125 Answered Questions for the topic Russian
Who were some of the Russian iconic poem and book writers?
Russian literature is full of amazing usage of the language. There are a lot of iconic writers who influenced the language, and now their quotes are used all the time. Who were they?
Want to teach language
Hello, I want to teach Korean and Russian languages as well as art.Please help me to sing in and introduce myself to stuents?Sincerely, Saferi Pan
How do you know when to use летать or лететь? Плыть/плавать. Бежать/бегать?
What podcasts or YouTube channels for Russian learners do you recommend?
Is Russian alphabet difficult?
It may seem like it. It has 33 letters and some sounds don't exist in English.And the good news... You will be able to read in Russian after just one lesson. Impressive, ha ;)
Wanting to learn Russian..
As a teacher how many hours a week would you recommend to start learning how to speak Russian, with the goal of being "mostly" fluent in 3 months? In terms of conversation? Thank You,Mark
What political decisions made Lenin and Stalin'a differences more evident?
Does anyone know if there is a community college in Orange County, CA where I can major in Russian?
Does Russian not have articles because of the declension of (predicative) adjectives?
>"This is not fair!" said the Russian after looking at a map when they realized that they were not at the state fair. I don't remember precisely how the joke goes, but it goes something like... more
Why do we need У in "Ножка у сту́ла сломалась"?
In the sentence "Ножка у сту́ла сломалась" (the chair leg broke), why do we need the у? The genitive case on "стул" already lets you know that it's the *chair's* leg that's broken. More generally,... more
Use of Dative after учить etc?
I've always had trouble figuring out why the dative is used in such constructions: Я учу драконов русскому языку каждый день—вот беда моя! So why is the verb учить followed by an accusative... more
Are there some typical mistakes made by native Georgian speakers when speaking Russian?
I've been living in Georgia for half a year and most of my friends are fluent in Russian.I've been focused on learning Georgian rather than Russian so far. But when I want to learn some Russian... more
What is the grammatical meaning of ")"?
thanks in advance for your answers!I have come across ")" in many Russian written conversations, for example:<<Вид из окна на кухне)>>or<<Посмотри лучше это)>>I have even... more
выходить vs. уходить?
I once asked a native speaker what the difference is between выходить and уходить, and I was told that выходить means to exit in a general direction, while уходить means to exit in a specific... more
A strange-seeming construction in Tolstoj?
In «Так что же нам делать?», Lev Nikolaevich wrote «Я сижу на шее у человека, задавил его и требую, чтобы он вез меня, и, не слезая с него, уверяю себя и других, что я очень жалею и хочу облегчить... more
Завтра нас здесь не будет - why "нас", not "we"?
In the statement *`"Завтра нас здесь не будет."`* (*"We will not be here tomorrow."*), why use *нас* instead of *мы*? And why the conjugation is on the third person? I would translate it like... more
Conjugation with ни/либо phrases?
Which conjugation of the verb is used in a sentence like, "Neither I nor he will go to the party," where the subjects are different?
Why года instead of лет?
My Russian textbook gives the example, «Я родилась в июне сорок восьмого *года*.» Shouldn't genitive год following eighth be лет instead of года? Is this a mistake in my textbook? If not, could you... more
есть eat or have?
I'm very new to learning Russian and I was wondering if the word есть has different meanings? I thought it meant eat, but then noticed it was being used in different contexts. Forgive the... more
What are the common inflection mistakes that Russian kids make?
What are the common inflection mistakes that Russian kids make as they progress in mastering their first language?
What is the difference between using который or какой?
It seems like they both mean "which." I know the combination of такой (же)…какой implies similarity, so is that the basic difference? In other words, does using какой over который in a sentence... more
Does Russian have the concept of "sentence fragments" (as English does)?
Question: Does Russian have the concept of "sentence fragments" (as English does), and is it also clearly considered a grammatical mistake? For an optional bonus part of this question, not required... more