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Everyday Russian is a project for those studying Russian language at school or on their own.

Learn Russian for free with our more than 400 online Russian classes. Learn Russian grammar, improve your vocabulary, practice your reading and listening skills absolutely for free, and we are keep working on adding new lessons. All audio recordings are made by a native Russian speaker.

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The 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia

Whether you are interested in football or not, you definitely could not miss the fact that just in a few days the next World Cup starts in Russia. Of course, we could not ignore this event as well, and prepared a small lesson for you on this topic.

The lesson is intended for the Russian learners of the intermediate level and includes a slow spoken audio. In the end of the audio recording you’ll hear a few questions based on the text of the lesson. We make a pause after each question, so you have time to try to answer it yourself. After the pause, we give the correct answer, so you can check yourself. Let’s begin! Study the lesson →

Селёдка под шубой

Some time ago we have already published a lesson with a recipe of a traditional New Year’s Russian salad – Olivier. Today we’d like to offer you another traditional recipe – a herring under a fur coat. Don’t worry, it does not include any fur. The name of the dish comes from the fact that the herring is covered with multiple layers. In fact, the dish is simple and delicious. Give it a try!

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Хотеть / хотеться

In today’s lesson dedicated to the conjugation of Russian verbs we conjugate the pair of verbs хоте́ть and хоте́ться. These are stem-changing verbs, imperfective. They belong to the mixed conjugation.

Meaning:
хоте́ть – to want,
– хоте́ться: мне хо́чется – I feel like (doing something).

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