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10 Reasons Why You Should Be Learning Russian

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Learning Russian

Yes, Russia is a top travel and sports destination, and it’s the most spoken language in Europe, but why should you be learning Russian today?
I Used Babbel To Brush Up On My Native Language

I Used Babbel To Brush Up On My Native Language

Russian is technically my first language, but you wouldn’t know it from listening to me speak. I used Babbel to jog my memory before my first trip to the motherland.
How To Address People In Russian

How To Address People In Russian

When do you say Вы (“Vy” – formal “you”) versus ты (“ty” – informal “you”) and what’s the deal with the patronymic? A Russian native speaker explains.
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Russian?

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Russian?

How knowledgeable are you about the Russian language? Answer these trivia questions to find out.
True Or False: Can You Separate Fact From Fiction When It Comes To Russia?

True Or False: Can You Separate Fact From Fiction When It Comes To Russia?

Untrue stereotype, or little-known fact? See if you can guess correctly when it comes to these five little factoids about Russia.
Which Countries Speak The Least English?

Which Countries Speak The Least English?

Are you an ambitious language learner who wants to travel to places where you won’t be able to use English as a crutch? Take note.
If You Speak Russian, Can You Understand Ukrainian?

If You Speak Russian, Can You Understand Ukrainian?

How Similar Are Russian And Ukrainian? If I put hundreds of hours into learning Russian, will it pay off in other Slavic languages like Ukrainian? Please?
A Bearish Language: Book Review Of Yoko Tawada’s ‘Memoirs Of A Polar Bear’

A Bearish Language: Book Review Of Yoko Tawada’s ‘Memoirs Of A Polar Bear’

Yoko Tawada’s most recent book that was translated into English is about three generations of polar bears who struggle with language barriers and fitting in.
Here Are 47 Ways To Tell Someone Off In Another Language

Here Are 47 Ways To Tell Someone Off In Another Language

Why settle for ‘buzz off’ when you can tell someone to ‘become dust’ in Turkish?
6 Foreign Language Memes That’ll Make You Feel More Worldly

6 Foreign Language Memes That’ll Make You Feel More Worldly

Who said international memes weren’t a valid language-learning tool?
16 Colorful Idioms That’ll Sell You On The Russian Language

16 Colorful Idioms That’ll Sell You On The Russian Language

In Mother Russia, wacky idiom eat you. Here are some funny Russian phrases for current and would-be language learners.
Traveling With Dietary Restrictions? Here’s How To Order Food Abroad

Traveling With Dietary Restrictions? Here’s How To Order Food Abroad

Whether you’ve got a deadly tree-nut allergy or you’re just trying to stick to your paleo diet in carb-centric Italy, here are some handy translations to keep in your pocket.
How Many People Speak Russian, And Where Is It Spoken?

How Many People Speak Russian, And Where Is It Spoken?

The Russian language is kind of a big deal in the global scene — statistically speaking. Here’s a numerical case for why you might want to put some Russki in your back pocket.
Nadsat — The Cryptic Language Of ‘A Clockwork Orange’ (And How Russian Can Help You Understand It)

Nadsat — The Cryptic Language Of ‘A Clockwork Orange’ (And How Russian Can Help You Understand It)

Have you always wanted to know what Alex and his droogs are saying in A Clockwork Orange? Read on to find out how Russian can help you crack that code.