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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Timetable of possible lessons on the nearest time

There is free time for new students!
Timetable of possible lessons:
The duration of a lesson - 1 hour or 1,5 hours (+10 minutes break)

Monday
8.00 - 17.00

Tuesday
13.00 - 14.00
18.00 - 19.00

Wednesday
13.00 - 19.00

Thursday
13.00 - 14.00

Friday
8.00 - 17.00

Saturday and Sunday  -   by agreement.

Will be glad to see you on my lessons! :)

Части дня / Parts of the day

Morning - Утро
       Midday - пОлдень
      Day - дЕнь
 Evening - вЕчер
    Night - нОчь
    Midnight - пОлночь
     Sunrise - рассвЕт
    Sunset - закАт

Monday, September 9, 2013

Тема "Внешность"
Лицо (Face)

Monday, June 24, 2013

A little announcement:

From 28th of June to 9th of July the lessons are impossible because of my holiday. But anyway I stay online, so I accept your emails and will answer on them as soon as it is possible. So you may leave your questions: nika.russian.tutor@gmail.com.
In this connection I suggest you to learn some new vocabulary about holidays and rest! I hope they will be usefull for you this summer!

отпуск - holiday
путешествие - travelling

Friday, June 21, 2013

Video lesson "FAMILY"

Don't you know how to call relatives in Russian? Then watch new video lesson - in 4,5 minutes you will know it!


If you want to try Russian lessons via Skype - write me the email on nika.russian.tutor@gmail.com
Enjoy learning Russian!

Russian tongue twisters - ideal pronunciation

Every language I guess has own tongue twisters which help to make pronunciation more clear. There are a lot of them in Russian. And today I want to give you the example of the ideal pronunciation of Russian words - one long tongue twister which connects in itself abot 30 different short Russian tongue twisters...

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Calendar in Russian (Video lesson)


Video lesson "Calendar" - months and seasons in Russian:
Make notes and repeat. When you will look at Russian calendar - believe me - you will recognize all months.


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Good luck in learning foreign language!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Numerals in Russian (0-10)

 Do you want be able to count in Russian? If your answer is "Yes" - watch this video lesson - make notes, repeat and learn numerals in Russian!


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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Let's sing the Russian alphabet!

If you already know Russian letters but you still not sure how to pronounce them you can watch this video - it is the song for children but it should not disturb you because it is a very effective way of remembering of Russian alphabet.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Days of week in Russian

Now I suggest you to watch a short video lesson about days of week in Russian. Make notes and repeat and you will be able to call all days of week in Russian very soon!


Here is my YouTube channel if you want to see more lessons.
Good luck in learning Russian!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Давайте перейдём на "ты" or "let's keep names above titles" (ТЫ and ВЫ in Russian)

There are a lot of special features of Russian language which distinguish it from other world languages. For example, English pronoun "you"  has 2 equivalents in Russian for different linguistic situations - "вы" and "ты".

Monday, June 10, 2013

Self-presentation in Russian

Do you know how to introduce yourself in Russian?
This short video lesson will help you to do it. Just watch video, write down phrases from the screen and  repeat all words!

Friday, June 7, 2013

The World Day of Russian Language 06.06.2013

Yesterday was The World Day of Russian Language!


The 6th of June is The World Day of Russian language. It held at birthday of famous Russian poet and writer Alexander Pushkin. At this day a lot of different cultural and literature events held on all territory of Russia and Ukraine.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013



Russian tongue twisters


Do you want Russians to understand you when you speak? Do you want to have clear Russian?
If your answer is “Yes” than the tongue twisters will help you!
It is interesting and very useful way to improve your pronunciation.
In Russian tongue twister sounds like "СКОРОГОВОРКА" and it means "to speak fast".
Here I prepared some of Russian tongue twisters, which you can use:

Monday, April 8, 2013

Hello, my dear readers!

Today I suggest you to read and listen 10 facts about Russian in Russian which were prepared by BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/russian/soap/facts_russian.shtml

And this is a link for beginners - in English:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/russian/soap/facts.shtml



Saturday, April 6, 2013

The case is in the details, or important to know!

If you learn Russion it is important for you to remember meaning of some words which can be mentioned in the conversational speech very often:

конЕчно -         the analogue of "sure" or "of course" in English.
                           (Ты придешь сегодня? - Конечно! - Will you come today? - Sure!)

лАдно -             it can be used as "OK" - so you understand how common it is.
                          (- Приготовь что-то вкусное пожалуйста. - Ладно.
                           - Cook smth tasty please. - OK.)

ну -                    it can be a particle or interjection.
                          Very often you can translate "НУ" as "WELL":
                          (Что ты будешь делать сегодня? - Ну, я собирался погулять. -
                          What are you going to do today? - Well, I was going to have a walk.)
                          or it can be translated as "comе on":
                         (Почему ты молчишь? Ну! Отвечай! -
                         Why do you keep silence? Comе on! Answer!)

да нет, наверное - it is one of the most unique collocations in Russian, if to translate
                          literally it means "yes no, maybe" but in fact it always means just "no"
                          but when person give you the answer "да нет, наверное" it means that
                          he\she is not sure or it is a kind of polite refusal.
                          (Ты будешь пить чай? - Да нет, наверное.
                          Would you like to drink tea? - No, I think no.)

тут - там -        very usefull words which help you to orient,
                           their meaning are "here" and "there":
                          тут - here
                          там - there
                          (- Тут так холодно! - 
                          - Это ты на севере не был, вот там действительно холодно!
                          - It is so cold here! - 
                          -You have never been to the North, there is really cold!)

"да нет, наверное" = "нет"


The role of stress in Russian words

It is very important to make the right stress in Russian words not only because in this way the words will sound right and good, but also because the meaning of word can depend on stress.
I will give an example of some words which have the same writing but different meaning because of the stress:

зАмок - замОк
                             зАмок - it is a castle
                             замОк - it is a lock

хлОпок - хлопОк
                             хлОпок - it is a cotton
                             хлопОк - it is a swat

мУка - мукА
                            мУка - it is anguish, throe
                            мукА - it is a flour

Атлас - атлАс
                            Атлас - it is atlas
                            атлАс - it is a satin

бЕлки - белкИ
                            бЕлки - it is plural of squirell
                            белкИ - it is proteins

плАчу - плачУ
                            плАчу - it means the verb "to cry" in first person singular
                                          (like "I'm crying" - "Я плАчу")
                            плачУ -  it means the verb "to pay" in first person singular
                                          (like "I pay money" - "Я плачУ деньги")

There are not too many the same words with different stress in Russian, but you should remember the main of them, it helps you to understand the oral speech right in some cases.

зАмок - замОк