Grammar lessons

A few very important Russian grammar rules

A few very important Russian grammar rules

In this lesson for beginners we’ll cover a few Russian grammar rules and features of special importance. Studying them carefully will let you avoid many mistakes, especially in written Russian, in the future.

Each grammar rule comes along with examples. The audio recording of today’s lesson contains all today’s examples read in slow spoken Russian.

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Prepositions in Russian (2)

Learn Russian prepositions - online lesson

This is the second part of our grammar lesson dedicated to Russian prepositions.

In today’s lesson we’ll cover some less common prepositions. The examples that we give to each word will help you to memorize them better. The audio recording will help you to train your listening skills and memorize the pronunciation.

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Aspects of the verb

Learn Russian -  Aspects of the verb

As you might already know, the Russian language has only three basic tenses: present, past and future. Quite easy, right? However, Russians couldn’t adequately communicate having just three tenses, so the aspects had appeared. There are only two aspects of the verb in Russian: the imperfective aspect [несоверше́нный вид] and the perfective aspect [соверше́нный вид]. And today we are going to explain you why and how they work.

The audio in Russian is intended to help you to practice the prononciation and to memorize the typical patterns.

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Verbs of motion (unprefixed)

Verbs of motion in Russian

This is one more grammar lesson and today we are focusing on verbs.

There are 14 pairs of Russian verbs you need to learn among other things. It’s the verbs of motion, i.e. the verbs what imply moving from one place to another. They are in a separate group in Russian firstly because of the closeness of their lexical meanings, and secondly because of common word-formation and grammatical properties that distinguish them from other verbs.

In today’s lesson we’ll be looking at unprefixed verbs to understand the general idea. This lesson could be useful both for beginners and for intermediate Russian learners.

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