It's an interactive lesson, so listen to the phrases being spoken and repeat them aloud during the pause. These phrases will vary slightly (using the feminine endings) if you are a woman speaking to a man.Ask them in the Russian Questions and Answers — a place for students, teachers and native Russian speakers to discuss Russian grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and other aspects of the Russian language.
I’m Australian and I am not yet comfortable jumping off something a little higher than I’d like it to be when my landing space is covered in snow and ice, so it is genuinely helpful.It’s also heartwarming to see men helping women with prams, shopping bags/trolleys or whatever else up the stairs, BUT I will admit that I’m suspicious of what my male 14-year-old students are up to when they insist on holding the classroom door open for me.It’s a little more complicated outside of the dating scene.I’m grateful when a man helps me down from the bus or train.Russia is portrayed to the West as a cold, hard place with some magical architecture, myriad vodka shots, and a leader who dances with bears and who, for some unfathomable reason, never wears a shirt. Whilst it is cold, vodka certainly exists, and calendars featuring a shirtless Putin and puppies are not in short supply, there are a thousand misconceptions about Russian culture and people.
The people are portrayed in the countless American films featuring Russians as spies or members of gangs who continue to refer to each other exclusively as comrade (which, incidentally, is a word that came into English via the Romance languages and is not at all a Russian word! After living here for long enough to catch a decent glimpse into Russian culture, here are the things that I want you to know about Russia and Russians: Before I get stuck into this point, I want to make it clear that I do not condone any “traditional” view of women that involves domestic violence or any kind of behaviour that devalues, disrespects or degrades the importance of the woman’s free will.Today you'll learn some key words and phrases for speaking Russian in romantic relationships.The lesson is broken up into 3 sections, for different stages in relationships. * Please note, phrases marked with an asterisk (*) are spoken in this lesson from the viewpoint of a man speaking to a woman.A bouquet has to consist only of an uneven number of flowers. Nevertheless, this may be disregarded, when there's a bunch of more than 10 flowers.It's easy — just buy an uneven amount of flowers, or take so many, that she simply won't be able to count them in an instant. There is an unwritten law, that states, that women have the right to be late.She's right on time, if she arrives 10 or 15 minutes later, than it has been appointed.