Russian word formation

Russian language is very rich: using just one stem and adding various prefixes and suffixes Russians create many words with very different meanings. Once you recognize the familiar stem in the word you see, use can translate and memorize it easier.

This series of Russian lessons gives you an opportunity to trace the same stem in a whole series of different Russian words with the same, close or completely different meanings.

Сторона (2)

Learn Russian words formation: сторона

Building your vocabulary is one of the basic ways of learning Russian or any other language. In turn, learning word formation is a good way to memorize new words. In this series we offer you a set of related words having one stem. You’ll learn the most common derivatives that come from a word, see the examples of their use including idioms and colloquialisms. And of course, you can practice the pronunciation of all these words with the audio track.

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Сторона (1)

Learn Russian words formation: «Сторона» (Noun)

We believe that knowing how the words are formed and how they relate to each other makes the process of memorizing them much easier. So today we have another lesson in which we are going to explore word formation.

This time we are studying the noun ‘сторона’ which means ‘side’. The lesson is divided into two parts. In the first one we’ll learn the nouns derived from this word, and in the second one we’ll look at the verbs and adjectives.

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Друг

Learn Russian words formation: «Друг» (Noun)

In today’s lesson of ‘Word evolution’ series we are going to examine the word ‘друг’ that means ‘friend’. You’ll see how with just a few changes this word gets different meanings, how it can become a verb or an adverb.

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Спать

Building your vocabulary is one of the basic ways of learning Russian or any other language. In turn, learning word formation is a good way to memorize new words. In this series we offer you a set of related words having one stem. You’ll learn the most common derivatives that come from a word, see the examples of their use including idioms and colloquialisms. And of course, you can practice the pronunciation of all these words with the audio track.

Today we’ll examine the verb ‘спать’ which means ‘to sleep’.

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Мысль

Learn Russian vocabulary: «мысль» (noun)

Building your vocabulary is one of the basic ways of learning Russian or any other language. In turn, learning word formation is a good way to memorize new words. In this series we offer you a set of related words having one stem. You’ll learn the most common derivatives that come from a word, see the examples of their use including idioms and colloquialisms. And of course, you can practice the pronunciation of all these words with the audio track.

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Игра

Learn Russian words formation: «игра» (noun)

Building your vocabulary is one of the basic ways of learning Russian or any other language. In turn, learning word formation is a good way to memorize new words. In this series we offer you a set of related words having one stem. You’ll learn the most common derivatives that come from a word, see the examples of their use including idioms and colloquialisms. And of course, you can practice the pronunciation of all these words with the audio track.

Today we’ll examine the word ‘игра’ which means ‘game’. It’s a noun, feminine.

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Сидеть

Learn Russian words formation: «разговор» (noun)

Learning word formation is a good way to memorize new words easier.

Look how many words Russians created from a simple verb «сидеть» (to sit). Today we’ll show you the most common derivatives that come from this word.

The audio in Russian will help you practice the pronunciation of all these words and phrases.

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Разговор

Learn Russian words formation: «разговор» (noun)

Learning word formation is a good way to memorize new words easier.

In today’s lesson we are going to explore the word «разговор», that is a noun, masculine. You are going to see the most common derivatives that come from this word.

The audio in Russian will help you practice the pronunciation of all these words and phrases.

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Гулять

When you understand how the words are formed, it’smuch easier to memorize them. In this series of lessonsm we take a word, show you its most common derivatives and the examples of their use. This way you can see the patterns of word formation in Russian and learn a whole bunch of new words at once.

Today we have a verb, it’s the verb «гулять» which means to walk, to stroll.

The audio in Russian will help you practice the pronunciation of all the words and phrases of today’s lesson.

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Дело

Learning how the words are formed is a good way of memorizing them easier. Today we are going to explore the noun «дело». It means «work, business, concern, affair». Let’s look at the most common derivatives that come from this word.

The audio will help you practice the pronunciation of all these words and collocations.

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