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A Guide to Understanding Particles in Russian

In the Russian language, particles play a special role in adding different meanings to sentences and forming word forms. Being a functional element rather than an independent part of speech, particles are not considered full-fledged constituents of a sentence. However, they can be incorporated into other sentence elements. There are three types of particles based…

Grammar

Difference between идти, ходить, приходить, уходить, заходить + many examples

In Russian things get very complicated when it comes to verbs. Especially verbs that describe moving, such as ходить, идти, приходить, прийти, прибывать and so on. I guess it’s time to explain why we have so many verbs of that kind and how to use them correctly. Before you start reading, you can watch my…

Grammar

Unraveling the Instrumental Case in Russian Grammar

In the heart of the Russian language lies a captivating puzzle that adds a kaleidoscope of depth to its sentences – the instrumental case. Imagine a conversation that goes beyond the mere “who,” “what,” and “where,” delving into the nuanced whispers of “with whom,” “by whom”, “by what means,” and “with what.” It’s as if…

Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Leisure Pursuits: Vocabulary for Hobbies and Free Time

In our busy lives, we all yearn for those precious moments of leisure, when we can pursue activities we truly enjoy. Hobbies and free time activities provide a wonderful escape, allowing us to unwind, express ourselves, and discover new passions. When engaging in conversations, being able to discuss our hobbies and interests adds depth and…

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Phrases

Russian Travel Phrases Every Visitor Should Know
Phrases

Russian Travel Phrases Every Visitor Should Know

Picture yourself standing in the heart of Moscow’s Red Square, surrounded by the iconic St. Basil’s Cathedral and the grandeur of the Kremlin. Vibrant conversations in Russian flow around you, and you yearn to connect with the locals and delve deeper into the rich culture and history of Russia. Discovering the importance of learning Russian…

Phrases

How to Talk About Vacation in Russian: Words, Phrases, Examples

Planning a vacation is an exciting time, full of possibilities and adventures waiting to be had. But if you’re traveling to a Russian-speaking destination or simply want to discuss vacation plans with Russian friends or colleagues, it’s important to know the right vocabulary and phrases. In this article, we’ll cover the essential Russian words and…

Difference Between

Difference Between

Горячий vs Жаркий: Are You Using the Right Word for “Hot” in Russian?

Russian has lots of cool words, but sometimes figuring out which one to use can be tricky. This article is here to help! We’ll be looking at two words that both mean “hot” in English: горячий and жаркий. Even though they seem the same, there’s a slight difference. Let’s break it down so you can…

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Spotting the Differences Between Говорить, Разговаривать, and Сказать

Russian has multiple verbs that can be translated as “to speak” or “to talk” in English. At first glance, words like говорить, разговаривать and сказать seem interchangeable. However, there are subtle but important differences in how each verb is used. In this post, we will compare these verbs and look at when to use each…

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Clearing Up the Confusion Between Где and Куда

In Russian, the words “где” and “куда” are commonly used to express location and direction respectively. Though they both translate to “where” in English, there is an important distinction between their usages that Russian learners must understand. The use of these words varies based on whether the object is in motion or static. In this…

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Добрый vs. Хороший: Spotting the Contrast

There are many words in the Russian language that can often be translated equally into English but have different meanings. Such words include the adjectives “хороший” and “добрый“. In Russian, these are two different words with distinct meanings. Let’s break it down. “Добрый” generally translates to “kind” or “good” in the sense of being good-natured…