Hey guys, welcome to my new course, Understanding Spoken Russian. If you’re having trouble understanding fluent Russian speech, you’ve come to the right place. Maybe you’re new to the language and you’re curious what your Russian friends around you are saying. Or maybe you’ve been studying for a while
Welcome to Lesson #2 of Understanding Spoken Russian. Let’s start today with a quick test on what we learned in the first lesson. Can you translate the gist of these phrases? What we’re after is the person’s name or the item’s name, the location, and whether they are in that place, or merely headed there. As before
Welcome to Episode #3 of Understanding Spoken Russian. Let’s warm up by trying to name the gender of the words we hear—specifically the last word in each phrase. If you’re new to all this, you might be wondering…Wait, words have gender? And, yeah, they do. It’s pretty common in other languages, too.
Welcome to Episode #4 of Understanding Spoken Russian. Let’s jump right to our new word for today. мой We’ve heard versions of it in prior episodes, but today we’ll officially add it to our core vocabulary. Let’s look at it in context. If Sophia is eating popcorn, and you try to take it away from her, she’ll scream…
Welcome to Episode #5 of Understanding Spoken Russian. If you’re new to the series, I recommend starting from the first episode, because the lessons are cumulative, and in each one I assume you’re comfortable with the material learned in all prior episodes.
Ok, what is this guy up to? Well, hopefully you trust me by now. I promise, in a minute you’ll see why I had you repeat that sentence. But first, let’s review what we learned in Episode 5. Try to translate the following phrases, and explain what kind of verb was used…perfective or imperfective.
Depending on where you’re at in your studies, you might’ve understood all of that, or almost none of it. Either way, in today’s episode we’re going to discover a key pattern in there and put it to work for us. The sound I want to extract from that for now—the sound I want slipping deep into your subconscious—is: жив
Welcome to Episode 8. In the last episode we learned to pick out two important verb patterns in Russian…the first was for when a speaker is talking about themself in the present tense—like, я работаю я живу я смотрю …and we also learned to pick out when they’re talking about you.
Full Episode Audio Exercises Only Audio Download Full Episode (right click save-as) Download Exercises * NOTE * All phrases intended for translating/listening practice have been deleted. Welcome to Episode 9. You may have noticed that in the last episode we…
Hi, guys. No transcript today. Remember, the whole focus of this course is to have you listen closely and do your best to make sense of what the speakers are saying. There’s not much point, then, in writing everything out for you. But, since you’re here, let me list the various songs and artists you heard throughout the midterm.