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Been learning Russian for 10 years, still can't understand my wife when she talks with her friends, what to do?

I really want to become fluent in Russian. And I've been trying for so many years. With a risk that this question will be closed, I can't think of a better place to ask this. My wife is of Russian ...
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How can I improve my listening comprehension?

My partner's family all speak Russian, which is not my native language. I used to be in classes which helped me have regular practice at listening, but now that they are done, I'm finding myself in ...
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Where to find parallel English-Russian novels to learn Russian? [closed]

Where can I find licence-free dual language English-Russian novels? I think this is one of the most effective way of learning language, because of no time needed to search words in dictionary, and ...
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Pronunciation exercises

Does anybody know good exercises to learn to pronounce /ы/, /ч/, /щ/ and palatalized consonants?
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Is there a Russian analogue of British Council or Goethe-Institut?

As far as I know, for English, German, French there are state organizations promoting these languages abroad. Does Russia have anything similar?
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Any website or app, where I can talk with russians?

Privet :) Is there any app or webiste where I can talk with native russian speakers for free? With talk I mean really talk and not just write.
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Russian dictionary with IPA transcription

Is there a good bilingual Russian dictionary with IPA transcription only for the Russian section? Any of the following options is okay: English-Russian-English or, instead of English, Italian, French, ...
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As a student learning Ukrainian, should I also concurrently learn Russian? Or wait and tackle them separately?

I am currently a college student and taking Ukrainian (elementary/intermediate). This is my first time learning any Slavic language, and I'm often asked why I chose to learn Ukrainian rather than ...
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Orthodox priests' facility with the Church Slavonic language

What I got from reading this is that the Russian recension of Church Slavonic (церковнославянский язык) is probably not terribly difficult to understand, at least generally, for an educated Russian. ...
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How can I learn the basic Russian suffixes and prefixes?

I asked an earlier question, Is there a vocabulary list comparable to Basic English?, and @Avtokod gave a gem of an answer saying basically, "You don't want the most common 1000 Russian words; you ...
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Teach Russian as non professional teacher [closed]

I want to teach some small group Russian language (they know only "kartoshka", "babushka", "Natasha" etc.) Thus, my question is not related to "how to learn" Russian, but "how to teach" - I suppose ...
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What Russian poet to recommend for beginners and intermediate learners? [closed]

What Russian poet could be recommender for reading for beginners and intermediate Russian Language learners? Poetry has opinion to be difficult for learners because of extended vocabulary and many ...
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The value of translation at a beginner level [closed]

I started learning Russian about a month ago. I'm a native Brazilian Portuguese speaker, but i'm using English as a 'base' language. I think i'm doing well. I've used this one month period just to ...
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Ways to better study глаголы движения

I'm terrible with movement verbs, I never use them well, especially with prefixes, the way to use them changes a lot!!! I get incredibly confuse. So if someone has a good book reference regarding ...
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Vasmer’s dictionary in English or other alternatives

Max Vasmer’s Russisches etymologisches Wörterbuch is the etymological source to go for Russian language, as it seems. But I am having hard time finding English version of it in the West. Popular ...
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Thesaurus organization by lexical kinship and etymology

Is there a kind of thesaurus that teaches words based on kinship? An example will make it clear to you what I have in mind: суд - судья́, суди́ть, ... коне́ц - наконе́ц, зака́нчивать/зако́нчить, ...
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Where can I find simple usage examples? [closed]

When learning a new word I like to see typical usage examples. The sort of thing you find in a good dictionary. However, even my big old Oxford Russian dictionary had nothing for вовлечь, for ...
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Is a 5-week intensive course in a Russian-speaking country a good way to begin learning Russian?

Hello and apologies to all Russian speakers. I´ve been given a short-term opportunity to follow a 5-week "beginners" (no precisions), intensive (30hours/week) Russian language course in a Russian-...
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Russian/Cyrillic italic font

Could anyone please tell me, where I can find and download a font type of Russian italics? I haven't find any on the net so far, but I have to admit to only have looked on English and German language ...
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Tables of verbs conjugation

Is there a website (or a book) to find conjugation tables (at present, past, future, ...) of most common russian verbs (be, can, want, speak, do, learn, hear, ...) ?
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Russian speech contest

Is there any official speech contest for foreigners learning Russian, akin to the Japanese Speech Awards (JSA)?
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App to print out fully expanded name of dates

Is there any app where you would give in a date (for exmaple July 11th, 2015) and it would write out the correct way to say it in russain (i.e. Одиннадцатого Июля две тысячи пятнадцатого года)? I ...
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How can I begin to learn the Russian language? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resources for learning Russian I am interested in learning the Russian language. Where I live, there isn't any institution that teaches the Russian language (that's a big ...
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Popular textbook for learning Russian? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resources for learning Russian I am anxious to learn Russian. I am curious if is there is a popular textbook for student who are learning introduction to Russian ? What is the ...
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Есть ли какой-то сайт, на котором можно написать предложение и получить назад то же самое предложение, но с добавленным ударением? [closed]

Есть ли какой-то сайт, на котором можно написать предложение и получить назад то же самое предложение, но с добавленным ударением? Например, input: Я иду в магазин. Output: Я иду́ в магази́н.
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What should I learn first? [closed]

I want to start learning the russian language. But I have a problem, I have no idea what to do! So my question is what should I tackle first? What is the easiest way to start learning russian?
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Unbiased Source of Content in Russian [closed]

I've been studying Russian for the last few years and I think I could now be searching for native content (probably news and/or books) in order to enhance my vocabulary. It has not been very easy for ...
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