Russian Dialogues for Beginners: 8 Everyday Chitchat Sources


What’s your name?

How are you?

What would you like to eat?

Phrases like these are so common that you probably think nothing of them in your native language.

They’re second nature, just like breathing, sleeping and placing your Starbucks …

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 …

7 Rich Russian Movies for Christmas, New Year’s and Beyond


Christmas is just around the corner.

One of the best things about the holiday season is having the time to lounge, eat a great Christmas feast and fall asleep to yet another obligatory Christmas film.

But you don’t have to …

The Tear-free Guide to Learning Russian Cursive


Its entrancing beauty is undeniable.

It will lure you in for a closer look.

But once you’re there, it might just reach up, grab you and make you beg for mercy.

Yes, Russian cursive is beautiful but deadly.

While it’s …

Temper Tantrums Allowed! Learn Beginner Russian Like a Kid


Don’t you envy kids?

They get to sleep in the middle of the day, get their meals served to them and get to play all the time.

Who wouldn’t want those luxuries?

Plus, so many things come easily to …

Russian Movies with Russian Subtitles: 5 Learning Hotspots


You like your tea served from a proper samovar.

You enjoy your blinis with a high-end caviar.

You prefer your sauna experience with a shot of vodka and a good birch branch thrashing. (Bruises? Who minds those?)

And when you …

Russian Food Vocabulary: 70 Words to Satisfy Your Hanger


Hunger can make you do crazy things.

It can make you hangrily yell at your friends.

It can make you eat foods that you know are digestively dangerous.

It can even make you purposefully speed in front of a cop …