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Russian grammar

  1. Russian alphabet: vowels
  2. Russian alphabet: consonants
  3. Soft sign (Ь) and hard sign (Ъ)
  4. Russian pronunciation rules
  5. Accent marks in Russian words
  6. Russian personal pronouns
  7. Gender in Russian
  8. Plural in Russian
  9. "To be" in Russian
  10. Russian demonstrative pronouns
  11. Russian possessive pronouns
  12. Here and there in Russian
  13. Russian verbs: the infinitive
  14. Russian Present tense
  15. Negation in Russian
  16. Questions in Russian
  17. The Nominative case in Russian
  18. The Genitive case in Russian
  19. The Genitive case with singular nouns
  20. The Genitive case with plural nouns
  21. Personal pronouns in the Genitive
  22. Demonstrative pronouns in the Genitive
  23. Possessive pronouns in the Genitive
  24. Russian verb aspects
  25. Russian Past tense
  26. "To be" in the Past tense
  27. Russian numbers from 0 to 100
  28. How many? How much? in Russian
  29. Counting in Russian
  30. The Accusative case in Russian
  31. The Accusative case of singular nouns
  32. The Accusative case of plural nouns
  33. Personal pronouns in the Accusative
  34. Demonstrative pronouns in the Accusative case
  35. Possessive pronouns in the Accusative case
  36. The Dative case in Russian
  37. The Dative case with singular nouns
  38. The Dative case with plural nouns
  39. Personal pronouns in the Dative
  40. Demonstrative pronouns in the Dative
  41. Possessive pronouns in the Dative case
  42. Reflexive verbs
  43. "I like" in Russian
  44. Future tense in Russian
  45. To go in Russian - Идти and ехать
  46. The Instrumental case in Russian
  47. The Instrumental case with singular nouns
  48. The Instrumental case with plural nouns
  49. Personal pronouns in the Instrumental
  50. Demonstrative pronouns in the Instrumental
  51. Possessive pronouns in the Instrumental
  52. "I have" in Russian
  53. The Prepositional case in Russian
  54. The Prepositional case with singular nouns
  55. The Prepositional case with plural nouns
  56. Personal pronouns in the Prepositional
  57. Demonstrative pronouns in the Prepositional case
  58. Possessive pronouns in the Prepositional case
  59. There is and there are in Russian
  60. Who and what in Russian
  61. Where? in Russian
  62. Why? in Russian
  63. When? in Russian
  64. Russian Imperative mood
  65. Russian days of the week
  66. Russian adjectives (introduction)
  67. Declension of Russian adjectives
  68. Use of the long form of Russian adjectives
  69. The short form of Russian adjectives
  70. The comparative degree of Russian adjectives: the long form
  71. The comparative degree of Russian adjectives: the short form
  72. The superlative degree of Russian adjectives
  73. Russian conjuctions И, А, and НО
  74. Russian spelling rules
  75. Capitalization in Russian
  76. Russian adverbs
  77. Russian numbers above 100
  78. Russian verbs of motion (unprefixed)
  79. Prefixed verbs of motion
  80. Declension of Russian cardinal numerals
  81. Russian ordinal numbers
  82. Fractions in Russian
  83. Russian pronoun СЕБЯ
  84. Russian pronoun СВОЙ
  85. Russian pronoun САМ
  86. Можно and нельзя
  87. Need, have to, must, should in Russian
  88. Need, have to, must, should in the Past and Future tense
  89. Russian interrogative pronoun КАКОЙ
  90. Russian interrogative pronoun ЧЕЙ
  91. Some and any in Russian
  92. Everything and all in Russian
  93. Nothing and never in Russian
  94. Russian negative pronouns starting with HE
  95. Diminutive-hypocoristic suffixes in Russian
  96. Particles "-то" and "же" in Russian
  97. Prefixes in Russian
  98. Time in Russian
  99. Asking time, specifying the time of events

How to learn Russian language on your own

Learning Russian language (as any other) requires conscious effort and motivation. We built this and other sites to help you learn Russian by providing useful and easy to study lessons.

Here is a road map of 4 simple steps to fluency in Russian:

1. Start with the Russian alphabet

Learning Russian alphabet might take you some time as it uses Cyrillic letters many of which are unfamiliar to English speakers. We dedicated 3 lessons of this course to learning Russian letters only. Alternatively, you can visit another site of ours that is dedicated entirely to the Russian alphabet and will provide you with pronunciation tips, examples with audio to practice and quizzes.

2. Study Russian grammar

After you mastered the Cyrillic alphabet, move on to the Russian grammar. On our site, we have covered the most of the basic grammar rules and we keep adding new lessons from time to time.

3. Grow your Russian vocabulary

It is recommended to learn a few words every day to quickly grow your vocabulary. Our vocabulary lessons will provide you with the basic words and phrases, but you should not stop there. Subscribe to our Russian Word of the Day series to be able to grow your vocabululary and pratice daily with flashcards and the lesson of the day.

4. Practice, practice, practice

To gain the fluency in Russian, you need to consistantly engage in 4 activities: reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Find Russian books for beginners and read in Russian as often as you can. Find a Russian pen pal for language exchange. Listen to Russian speech, for example, a Russian podcast.

Use any opportunity to practice Russian, and soon you will see that Russian is not as hard to learn as they say. :)

Happy learning! :)

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