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    Practice makes perfect?

    I'm 15 years old and working on the New Penguin Russian Course by myself. Our school doesn't offer Russian, and I really want to learn it, so I decided to learn by studing the books. I'm pretty good at languages, I already know three (English, French, and American Sign Language), but I'm finding Russian a bit harder.

    The first few lessons were pretty easy. However, as I got further in, I felt I needed more practice. I've been looking at the Russian posts on this website and cannot understand much. Usually, I like to submerse myself in the language, but I'm finding that hard to do with Russian. I can't find any TV stations or radio station in Russian (I live in the US) and, as far as I know, there are not many forums that speak in Russian.

    Does anyone have any sugesstions for practice that I can use? My resources are pretty limited.

    Thank you!
    Я не знаю!

    --WizardPhish--

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    I was 15 when i started learning by myself too. Be prepared for months of grammar and new rules but if u get past it then you'll be ok. I mean, i did it alright.
    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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    You started learning Russian at age 15 Dogboy? I thought you were younger?
    Vrei să pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
    Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
    Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
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    russianinternet.com is a good place for TV and radio.[/url]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    I was 15 when i started learning by myself too. Be prepared for months of grammar and new rules but if u get past it then you'll be ok. I mean, i did it alright.
    You live in Seattle, the Russian immigrant capital of Washington. 'nough said.
    Corrupting young minds since May 6, 2004.

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    Pravit did alright too. And he's only met like 2 real russians.
    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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    Alright? I did excellent. Amazingly excellent. Magnificent. That should be my new nickname and title. Pravit the Magnificent.

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    Vrei să pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei
    Nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei
    Chipul tau si dragostea din tei
    Mi-amintesc de ochii tai

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    You'd need some sort of trumpet fanfare to be played whenever you are announced.

    Or perhaps the sound of symbols clashing would work.

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    Did you mean cymbals, or did I just not get the joke?
    Море удачи и дачу у моря

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    You did alright.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by waxwing
    Did you mean cymbals, or did I just not get the joke?
    You mean you didn't like my cymbalism?

    (nah you're right. It was just an embarrassing mistake, but I won't try to wriggle out of it )

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