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Hi, everybody! It’s me Katya. Welcome to RussianPod101.com. Today, our topic is 10 ways to motivate yourself when learning Russian. Let’s begin!
1. Я представляю, как однажды поеду в Россию или буду там жить! (Ya pretstavlyayu, kak adnazhdy payedu v Rassiyu ili budu tam zhyt'!) “I imagine that one day I'll visit or live in Russia.”
Well, I recommend you start with visiting first.
2. Я также изучаю другие аспекты русской культуры, так учить язык интереснее. (Ya takzhe izuchayu drugiye aspekty russkay kul'tury, tak uchit' yazyk interesneye.) “I've studied other aspects of the Russian culture too, which makes it more rewarding to study the language.”
3. Я люблю находить забавные слова в языке, который изучаю! (Ya lyublyu nakhadit' zabavnyye slava v yazyke, katoryy izuchayu!) “I like to find funny words in Russian.”
Пук (Puk) “Fart”
4. Я стараюсь подружиться с людьми, которые говорят по-русски. (Ya starayus' padruzhytsa s lyud'mi, katoryye gavaryat pa-russki.) “I try to make friends with people who speak Russian.”
Another way of motivating yourself is watching videos on YouTube of people who successfully learned Russian.
5. Мне нравится по-русски заказывать еду в русских ресторанах! (Mne nravitsa pa-ruski zakazyvat' yedu v russkikh restaranakh!) “I enjoy speaking Russian to order food at Russian restaurants.”
Мне нравится по-русски заказывать еду в русских ресторанах! (Mne nravitsa pa-ruski zakazyvat' yedu v russkikh restaranakh!) “I enjoy speaking Russian to order food in Russian restaurants.”
Next time, when you’re in a Russian restaurant, try ordering Borscht or Vareniki pa-ruski in Russian. Goodluck! Удачи! (Udachi!)
6. Я смотрю русские фильмы и телепередачи и радуюсь, когда понимаю слово или предложение. (Ya smatryu ruskiye fil'my i teleperedachi i raduyus', kagda panimayu slova ili predlazheniye.) “I watch Russian movies and TV shows and enjoy the feeling when I understand a word or sentence.”
Я смотрю русские фильмы и телепередачи и радуюсь, когда понимаю слово или предложение. (Ya smatryu ruskiye fil'my i teleperedachi i raduyus', kagda panimayu slova ili predlazheniye.) “I watch Russian movies and TV shows and enjoy the feeling when I understand the word or a sentence.”
7. Я учу наизусть любимые русские песни и напеваю их всё время, с каждым днём понимая всё больше. (Ya uchu naizust' lyubimyye ruskiye pesni i napevayu ikh fsyo vremya, s kazhdym dnyom panimaya fsyo bol'she.) “I learned my favourite Russian songs by heart and sing them all the time. I understand the lyrics better every day.”
Я учу наизусть любимые русские песни и напеваю их всё время, с каждым днём понимая всё больше. (Ya uchu naizust' lyubimyye ruskiye pesni i napevayu ikh fsyo vremya, s kazhdym dnyom panimaya fsyo bol'she.) “I learned my favourite Russian songs by heart and sing it every day. I understand the lyrics better every day.”
8. Я ищу рецепты на русском языке и готовлю какое-нибудь блюдо русской кухни каждые выходные. (Ya ishchu retsepty na ruskam yazyke i gatovlyu kakoye-nibut' blyuda ruskay kukhni kazhdyye vykhadnyye.) “I search for recipes in Russian and cook Russian food every weekend.”
Another way is cooking, cooking in Russian. What can be better?
Я ищу рецепты на русском языке и готовлю какое-нибудь блюдо русской кухни каждые выходные. (Ya ishchu retsepty na ruskam yazyke i gatovlyu kakoye-nibut' blyuda ruskay kukhni kazhdyye vykhadnyye.) “I search for recipes in Russian and cook Russian food every weekend.”
9. Я прошу русских друзей советовать мне интересные новости и статьи на русском. (Ya prashu ruskikh druzey savetavat' mne interesnyye novasti i stat'i na ruskam.) “I asked my friends to give me interesting Russian news and other articles to read.”
Do you have Russian friends? So that’s another tip.
Я прошу русских друзей советовать мне интересные новости и статьи на русском. (Ya prashu ruskikh druzey savetavat' mne interesnyye novasti i stat'i na ruskam.) “I asked my friends to give me interesting Russian news and other articles to read.”
10. Пересматривай видео на русском, которые не мог понять раньше, чтобы почувствовать, каких успехов достиг. (Peresmatrivay video na russkam, katoryye ne mok panyat' ran'she, shtoby pachustvavat', kakikh uspekhav dastik.) “Rewatch the videos in Russian you couldn't understand before to feel the real progress you've made.”
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Пересматривай видео на русском, которые не мог понять раньше, чтобы почувствовать, каких успехов достиг. (Peresmatrivay video na russkam, katoryye ne mok panyat' ran'she, shtoby pachustvavat', kakikh uspekhav dastik.) “Rewatch the videos in Russian you couldn't understand before to feel the progress you've made.”
Well guys, that’s my 10 ways to motivate you learning Russian. I hope it will help you. If you’re stuck and you feel you cannot progress, try singing or watching animations. If you have any tips, please share with me and don’t forget to subscribe and like the video. See you next time! Пока-пока! (Paka-paka!)

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