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postheadericon How and why learn the Russian language?

In case you still have doubts about the best way to learn Russian, here are some reasons that will help you decide. Hope you are motivated to begin your learning as soon as possible:

  • The Russian language is the fifth most spoken in the world. It is a rich and beautiful language.
  • Russia is the largest country in the world, has played an essential role in world history and continues to do so today.
  • Some of the great minds have been of this nationality: Lomonosov, Mendeleev, Pavlov and many more.
  • You can read in its original language the great works of Russian literature (Dostoyevsky, Chekhov, Tolstoy, and Turgenev).
  • Today you can find Russians anywhere. They are probably not the most communicative people in the world, but you will see great friends in them if you know how to make them smile.
  • Did you know that the language primarily determines the mentality? If you can speak Russian, you can better understand the Russian thinking.

The Russian grammar has complex aspects concerning the Spanish one. Also keep in mind that, according to scientific studies, learning a foreign language is beneficial for the brain.

How to learn Russian?

First, forget things you may have heard such as ‘Learn Russian in a month’ or ‘Russian fluent in 3 months’.If you want to learn a second language, if you’re going to do it, this task will keep you busy for the next few years or even the rest of your life.

Yes, learning a language is a job. It can be hard and confusing but also incredibly fun and rewarding. Imagine: even yesterday you saw the text in Cyrillic and you did not know how to pronounce it, and today you start to understand it. It’s like someone whispering in your ear, you know Russian speech, and they know you.To acquire fluency in Russian, your learning task should become a daily habit. Take advantage of any small opportunity to learn and practice Russian in your ordinary life.

Start learning simple concepts and go forward little by little. Then you will see the results, and that will motivate you to continue.

Try to immerse yourself in Russian to the fullest: adjust your phone, your MP3 or your mail program to this language, start reading your first book in Russian, even if it takes 20 minutes to read and translate each page (at the beginning try to get the level of vocabulary from the reading is simple, so that the difficulty does not discourage you). Read and watch the news in Russian. The practice will be most useful to you now. You will see that for sure regarding this. This is the best option you have now.