Author Archive | Ari Helderman

Find Russian Noun Gender Confusing? It Doesn’t Have to Be!


Did you take French classes in high school?

If so, you know that one of the most frustrating parts of that language is noun gender.

It’s so irregular.

Sure, there may be some rules that say what words are masculine …

Russian Word Order: Where Rules Are the Exception


“Yesterday for my friend a present I bought.”

That sounds a little weird, right?

But let’s see what happens when we say the same sentence in Russian:

Вчера другу подарок купил.

The sentence that, in English, sounds completely off, is …