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    Introduction

    Hello everyone!

    I've occasionally visited this forum over the last year, and want to finally introduce myself. My name is Shari. I'm a theatre student, earning an MFA dramaturgy at American Repertory Theatre. I spent three months in Moscow as part of my program last spring, and loved the theatre culture and the people I met. I'm currently a finalist for a grant to return to Russia for a year to continue to work and study there.

    I've been breaking my head against this language for a long time, it seems - my program's "Russian" class is survival, which meant almost no grammer at all. When I was in Russia, I was ashamed by my poor language skills. Since then, I've been studying on my own, and have hired a tutor. Finally, I've made some progress - but its been rough studying a new language on top of a full slate of graduate courses.

    Now, I've been called home for a family emergency, and my tutoring is temporarily at a halt. I'm back to self-study again, for the time being. This summer, I will be at Middlebury College in the Russian School - and I hope that I will progress quickly.

    I'd love to chat and meet people online . . . particularly theatre lovers here and in Moscow. It's a pleasure meeting you all.

    Very Truly,
    Shari

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    Be sure to let us know how that Middlebury language school goes-I, for one, am interested in it

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    I Certainly Will

    Quote Originally Posted by challenger
    Be sure to let us know how that Middlebury language school goes-I, for one, am interested in it
    The program was recommended to me by someone who was in the same situation as me - facing a year in Moscow with minimal background. She called the program a lifesaver. Her Russian seemed competent enough, though I did talk to her after she had also been in Moscow for six or seven months.

    I joke that my ambition is to be able to speak & read like a five year old. But then, five year olds aren't that bad . . .

    Shari

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    Дети пяти лет говорят лучше студентов учивших русский несколько месяца. Этот пост, наверно, полен ошибками. Я хочу говорить как ребёнок трёх года

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    Quote Originally Posted by challenger
    Дети пяти лет говорят лучше студентов учивших русский несколько месяца. Этот пост, наверно, полен ошибками. Я хочу говорить как ребёнок трёх года
    трёх лет

    Since три is in the genitive it must be followed by the genitive plural, not the singular.

    Ребёнку три года

    but

    Ребёкок трёх лет

    несколько месяца
    несколько месяцев - genitive plural (a few months - it's the same in English)
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    Говорить как ребёкок трёх лет - хорошо для мне. Я не хочу говорить как глупая американка. Но я думаю, что не буду . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by demoiselle
    Говорить как ребёкок трёх лет - хорошо для мне. Я не хочу говорить как глупая американка. Но я думаю, что не буду . . .
    Among other thing: для меня
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    See you at Middlebury. I am going too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Among other thing: для меня
    Thanks. :-\

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    Quote Originally Posted by uno
    See you at Middlebury. I am going too.
    Uno, how long have you been studying? When did you decide to go to Middlebury?

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    I started studying Russian about a year and a half ago although my skills aren't up to par for several reasons.
    1. The program is UNBELIEVABLY awful at my university
    2. I started studying it while I was finishing my Spanish studies and so I couldn't really dedicate all the time I needed too.

    I decided I wanted to go to Middlebury about a month ago. I think we are going to be pretty close to the same level too.

    Okay,

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    What university is that, uno?

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    Hmmm........MFA? Does that stand for any bad words?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Hmmm........MFA? Does that stand for any bad words?
    Master of Fine Arts degree in Dramaturgy. Though sometimes I would like to include some bad words in that phrase.

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