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    how can I learn russian in fun/intersting way?

    Hello

    I learn the alphabetic from this site:
    http://langintro.com/rintro/index.htm

    and I learn some words from this:
    http://www.ilike2learn.com/ilike2learn/ ... index.html

    and from then I read news from Google news in Russian and translate the words with Google translation tools, and copy some of the word to Wordquiz:
    http://peterandlinda.com/wordquiz/index.php
    Actually to Kwordquiz which is the Linux version of it.

    but it is boring....
    also to learn words which not connect to anything it's boring.

    How can I learn Russian in not boring way?

    for example, other languages have advantages like Spanish and Japanese since there have fun unique culture ( soap opera and anime, manga)
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    Re: how can I learn russian in fun/intersting way?

    Quote Originally Posted by nadavvin
    ...How can I learn Russian in not boring way? ...
    My advice: try to listen to songs and memoraze some sentences. You can choose from here:
    http://masterrussian.net/mforum/viewfor ... 6ed8432297
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Re: how can I learn russian in fun/intersting way?

    Quote Originally Posted by nadavvin
    How can I learn Russian in not boring way?
    Maybe watching films?
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: how can I learn russian in fun/intersting way?

    Quote Originally Posted by nadavvin
    Hello

    I learn the alphabetic from this site:
    http://langintro.com/rintro/index.htm
    omfg. This
    http://langintro.com/rintro/rsnd/wroom.wav
    or this
    http://langintro.com/rintro/rsnd/bill.wav
    is totally wrong.
    Or, here
    http://langintro.com/rintro/rsnd/softdrnk.wav
    'i' is wrongfullly accented in addition to stress on last syllable.
    And,
    http://langintro.com/rintro/rsnd/kvass.wav
    here comes aspirated k... ( where should be unaspirated ), and for some reasons pronounced as 'kfasss'

    http://langintro.com/rintro/rsnd/coffee.wav
    Kofyyyye. ( as he was taught to pronounce 'e' like in 'yet'. Now that's forever.
    and
    http://langintro.com/rintro/rsnd/lunch.wav
    obyyyed.
    And... For Russian speakers !
    http://langintro.com/rintro/rsnd/bread.wav"
    guess what is it?


    and I learn some words from this:
    http://www.ilike2learn.com/ilike2learn/ ... index.html
    Much better, however have problems with leading ( and only leading ) 'r', pronouncing it like 't' or 'p'.

    and from then I read news from Google news in Russian and translate the words with Google translation tools, and copy some of the word to Wordquiz:
    http://peterandlinda.com/wordquiz/index.php
    Actually to Kwordquiz which is the Linux version of it.

    but it is boring....
    also to learn words which not connect to anything it's boring.

    How can I learn Russian in not boring way?

    for example, other languages have advantages like Spanish and Japanese since there have fun unique culture ( soap opera and anime, manga)[/quote]

    Well... Recodred ( in soviet times ) classic theatre plays? At least is't easy to obtain subtitles for it. I don't consider listening to something without understanding at least 50% is useful.
    Russian is tough, let’s go shopping!

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    Re: how can I learn russian in fun/intersting way?

    other languages have advantages like Spanish and Japanese since there have fun unique culture ( soap opera and anime, manga)
    Even though
    culture has been defined as "a luxury; an elite's prestige commodity; a simple aesthetic appreciation; (or) solely a folkloric epiphenomenon."
    (Verhelst T. 1990, No Life Without Roots, London, Zed Books, p.17),

    and

    the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity, proclaims:
    Culture takes diverse forms across time and space (Article 1),

    it is pretty hard to accept that whimsical and fanciful idea of “culture” in connection with “soap opera” and “anime”. (Globalization of Culture ?)


    I cannot but suggest you to read the first paragraph of this good piece of advice:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learn ... ge65.shtml

    And to finish with, a well known didactic story.

    There's a story about a teacher who told his students: “You know you're making progress in Russian when you speak in Russian , think in Russian , and dream in Russian . “

    One day a student came into the class very excited and said, "Teacher, Teacher, last night I dreamt in Russian ." The teacher said, "That's wonderful. What did you dream about?" And the student said, "I don't know, it was in Russian ."

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    Naddavin, if you live in Israel, there are Russian tv channels, there is a channel, that has old Russian movies 24 hours a day, you can watch them, or ask your Russian coleagues, about famous movies that they know it might help you may be?
    May be you should try to watch Russian cartoons? We have cartoons and songs and movies and fun just like every other culture has.
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    Naddavin, May be this lessons will be helpful to you, try them.

    RL101 - 1 :Some Enchanted Evening to learn Russian!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlJw08uMvE4

    RL101 - 2 : The Six Letters That Are The Same
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qj9B-d7iDkw

    RL101 - 3: Six Letters that look the same but are different!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnq0LrVauTQ

    RL101 - 4 The next five letters
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eoN46jprhU

    RL101 - 5 Revision of the first 17 letters
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ly_XZFHFYPs

    RL101 - 6 The Next Five - 2/3 of the way.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiSzIXXkl3U

    RL101 - 7 The Sibilants
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuyP2x8vRDU

    RL101 - 8: The Missing Vowels - part one
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbdzd-BNC-U

    RL101 - 8: The Missing Vowels - part two
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3OidoFoo2A

    RL101 - 9 Soft sign, hard sign
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wbyiBKeFKI

    RL101 - 10 Russkaya Azbuka
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDEYGwDEahc

    RL102 - 1 Basic Russian grammar lesson 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUVNA_loG_o

    RL102 - 2 Basic Russian grammar lesson 2 part 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS6ksHAT4sY

    RL102 - 2 Basic Russian grammar lesson 2 part 2
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6F0eH5paKW4

    RL102 - 3 Basic Russian grammar lesson 3
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnp--PtRajc

    RL102 - 4/1 Basic Russian grammar lesson 4 part one
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQKfQIZRFVY

    RL102 - 4/2 Basic Russian grammar lesson 4 part two
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtXb19sMu7g

    Roll your "r"s now, baybee!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPIpTERosZY

    RL102 - 5/1 Basic Russian grammar lesson 5 part one
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSLtHXrwm30

    RL102 - 5/2 Basic Russian grammar lesson 5 part two
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87o6TS3rUaw

    RL102 - 6/1 Basic Russian grammar lesson 6 part one
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJ_RYKpYfg0

    RL102 - 6/2 Basic Russian grammar lesson 6 part two (corr)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJW-IamMaCs

    Gold List Method for learning to L/T memory part one
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH6FERpM5fQ

    Gold List Method for learning to L/T memory part two
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTyJiGVJ0LM

    RL102 - 7 Basic Russian grammar lesson 7
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaPCFWLN5uI
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    You could study while wearing a clown suit.

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    I don't think there's a fun way of learnign a language if you start from the very beginning In the initial phase of studying you just need to learn certain things by heart, and that's never fun.
    The less boring techniques, such as learning from songs etc, are only possible if you have already reached some more advanced level, in my opinion
    but good luck to you, nonetheless

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamka
    I don't think there's a fun way of learnign a language if you start from the very beginning
    Oh, I think it's movies, movies!
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Remyisme
    Naddavin, May be this lessons will be helpful to you, try them.

    RL102 - 7 Basic Russian grammar lesson 7
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaPCFWLN5uI

    In this one he sings the old Russian National Anthem and the new one. Interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kamka
    I don't think there's a fun way of learnign a language if you start from the very beginning In the initial phase of studying you just need to learn certain things by heart, and that's never fun.
    I have to agree, basic learning isn't too much fun. Like learning multiplication tables. You hate the teacher until your calculator dies, then after you balance your bank account with a pencil, he is a hero. Take a class if you can!!!! One of my Russian friends took my "Learn to Speak Russian in 10 Minutes a Day" book from me until I mastered some basic words and how to use them. I was VERY upset! When I send her an e-mail now I say all the personal pronouns and the question words. Tough out the first lessons.

    Now where are these Russian cartoons? A Belarusian friend loved watching the Simpsons with me after the news at 11:30 (if a Red Sox game wasn't on, then she'd be mad!).
    I'm easily amused late at night...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Quote Originally Posted by kamka
    I don't think there's a fun way of learnign a language if you start from the very beginning
    Oh, I think it's movies, movies!
    Cartoons!

    Or children books or magazines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Quote Originally Posted by kamka
    I don't think there's a fun way of learnign a language if you start from the very beginning
    Oh, I think it's movies, movies!
    I can't learn language from watching movies or tv, since it's not help much in other language like English (or at least I think that is not useful for me).

    So I think about comics, which is only talking and there are pictures to help the understanding, so I search in Google for "russian comics" which give me this site: http://www.comics.ru/e/ which is even better since it focus in learning Russian and have the English version of the comics to help the understanding.
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    Something is very strange:
    I read the first comics:
    Russian version: http://www.comics.ru/8/2502.htm
    English version: http://www.comics.ru/e/e2502.htm?Np=0

    The problem is in the picture in the bottom left:
    In Russian: "Het я серьёзно"
    In English: "Do you mean it?"


    p.s.

    Thanks all the links, I check them latter.
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    The problem is in the picture in the bottom left:
    In Russian: "Het я серьёзно"
    In English: "Do you mean it?"
    A better translation into English would be "Come on, I'm serious."

    It's not a mistranslation exactly, because the sense is correct, but I would use these translations as a very general guide -- not be taken as gospel.



    Here is some manga (Japanese comics) which is much more interesting, and better translated to boot.

    http://www.mangaproject.ru/Manga/FLCL/index.php

    Furi Kuri is a very cool manga/anime. Try it, you'll like it.
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    Here is some manga (Japanese comics) which is much more interesting, and better translated to boot.

    http://www.mangaproject.ru/Manga/FLCL/index.php

    Furi Kuri is a very cool manga/anime. Try it, you'll like it.
    Thanks

    But what is the letter "/\" which found in the word "бц/\цсъ" in this picture:
    http://hozt.net/image.php?img=20070623030418742296.png

    Is there the text versions of the pictures to easy copy it for translate it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nadavvin
    But what is the letter "/" which found in the word "бц/\цсъ" in this picture:
    http://hozt.net/image.php?img=20070623030418742296.png

    Is there the text versions of the pictures to easy copy it for translate it?
    It is "бились"="they fighted"

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    Here is some manga (Japanese comics) which is much more interesting, and better translated to boot.

    http://www.mangaproject.ru/Manga/FLCL/index.php

    Furi Kuri is a very cool manga/anime. Try it, you'll like it.
    Thanks you very much!!!

    It is very help, and it really fun to learn Russian and it is not boring.
    I download also the English version of the same anime and I show the both.

    The bubbles placed in the same places so I only need to move from window to window with only alt+tab without moving the eye.

    so I moving many, even in the parts of the bubbles and I learn many words and basic grammar.

    It is excellent way to learn any language.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scotcher
    You could study while wearing a clown suit.
    Спасибо. Я попробовал этот метод изучения и вправду он мне помогает во многом.

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