Got a buddy who wants to study Russian with me. We can keep each other motivated this way. I bought a book which explains the grammar better, I think, and have started labeling things in my house to help with with nouns.
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mholik has written 9 entries about this goal
The grammar is really difficult. So, for now I am going to keep building vocabulary and let grammar come as it comes. I’m about to start learning about verb conjugations, but I’m fairly certain that will make more sense as I read and write more in Russian.
Then pronunciation, that’s a whole other ball of wax.
But I don’t know enough yet. Hard to hold a conversation involving only nouns. I guess when I’m better there will still be willing pen pals out there but I’m getting impatient with myself. Plus I haven’t practiced all week.
I’ve had a busy week so I haven’t been practicing. Also I usually do it on my walks but it’s been far too cold out. Haha, cold and Russian maybe I should buck up and take it. Or buy a furry hat.
(I love those things, although I don’t know if they are “really” Russian)
SO far I’m on Phase 1: The beginner’s book, with alphabet, basic grammar, pronunciation and phrases. I hope to finish by the spring and then it’s on to Phase 2: Start Reading Russian newspapers and websites. (and also do the advanced book.)
This is so fun!
I can make it through the alphabet and identify all the letters, also I can put them in order so if I have to look something up in the dictionary I know what order they go in. :D
I’ve made alphabet flash cards, and I know almost all the letters on the first try. Once I got started, I’m really enjoying this goal!
How do you type in Russian?
It’s just so hard because some of the letters look familiar but they sound completely different than in english. Like what looks like H sounds N. Or what looks like P sounds like R. VERY confusing for me. I don’t know one word yet. But I’ve started at least. I can do it!