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    I am using a book and language tapes to learn Russian. But the information seems so overwhelming. Does anyone have any study tips that could help me out? Thank you!
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    Focus on one book for complete beginners. Spend 30-60 minutes studying it daily. Study it one chapter after another, don't jump to the end of the book right away. This way the information will not be overwhelming and you will gradually progress.
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    Make sure you have a lot of spare time. Do consecutive lessons and review lots. Learn the very basics first before going into complex Russian. This is my idea, and I hope you try it and it works for you.

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    thanks... but that was posted a month ago Я делаю хорошо
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    Brandon, do you study Russian at school or just on your own?
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    all by his lonesome
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    It is very hard to learn language from a book. Talking with native speakers is the only way to get the accents correct.
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    Buy russian movies with subtiles.
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    I keep a family of Udmurt midgets in my basement. They help me learn or by God they taste the lash.

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    actually... i love learning with a book... all i need are some language tapes.
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    lol...Sounds like Mike has been reading Dickens or Tolkien.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon8
    actually... i love learning with a book... all i need are some language tapes.
    thats good brandon, books are great, the only problem is
    1. each book is just one source, you should check out at least two, to make sure that the info is correct
    2. books give you nothing about speach, unless they come with tapes, but still that only allows you to listen to people, even if you try to repeat, you don't really know what u sound like. you can't even tell untill somone tells you that you are saying it right.
    3, i have found no one talks like the dialogs in the book, everything is way tooo formal. like который час, i'm glad i learned how to REALLY tell tiem before i said that one, my russkie pals probly wouldave got a rpetty good luagh out of me. so anyways, brandon, just shop around.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    i will but i like my book
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    Quote Originally Posted by julia95
    lol...Sounds like Mike has been reading Dickens or Tolkien.
    Or both ¬_¬

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon8
    actually... i love learning with a book... all i need are some language tapes.
    thats good brandon, books are great, the only problem is
    1. each book is just one source, you should check out at least two, to make sure that the info is correct
    2. books give you nothing about speach, unless they come with tapes, but still that only allows you to listen to people, even if you try to repeat, you don't really know what u sound like. you can't even tell untill somone tells you that you are saying it right.
    3, i have found no one talks like the dialogs in the book, everything is way tooo formal. like который час, i'm glad i learned how to REALLY tell tiem before i said that one, my russkie pals probly wouldave got a rpetty good luagh out of me. so anyways, brandon, just shop around.
    Since I want to look like well-educated person I always try to say "Который час?" but when I saw a not so well educated person I have doubts, feel myself embarassed and say "сколько времени?", but no-one on Earth will force me to say "сколько [скока] время?" I'm too proud for that

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    lol, propp, i have seen that picture of you in the woods, do well educated people do that? anyways, what can i say, i am just one of the guys.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Well-educated people do everything -- they EVEN piss and shit, and barf, and... and..., --- but with a sense of inner dignity.
    I was kidding of course. But if you are a (may be not so well) educated philologist, you are not espected to say "скока время"...

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    Я сейчас часто встречаюсь с заданным с такой же целью вопросом "Часы есть?" У моего отца на улице однажды так спросили, на что он ответил "Тебе подарить, что-ли?" Я в таких случаях просто отвечаю "Есть" и прохожу дальше. А вопрос "Сколько время?" — одна из самых раздражающих меня вещей на свете.

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    I don't know what you are talking about, Propp. Most of the well-educated people I've met haven't appeared to have a bowel movement for many years.

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    Ту-160: Может это у вас в Татарстане такая "модная фишка"? Я что-то не слышал такого вопроса в таком значении. Обычно это я говорю в ответ, что у меня часов нет, потому что я их на самом деле никогда не ношу.

    Mike: you probably mixing up well-educated and well-mannered people. The fact that I read a lot of thousands of unintelligible books does not prevent me from barfing. Once I even spoiled the bear's skin and the jacket with eider-duck feathers with wich I was covered when sleeping drunk in some very spacious apartments amongst other bodies; and my she-friend and her boy-friend had to wash it and dry it with vacuum cleaner, because these were the favorite objects of her mother, who returned the same day. To wake up from moist feeling under your face is not pleasant experience, but it worth having a couple of times in your life, it teaches you humility and frailty of all matter world. But now I try not to drink at all, because I've got pancreatitis problems. Now I found it passed stage and not interesting, as one of my friend used to talk when he was 19: "When I was young me and my friends smelled a glue in plastic bags, but when I became old I found it no more revealing, it gave us nothing new in knowing life, so we came to drinking vodka in the ass with the enima".

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