Which of the three Russian proverbs do you like best?
На чужой каравай рот не разевай. (Don’t keep your mouth open.
Literal: Don’t open your mouth to eat other people’s bread).
Своя рубашка ближе к телу. (Charity begins at home.
Literal: One’s own shirt is closer to the body.)
Рыба ищет, где глубже, а человек где лучше. (He makes his home where the living is best.
Literal: Fish seek for a deep place, men seek for a better place)
English verb to try can be translated into Russian as пытаться (to attempt) or стараться (to put some meaningful efforts into something. Я пытаюсь учить русский - I’m trying to learn Russian = I’m making some attempts to learn Russian. Я стараюсь учить русский - I’m trying to learn Russian meaning I’m trying hard to learn Russian, I put a lot of efforts.
Another Youtube channel with stories for children with subs. Many languages available.
Here is a collection of fun stories in Russian for children. Every story has been carefully created by BookBox with the goal of promoting a love for reading …
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This quotation from To Chaadayev by Alexander Pushkin is very popular among educated Russians. It is about striving for social justice, one of the major feature of the Russian culture:
Товарищ, верь: взойдет она,
Звезда пленительного счастья,
Россия вспрянет ото сна,
И на обломках самовластья
Напишут наши имена!
My friend, believe me that with thunder,
The star of joy will rise again!
And Russia will arise from slumber,
Our names will be incised with wonder
On remnants of oppressive reign!
translated by Andrey Kneller
If you learn Russian and happen to live close to Richmond, Virginia, you have an opportunity to meet with Russian speakers/ ex-Soviet block expats.
Using online resources to learn Russian
Nice catalogue of various resources about Russia and the Russian language.
Probably the best explanation of the verbal aspect in Russian with detailed analysis of various tenses and really novel methods. I would strongly recommend this book to everybody who struggles with this grammatical peculiarity of Russian.
Amazon.co. Effective Learning of the Russian Verbal Aspect Based on Novel Methods: Yukihide Hashimoto