How to start learning Russian?
- Posted by: Enjoy Russian
- Category: Russian learning materials
With watching and listening!
This article will be extremely useful for all Russian language learners notwithstanding their level. Learning any language is way easier through the Internet, don’t you think so? That is why every week Enjoy Russian school comes up with the 3 useful materials for you to practice and broaden your outlook. As usual here is a Russian podcast, a video with Russian grammar and a picture to share with friends who are obsessed with Russian as you are. More learning materials here. Enjoy!
Russian Butter week: bright traditions and huge celebrations
Pancake week is loved by everyone in Russia! How do Russians celebrate this holiday and how do they entertain themselves? In this podcast Enjoy Russian school tells about the traditions and the way people welcome spring.
0:35 – The history of a holiday;
2:35 – The rituals of Maslemitsa;
3:40 – Maslenitsa day by day: the Russian Symbols of Pancake week
7:35 – the Day of Forgiveness: Butter week’s major day
8:40 – Modern days celebration – how was it in 2018
How are you? Are you able to ask this in Russian?
Don’t worry if your answer is NO. Feel free to stop a video and repeat after native Russian teacher Alina and Enjoy Russian student Jack. You will learn the following phrases in Russian:
- Как (у вас) дела? – How are you? (formal) 2. Как (у тебя) дела? – How are you? (informal) 3. А у вас? / А у тебя? – And you? (formal / informal) 4. (Очень) хорошо – (very) good, (very) well 5. Супер – super 6. Отлично – great 7. Нормально – normal 8. Так себе – so-so 9. Не очень (хорошо) – not so well 10. Плохо – bad 11. Ужасно – horrible 12. Почему? – Why?
And the last useful info for today – a picture with the Russian word ЗНАТЬ which means to know something, to be aware of something, to be familiar with.
Here are some examples: Он знает всё – He knows everything. Он ничего не знает о тебе – He doesn’t know anything about you. Откуда вы знаете? – How do you know? (lit: Where do you know from?). Я знаю её со школы – I know her since school.