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I can tell you as an American in your predicament not long ago, that I really benefitted from the tons of dialogs on the (free) site, learnrussian.rt.com for several reasons: they speak at a very normal and natural conversational speed. Slow, word-for-word, unnatural Russian never got me anywhere; the conversations aren't translated into English - so you ...


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Try russiangram.com. It's free and does exactly what you want: add stress marks and dots above the letter Ё.


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Such words are called омографы. They have the same written form but are pronounced differently. There's also a larger group called омонимы which have the same written form and pronunciation (коса, for example). And there exists a special kind of dictionaries – "Словарь омонимов русского языка". I saw such a dictionary by Ахманова, it has a special part ...


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Articles about writing texts in Russian Collection of articles by art-director A. Lebedev, editor M. Ilyahov and other respectable people in web-development.


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If you are ok with using only a hardware keyboard (you memorized russian keys' positions, or have stickers on it) - then you can simply activate a keyboard layout natively in Windows. Go to Control Panel --> Region and Language. Click on Keyboards and Languages tab, then click Change Keyboards. On General tab press Add, find Russian here and tick it. From ...


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As far as I understand, you are asking about declension table for printing. Actually, there are lots of them around the Internet. For instance, on LearnRussian.RT (check the other tables there also). It’s quite impossible to say, which of them do you recall. I also would suggest to use a dictionary, where you can look for declension / conjugation of any ...


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I highly recommend to read CocoPop's answer, since he is learning Russian, while most others are native speakers here. Also you may want to check out Resources for learing Russian for educational podcasts. I think you can listen to audiobooks. Narrators won't speak as fast as actors in a movies. Or you can search for a book that is read slowly. Or you can ...


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As Artemix said, audiobooks (аудиокниги) may be very useful, but to my mind radio theatre (радиоспектакли), which is usually distinguished from audiobooks, would be more useful for training comprehension since in drama actors are talking with each other, while in audiobook a narrator just read exactly what was written in a book (often in language which is ...


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I think you can use the method I practiced long ago when studying English. I took a bunch of songs of my favorite genre (rock) and found lyrics for all of them. Then read them carefully to understand the text and to remember it. Then I start to listen music and lyrics many times practicing my comprehension (knowing what words are to be heard) and, later, my ...


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I learned using charts photocopied from the back of a textbook called Live From Moscow (now out of print). Years later when I had to teach a class I looked online for something similar, but found nothing. So I created one in OpenOffice Writer, started a website, and put it online. Here is what it looks like: The full set is two pages long: Russian Case ...


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Я нашёл программу "РазгРусс" (разговорный русский). В ней очень много идиом, записанных из песен, фильмов, теле- и радиопередач. Наслаждаюсь.


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There is a regulatory institution for the Russian language --- Vinogradov Institute. Anything decided by it is considered as the current truth and used by all the educational institutes and official organisations. Not only can you look up necessary rules or words from documents linked on their websites, they also have an advisory service: you can phone them ...


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Unfortunately, there's no short answer to this question. In a lot of verbs, you'll find that English and Russian agree on an accusative (direct) object, and even on a dative (indirect) object. The latter are obviously verbs of giving, sending, transferring, etc. and won't be difficult to spot. However, in other verbs, the case of the complement has to be ...


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:) To improve your listening skills I would really recommend listening to the dialogues. They are shorter than movies, so you can easily understand them. And for example, Ruspeach dialogues have both translations to 9 different languages and funny comics with them which improves understanding and makes it interesting. Besides they have little tests-games ...


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Use the free Media Player Classic to watch some movies/shows with subtitles and slightly slowed down audio - MPC will slow down speech without making audio sound bassy.


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You can find the declension of any noun, adjective, and the conjugation of any verb on this site. Just enter a word (in any form) in the top field and select словоформы from the dropdown menu that reads рифмы by default. You will see the stress indicated in red type for every single form. Enjoy!


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Я использую тот интернет-ресурс: http://translate.academic.ru В нем найдешь и толкованя и переводы. К сожалению иногда рекламные баннеры мешают.


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I know I am late to this thread, but for the sake of future users seeking to learn to touch type I would recommend this website: http://www.keybr.com/ I like this website because it generates random and often nonsensical words to help you learn to type. I find that this helps train touch-typing faster than typing actual Russian words does. The site also ...


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I would recommend trying a "phonetic" Russian keyboard layout. If you google "russian phonetic keyboard", you will find a number of links explaining how to set it up. What you get as a result is a layout that tries to map a standard QWERTY layout phonetically to Cyrillic. So A maps to А, B maps to Б, L maps to Л, N maps to Н, etc. Of course, since there are ...


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Armor-piercing argument is a spelling dictionary (орфографический словарь) like this - https://gufo.me/ it is the spelling dictionary that has the correct writing standards. But! The Russian language (like many) is very lively, and often changes. If 1000 people write прожжёНый, then it is likely that the descendants will let go of the extra letter for ...


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This paper may be of particular interest: https://repozytorium.amu.edu.pl/bitstream/10593/6650/1/077-082.pdf According to it, there are thousands of Russian homographs. And this book apparently addresses the phenomenon in detail. I do not know if it is available in an electronic form but hopefully may be purchased on line. http://gramma.ru/RUS/?id=6.53


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Под «концентрированным видом», я так понимаю, вы имеете в виду просто-напросто «целиком, а не по словам». В таком случае на Forvo должны быть. Но, понятное дело, есть там не все. Однако, я попытался навскидку вспомнить пять фразеологизмов, что могут вызвать затруднения при чтении с листа — все пять я там нашел без проблем: из-под выподверта / ...


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The easiest thing is to use on screen keyboard. It is located in Accessibility in Windows XP. But first you need to add a Russian keyboard via Regional and Languages and also add a shortcut to switch between languages. Then go to Accessibility http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/accessibility_options_installs.mspx?...


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If you are looking for juxtaposition-ed plots, you can do this: search-beta.ruscorpora.ru/ngram.xml?mode=main&t1=скакалка&t2=прыгалки&start=1800&end=2010&smoothing=3 You can start by clicking "графики" on the home page of ruscorpora.


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You might be looking for something like this: http://shop.redkalinka.com/en/9-books-with-audio


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If you want some pun jokes, try for example this or this.


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I use RazgRuss (РазгРусс — разговорный русский) software (gratis). There are ‘Sound only’, and ‘Text only’, and ‘Text and sound’ modes for a funny guessing game of phraseological units.


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