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My 5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of RussianPod101

My 5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of RussianPod101

We are so lucky. Think about it: if you wanted to learn Russian (or any other skill) even 25 years ago, you would’ve needed to go to the library, take expensive classes and hunt down the right information. Instead of spending your time practicing, you would be busy doing other things. Now, with a quick Google search you can find literally anything you need for learning Russian on the internet:

  • Forgot the genitive plural of female nouns? Wikipedia has a detailed page explaining those.
  • Want to watch Russian movies with subtitles? Check out Youtube (Mosfilm in particular).
  • Or like to put your Russian to the test with a one-on-one lesson with a native Russian speaker? Tons of online platforms where you can have Skype lessons.

So it’s no longer a lack of materials or resources that holds you back. But rather finding the time and motivation to put them into practice.

If you’re already listening to the podcasts of RussianPod101, and find that you’re lacking this time or motivation – then here are some of my tips and tricks that I’ve used over the last couple of years to get the most out RussianPod101:

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1. Aim for 1 podcast every day

It’s easy to set the bar high and want to put 2 hours of Russian practice in every day. But for most of us that’s not realistic. Do you want to sit behind your desk to practice Russian – even after a long day at work? Probably not.

But if you take it easy, and do a small thing consistently, you’ll find that you’ll make progress almost without noticing it.

Listen to 1 podcast every day. They’re only 10-15 minutes and everyone can make time for that. Even on your worst day, you’ve got 15 minutes, right? Listening to 1 podcast per day will ensure that your brain gets the time off to digest everything you’ve learned. And that you can come back the next day fresh and ready for a new lesson.

Tip: get some sort of habit tracker app on your phone and every day that you listen to a Russian podcast, add a checkmark.

Lesson Review Tool

2. Use the lesson review tools

If you want to go the extra mile after listening to the podcast, then use the lesson review tools. A quick review of what you’ve learned will ‘cement’ the information in your brain. And it will make it 10X more effective. Repetition is key when learning Russian – so the more you see/practice a specific word or phrase, the better you’ll remember it.

Tip: make sure to get 8 hours of sleep every night. Sleep is crucial for memory retention and learning new things.

3. Take the 2000 most common words and put them in a spaced repetition app

It’s said that around 600 words make up 80% of all the words in major newspapers. So why not apply this principle in your Russian studies? Take it a step further: if you learn the 2000 most common words, I’m sure you’ll have no problem getting around in Russia.

The list from RussianPod101 is a great tool for this. It has example phrases with the word and you can listen to the correct pronunciation (which is perfect, because of the random nature of stresses in Russian words).

It works even better when you get a spaced repetition program and create your own flashcard deck. This is especially effective if you have it on your phone. So you can practice a couple of words whenever you’re standing in line at the grocery store, waiting for someone or when travelling.

Tip: use the built-in flashcards from RussianPod101. Or download the free app Anki on your phone and manually enter every word that you find difficult.

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4. Make use of ‘dead’ time

How much time do you spend every week doing the following tasks:

  • Commuting to work/school
  • Doing groceries
  • Walking
  • Cleaning

It’s probably more than a couple of hours, right? Don’t waste this time. Use it instead to listen to Russian podcasts. You’ll free up time for other activities. And you’ll get better at Russian without specifically scheduling time to practice.

This is one of the ‘secrets’ that separates successful Russian learners from others. They take every opportunity they can get to practice.

You can download all the RussianPod101 lessons to your phone. Each season of podcasts will be stored as an album, so it’s easy to put on your headphones and listen to a quick lesson whenever you’ve got the time.

Tip: delete every lesson directly after you’ve listened to it. That way you won’t have to keep track of which lesson you’re at.

5. Have the right expectations

On the internet you’ll find all sorts of wacky language learning systems and secret tricks that promise fluency in several months (or even weeks). While they often have some merit, most of the time the claims are not based on reality.

The problem is when you measure your own progress to these standards. It can be very demotivating if you’ve been promised that you could learn Russian in 3 months - and you’re only having basic conversations at that time (which is actually very good).

I’ve been seriously studying Russian for around 2.5 years now, and I’ve only recently got to the point where I can talk about a wide variety of topics in Russian. I don’t consider myself fluent, but I’m at the point where I can freely speak with native Russian speakers and understand movies without subtitles.

That’s not to say that it will take you that long. Fluency isn’t an on/off switch. With daily practice you can already have basic conversations after several weeks of practice. You’ll get better every day and it’s this exact sense of progress that will motivate you.

Just don’t expect to speak like a native and read Dostoyevsky after 6 months.

Tip: talk to other people that are learning Russian (who are further than you) and ask them how long they’ve been practicing. You’ll get a good sense of how long it takes to get to a specific level.

How to Celebrate April Fools’ Day in Russian

How to Celebrate April Fools' Day in Russian!

Most everyone is familiar with this day, as it is celebrated nearly everywhere the world. Yet, when exactly is April Fools’ Day? And where did April Fools come from? April Fools’ Day is observed on April 1st every year. This day of jokes and pranks is believed to have stemmed from the 16th-century calendar change in France, when New Year’s Day was moved from April 1 to January 1. This action was taken due to the adoption of the Gregorian calendar.

However, a few people were resistant to the calendar change, so they continued to observe New Year’s Day on April 1st, rather than the new date. They were referred to as the “April Fools”, and others started playing mocking tricks on them. This custom endured, and is practiced to this day around the world!

Table of Contents

  1. Top One Million Words You Need to Know for April Fools’ Day
  2. Russian Phrases You Can Use on April Fools’ Day
  3. Some of the Coolest April Fools’ Pranks To Play on Anybody
  4. How Can RussianPod101 Make Your April Fools’ Day Special?
  5. Top 1000 Most Useful Phrases in Russian - Testing New Technology

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1. Top One Million Words You Need to Know for April Fools’ Day

Do you want to know how to say April Fools’ Day in Russian? Well, there are millions of ways and words, but here are the top one million Russian words you really need to know! Simply click this link. Here are some of them you will find useful:

  1. funny - смешной - smeshnoy
  2. joke - шутить - shutit’
  3. prank - шалость - shalast’
  4. lie - лгать - lgat`
  5. humor - юмор - yumar
  6. fool - дурак - durak
  7. deceptive - обманчивый - abmanchivyy
  8. surprise - удивлять - udivlyat`
  9. sneaky - подлый - podlyy
  10. prankster - проказник - prakaznik
  11. April 1st - Первое апреля - Pervaye aprelya
  12. play a joke - разыгрывать - razygryvat’

2. Russian Phrases You Can Use on April Fools’ Day

Russian Phrases for April Fools' Day

Don’t limit yourself to practical jokes - use these April Fools’ phrases in Russian to prank your favorite Russian friend or colleague!

  1. I learned Russian in 1 month.
    • Я выучил русский язык за 1 месяц.
    • Ya vyuchil russiy yazyk za odin mesyats.
  2. All classes for today got canceled.
    • Все занятия сегодня были отменены.
    • Vse zanyatiya sevodnya byli atmeneny.
  3. I’m sorry, but I’ve just broken your favorite pair of glasses.
    • Мне очень жаль, но я сломал Ваши любимые очки.
    • Mne ochen’ zhal’, no ya slamal vashi lyubimye ochki.
  4. Someone has just hit your car.
    • Кто-то только что врезался в твою машину.
    • Kto-to tol`ko shto vrezalsya v tvoyu mashinu
  5. I’m getting married.
    • Я выхожу замуж
    • Ya vykhazhu zamuzh
  6. You won a free ticket.
    • Вы выиграли бесплатный билет.
    • Vy vyigrali besplatnyy bilet.
  7. I saw your car being towed.
    • Я видел как буксировали ваш автомобиль.
    • Ya videl kak buksiravali vash avtamabil`.
  8. They’re giving away free gift cards in front of the building.
    • Они раздают бесплатные подарочные карты перед зданием.
    • Oni razdayut besplatnye padarachnyye karty pered zdaniyem.
  9. A handsome guy is waiting for you outside.
    • Красивый парень ждет тебя на улице.
    • Krasivyy paren’ zhdet tebya na ulitse.
  10. A beautiful lady asked me to give this phone number to you.
    • Красивая девушка попросила меня передать этот телефонный номер вам.
    • Krasivaya devushka paprasila menya peredat` etot telefonnyy nomer vam.
  11. Can you come downstairs? I have something special for you.
    • Можешь спуститься вниз? У меня есть что-то особенное для тебя.
    • Mozhesh spustit’sya vniz? U menya yest’ chto-to osobennoye dlya tebya.
  12. Thank you for your love letter this morning. I never could have guessed your feelings.
    • Спасибо за любовное письмо этим утром. Я и не догадывалась о твоих чувствах.
    • Spasibo za lyubovnoye pis`mo etim utrom. Ya i ne dogadivalas` o tvoih chuvstavah.

Choose your victims carefully, though; the idea is to get them to laugh with you, not to hurt their feelings or humiliate them in front of others. Be extra careful if you choose to play a prank on your boss - you don’t want to antagonize them with an inappropriate joke.

3. Some of the Coolest April Fools’ Pranks To Play on Anybody

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Right, now that you know the top million April Fools’ words in Russian, let’s look at some super pranks and tricks to play on friends, colleagues and family. Some April Fools ideas never grow old, while new ones are born every year.

Never joke in such a way that it hurts anyone, or humiliates them badly in front of others - the idea is for everybody to laugh and enjoy the fun! Respect is still key, no matter what day of the year it is.

Cockroach prank

1- Infestation

This trick is so simple, yet so creepy, it’s almost unbelievable. Take black paper, cut out the silhouette of a giant cockroach, a spider or another insect, and stick it inside the lampshade of a table lamp. When the lamp is switched on, it will look like a monstrous insect is sitting inside the lampshade. Or, get a whole lot of realistic-looking plastic insects, and spread them over a colleague’s desk and chair, or, at home, over the kids’ beds etc. Creep-factor: stellar.

2- Which One Doesn’t Fit?

Put the photo of a celebrity or a notorious politician in a frame, and take it to work on April Fools’ Day. Hang the photo on the staff picture wall, and wait. You’ll be surprised how long it can take for people to notice that one picture doesn’t fit.

3- Something Weird in the Restroom

At work, replace the air freshener in the restroom with something noxious like insect killer, oven cleaner or your own odious mixture in a spray bottle. Be sure to cover the bottle’s body so no one suspects a swap.

Or paint a bar of soap with clear nail polish, and leave it at the hand wash basin. It will not lather.

Or, if your workplace’s restroom has partitioned toilets with short doors, arrange jeans or trousers and shoes on all but one of the toilet covers, so it looks like every stall is occupied. Now wait for complaints, and see how long it takes for someone to figure out the April Fools’ Day prank. You’ll probably wish you had a camera inside the restroom. But, unless you don’t mind getting fired, don’t put your own recording device in there!

Funny Face

4- Call Me Funny

Prepare and print out a few posters with the following instructions: Lion Roar Challenge! Call this number - 123-456-7890 - and leave your best lion’s roar as voicemail! Best roarer will be announced April 10 in the cafeteria. Prize: $100. (Lion’s roar is just an example; you can use any animal call, or even a movie character’s unique sound, such as Chewbacca from Star Wars. The weirder, the funnier. Obviously!) Put the posters up in the office where most of the staff is likely to see them. Now wait for the owner of the number to visit you with murderous intent. Have a conciliatory gift ready that’s not a prank.

5- Minty Cookies

This is another simple but hugely effective prank - simply separate iced cookies, scrape off the icing, and replace it with toothpaste. Serve during lunch or tea break at work, or put in your family’s lunch boxes. Be sure to take photos of your victim’s faces when they first bite into your April Fools’ cookies.

6- Wild Shopping

At your local grocer, place a realistic-looking plastic snake or spider among the fresh vegetables. Now wait around the corner for the first yell.

7- The Oldest Trick in the Book

Don’t forget probably the oldest, yet very effective April Fools’ joke in the book - smearing hand cream or Vaseline on a door handle that most staff, family or friends are likely to use. Yuck to the max!

8- Sneeze On Me

Another golden oldie is also gross, yet harmless and utterly satisfying as a prank. Fill a small spray bottle that you can easily conceal with water. Walk past a friend, colleague or one of your kids, and fake a sneeze while simultaneously spraying them with a bit of water. Expect to be called a totally disgusting person. Add a drop of lovely smelling essential oil to the water for extra confusion.

9- Word Play Repairs

Put a fresh leek in the hand wash basin at home or work, and then tell your housemates or colleagues this: “There’s a huge leak in the restroom/bathroom basin, it’s really serious. Please can someone go have a look?!” Expect exasperation and smiles all around. Note that this prank is only likely to work where people understand English well.

10- Scary Face

Print out a very scary face on an A4 sheet of paper, and place it in a colleague’s, or one of your kid’s drawers, so it’s the first thing they see when they open the drawer. You may not be very popular for a while.

11- Wake Up To Madness

Put foamy shaving cream, or real whipped cream on your hand, and wake your kid up by tickling their nose with it. As long as they get the joke, this could be a wonderful and fun way to start April Fools’ Day.

Computer Prank

12- Computer Prank

This one’s fabulous, if you have a bit of time to fiddle with a colleague, friend or your kid’s computer. It is most effective on a computer where most of the icons they use are on the desktop background itself (as opposed to on the bottom task bar).

Take and save a screenshot of their desktop with the icons. Set this screenshot as their background image. Now delete all the working icons. When they return to their computer, wait for the curses when no amount of clicking on the icons works.

13- Monster Under the Cup

This one will also work well anywhere people meet. Take a paper cup, and write the following on it in black pen: “Danger! Don’t lift, big spider underneath.” Place it upside-down on prominent flat surface, such as a kitchen counter, a colleague’s desk or a restaurant table. Expect some truly interesting responses.

Door Prank

14- Prank Door

Write in large letters on a large and noticeable piece of paper: PUSH. Tape this notice on a door that should be pulled to open, and watch the hilarious struggle of those clever souls who actually read signs.

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If you happen to visit Russia, or if you work for any Russian company, knowing the above Russian prankster phrases can really lighten up your day. Showing you have a sense of humor can go a long way to cement good relationships in any situation. These phrases are at your disposal for free, as well as are these 100 core Russian words, which you will learn how to pronounce perfectly.

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Russian Word of the Day - snack (noun)

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закуска (zakuska) snack (noun)

Я набрала вес постоянно кушая снеки.

Yа nabrala ves postoyanno kushaya sneki.
I gained weight by always eating snacks.

Фрукты представляют собой отличный перекус во второй половине дня.
Frukty predstavlyayut soboy otlichnyy perekus vo vtoroy polovine dnya.
Fruit makes a great snack in the afternoon.

Не ешь слишком много снеков.
Ne yesh’ slishkom mnogo snekov.
Don’t eat too many snacks.

перекусывать
perekusyvat’
eat a snack

ночной перекус
nochnoy perekus
midnight snack

попкорн
popkorn
popcorn snack

дневной перекус
dnevnoy perekus
afternoon snack

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Russian Word of the Day - calendar (noun)

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календарь (kalendar’) calendar (noun)

календарный день
kalendarnyy den’
day calendar

один календарный год
odin kalendarnyy god
one calendar year

календарный месяц
kalendarnyy mesyats
calendar month

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4 Reasons Why Russian Slang Words Will Make You Fluent

Learn 4 honest reasons you need Russian slang words and why they are so vital to truly learning and mastering the language.

Teachers may normally cringe at the thought of their students learning Russian slang words. After all, slang words and phrases are typically defined as being grammatically incorrect. So why would your teacher want you to spend time learning the “wrong way” to speak Russian? Here are 4 of the top reasons why you should study slang words and expressions when learning Russian or any new language.

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1. Native Speakers Use Slang Expressions in Everyday Conversation

If you are going to study a foreign language and plan to use it to speak with native speakers, then you have to learn slang words and expressions. Otherwise, just using formal expressions and grammar may alienate you from native speakers and make it more difficult to establish a real connection. So it is best to at least learn some common slang words and expressions if you’re planning to meet or speak socially with someone.

2. Slang Words Are Used All Throughout Russian Culture

If you turn on any popular Russian TV show, listen to any song, or watch any movie, you are quickly going to see the value of learning Russian slang phrases. Just like everyday conversations between native speakers, Russian culture is filled with slang phrases and expressions. Without at least some knowledge of the more common slang phrases, popular culture and most conversations will be very confusing and potentially alienating.

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3. Slang Expressions Help You Better Express Your True Thoughts and Feelings

Only relying on formal grammar and vocabulary is very limiting, especially in social situations. Just like in your native language, using the appropriate Russian slang words can help you express a broader range of emotions, thoughts, and feelings.

4. Proper Use of Slang Makes You Sound More Natural

We’ve all met foreigners who technically used formal language perfectly but still sounded odd and well….foreign. But when you use the right slang words and expressions, you will sound more natural and like a true native speaker. If you notice, even most politicians include a sprinkling of slang expressions and words throughout their speeches to help them sound more natural and to better connect with the audience.

The Dark Side of Slang Expressions

Learning Russian slang words can indeed help you sound more natural, better understand the people and culture, and make integration much easier. However, there is a dark side: using the wrong slang expressions can also make you look foolish, uneducated, and potentially disrespectful.

But how do you know which slang words or phrases to use and when?

The truth is that you can’t learn the most modern and appropriate slang words in textbooks or formal classroom settings. By the time the information gets incorporated into a formal curriculum, it’s already outdated and no longer in use by actual Russian people. And while you can learn current slang expressions from Russian TV shows, movies, songs, and games, you may not understand the context. If that happens, you may use the right Russian slang words but in the wrong situation and still look like a fool or possibly even offend someone.

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At RussianPod101, native speaking instructors create audio and video lessons that can include slang expressions and words. Our instructors provide context and examples for all the Russian slang words used in any lesson to make sure students understand the right time and place to use them.

Russian slang words and expressions may be grammatically incorrect but they are vital to truly understanding and immersing yourself in the culture. In fact, it will be very difficult to fully understand any movie, TV show, song, game, or even 1-on-1 conversation without knowing a few of the more common slang expressions.

However, it is important to learn the proper context and use of even popular slang expressions or you may come across as confusing, disrespectful, or uneducated.
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Top 20 Russian Words and Phrases you need to survive the Apocalypse

Zombies are coming, and they speak Russian! Do you have what it takes to survive? No?
How lucky you are, we have exactly what you need. Here is the Top 20 Words and Phrases you need to survive this Apocalypse!

top Russian words and phrases to survive zombies apocalypse

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инфекция (n)
infektsiya
infection

жуткий (adj)
zhutkiy
scary

череп (n)
cherep
skull

могила (n)
mogila
grave

Какой Ваш любимый фильм про зомби?
Kakoy vash lyubimyy fil’m pra zombi?
What’s your favorite zombie movie?

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Апокалипсис (n)
Apakalipsis
apocalypse

Подняться из могилы.
Padnyatsa iz magily
rise from the grave

Зомби! Бежим!
Zombi! Bezhim!
Zombies! Run!

Если был случилась атака зомби, куда бы Вы отправились?
Esli by sluchilas’ ataka zombi, kuda by vy atpravilis’?
If there was a zombie attack, where would you go?

Сверхъестественное (adj)
Sverkh-estestvenae
supernatural

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Запасы продовольствия (n)
Zapasy pradavol’stviya
food supply

Ходячие мертвецы
Khadyachie mertvetsy
walking dead

Мурашки(n)
Murashki
goose bumps

Воображение (n)
Vaabrazhenie
imagination

Поп-культура (n)
Pop-kul’tura
pop culture

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Пресная вода (n)
Presnaya vada
fresh water

Труп (n)
Trup
corpse

Жуткий (adj)
Zhutkiy
gruesome

Прятаться (v)
Pryatatsa
hide

Кладбище (n)
Kladbishche
graveyard

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10 Monthly Goals to become fluent in Russian

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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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Russian Word of the Day - surf the internet (phrase)

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сидеть в Интернете (sidet’ v Internete) surf the internet (phrase)

Мужчина сидел в Интернете за компьютером.
Muzhchina sidel v Internete za komp’yuterom.
The man surfed the internet on the computer.

Мужчина сидит в Интернете за компьютером.
Muzhchina sidit v Internete za komp’yuterom.
The man surfs the internet on the computer.

Мужчина сидит в Интернете.
Muzhchina sidit v Internete.
The man is surfing the internet on the computer.

Я сижу в Интернете каждый вечер перед сном.
Ya sizhu v Internete kazhdyy vecher pered snom.
I surf the internet every night before bed.

сидеть в Интернете в течение часа
sidet’ v Internete v techeniye chasa
surf the internet for an hour

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Russian Word of the Day - carrot (noun)

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морковь (morkov’) carrot (noun)

Перец, брокколи, цукини, лук-порей, морковь, баклажаны и салат - это всё овощи.
Perets, brokkoli, tsukini, luk-porey, morkov’, baklazhany i salat - eto vso ovoshchi.
Peppers, broccoli, zucchini, leeks, carrots, eggplants, and lettuce are all vegetables.

Морковь обычно оранжевого цвета.
Morkov’ obychno oranzhevogo tsveta.
Carrots are usually orange in color.

Морковь - очень популярный и полезный корнеплод.
Morkov’ - ochen’ populyarnyy i poleznyy korneplod.
The carrot is a very popular and healthy root vegetable.

Мини-морковь обычно более нежная, чем та, которая покрупнее.

Mini-morkov’ obychno boleye nezhnaya, chem ta, kotoraya pokrupneye.
A baby carrot is usually more tender than a larger one.

оранжевая морковь
oranzhevaya morkov’
orange carrot

мини-морковь
mini-morkov’
baby carrot

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Russian Word of the Day - older sister (noun)

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старшая сестра (starshaya sestra) older sister (noun)

Наша старшая сестра сидит с ребёнком, когда наших родителей нет дома.
Nasha starshaya sestra sidit s rebyonkom, kogda nashikh roditeley net doma.
Our older sister babysits when our parents are out.

Старшая сестра держит свою младшую сестру.
Starshaya sestra derzhit svoyu mladshuyu sestru.
The older sister is holding her younger sister.

иметь старшую сестру
imet’ starshuyu sestru
have an older sister

старшая сестра и младшая сестра
starshaya sestra i mladshaya sestra
older sister and younger sister

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