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Understanding Russian idioms: the Birch

The birch (берёза) is one of those tree species you can see everywhere in central European Russia: in the countryside, in urban areas, in...
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Jun 23, 2019 19:47
Denghu

Understanding Russian idioms: the Oak With native lang

The oak (дуб) is a common tree species in central European Russia (средняя полоса России). So it is no wonder that it occurs in many set ...
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Jun 21, 2019 03:17 Russian English
Denghu

Russian Nicknames for Some Countries (Answers for the Quiz)

Here are the answers for the quiz in the previous entry. 1) b: There are many theories about the origins of football but most Russian ...
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Jun 18, 2019 06:30 answers
Denghu

Russian Nicknames for Some Countries (Quiz)

This is a third entry about Russian nicknames for some countries. This one is a quiz. Russian speakers sometimes refer to another country...
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Jun 18, 2019 06:13 Russian; quiz
Denghu

Do these sentences sound natural? Is there any difference in meaning?

1) The music band are performing in a concert. 2) The music band are performing at a concert. 3) The music band are performing a concer...
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Jun 17, 2019 20:59 English
Denghu

The Challenges of Translating into Russian (Part 14)

In this entry, I would like to give further explation of the usage of ставить and класть (for the beginning see the previous entry). Fir...
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Jun 15, 2019 20:39 Russian
Denghu

The Challenges of Translating into Russian (Part 13)

This entry is about the use of класть and ставить (and their derivatives) in modern Russian. These two verbs (and their prefixed variants...
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Jun 14, 2019 08:11 Russian
Denghu

Russian Nicknames for Some Countries (Part 2)

My previous entry was about nicknames that Russian people use for Japan, China, and the United Kingdom. In this entry I would like to tel...
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Jun 9, 2019 20:41 Russian English
Denghu

Russian nicknames for some countries

If you are learning Russian and read poetry, fiction, newspaper articles or online blogs about travelling, economy or politics, sooner or...
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Jun 7, 2019 19:40 nicknames; Russian
Denghu

Ejercicio Número 23 With native lang

1a) Ella es profesora. 1b) Ella es una profesora. 1c) Ella es una profesora buena. 2a) Ella era (una) estudiante, está (una) profesora...
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May 31, 2019 05:45 español; русский
Denghu

Ejercicio Número 22 With native lang

1) Hoy no voy a comer. 2) Mañana no voy a estar en casa. 3) Ella va a venir pasado mañana. 4) ¿Vas a comer? 5) Mañana va a trabajar. ...
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May 24, 2019 05:30 español; русский
Denghu

Ejercicio Número 21 With native lang

1) Voy a casa. 2) Voy a Alemania. 3) ¿Vas a Francia? 4) Hoy no voy a la universidad. 5) ¿Vas a casa? 6) ¿Vas al mercado? 7) Pedro n...
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May 24, 2019 05:23 español; русский
Denghu

The Challenges of Translating into Russian (Part 12)

In this entry, I will compare Russian and English possessive pronouns (мой, твой, его vs my, your, his). Possessive pronouns indicate the...
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May 18, 2019 17:21 grammar русский english грамматика
Denghu

Ejercicio número 20 With native lang

1 Está en Inglaterra. 2 Está en Italia. 3 ¿Estás en la universidad? ¿Estás en universidad? 4 Estoy en la cine. Estoy en cine. 5 ¿Dond...
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May 16, 2019 19:51 español русский
Denghu

Nightingales With native lang

Moscow is among the world's largest cities with a population of over 12m according to official statistics. So it might come as a surp...
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May 15, 2019 02:42 Moscow; spring; Москва весна
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Challenges of Translating into Russian (Part 12)

This entry is about punctuation rules (commas, question marks, dashes, etc.) in the Russian language. If compared to Russian, English pun...
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May 6, 2019 20:21
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Challenges of Translating into Russian (Part 11)

In my previous entry I discussed the usage of the imperfective verbal aspect in Russian and listed a few rules that might help learners o...
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May 6, 2019 19:51 русский; грамматика; совершенный вид;
Denghu

Challenges of Translating into Russian (Part 10)

This entry is about the imperfective verbal aspect in the Russian language. This is an important topic because it can be a challenge at t...
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May 5, 2019 22:13 Russian; grammar; imperfective aspect;
Denghu

Message of Easter

Today, Orthodox churches (including the Russian Orthodox Church) that use the Julian Calendar are celebrating Easter. This Christian feas...
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Apr 28, 2019 22:19
Denghu

Things Russian people associate with spring

Spring is always long awaited in most of Russia. A substantial part of our country experiences freezing temperatures for five months in a...
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Apr 20, 2019 17:16