Author Archive | Yuliya Geikhman

15 Untranslatable Russian Words and What They (Sort of) Mean

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“Drop it, or you’ll drop it.”

Ha! Funny, right?

Wait, what do you mean you don’t get it?

Let’s try that again, in Russian this time:

Брось, а то уронишь. (Drop it [on purpose], or you’ll drop it [by accident].)…

7 Online Russian Exercise Resources to Work Up a Sweat

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Get your sweatpants. Bring a towel.

We’re going to do some exercises.

No, we’re not talking about jumping jacks or squats.

We’re talking about Russian exercises.

Language skills are like muscles: If you don’t work them out, they become …

Bang for Your Book: 6 Free Russian Audiobooks That Come with Text

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Давным-давно (once upon a time), there lived a Russian learner.

This learner knew the value of using audiobooks to study the language.

They also knew that reading is a fantastic way to study Russian.

But they never thought to …

Crooked Goats and Crying Cats: 10 Fun Russian Phrases Straight from the Zoo

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Hold your horses and stay as quiet as a mouse because I’m about to let the cat out of the bag:

Languages sure love their animal sayings (in case you haven’t noticed).

Every language has idioms and phrases that revolve …