27 Jan Want Fluency in Russian? A Journey of Discovering the Language’s Unique Complexity and Depth
At first, learning Russian can seem daunting. Not to mention the genders, apparently endless instances, prefixes, and suffixes you need to learn, it has its own alphabet.
Don’t allow the Russian language to frighten you too much—you might already be eager to turn back!
It may appear challenging, but it’s not as terrifying as it seems. We’ll go over the basics in this post to give you a head start on this thrilling trip. We promise it will be worthwhile.
This guide will assist you in learning Russian.
How to Begin Learning as a Complete Beginner Russian
Although learning Russian takes time and perseverance, you can still start by learning some basic concepts. Let’s examine the Russian azbuka and some typical Russian expressions with that in mind.
The very first step is Azbuka.
The 33 letters that make up the Russian alphabet (also known as aлавит or аука) are divided into 21 consonants, 10 vowels, and 2 non-pronounceable marks. Despite appearing intimidating at first, learning the Russian script is not that difficult, especially for English speakers because the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets share significant similarities.
Russian language basics
When you find yourself in a foreign country, surrounded by people who either don’t speak English very well or are sick of seeing illiterate foreigners, even the simplest words can go a long way. Look over the list below:
- да – yes
- нет – no
- Здра́вствуйте! Приве́т! – Hello! Hi!
- До́броеу́тро! – Good morning!
- До́брыйдень! – Good afternoon!
- До́брыйве́чер! – Good evening.
- КакВасзову́т? – What is your name? (formal)
- Кактебя́ зову́т? – What is your name? (informal)
- Меня́ зову́т… – My name is…
- Какдела́? – How are you doing?
Russian Word Stress
Russian is a lawless language when it comes to word stress; there is very little consistency in why some syllables are emphasised while others are not. Additionally, every word (apart from a few particles) must have a stressed syllable, however stress marks are not used in genuine Russian writings. Numerous students bemoaned the Russian word emphasis, but to no avail: it persists in 2020, forcing us to memorise the right pronunciation of each word individually.
Russian word order and noun cases
You may have heard that Russian sentence word order is all over the place and puzzled how Russians manage to ignore the fundamental SVO structure while yet being understood by others. Noun situations are the simple solution.
Every noun in Russian has the ability to alter its case based on its function in the phrase. The position of the noun in the sentence after that doesn’t really matter, either.
With everything this beginner’s guide has taught you, hopefully you are now more prepared than ever to handle the Russian language.
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