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Difference between ТЕПЕРЬ and СЕЙЧАС

Many students ask me: “What is the difference between Russian words ТЕПЕРЬ and СЕЙЧАС? And how to use them properly?” Sometimes it really can be rather confusing, but most of the times it’s all about a couple simple rules…

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5 comparisons in Russian

As you know, there are common comparative idioms in every language. In Russia we like to compare some qualities of people with the ones that animals or objects have (according to our cultural views of course:)). Let’s talk about the most common ones…

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How animals sound in Russian

Watch the video:   Have you ever wondered how animals sound in the Russian language? Some of them might surprise you 😀 Cats say МЯУ-МЯУ [myá-oo] and МРРР [mrrrrr] Dogs say ГАВ-ГАВ [gaf-gaf] Pigs say ХРЮ-ХРЮ [khryu] Cows say МУ-МУ [moo]...

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Five reasons to learn Russian

To many native speakers of other languages Russian can seem like a challenging and mysterious language. It’s not usually the first language people think of when they want to learn a foreign language…

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How to become confident in Russian

There are so many problems that might be holding you back from becoming fluent in Russian. One of them is not being confident! During the years of my career as a Russian language teacher, I’ve worked with…

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