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A thread for those interested in learning Russian.

RT has a project for those with no experience

RIA has a project seemingly aimed at those who have a little experience.
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Thanks Erik, it is a different language to the Latin and Germanic tongues which I know. But I have family connections from Russia and know a little bit and am trying to learn more.
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Foreign languages: how to memorise vocabulary

To “get by” in a language it takes a vocabulary of about 120 basic words. Anne Merritt explains how to learn them.
When trying to learn a foreign language, most of us have the same complaint: “I’m just not good at memorising.” Learning new vocabulary can be daunting, especially for busy adults whose minds are already occupied with work, family, and other responsibilities.

IN PICTURES: the 10 easiest foreign languages to learn

A comfort? Linguists say that to “get by” in a language, such as directing a taxi or asking for a phone number, it takes a vocabulary of about 120 basic words. It’s a manageable goal, and a firm foundation for beginners. Here are eight tips for getting there:

Set realistic goals

Forget the long vocabulary study sheets, or reading the dictionary. Experts say that learners are capable or retaining 10-20 words per study hour. If you do 15 minutes of self-study per day, set a weekly vocabulary goal of 20-25 words and phrases. That’s only six weeks until the 120-word “survival kit” is learned and memorised.
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The following list of phrases are meant as educational humor. Some are just silly, some are useful, some will be understood by all, and some only by those who have spent time in Russia. Some of these have been around online as jokes for some time – others were added based on common experiences that our students have had. Hopefully all will be amusing – and a reason to learn a bit more Russian.
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More Lessons on several topics

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Nicely done Erik, I will try to get my ancient computer to load a Russian keyboard. The best of the links have to be "Can I divide by zero your country?" and "Greetings earthlings"
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Funny thing about keyboards, I have asked in several stores for a "Russian keyboard". And quite often the answer I get is: "Are you bonkers?"
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Cartoons explaining some finer parts of Russian (in Russian)
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Who's the bloke that deals with спам around here?

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Pasha, Pasha you could of at least used chuvak in a Russian language thread following a link where it was used!

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S k vashim uslugam!

(At your service!) Although I think it lost any hope of being correct after the Russian>English>Swedish>Russian translation.
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(At your service!) Although I think it lost any hope of being correct after the Russian>English>Swedish>Russian translation.
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This one dates from the Moscow Olympics but may be useful for the basics and history lessons.

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