Russian

russian_circled_flagPrivyet! Привет!

Russian is one of the most commonly spoken languages in the world, with more than 150 million native speakers and another 110 million or so who speak it as a secondary language, mostly in former Soviet Union republics such as Armenia, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Ukraine, and Georgia. It is an official language in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and an important language in some countries, e.g. Israel and Mongolia. Russian is also an official language in UN and the International space station!

It is a useful language for students of history, international politics and literature as Russian is the language of some history’s greatest writers such as Pushkin, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Gogol, Nabokov and Dostoyevsky.

Levels offered: Russian

Beginners (level 1 - TRKI Elementary - equivalent to A1 CEFR)

You have little or no prior knowledge of Russian.

Post-beginners (level 2 - TRKI Basic - equivalent to A2 CEFR)

You can manage Russian language in basic situations using the present tense.

Intermediate (level 3 - TRKI 1st Certificate, part 1 - equivalent to B1.1 CEFR)

You can read and write basic Russian sentences in everyday situations using past, present and future tenses..

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Greeting: "zdravstvujtye" (formal/group greeting)

Counting: nol', odin, dva, tri, chyetyrye...

Useful phrases: "Ваше здоровье!" (Vashe zdorovie!) - (Cheers!)

"Скажите, где метро?" - Skazhite, gde metro? (Where is the underground?)

Versatile word: The phrase "МОЖНО?" - Mozhna - is a very useful one for learners of Russian as it roughly equates to the English "May I?" And, depending on the context could also be used to mean "Is it OK to...?" (as in: to sit here /  to borrow / to take / to use or to have a look etc.) Learning Russian just got that little bit easier!

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