- Posted by: Enjoy Russian
- Category: Russian learning materials
Academic vs. play-based learning
Today we will explore the world of Russian language and culture with the guests – bear Миша, our student Jack from the USA and Elena from Australia. Why? In order to spice up the studying process. When you feel like giving up try to switch from academic studies to more fun and easy way. For example, listen to audios, watch videos and play games in Russian. Enjoy Russian school offers it all to the students! So chechk out our learning materials and learn!
Prefixes of Russian motion verbs – what do we need them for?
What is the way you learn motion verbs in Russian? Enjoy Russian School students study and play at the same time. Last week bear МИША came to our classes and was showing the guys some motion verbs and the guys were guessing. Now let’s learn them together!
ПОД – Coming near to something. (подходить)
ОБ – Motion around something (обойти)
ПРИ – to approach to smth (приехать)
ВЫ – Motion from the inside to the outside (выходить)
ДО – Reaching an object (доехать)
Russian Easter tradition
On 8th of April people in Russia will celebrate a very joyful and traditional holiday – Easter. For religious Russians Easter is one of the most important days. Here is 5 interesting facts about Easter in Russia.
1) People in Russia do not eat that much chocolate. In comparison with Catholic tradition Easter in Russia is not about chocolate eggs and eggs hunt.
2) We decorate the eggs. This tradition dates back to pre-Christian times. People saw eggs as a symbol of fertility. Eggs represented renewal or new life.
3) Russians celebrate Easter with a special breakfast. It includes Easter bread Kulich (КУЛИЧ) and Pasha (ПАСХА) which is made of cottage cheese and other ingredients shaped in form of pyramid.
4) Easter service is held on Saturday evening. The high point of the whole service is when priest says “Christ has risen” and people reply “He has truly risen”.
5) You won’t find many Easter celebrations on the streets; this day is not for parades and large crowds. It is a family holiday.
To learn more about this tradition listen to the podcast with Elena Killiakova:
Don’t wait for the right moment: Russian winter vocabulary
Even though it’s actually spring, here in Russia you can still find snowmans everywhere! Let’s wait for sunny days and learn some winter vocabulary as it is still relevant:) In this video we mention some userful phrases that are useful to know before coming to Russia (especcially in winter). Watch and try to make simple sentences using this vocabulary.
- snow – снег
- snowman – снеговик
- to make a snowman – лепить снеговика
- snowflake – снежинка snowballs – снежки
- it is snowing – идет снег