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    What is easy about Russian?

    I think I'm stuck in a rut. Someone please remind me of the advantages of learning Russian (if there are any), as all I can think of now are disadvantages...

    Why does Russian have so many words. And you can't tell their meaning just by looking at them, like in Spanish or something.

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    Re: What is easy about Russian?

    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    I think I'm stuck in a rut. Someone please remind me of the advantages of learning Russian (if there are any), as all I can think of now are disadvantages...

    Why does Russian have so many words. And you can't tell their meaning just by looking at them, like in Spanish or something.
    You make me lough
    Не плюй в колодец, пригодится водицы, напиться.

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    Тhanks for the encouraging words.

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    Emm... I'll try. Очень легкие правила чтения.

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    Практически свободный порядок слов в предложении.
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    Если знаешь русский, намного легче выучить любой другой славянский язык.

    Кстати, знакомые рассказвыали мне о путешествии по Африке. Часто попадались места, где населения кроме "Хэлло" и "Чендж мани" ничего по-английски не знало. Самое смешное, что в таких случаях иногда выручало знание русского (много было там наших специалистов, да и многие африканцы из стран соцлагеря учили русский в школе или учились в советских ВУЗах). Вот так-то!

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    Russian is enough Slavic to last me a life time.

    Очень легкие правила чтения.
    Eh? Surley your not trying to say....

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    You can always meet a beautiful Russian girl, and you will always know what she is saying...
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    Unfortunately, the only thing Russian girls would say to me is мат, which I don't understand and probably never will.

    Damn.

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    Maybe to rest and not to use russian for a while

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    Re: What is easy about Russian?

    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    ... all I can think of now are disadvantages...
    А какие, интересно?
    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Why does Russian have so many words. And you can't tell their meaning just by looking at them, like in Spanish or something.
    I'm going to learn Spanish. Theach me that trick, please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alware
    Maybe to rest and not to use russian for a while
    Наверное, лучше просто переключиться с изучения язвка на его использование. Например, почитать любимого писателя по-русски.
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Anyways. Basurero's russian is excellent (e.g.in comparison with my english).

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    Наверное, лучше просто переключиться с изучения язвка на его использование. Например, почитать любимого писателя по-русски.
    I would like to, but I can't find anything to read. Anyone know where I can download easy novels online?

    А какие, интересно?
    I mean, things which make Russian hard to learn.

    I'm going to learn Spanish. Theach me that trick, please.
    Destruction. In Russian = уничтожение. In Spanish = destrucci

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Unfortunately, the only thing Russian girls would say to me is мат, which I don't understand and probably never will.

    Damn.
    Hm... Russian girls I know try to avoid мат... I guess you go to wrong places to meet Russian girls...
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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    I would like to, but I can't find anything to read. Anyone know where I can download easy novels online?
    Библиотека Мошкова - твой лучший друг... Фантастика, проза, поэзия (проскролируй вниз)...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSSS
    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Unfortunately, the only thing Russian girls would say to me is мат, which I don't understand and probably never will.

    Damn.
    Hm... Russian girls I know try to avoid мат... I guess you go to wrong places to meet Russian girls...
    Look, bro, Russan girls are used to cursing so badly that my ears somtimes are going to fade !!! Do Mind it

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSSS
    ...I guess you go to wrong places to meet Russian girls...
    Сюда что ли?
    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    Quote Originally Posted by SSSS
    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Unfortunately, the only thing Russian girls would say to me is мат, which I don't understand and probably never will.

    Damn.
    Hm... Russian girls I know try to avoid мат... I guess you go to wrong places to meet Russian girls...
    Look, bro, Russan girls are used to cursing so badly that my ears somtimes are going to fade !!! Do Mind it
    Common, man... Have you ever heard about stereotyping?..
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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    I would like to, but I can't find anything to read. Anyone know where I can download easy novels online?
    Don't look for easy novels (kids books?), they'll not improve your russian.
    Try reading your favourite books or authors (if you like thrillers or science fiction that's great. Usually they are easiest to read). If some phrases are too complicated compare them to the original text in English to grasp the idea. Thus you'll read very fast and (I hope) with pleasure.

    Thousands of books in russian, including the newest:
    http://www.lib.aldebaran.ru/ (my fav)
    http://www.litportal.ru/
    http://www.lib.ru/

    If the options are given (скачать книгу or читать читать)always choose "скачать". Thus you'll be able to download rar or zip archive, not the bunch of html-pages.

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