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10 Monthly Goals to become fluent in Russian

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Hey Russian Learner!

Shortcuts for learning and tips to remember Russian words are useful but it’s even also important to fix objectives to reach every month! What Is Your Language Learning Goal for the Month?
In your journey to become fluent and conversational here are 10 monthly goals you can go after!

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1) I’ll finish Survival Phrases series on RussianPod101.com by listening to two lesson a day.

2) I’ll give a 3 minute introductory speech in Russian to my Russian friends.

3) I’ll finish reading one Russian book by reading 10 pages a day.

4) I’ll pass my Russian test.

5) I’ll write 10 postcards in Russian to my Russian friends.

6) I’ll memorize 5 Russian songs.

7) I’ll finish memorizing 350 words with Flashcards on RussianPod101.com.

8 ) I’ll fully understand one Russian movie by watching it every day.

9) I’ll learn how to talk about past, present and future events.

10) I’ll master 150 words by memorizing 5 words a day.

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If you follow those monthly goals, you will be sure to make some amazing progress. And remember, if you’re really interested in getting on the fast-track to fluency, sign up for a FREE lifetime account at RussianPod101.com!

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How to be a Good Lover in Russia

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- Ты так много значишь для меня.
Ty tak mnoga znachish` dlya menya
You mean so much to me.

- Будешь ли ты моим Валентином?
Budesh` li ty maim Valentinom?
Will you be my Valentine?

- Ты такая красивая.
Ty takaya krasivaya.
You’re so beautiful.

- Ты для меня больше чем друг
Ty dlya menya bol`she chem drug
I think of you as more than a friend.

- Даже 100 сердец будет слишком мало чтобы выразить всю мою любовь к тебя.
Dazhe 100 serdets budet slishkam malo chtoby vyrazit` vsyu mayu lyubov` k tebe.
A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.

- Любовь, это просто любовь. Её никогда нельзя объяснить.
Lyubov’, eto prosto lyubov’. Yeyo nikagda nel`zya ob`yasnit`
Love is just love. It can never be explained.

- Ты так красив.
Ty tak krasiv.
You’re so handsome.

- Ты мне нравишься.
Ty mne nravish`say.
I’ve got a crush on you.

- Tы заставляешь меня быть лучшим мужчиной.
ty zastavlyaesh` menya byt` luchshim muzhchinai.
You make me want to be a better man.

- Пусть всё что ты делаешь, будет сделано в любви.
Pust` vsyo chto ty delaesh`, budet sdelana v lyubvi.
Let all that you do be done in love.

- Ты моё солнце, моя любовь.
Ty mayo solntse, maya lubov`.
You are my sunshine, my love.

- Слова не могут описать мою любовь к тебе.
Slava ne mogut apisat’ mayu lyubov’ k tebe.
Words can’t describe my love for you.

- Мы встретились чтобы быть вместе.
My vstretilis` chtoby byt` vmeste.
We were meant to be together.

- Если вы думаете о ком-то, читая это, Вы определённо влюблены.
Yesli vy dumaete a kom-to chitaya eta, vy apredelyona vlyubleny.
If you were thinking about someone while reading this, you’re definitely in love.

- Я люблю тебя.
Ya lyublyu tebya.
I love you.

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6 Reasons to Learn a Language Before You Travel!

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There are plenty of destinations where you can get by with English, but sometimes you want to do better than just ‘get by’. Here are 6 reasons you should learn the basics of the language of your next trip destination.

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1. You will be able to discover your destination better than other tourists.

Getting by is one thing, but actually experiencing a trip abroad is quite another. No amount of guidebooks and online research can compensate for a basic lack of language ability. Speaking the language of your destination permits you to explore that destination beyond the regular tourist traps. Your language skills will not only allow you to dig into all the hidden gems of your destination, but they will also allow you to mingle with the locals to get a true experience on your holiday. Think of it this way: you’re not restricted to talking to the people at the tourist desk anymore.

2. Knowing how to communicate with local police or medical personnel can be life-saving.

Before you leave for your destination, make sure you learn how to ask for help in that destination’s local tongue. Do you know how to ask the waiter if this dish has peanuts in it? Or tell your host family that you’re allergic to fish? Can you tell the local doctor where it hurts? Moreover, an awareness of an environment improves your chance of remaining safe inside it. For example, walking around a busy marketplace, dazzled by an unfamiliar language, signs and accents will instantly render any tourist a more attractive mark for pickpockets. Communicating with other people, asking questions and looking confident will make you look like a semi-local yourself, and will ward off potential thieves.

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3. It helps you relax.

Traveling is much less stressful when you understand what that announcement at the airport was saying, or if this bus line reaches your hotel. These things stress you out when traveling and they disappear when you understand the language. This allows you to focus on planning your trip in a better, easier way.

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4. Speaking the language can provide you with a way to get to know people you’d never otherwise have the opportunity to speak with.

Sometimes those relationships turn into friendships, and other times they’re nothing more than a lively conversation. Either way, as Nelson Mandela said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” When you approach someone – even staff at a store or restaurant – with English, rather than their own language, an invisible divide has already been erected. Making even a small effort to communicate in the language of the place you’re visiting can go a long way and you’ll find many more doors open up to you as a result.

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5. You’ll be a better ambassador for your country.

If we’re honest with ourselves, we know very little about other countries and cultures, especially the local politics. And what we do know is often filtered to us by the media, which tends to represent only certain interests. When you can speak the local language, you’re able to answer questions that curious locals have about your country and culture. Are you frustrated with how your country is presented in global news? Are you embarrassed by your country’s leaders and want to make it clear that not everyone is like that where you’re from? This is a very good opportunity to share your story with people who have no one else to ask. We all have a responsibility to be representatives of the place we come from.

6. Learning another language can fend off Alzheimer’s, keep your brain healthy and generally make you smarter.

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Top 15 tips to remember words when learning Russian

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Hey Russian learner!

We recently gave you some shortcuts to learn Russian.
In your journey to become fluent and conversational in less time that is needed to say “Gotta catch ‘em all”, we will this time give you the Top 15 tips to remember words!

1. Use repetition: reading, writing and speaking words over and over again.

2. Associate words with drawings, pictures and funny scenes.

3. Try to use the language routinely in the context of daily life.

4. Reading as much as possible, especially the newspaper, helps you to remember words.

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5. Learn about the roots of words and how different words are related to each other.

6. Speak as often as possible with native speakers.

7. Categorize new words with other related words that you already know.

8. Be persistent in practicing everyday by talking to your family or your dog, even though they don’t understand you.

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9. Say words out loud so that you can actually hear them.

10. Associate new words with words that sound similar in your native language.

11. Listen to songs and memorize the lyrics.

12. Often watch TV or YouTube videos that are designed for young children.

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13. Associate new words with stories, games or movies.

14. Try to use the new word in a simple sentence so you learn whole phrases, not just individual words.

15. Try to think in Russian, so it becomes natural to your thought process.

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The Top 5 Shortcuts To Learning Russian!

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Hey Listeners!

So you’ve decided to study Russian, now what?

Chances are you’re looking to become fluent and conversational as fast as possible, right? Well then, look no further! This is the list for you!

Without further ado, here are the top 5 shortcuts to learning Russian!

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1. Create A Study Schedule And Set Some Goals:
This one may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many unorganized language learners there are in the world! Creating a schedule allows you to manage your time wisely, enabling you to free up time to study consistently. Goals are also a key component of learning Russian. These give you motivation and something to strive for.

2. Make It Fun:
You may roll your eyes at this one, but it’s true! If you learn how to make your study time enjoyable, chances are you’ll be more inclined to study! Try changing it up every now and then with something new. Watch a TV show in Russian or listen to some Russian music! The sky is the limit!

3. Find A Language Partner:
This is one surefire way to improve your conversational skills. Having a language partner allows you to practice your target language in a conversational manner. This will help you gain fluency even faster!

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4. Use Word Lists To Build Up A Solid Vocabulary:
This is a great way to build up your fluency, one word at a time. At RussianPod101, you can use one of our many word lists. Choose whichever topic you want to study and go!

5. Make Mistakes:
Lastly, don’t be afraid to make mistakes! In fact, make a lot of them! Nothing helps you improve more than correcting your own errors. If you catch yourself saying something wrong, you’re likely to remember it the next time around. So just remember, everyone makes mistakes! Learn from them!

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Again, there is no magical, overnight way to learn Russian. However, doing a few or all of these will help you out substantially. And remember, if you’re really interested in getting on the fast-track to fluency, sign up for a FREE lifetime account at RussianPod101.com now!

Introducing Our Brand New Dashboard!

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Guess what? Your language learning goals just got a little easier!

As you’ve probably realized by now, there have been some major improvements made to your dashboard! These updates have been designed to improve your overall experience with the website and help keep you organized and on-track! Here are a few of the changes:

  • Your progress is now tracked right, smack in the middle of the page to keep you motivated and organized.
  • A new, sleek and easy to navigate design allows you to worry less about where to click and more on learning Russian!
  • An enlarged profile picture that gives your dashboard a unique and more personal feel.
  • A new layout for the “Latest News” feed to keep you informed on all of the most recent RussianPod101.com updates.
  • Bigger buttons to make it easier on the eyes. Locate your all of your lessons and materials faster than ever.

Stay tuned, as more updates are being rolled out later in the month!

Enjoy your new dashboard,

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The Top 5 Reasons To Learn A New Language… NOW!

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Are you currently debating whether or not to learn Russian?

You aren’t alone. Learning a new language requires a huge investment of time, and often money as well. That’s why so many people are hesitant to spend the amount of effort required to become fluent in another language. However, learning a new language can be one of the most rewarding experiences in life and there are a number of reasons why you should start studying one… and start studying now!

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More Opportunities
That’s right. It’s not rocket science. A new language can open up many new doors. You’re able to work in countries other than your own, leading to a world of new opportunities. It can also qualify you for many new jobs in your home country as well! There are tons of employers who look to hire multilingual professionals every year!

Meeting New People
This may be one of the most rewarding parts of learning a new language. You’ll be able to get to know speakers of other languages on a more personal level. Meeting people from around the world is one of the main reasons people begin to study a language, so don’t ever feel like making new friends isn’t a good enough reason to start studying!

Exploring A Different Culture
Whether you decide to live abroad, or you’re just taking a vacation, knowing the local language will give you the ability to better understand the people and culture of a different country. This can open your eyes to not only their country, but your country as well! You can understand how people see your home from their perspective.

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Health Benefits
Good news! Studying a new language actually comes with health benefits! Studying a new language helps keep your brain sharp! By studying every day, you’re helping your mind fight off the old age and stay fresh!

Because It’s Fun
When it comes down to it, learning a new language is just plain fun! There’s always something new to learn and the rewards are endless! Whether your goal is to meet new people or to get a job in a new country, language learning is something that is actually enjoyable!

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3 Tactics For Boosting Your Russian Listening Skills at RussianPod101

3 Tactics For Boosting Your Listening Skills

Hello Listeners,

When it comes to listening to and understanding Russian, most beginners struggle. They hear the few words they know. And the rest just fly in one ear and out the other. Does this happen to you too?

In this post, you’re going to learn about 3 tactics that are guaranteed to sharpen your listening comprehension skills!

1. Try Our Listening Comprehension Series

Try Our Listening Comprehension Series!

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This is a complete lesson series dedicated purely to testing and improving your listening skills. You can find all of the videos from this series in the “Bonus Video Lessons” section of our site! In the video lesson, you’ll hear a dialogue in your target language. Then, you’ll be asked to answer a question about the dialogue to check if you understood the sentences. There are no translations except for the subtitles, so everything you hear is in your target language!

2. Review The Dialogue Again And Again

Review The Dialogue Again And Again!

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Most learners listen to a listen and simply move on, but by reviewing it again, you make sure that you fully understand what you hear. The key to fully understanding a dialogue is to review it over and over again. With our audio lessons, you get the dialogue track so you can listen to the conversation without distractions.

3. Read Along With Our Line-By-Line Feature

Read Along With Our Line-By-Line Feature!

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Reading along is the best way to get the meaning instantly. With the Line-by-Line feature, or the PDF lesson notes, reading along is easier than ever! You can get the transcript of the dialogue in the target language, the transliterated version, or the translated version. This is available for all of the lessons in this series!

With these 3 tactics, you’re sure to improve your listening comprehension skills and get one step closer to your language learning goals! Try it out and let us know what you think!

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New Video Lesson Captions! Even Beginners will Understand Russian with This

New Video Lesson Captions! Watch. Read Along. Learn Russian Faster

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Thank you so much for your feedback and grabbing our previous study tool, which is perfect for everyday learning. That was two weeks ago.

This week, there’s another surprise for you.

Even complete beginners will understand more Russian and learn fast with this. Ready?

Since a lot of you love learning Russian with video lessons…picture this: What if you could read along with on-screen captions as you watch. Here’s what happens…

  • You combine 2 senses: sight and hearing, and are extra focused.
  • No Russian word or phrase escapes you. You learn on the spot.
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  • Your Russian listening skills get sharper and sharper.
  • The result? You learn and master Russian faster.

So, if you’ve had a hard time understanding Russian as it’s spoken, this new study tool is perfect for you – Video Lesson Captions. If you’re a Premium user, be sure to check it out on our select video lessons! If not, take advantage of our upcoming sale and get 31% OFF Premium plans (click here) with this sneak peek.

How can YOU take advantage of this and learn Russian faster?
Currently, Video Lesson Captions are available for Must-Know Russian Holiday Words, Absolute Beginner Russian for Every Day and Russian Words of the Week video series. So you can access any one these lessons.

Look for the CC icon in the lesson player available in the video lesson series mentioned above.

Look for the CC Icon in the lesson player
Click on the CC icon and choose the language for your captions. You’ll now see the captions for the video lesson on your screen. Just watch and read along.

Just watch and read along!

Click on the language you want to read along with.
With a quick click, you’ll now see the captions on your video lesson. Just sit back, watch, read along and learn more Russian than you would through just watching.

Wait! What if your desired video lessons don’t have captions yet?
You can access the complete word-for-word transcripts for every lesson. Just look for the “Download PDFs” section and click on “Lesson Transcripts.” Like the Video Lesson Captions, you can read along with these. You can even print them out and review after lessons.

You can even print them out and review after lessons

The new Video Lesson Captions are available for: Must-Know Russian Holiday Words, Absolute Beginner Russian for Every Day and Russian Words of the Week. And yes, we’re working on releasing this feature across ALL of the RussianPod101 video lessons.

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With the brand new Video Lesson Captions tool, you’ll be able to:

  • Read along as you watch your video lessons
  • Stay engaged and focused on your lessons
  • Improve your Russian listening skills
  • Improve your reading skills as well. It’s all in front of you!
  • …and learn and master Russian faster

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