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The Most Overlooked Tool for Beginners Learning Russian

When you speak Italian, you need to open your mouth wide. When you speak American English, you need to open your mouth about halfway. But when you speak Russian, you need to keep your mouth mostly closed. One of the most important pieces of advice I can give you when . . . 
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The Russian Alphabet Makes Learning Russian Easier

If you are just starting to study Russian, you should know that the Russian alphabet will make learning Russian easier, not harder. It’s fun, and it’s not hard to learn. However, I don’t recommend that you start learning Russian by learning the alphabet. That’s not a good place to start. . . . 
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Why Russians Don’t Have What We Call “Fun”

Before you start studying foreign languages, you tend to think that every language has a way of saying the things that you currently say in your language. However, this really isn’t the case. What you will find when you learn another language, like Russian, is that it has ways of . . . 
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Roll Your Russian R’s Like a Ruski

If you are a native speaker of English who is just starting to learn Russian, you may not know how to roll your Rs. Russian has two different rolled-R sounds. One is a trilled rolled R, but the more common rolled-R sound is a lightly rolled R that you might . . . 
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Common Side Effect of Learning Russian

Learning Russian is sort of like taking up a new sport. If you haven’t been keeping the muscles used for your new sport in good shape by playing some other similar sport, it’s very likely that you will get very sore the first few times you do it. You have . . . 
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