Mastering Russian Vowels: All the Rules You Need to Know


“The Pirates’ Code is more what you’d call guidelines than actual rules.”

If you’re a fan of the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie series, you may recall this memorable quote spoken by Davy Jones, the feared captain …

10 Russian Tongue Twisters for Perfect Pronunciation and Super Speaking Skills


Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.

If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,

Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?

Say that three times fast!

Even …

Let’s Go: 13 Russian Verbs of Motion to Move Your Learning Forward


Remember the Lenny Kravitz song, “Are You Gonna Go My Way?”

Fortunately, the song is in English.

Otherwise, if poor Lenny were singing in Russian, he would have asked more than a dozen different variations of that one question.

Despite …

See, Hear, Speak: 20+ Basic Russian Phrases Presented in Multiple Ways


I find phrase lists depressing.

I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, though.

They can be incredibly helpful and have been provided to the public by many kind people, from Rick Steves to the fine bloggers here at FluentU.

It’s …

16 Russian Colors for Painting a Vivid Picture with Your Vocabulary


Colors are some of the first words children learn.

The ball is red.

The dog is brown.

The toy is yellow. 

While these terms come naturally in your first language, they may not come as naturally when you’re studying a …

16 Dreamy Russian Terms of Endearment to Try on Your S.O.


He’s your honey.

She’s your dear.

They’re your darlings.

When you’re really fond of someone, sometimes you just want to express it by using cutesy terms of endearment.

Luckily, if you’re learning Russian and can’t resist a good pet name, …

Show, Don’t Tell: How to Use Russian Adjectives in Any Situation


Denial, anger, bargaining, declension, acceptance.

Wait, that’s not right, is it?

If anything, the five stages of Russian learning grief involve struggling with the existence of declension.

You have to work your way up to accepting that it’s just something