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    introdution

    Hello! I found this site while trying to learn Russian (duh) And it's helped. I almost know the entire alphabet, but I'm confused with some letters.

    I also found this interesting fact that I had a Great Great grandpa that fought in world war 1 on the Russian side. That's about all I know about him.

    well, I hope this will be a good stay!

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    Здравствуйте.

    Make sure you have the alphabet down and covered before doing anything else otherwise it will cause you confusion with grammar and pronounciaton rules later on.

    What makes these certain letters confusing?
    Please correct any Russian language mistakes I make.

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    Hello and welcome Riko!
    Я так думаю.

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    welcome )

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    Quote Originally Posted by волк
    What makes these certain letters confusing?
    hard to pronounce. ъ, ь, x, ж and й are the ones that are hard for me to pronounce.

    And I recongnize Здравствуйте. Does it mean how do you do?

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    ъ and ь make no sound at all, which may be why you have trouble pronouncing them unless you mean pronouncing the names of them which I don't think is very important when you're just beginning.

    Honestly I haven't yet figured out the difference between x and k. I'm sure the more experienced guys can clear this up.

    ж is just the zh sound in 'pleasure'. Its very easy for an american to pronounce.

    I haven't quite figured this one (й) out either.

    Здравствуйте means hello. Hopefully this is the most difficult word in russian, Its very hard for me to say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riko
    hard to pronounce. ъ, ь, x, ж and й are the ones that are hard for me to pronounce
    Й is pronounced like a very short "Yuh" where the h is silent. Like the word "Yukon"

    Ж is pronounced "ZH" as well as "Juh". Think of it like a J with a Z sound.

    Ъ is the "hard sign". This affects the consonant after it. It has no sound.

    Ь is the "soft sign". This affects the consanont before it. This also has no sound.

    Х is pronounced "Huh" as in the word "Hotel" It is very breathy.

    You might want to study voiced and voiceless consonants and vowels.



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    thanks, that cleared everything up a lot This place seems to be very friendly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Layne
    Здравствуйте means hello. Hopefully this is the most difficult word in russian, Its very hard for me to say.

    There are a lot more tougher words.
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Layne
    Здравствуйте means hello. Hopefully this is the most difficult word in russian, Its very hard for me to say.
    yeah, I've been working on that

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    This forum is the place you called friendly? And you are from California??? You must be from L.A.
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    This forum is the place you called friendly? And you are from California??? You must be from L.A.
    haha Nope, California. It's almost the same (if you know what goes on here) There's been 3 shootings near my house, one of witch a few people got some lead to the head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Quote Originally Posted by Layne
    Здравствуйте means hello. Hopefully this is the most difficult word in russian, Its very hard for me to say.

    There are a lot more tougher words.
    Yeah I know right. Здравствуйте is nothing next to чмо.
    Corrupting young minds since May 6, 2004.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riko
    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    This forum is the place you called friendly? And you are from California??? You must be from L.A.
    haha Nope, California. It's almost the same (if you know what goes on here) There's been 3 shootings near my house, one of witch a few people got some lead to the head.
    Ahh, Pismo Beach! How I love the place
    I am in the bay area
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackMage
    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Quote Originally Posted by Layne
    Здравствуйте means hello. Hopefully this is the most difficult word in russian, Its very hard for me to say.

    There are a lot more tougher words.
    Yeah I know right. Здравствуйте is nothing next to чмо.
    Yup. Have fun with сельскохозяйственный!
    Заранее благодарю всех за исправление ошибок в моём русском.

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    Классицистический!
    Я так думаю.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riko
    And I recongnize Здравствуйте. Does it mean how do you do?
    If you put it through certain translators it does.

    Quote Originally Posted by Layne
    Здравствуйте means hello. Hopefully this is the most difficult word in russian, Its very hard for me to say.
    Please let me quote you on that if you plan on sticking around...
    Please correct any Russian language mistakes I make.

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    "Классицистические сельскохозяйственные достопримечательности". - трудновыговариваемое суперпредложение.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Здравствуйте, классицистические сельскохозяйственные достопримечательности
    Я так думаю.

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    So what does Здравствуйте actually mean if not hello? Some translators say it is 'how do you do?'. Is it a question as in 'how do you do?' or a declaraion like 'hello'?

    And please feel free to quote me on anything, unless it contradicts something else I say.

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