How to learn vocabulary (using the example of Russian)

I believe it is really helpful to learn new words in connection with their cognate words: the root of the word can tell a lot. ⠀ A word “Собор” (Cathedral) came from the verb “собирать” which is widespread in the Russian language in the meaning “to gather”, “to collect”, “to join all elements together”: ⠀ Собирать данные // to collect data Собирать семью за круглым столом // to make the family gather round the table Собираться с друзьями // to get together with the friends Собирать волю в кулак // to get a grip on oneself Собирать ребёнка в школу // to get a child ready for school ⠀ Собор is called “Собор”, because the worship in it is performed by the clergy of several Orthodox churches, it is joint celebration of worship, co-serving. ⠀ Another word “Собрание”: ⠀ The 1st meaning is “meeting” or “assembly”, depends on how large the organization conducting the occasion when people come together to discuss or decide smth is: ⠀ Собрания в компании проводятся по понедельникам // Company meetings are held on every Monday ⠀ Органом законодательной власти в Российской Федерации является Федеральное собрание // The legislature authority of the Russian Federation is the Federal Assembly ⠀ The 2nd meaning is “collection”: ⠀ Почти в каждой российской семье есть полное собрание сочинений Пушкина // Almost every family in Russia has the complete works of Pushkin ⠀ Собрание итальянской живописи нашего музея насчитывает более пятисот произведений // The collection of Italian painting in our museum has over five hundred works ⠀ *Going deeper into the origin of “собирать”, it is formed with prefix “со-” (it brings the approximate meaning “together with”, “co-”) and a verb “брать” (“take”) ⠀ Learning new vocabulary, look at the root of the words and find their cognates.
March 29, 2019
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Hi, I’m Alevtina. I’m a native Russian teacher. I’ve completed my Bachelor degree in the Chinese studies, my main sphere of interest at the university was China, that I investigated through the Chinese and English language, what was an amazing experience! According to your preferences I can teach you in Russian, English and Chinese. I worked as a translator and interpreter, tour-guide and model, since spring 2018 I'm focused on teaching Russian language to foreigners, because my real passion is linguistics itself and the process of languages acquisition. As your teacher I organise the lessons in the way to improve your communication in Russian. We practice speaking from the first lesson. I do make focus on pronunciation. We polish it if you continue learning Russian or I’ll teach you Russian sounds, stress and intonation from the scratch if you are a beginner. I’m also a big fan of Russian grammar. It is not easy, that’s true. But we can master it in a way to make it our helping ha...
Flag
Russian
globe
Russia
time
196
Speaks:
Russian
Native
,
English
C1
,
Mandarin
B2
,
Portuguese
A1
,
Japanese
A1
,
French
Hi, I’m Alevtina. I’m a native Russian teacher. I’ve completed my Bachelor degree in the Chinese studies, my main sphere of interest at the university was China, that I investigated through the Chinese and English language, what was an amazing experience! According to your preferences I can teach you in Russian, English and Chinese. I worked as a translator and interpreter, tour-guide and model, since spring 2018 I'm focused on teaching Russian language to foreigners, because my real passion is linguistics itself and the process of languages acquisition. As your teacher I organise the lessons in the way to improve your communication in Russian. We practice speaking from the first lesson. I do make focus on pronunciation. We polish it if you continue learning Russian or I’ll teach you Russian sounds, stress and intonation from the scratch if you are a beginner. I’m also a big fan of Russian grammar. It is not easy, that’s true. But we can master it in a way to make it our helping ha...
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