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Russian as Foreign: Times of Day + Cases

There is never too much time, so today we are giving you brief and pricelessly useful instructions on how to use times of day in Russian correctly. Take notes! :) We hope that was helpful and look forward to seeing you in class of Russian as foreign here at ALMA School for some controlled practice…

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East or West – ALMA's best! ;)

No matter where you are located, be it North or East, ALMA School will always find a way to help you with your language studies, Russian and Ukrainian in particular. For instance, do you know how we use parts of the world in Russian and how to apply the Case system to them? Even if you do know,…

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Russian as foreign: Clues to Exceptions

Today we challenge you to become a bit of a language detective. Yes, the rules and ways of languages, Russian in particular, may seem inexplicable and patternless. And yes, you might be perfectly fine with knowing just enough to order takeout in a Russian-speaking country. But bear with us! Taking…

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Ukrainian as Foreign: "ГРАТИ" and its Many Meanings

The star of today’s ALMA Article is one Ukrainian word only: ГРАТИ (to play). Why fuss, you may ask. Well, much like the English ‘play’ the word has multiple meanings and can be used in different contexts. Much unlike the English ‘play’, however, ‘грати’ requires completely different grammar around it to go with each mean…

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Times of Day: EXPLAINED by ALMA

Having communicated with and taught quite a few English-speaking students we at ALMA noticed a certain discrepancy in how they and we perceive time. For instance, the night of an English speaker lasts only a couple of hours from 10 pm to 12 am, whereas for Russian speakers those times would still…

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