Advanced Russian

These lessons are designed for advanced Russian language learners who can already speak and understand Russian with a certain confidence. Studying these lesson you can add to your Russian vocabulary more interesting words, get used to usual conversational speech, and learn many other interesting things about Russia and Russians.

Please note that the division by levels on our site is not strictly academic but rather conventional. If you feel that a lesson is too hard for you, skip it for now, move to something easier, and come back a bit later with a newly acquired knowledge. You’ll see it’s going to be much easier next time.

Learn more advanced Russian words and phrases with the Russian Word of the Day and flashcards.

Думать / думаться

Думать / думаться

In today’s lesson dedicated to the conjugation of the Russian verbs we have the verbs ду́мать and ду́маться. These verbs are imperfective and belong to the first conjugation.

Meaning:
– ду́мать – to think;
– ду́маться: думается, что — one should think, it appears that.

Perfective – поду́мать(ся).

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Survival tips for foreigners in Russia (part 2)

Survival tips for foreigners in Russia (part 2)

Knowing the nuances of culture and life of the country you are visiting is always helpful. Trying to make your experience in Russia safer and more pleasurable and to help you avoid awkward moments related to cultural differences today in our series “Texts in Russian” we continue with our survival tips for those visiting Russia. The lesson is accompanied by an audio file, so you can practice both your reading and listening skills. Study the lesson →

Survival tips for foreigners in Russia (part 1)

Survival tips for foreigners in Russia

This is a new lesson of the series “Texts in Russian” designed for reading and listening pratice, and today we offer you a collection of funny and serious survival tips for foreigners in Russia which we collected all over the internet. We hope that this information, firstly, will make you smile, and secondly, will help you with your trip to Russia or with your Russian friends or colleagues.

Tell us your Russian experience in the comment section and will include your advises in the second part of this lesson.

The lesson comes with an audio file recoreded at a normal conversational speed.
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Kamchatka [Камчатка]

kamchatka

We continue to explore the expanses of Russia and today’s destination is Kamchatka. Since it’s the ‘Questions on the text’ lesson, some questions are waiting for you in the end of the story, so listen to the audio carefully and attentively. A few gorgeous photos are going to make our journey even more interesting. The example answers are given in the very end of the lesson.

Let’s begin!

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