Complex sentence of «так — как, такой — какой» type
or Complex sentence in Russian language can be really complex
Когда студент начинает изучать русский язык, он или она сначала складывает слова в простое предложение, а затем в сложное. Сегодня мы поговорим о следующих сложных предложениях: «так — как, такой — какой»...
Oxymoron in Russian
How the impossible becomes possible
Figures of speech make the language brighter. Once one has started learning Russian, he or she will wonder about the diversity of stylistic devices of this language. One of them is oxymoron...
Трое в лодке, не считая собаки
Russian number's system is a tricky one but this will impress you!
If you are a Russian teacher you are used to hear that Russian is so complicated, Russian has a lot of long words and Russian grammar is terrible.
Therefore if suddenly one student tells you that Russian is very logical and has words and concepts for everything – you are nicely surprised and feel a little bit proud.
How "long" is Russian?
Are you ready to pronounce the longest Russian words?
Russian alphabet consists of 33 letters and if you recently decided to study Russian you have to be ready to read a lot of long words including a lot of consonants. When you open a book for beginners you may see many words with only one syllable (стол (table), стул (chair), пол (floor), кот (cat), зонт (umbrella)) and you will be happy of course. But everything is not so easy...
How to make your Russian perfect
or Introduction to Imperfect & Perfect
Imagine following situation - your boss, who speaks Russian, tries to give you work and the only thing you can do is to make a promise that you will definitely do the work. But there is one problem – you do not how to say this promise in Russian. The question would be how to tell your boss about a finished future action in such complex Russian language.