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How to Pronounce the Russian Vowel Ы (5 Approaches)

Often the Russian vowel Ы is one of the hardest Russian letters for native English speakers to pronounce. This is because Ы simply has no equivalent in the English language. When I first started

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Intro to the Russian Accusative Case

Word order matters a lot in English. If we change the word order of an English sentence, its meaning could drastically change as well. Take a look at the two sentences below:The dogs bites the man.The

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Russian Verbs of Motion Part 2: “went”

In our last post we talked about how Russian makes a distinction between going once in a single direction and going multiple times in one or more directions. We also saw how Russian distinguishes going

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Intro to the Russian Dative Case

If I'm honest the dative case was one of the most challenging cases for me to use when I first started learning Russian. The case is used in a variety of ways, not all of which make that much sense when

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Russian Grammatical Gender (How to Guide)

If you've never learned a language which uses grammatical gender, then the Russian language might seem more strange than it should. If you've studied languages that does use grammatical genders like Spanish,

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Intro to Verbal Aspect in Russian

What difference is there in saying, "I drank the glass of milk" verses saying "I drank up the glass of milk"?. When you say "drank up" you imply that you finished drinking the entire glass of milk.

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Russian Nouns in the Instrumental Case (How to Guide)

Я пью кофе с молоком.I drink coffee with milk.Ольга разговаривала с Борисом.Olga was talking with Boris.Они говорили с родителями.They

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How and When to Use the Russian Prepositional Case

As far as Russian cases go, the prepositional case isn't all that bad. The noun endings are simple with next to no exceptions. Moreover the case is super common, which makes learning it very useful. Let's

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