so not really an issue, but thought it was a bit funny. It is like I have to look at the keyboard and write one or two words in english to "reset" my mind to that language before I can write normally again. :P

I'm surely not alone? :)

April 20, 2019

19 Comments


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

Well, it definitely comes with practice. 50% of time I write in English (or other languages with Latin alphabet) and the other 50% in Russian for many years so I got used to it and I don't forget the keyboards anymore. I hope you'll also reach this point soon :)

April 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alexey914898

I absolutely agree with you.

April 23, 2019

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

I am struggling with typing so I am getting keyboard stickers. But yes. Sometimes I'll be like "Okay where's my 'o'"

April 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kharis252382

This is so me..haha

April 20, 2019

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

I'm surely not alone? :)

Nope, same thing. Doesn't help I type both blind. The hand position is different for me. Russian is more to the right and uses more of the physical space.

April 20, 2019

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

The little finger on the right hand has much more work to do on a russian keyboard.

April 21, 2019

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

Exactly! I actually find I just shift my right hand a bit too much to the right and when I go back to Latin script, I'm lost xD!

April 21, 2019

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

I'm surely not alone? :)

YES YOU ARE!!!!!! . . . Just kidding.

This goes away with more practice, or at least it has with me.

April 21, 2019

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

Теперь вы догадываетесь, как большинству русскоговорящих приходится привыкать к английской клавиатуре :)

April 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alexey914898

На самом деле, русским изначально надо привыкать не к "английской клавиатуре", а к тому, что в одной клавиатуре зашита и латиница и кириллица. И большинство (включая детей лет семи) максимум за год замечательно адаптируются. Возможно, Ваш случай описывает людей пожилого возраста, для которых обычно достаточно русского языка и кириллицы, но изредка жизнь заставляет писать что-то на латинице на каком-либо европейском языке.

April 23, 2019

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

This happens to me too! The other thing I do, is forget to switch the keyboard to RU and I end up typing an entire sentence that should be in Russian in English gobbledigook. For example: "Vs jxtym hfls nt,z dbltnm" = "мы рады тебя видеть"

Occasionally I do this the other way round, e.g: "Цу фку мукн пдфв ещ ыуу" нщг = "We are very glad to see you"

April 22, 2019

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

the exact same thing happened to me yesterday. It was completely dark in my room and I just couldn't find that O lol

April 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ConnorRyan10

God dang my typing classes from school have been shot with Russian

April 20, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kharis252382

Russian has to be one of the most challenging languages to learn. I have been experiencing severe headaches......... phew. Switching back to English after hours on russian keyboard definitely requires some conscious mind and brain reset

April 20, 2019

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

You are not alone. I haven't looked at the keyboard to type in years. Learned the Russian keyboard a few months back, I type it pretty well without looking either. Then when I switch back to trying to type in English after doing Russian lessons, I find myself looking at quite the jumble of letters. And I do mean quite.

April 21, 2019

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

Same for me!

April 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Grant7586

The same here! I'm probably very lucky (among Duo's many conventional laptop and PC users) to have a physical keyboard with both an English and Russian character set - each key has an English letter in the centre, and a slightly smaller Russian letter in the bottom-right position, but, as mentioned by many others on this thread, the brain does sometimes get completely thrown when switching the keys from one language to the other.....

April 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rojan1903

Yeah! so strange. Also I notice that the longer I do practices, the less reliably I press the correct russian letter. And way too often pressing Enter when trying to find ё :(

April 22, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GeoPlayer123YT

do you use the phonetic or the normal russian keyboard?

May 22, 2019
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