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Comparison in Russian

Comparing yourself to others never really helps. However, when it comes to speech, one cannot avoid comparisons. What is more, they are one of those aspects of Russian, beloved by every learner, that have nothing whatsoever in common with their English analogue. But when did that ever stop us?…

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More on Verbs of Motion in Russian

Some time ago we posted an article about two main pairs of verbs of motion in Russian. Today we will take another look at those as well as a couple of new ones to add to the list. Enjoy! The first pair is идти – ходить, which can be translated into English as “to go”, “to walk”, no transport involved. We use to…

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Saying Someone is Married: in Russian

February 14th is looming on the horizon. Best time to propose, isn’t it? This ALMA Article will be your guide to the topic of holy matrimony in Russian. To describe a married couple we say “женаты”. The word can only be used for both partners: Мария и Джон были женаты много лет. Maria and John were married for many years. A married man c…

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MORE meanings of ЕЩЁ in Russian :)

Hi everyone! Not so long ago we posted an article about the adverb ЕЩЁ in Russian and how it can be translated into English. Last time we counted 5 basic cases when we use ЕЩЁ, and today we will introduce two more. ЕЩЁ can mean ‘more’, ‘else’ (in questions, as an additional element), ‘again’, ‘still’, ‘also’ and …

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Let's Talk About the Weather in Russian

Here in Ukraine the weather is full of surprises and contrasts. In winter one day can be cloudy and freezing, while the next will be sunny and absolutely delightful. In spring the weather is so changeable it is hard to keep up with the forecast. Summer is boiling hot, yet occasionally it is pouring…

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