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    How's my russian accent? Check this

    I added two videos to youtube.
    1 of me speaking russian and one of my friend speaking russian.
    I would like to know... what we can improve in our accent. What words do we say wrong, what vowels can we and what consonants we can improve our pronounciation in.
    Here are the videos:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-uGxYdF3SQ - ME
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCptph5QTeA - My friend

    Thank you for your opinion
    And please - DON'T LISTEN TO THE WORDS THAT I SAY. THEY ARE TOTAL NONE SENSE.
    Give me advice only about the accent.

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    Re: How's my russian accent? Check this

    Not bad. There are many mistakes though. One advice: try to use "очень хорошо" not so often.
    Please, correct my mistakes, except for the cases I misspell something on purpose!

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    Re: How's my russian accent? Check this

    Mistakes in the accent? or the sentences?
    I know the sentences don't make sense
    but what mistakes do I make in my accent?

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    Re: How's my russian accent? Check this

    Sentences of course. Not much sense. But the words are understandable.
    Please, correct my mistakes, except for the cases I misspell something on purpose!

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    Re: How's my russian accent? Check this

    Both pronounce are almost good. Some words sounds are a bit “softer”, but it doesn’t prevent me to understand you and your friend. Please, put your attention on the preposition «в». You both said «ф России», but not «в России».

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    Re: How's my russian accent? Check this

    I think if you were to say some sentences which would make sense, and without grammatical mistakes, you would sound VERY GOOD. Also, it would be much easier to point out the mistakes in your pronunciation.
    What is your native language?

    P.S. I think this thread should be in "Accent and Pronunciation" forum.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: How's my russian accent? Check this

    А я подумала о том, что неплохо бы нам отдельный подфорум для таких вещей заиметь. ))

    The first one.
    0:56
    It’s “потому что,” right? Then [ш] must be hard.
    1:08
    The same with [ж].

    The second one.
    The same in the words "тоже," "потому что," and "жила."

    And the pronounciation of "в России," that has been already mentioned.
    If you have problems with both posting new messages and sending PMs, you can send an e-mail to the Forum Administrator here:
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    У меня что-то с почтой, на ЛС ответить не могу. (

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    Re: How's my russian accent? Check this

    Quote Originally Posted by Zaya
    А я подумала о том, что неплохо бы нам отдельный подфорум для таких вещей заиметь. ))
    Например, как этот http://masterrussian.net/mforum/viewforum.php?f=6?

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    Re: How's my russian accent? Check this

    Я имела в виду отдельный, где бы ли бы только темы такого типа (запись + просьба оценить произношение).
    If you have problems with both posting new messages and sending PMs, you can send an e-mail to the Forum Administrator here:
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    У меня что-то с почтой, на ЛС ответить не могу. (

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    Re: How's my russian accent? Check this

    I'd say there is no reason to improve this pronunciation before improving this grammar/vocabulary.
    "Россия для русских" - это неправильно. Остальные-то чем лучше?

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    Re: How's my russian accent? Check this

    Funny you posted up top in BOLD that you know the sentences don't make sense, and were only looking for comments on the pronunciation.. and still... people are commenting on the sentence structure.. makes me wonder sometimes...

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    Re: How's my russian accent? Check this

    Quote Originally Posted by MJenkens
    Funny you posted up top in BOLD that you know the sentences don't make sense, and were only looking for comments on the pronunciation.. and still... people are commenting on the sentence structure.. makes me wonder sometimes...
    For your information, it's impossible to rate pronunciation properly when the sentences don't make sense.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Re: How's my russian accent? Check this

    Quote Originally Posted by Звездочёт
    Both pronounce are almost good. Some words sounds are a bit “softer”, but it doesn’t prevent me to understand you and your friend. Please, put your attention on the preposition «в». You both said «ф России», but not «в России».

    (I'm only doing this because your signature asks for it)
    Quote Originally Posted by Звездочёт
    Both pronounce are almost good.
    Should be: "Both pronunciations are almost correct." ('good' will work fine in the place of 'correct', though. One is just more formal than the other.)
    Some words sounds are a bit “softer”, but it doesn’t prevent me to understand you and your friend.
    Should be: "Some word sounds are a bit softer, but that doesn't prevent me from understanding you and your friend."

    Please carry on, and apologies for breaking into your thread.

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    Re: How's my russian accent? Check this

    Thank you, Chelle. That's great to have a feedback!
    Мда... Ошибок многовато, правда часть из них — результат невнимательности.

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    Re: How's my russian accent? Check this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-uGxYdF3SQ
    турусей вместо друзей
    хорошу вместо хорошо
    какея вместо какая
    не жёв в России (?) не жил или не живу

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCptph5QTeA
    очен -> очень
    коворят -> говорят
    Оригинал: Call me ASAP.
    Перевод: Зови меня Асапом. (С)

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