- Posted by: Enjoy Russian
- Category: Russian learning materials
This week Enjoy Russian school comes up with the special study materials to learn Russian language free and in a fun way! Here is a Russian podcast, video lesson and a picture depicting Russian grammar. Make sure you’ve covered all these and you will find yourself able to use some important Russian phrases (for example how to say «happy New Year in Russian») and will also learn how to celebrate winter holidays in a Russian way!
Russian winter holidays traditions: steps Russians take to make a wish on New Year’s Eve
Have you heard that Russians celebrate the New Year’s Eve twice? Listen to a new podcast and you will learn much more! This time we take you back to Peter the Great times and Soviet era to give you clear imagination of how Russians celebrated winter holidays and compare to what they have now. Find out more about Russians’ favorite festive dishes, Old New Year and the simple rules on how to make a wish.
0:55 – The history of New Year in Russia
2:51 – What do people do in Russia on the New Year’s Eve
3:45 – Steps Russians take to make a wish at midnight
4:30 – Russian holiday traditions: what to do before New Year is here?
6:25 – Russian traditional New Year dishes
8:10 – Russian Old New Year
9:20 – Christmas in Russia
Numbers in Russian with Jack and Alina
Today’s video lesson is devoted to numbers. But only two of them – 1 and 2. Why? Because almost all the Russian learners face the difficulties while inflecting these two numbers for cases and genders. But don’t worry, Alina and Jack are here to explain the rules for you! Hopefully after watching the video the use of numbers in the Russian language will not seem so complicated!
Russian grammar in pictures
To say in Russian that one is offended by someone we need a reflexive verb which is formed by adding a special suffix: – сь, -ся. It is similar to the “-self” concept in English. I had offended myself by him – Я обиделАСЬ на него.
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