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    Scientific and Mathematical podcasts

    Здравствуйте,

    I participate in a maths forum which has a number of Russian and Ukrainian members and always feel некультурный by not being able to respond in Russian. And, of course, I'm missing out on the wealth of technical information available in русски язык.

    I started to attempt to learn Russian as a 'New Year Resolution' and, amazingly, I'm still trying.

    However, and the reason I never tried before, is that I have no 'ear' for the Russian Language. I find it very difficult to actually pick out the syllables or even identify word boundaries. Listening repeatedly to the One Minute Russian and Russian Survival Phrases has improved this a little bit, but Я очень плохо говорю по-русски and there are still phrases where I have to admit that Я не понимаю

    Somebody suggested that I listen to the BBC podcast Utro na BBC. Although most of it still sounds like rapid-fire noise (Простите), I am beginning to pick out the occasional word. But the thought occured to me that if I'm going to listen to Russian I might be better off listening to material that has a high scientific or mathematical content, so as to become familiar with the pronunciation of the technical vocabulary.

    Can anybody please recommend any websites that offer podcasts or mp3 audio downloads that have a scientific / mathematical / engineering bias? (I do most of my listening in the car on the way to and back from work).

    Спасибо

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    Can I ask you, why are you think that Russians scientific sources contains a bit more information than English?

    In Russia all scientists know that information from English articles is more actual in most cases (naturally, there are some exceptions).

    But if you want to search a mathematical, physical and other lessons in Russian then you can try to enter words such as 'наука' (science), 'математика' (mathematics) and 'уроки', 'лекции' (lessons, lectures) in YouTube or Google (you can try to use a translator to get more tag-words).
    I'd be grateful if you pointed out my mistakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exciter View Post
    In Russia all scientists know that information from English articles is more actual up-to-date in most cases (naturally, there are some exceptions).
    Your English is really better than you think it is -- however, the incorrect use of "actual" needed correction.

    In English, "actual" means соответсующий фактам or действительный, so the meaning is different from актуальный.

    Translations for актуальный would include "current", "timely", and "up-to-date".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Throbert McGee View Post
    Your English is really better than you think it is...
    Thank you so much.

    But in fact I have never studied English with a teacher. And I have no speaking practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Exciter View Post
    why are you think that Russians scientific sources contains
    Read it carefully and I am sure you will find some annoying mistakes. I make them all the time myself, from lack of attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by E-learner View Post
    Read it carefully and I am sure you will find some annoying mistakes. I make them all the time myself, from lack of attention.
    I'm not sure, but `why do you think that the Russian scientific sources' is more correct?
    I'd be grateful if you pointed out my mistakes.

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    You can try ScienceBlog.Ru - научный блог » Подкасты

    Quote Originally Posted by Exciter View Post
    I'm not sure, but is `why do you think that the Russian scientific sources' more correct?
    Yes, also "sources contain".

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