How do you say “AND” in Russian?
It MIGHT seem a weird question;
In most cases, you’ll be using "и" to say "and", I guess, but then, when do you use "а"?
Я говорЮ по-англИйски И по-испАнски
Я говорЮ по-англИйски, А мой друг говорИт по-испАнски
And let’s compare them to НО:
Я не говорЮ по-англИйски, НО говорЮ по-испАнски
If I had to put it in just a couple of words, I’d say:
И: similarity; Comparing 2 things w/ similar properties
А: juxtaposition; Comparing 2 things w/ different properties
НО: contradiction, contrast; Excluding smth in favor of smth else
That’s a quick explanation, in the video, we'll get into more detail with a number of examples