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Alphabet?

Posted: July 2nd, 2008 2:01 pm
by tormsen
I hope you guys get the alphabet section running soon, I'm starting from nothing and I haven't got a firm grasp on the alphabet yet.

Alphabet

Posted: July 2nd, 2008 9:37 pm
by Elena
Hi tormsen,
you could check this out:
http://www.easyrussian.info/alphabet/

You can hear all the letters and the examples pronounced.

Hope this helps.

Elena

Posted: July 3rd, 2008 9:59 am
by the_haunted_boy
Cyrillic was really hard for me to learn, but I used a book called "Teach Yourself Beginner's Russian Script" and then I was able to at least read Russian, but cursive is too hard for me to read or write in Cyrillic.

Posted: July 24th, 2008 7:23 am
by Annalee
Thanks for the link! I've been looking over it and listening everyday, and I've memorized a lot of it. :]

Posted: July 30th, 2008 4:40 am
by bratja
Oh, that looks like a good site. Thanks!

Posted: February 8th, 2009 8:02 am
by mjjzf
the_haunted_boy wrote:Cyrillic was really hard for me to learn, but I used a book called "Teach Yourself Beginner's Russian Script" and then I was able to at least read Russian, but cursive is too hard for me to read or write in Cyrillic.

I have used the Japanese one and just ordered the Arabic one. The series have high standards, I believe.

Posted: June 7th, 2009 5:09 pm
by RavinDave
I wrote this on another website in answer to someone fumbling with the alphabet:

Look ... you're psyching yourself out before you even start by making it such a big deal. It really isn't.

Here's a strategy:

1.) Find a website with some simple Russian cognates.

2.) Write'em up as flashcards. You don't need many -- you're not learning vocabulary here, you're trying to develop recognition. There are only 33 characters; a dozen well-chosen cards will cover them nicely.

Examples:

бар --- bar
телефон --- telephone
класс --- class

There ... 11 letters covered in 3 words. 1/3 of the alphabet conquered.


I'll get you started:

http://www.languagedaily.com/home/index ... n_cognates