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Tried and Tested! The Best Russian Quizzes Online

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Feeling quizzical about quizzes?

Feeling testy about tests?

Not sure what answering questions and filling in blanks can do for you?

Let alone your grasp of the Russian language?

As either an evaluation of skills or a learning method, …

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 …

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

Russian Numbers in a Nutshell: 1 to 10 and Onwards


You count your blessings.

You don’t count your chickens before they hatch.

You make sure everyone in your life knows they can count on you.

But can you… count?

Hey, it’s totally understandable if you can’t count in Russian yet.…

What Everybody Ought to Know About Russian Verb Conjugation


Taxes. Seasonal allergies. Cleaning out your fridge.

I might as well add “verb conjugation” to this list of tedious and unpleasant experiences.

Yes, conjugation is notorious for being a language student’s nightmare.

Unlike some aspects of language, it’s not …

Learn Russian Online for Beginners: Your #1 Resource Guide

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Making your own tomato sauce is easy.

Marcella Hazan’s famous recipe calls for only four ingredients: tomatoes, butter, onion, salt.

But many people still buy jarred sauce. Maybe because it’s slightly easier.

Or because no one has ever told them, …

Master Russian Conversations for Beginners with 10 Video Sources


Talk is cheap.

At least, it seems that way before you start learning a language.

Then suddenly, the type of conversations that aren’t worth a second thought in your native language become intrinsically valuable in your target language.

It can …