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    Complete beginner

    Hi all,

    I'm new here, just thought I'd introduce myself.

    I've been thinking for ages about indulging myself in Russian, and I've finally decided to do it...

    I'm scared

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    Re: Complete beginner

    Quote Originally Posted by Oddball

    I'm scared
    And with good reason oddball.

    Best of luck to you.

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    Nothing to be scared about.
    Just another language.

    It is very similar to... uh ....
    Well, it's just another language.
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Heck, if Kwatts can do it, so can you!
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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    Re: Complete beginner

    Quote Originally Posted by Biancca
    Quote Originally Posted by Oddball

    I'm scared
    And with good reason oddball.

    Best of luck to you.
    What's so scary, Biancca? Russian is not that difficult - Chinese is.

    We normally pronounce the way we write and much less ambiguity.

    English:
    get:

    (to become) - get dark
    (to receive) - get a present (from someone)
    (to acquire) - get a dog (to buy)
    (to reach a destination) - get home
    (to understand) - I don't get it!
    etc.

    Russian words are longer but they are harder to mix with something else.

    Russian Grammar may be difficult but you need to read more, not knowing, which case to use will not prevent you from understanding. Russians have trouble when learning all these verb tenses in English or spelling rules.
    Anatoli - Анатолий - أناتولي - 阿纳托利 - アナトーリー - 아나톨리

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    Re: Complete beginner

    Quote Originally Posted by Анатолий
    Quote Originally Posted by Biancca
    Quote Originally Posted by Oddball

    I'm scared
    And with good reason oddball.

    Best of luck to you.
    What's so scary, Biancca? Russian is not that difficult - Chinese is.
    No, what's scary are those frequent trips to Russia that will occur after you fall in love with the language, and then you fall in love with Russia.


    Good luck to you oddball. This is a good place to start. And we've all (non-natives) been in your situation.

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    Cheers guys. At least I know you're good-hearted folks that can help me.....

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    I don't think its scarry at all, its fun!! I was just teasing.

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    Verb aspect. That's the scary part.
    Я знаю
    Что делаю
    Вилкою
    Пирогу

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biancca
    I don't think its scarry at all, its fun!! I was just teasing.


    Quote Originally Posted by Darobat
    Verb aspect. That's the scary part.
    Which part causes problems? I won't go into explanations you probably read it in your textbook.

    делать (несовершенный вид)
    я делал; я делаю; я буду делать
    I did/I was doing; I do/I am doing; I will do/I will be doing


    сделать (совершенный вид)

    я сделал; я сделаю
    I did/I have done; I will do, I will have done
    (personal forms with Present endings always indicate future complete actions). Я прочитаю means not only "I will read" but I will read it to the end, whereas Я буду читать means I will read/will be reading (I promise I will start reading)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oddball
    Cheers guys. At least I know you're good-hearted folks that can help me.....
    I'm not.
    Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself. - Chief Joseph, Nez Perce

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Quote Originally Posted by Oddball
    Cheers guys. At least I know you're good-hearted folks that can help me.....
    I'm not.
    Yep, don't believe him...he is.

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    learning Russian

    Privet! I'm kind of like oddball, I'm happy, excited and nervous! lol

    And from what I've been reading by everyone here, I think you are all a nice bunch of ppl

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    Re: learning Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by Larushka
    And from what I've been reading by everyone here, I think you are all a nice bunch of ppl
    ... Except Saibot, stay AWAY from him!!! But the others are cool!
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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    Re: learning Russian

    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Quote Originally Posted by Larushka
    And from what I've been reading by everyone here, I think you are all a nice bunch of ppl
    ... Except Saibot, stay AWAY from him!!! But the others are cool!
    He's joking.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Am I joking about staying away from Saibot, or that the others are cool?
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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    My mom says I am cool, therefore I must be, so you must have been joking about Saibot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Am I joking about staying away from Saibot, or that the others are cool?
    Um... I meant your words about saibot.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantom605
    My mom says I am cool, therefore I must be, so you must have been joking about Saibot.
    -Fantom
    You're so cool---already had a six-pack?
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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