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Happy birthday wishes in Russian

Some time ago we have already learned how to say “Happy birthday” in Russian. Today we will develop this topic in more detail and have a look at the common Russian birthday wishes.

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Можно, нельзя, надо, должен, пора in the Past and Future tense

In the last two lessons we’ve learned such Russian words as можно, нельзя, надо, нужно, пора, должен. Today we’ll learn to use these words in the Past and Future.

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Need, have to, must, should in Russian

In the previous lesson we have learned the Russian words можно and нельзя. This words express weither something is possible or allowed (or not). Today we’ll learn how to say that one “has to”, “must” or “should” do something.

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Можно and нельзя [(not) allowed/possible]

Most likely, you are already familiar with the Russian words можно and нельзя. They are used to express if something is allowed or possible…

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Russian interrogative pronoun ЧЕЙ (whose?)

In one of the previous lesson we have already covered the Russian interrogative pronoun ЧЕЙ (whose?). Today we will look at it in more details and learn how to use it in different cases.

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Romantic Russian phrases

The Valentine’s day is approaching and your must be already thinking of how to express your feelings to your most important person in the world. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, this time you’ll be able to do it in Russian!

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New Year’s dialogues

Today we’ve prepared two dialogues for you. They cover some useful holidays vocabulary and tell a bit about Russian traditions of celebrating the New Year.

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“Some” and “any” in Russian – Russian indefinite pronouns

On our way of studying Russian grammar, we’ve already covered personal, demonstrative, possessive, reflexive, emphatic and interrogative pronouns.

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Learn Russian Step by Step is a site for everyone who starts learning Russian, including absolute beginners. Our free online lessons, step by step, take you from the very basics to more advanced topics, covering the most important Russian grammar points and useful phrases.

We do not promise that you will be fluent in Russian within a few months. On the contrary, we believe that learning a language is a hobby or even a passion for life. Our lessons are designed in such a way as to take no more than 5-10 minutes each, so you can learn something new every day and don't feel overwhelmed. Each lesson includes an audio track in slow spoken Russian recorded by a native Russian speaker.

All contents of this site are free and available in three languages: English, French and Spanish. We are the only ones among free Russian learning websites who caters the content for three different languages! Who are we? We have created a network of a few websites that allow you to learn Russian for free. Each of the sites in the network offers different types of lessons and activities. You can find the list of the websites below.

We believe that the education should available and affordable to everybody. We dedicate our efforts to make the Russian language available to everybody who wants to learn it and we promise that all of our sites will stay free as long they exist. At the same time, putting all the network together with interesting and helpful content requires a lot of time and some funding. If you want to help us in our misson, you can do it with a donation. The button for donations is in the bottom of every lesson.

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