Russian: A beautiful language, rich in meaning

The French writer Prosper Merime claimed that Russian was the most beautiful language of all the European languages. Meanwhile, Jerome Horsey, the English envoy, said that Russian was the richest and most elegant language in the world.

If you already speak Russian well, you will most likely agree that, at least, the language certainly is extremely rich!

For example, how many words can you make in English to call a cat using the same stem "cat"? I can give you at least 10 additional words in Russian that come to my mind - кот (cat) - котик, котя, котэ, котюня, котюнечка, котечка, котейка, котище, котяра, котяка...

Expressing Emotion in Russian

Additionally, you can create your own words by adding suffixes, and people will still understand what you feel about your cat at the moment. You can put your emotions in one word or put them into an entire sentence.

How can you do that? Simply by rearranging words in the sentence. An easy phrase like "I love you" can sound different in many ways in Russian just by changing the structure of the sentence, not adding other words. You see this happening in Russian poems to make them sound fantastic.

Russian Cases and Endings

How do we do this? The system of endings helps us. There are six cases in Russian, and they require special endings for nouns, adjectives, pronouns. That's why when we see a word with its ending we always know its real place, regardless of its position in the sentence.

For example, "Анна купила конфеты" = "Anna bought candies," but "Конфеты купила Анна" doesn't mean "Candies bought Anna." The meaning will be the same, that Anna bought candies, except now this sentence will get a little different shade.

Begin Learning Russian

If you are just starting to learn Russian, you will need to spend the most time studying vocabulary, grammar, cases, and endings. The reason for this is even if you already know how to say "I'm going to Moscow" (" Я еду в Москву"), it doesn't mean that you can also say "I'm going from Moscow" (" Я еду из Москвы"), unless you already know several cases of the Russian language.

That's why even basic conversational Russian requires a lot of studying and knowledge of grammar. However, if you are patient and eager to master the language, then you'll be able to enjoy Russian literature, which often loses its charm when translated to another language, and hold a conversation in Russian before you know it!
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!!! I DON'T TAKE NEW STUDENTS AT THE MOMENT!!! SORRY!!! Hello, everyone. If you want to study Russian language or want to practice it, you are welcome. I teach the Russian language from the very beginning - elementary (A1) - to higher levels. During my lessons I'm trying to reach the best balance between grammar, conversation and other aspects of the language. Unlike many other tutors, I minimised the so-called "verbal outrunning" - in order to practice new grammar you won't get exercises and texts with too many new words and structures that you don't understand yet. My own studying materials are well-balanced. I won't let you forget about things that we studied months ago, we will keep using previous grammar topics with new ones, words that you learnt before in new topics. New knowledge won't replace the old one, words won't go into the passive memory. My goal is to help you understand the system of the Russian language, so that you were not limited by phrases that you learn du...
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!!! I DON'T TAKE NEW STUDENTS AT THE MOMENT!!! SORRY!!! Hello, everyone. If you want to study Russian language or want to practice it, you are welcome. I teach the Russian language from the very beginning - elementary (A1) - to higher levels. During my lessons I'm trying to reach the best balance between grammar, conversation and other aspects of the language. Unlike many other tutors, I minimised the so-called "verbal outrunning" - in order to practice new grammar you won't get exercises and texts with too many new words and structures that you don't understand yet. My own studying materials are well-balanced. I won't let you forget about things that we studied months ago, we will keep using previous grammar topics with new ones, words that you learnt before in new topics. New knowledge won't replace the old one, words won't go into the passive memory. My goal is to help you understand the system of the Russian language, so that you were not limited by phrases that you learn du...
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