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    Nouns

    I'm a beginner, and all I have right now is the internet. Whenever I try to learn something new, the internet explains things in such a wierd and awkward way that I can't follow. Basically, it's like reading shakespear. Does anyone know of any good sites where they explain things to you in a simple matter?

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    Have you tried the masterrussian site itself? If not, there are many sources depending on what you are looking for.

    If you want grammar, there are grammar guides at www.learningrussian.com, and there is a grammar guide at http://www.alphadictionary.com/rusgrammar/.

    If you want an actual course, there are some good resources at www.princeton.edu/russian.

    This is all I can think of for now. maybe other people have some more ideas.

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    Thanks, very much. That help. Oooo, for those of you who are very good at picking out errors in sentences, I typed up 18 more sentences for you to tear and pick apart! Here they are:
    1. Я тебя дел ракетя.
    - I gave you a rocket.
    2. Они вам секретя давал.
    -They gave you a secret.
    3. Кот знат об реке.
    -The cat knows about the river.
    4.Утка вудет есть.
    -The duck will eat.
    5. Я ем едя.
    -I eat food.
    6. Я видею друга.
    -I will see a friend.
    7. Я жеву в острове.
    -I live on an island.
    8. Новый Сыр.
    -The new cheese.
    9. Я Сидею в диване.
    - I sit on the couch.
    10. Я писал.
    -I wrote.
    11. Мы любовем коровя.
    - We love the cow.
    12. Вы думаете об робате.
    - You(s) think about the work.
    13. В годе, ты ведешь жевуть в арбуэе.
    -In a year, you will live in a watermelon.
    14. Они ведют пить молока.
    - They will drink milk.
    15. Я спал Во кровате.
    -I slept in a bed.
    16. Волк мне вудет говорить.
    -The wolf will talk to me.
    17. Она спрашивал меня об руссие.
    -She asked me about russia.
    18. Дан и андру учиют.
    -Dan and Andrew teach.

    *Keep in mind, I used an online child's dictionary for the words. I didn't memorize them.... yet.*

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    1. Я тебя дел ракетя.
    - I gave you a rocket.
    я тебе дал ракету.

    2. Они вам секретя давал.
    -They gave you a secret.
    (I really don't know if you can GIVE a secret, but if you could...)
    они вам секрет дали.

    Кот знат об реке.
    -The cat knows about the river.
    кот знает о реке.

    4.Утка вудет есть.
    -The duck will eat.
    утка будет есть

    5. Я ем едя.
    -I eat food.
    я ем еду.

    Я видею друга.
    -I will see a friend.
    (I wasnt sure what you meant by see..maybe visit?)
    я буду гостить у друга.
    (But if you meant will will SEE him, like walking down the street...)
    я увижу друга.

    7. Я жеву в острове.
    -I live on an island.
    я живу на острове.

    8. Новый Сыр.
    -The new cheese.


    9. Я Сидею в диване.
    - I sit on the couch.
    я сижу на диване.

    10. Я писал.
    -I wrote.
    I was writing - я писал
    vs
    I wrote - я написал

    11. Мы любовем коровя.
    - We love the cow.
    мы любим корову.

    12. Вы думаете об робате.
    - You(s) think about the work.
    ты думаешь о работе.

    13. В годе, ты ведешь жевуть в арбуэе.
    -In a year, you will live in a watermelon.
    через год, ты будешь жить в арбузе.

    14. Они ведют пить молока.
    - They will drink milk.
    они будут пить молоко.

    15. Я спал Во кровате.
    -I slept in a bed.
    я спал на кровати.

    16. Волк мне вудет говорить.
    -The wolf will talk to me.
    волк будет разговаривать со мной.

    17. Она спрашивал меня об руссие.
    -She asked me about russia.
    она спросила меня о россии.

    18. Дан и андру учиют.
    -Dan and Andrew teach.
    дэн и эндру учат.

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    Thanks. Umm, do you have any suggestions as to how I can really fix my horrible (poposterous) grammer? lol....

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    Lets see....

    Reading articles on the internet can really help. You can learn grammar rules from context.

    Also, I would buy maybe a little pocket grammar book. A good beginner one is called Barron's Russian Grammar. If you like that one, you could probably buy a little bit bigger one, called "Essentials of Russian Grammar" by Nicholas Maltzoff.

    That book may be a bit advanced, but it helps.

    Also, I would buy "501 Russian Verbs" book. That helps alot too.

    There is also a good website that shows you how any verb conjugates and any noun or adjective declines. It's called Morphological Analysis. Just type in a word and it will show you everything.

    http://starling.rinet.ru/morph.htm

    Also, it helps to have a good dictionary. I suggest Harper Collins Russian dictionary. Thats the one I use. There is also a couple online ones that are really good. Rambler and Lingvo.

    http://lingvo.yandex.ru/

    http://www.rambler.ru/dict/

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    Thanks, dude. I'll take your suggestions.

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    Oh, the russian online dictionaries are in russian. I'm not that advanced to actually read it.

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    Yeah they are in russian, but its pretty self-explanatory. Just type in the word.

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    Ok. I suppose it's work for now. I found a great child's dictionary with 250 words.... I think I'll learn them. OOOO.... and I carried on a very small privet, kak dela, ya-horosho kind of conversation with that russian lady! I'm so proud.

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    go to
    http://www.imtranslator.com
    for a very good translator that you can also change the default language. It can be used with or without IE (but needs an internet connection)
    -Fantom

    ps- In Orpheus' signature, there is (which I understand is correct "I live at home"):

    я живу дома

    what case is that? Dative?

    and is the accusative case: (I live in a/the house)

    я живу в дому

    As you can see, the cases are definitely the most difficult part for me!!!
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    I dont think дома is in a case here. Its just an irregular form of the noun.

    And I live in a house is

    я живу в домe

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    дома is an adverb meaning "at home."

    of course, the form did come from дом, just as another adverb, домой homeward, did.

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    Adverb! Thats the work I was looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saibot



    я живу в домe
    haha, sorry, that's what I meant.... I accidently declined the adverb instead of the noun...

    Is дома also "homes" ? (in which case, I would assume дом is like час ...) :

    один дом
    два дома
    пять домов

    ?????
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    correct!

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    well, kinda correct, just make sure you have your accents straight

    Дом - house/home

    дома - houses/homes

    два дома - two houses/homes

    я дома - I am at home
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    k... I haven't been on for a while. Ummm, I not sure why it's doma.... somone corrected my orriginal signature and I copied it to that. It was orriginally I live in a hut (I like that word). also, The russian lady I talk to said Xata was house, she said she was also from the Ukraine. Is that like a ukrainian thing or something? Also, I started learning genitive, and she told me to start the sentence with 3ta. Is that just for the genitive case, or what?

    -Oh.... cryllics isn't installed on this computer, so hopefully you'll be able to decipher what I mean.

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    Genetive doesnt really need certain word to start the sentece. Its just a case of nouns. Some words need genetive case though, but nothing specifically to start the sentence with.

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    Ok, makes sense. I'm going to start declining some nouns that I know on a text document eventually (over the weekend). Would you recommend such? I don't want to confuse myself.

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