12 interesting facts about Russian language

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  1. The name Red Square (Russian: Кра́сная пло́щадь) has nothing to do with communism, but derives from the word "krasnyi" (Russian: кра́сный), which once meant "beautiful".

  1. There are only about 200,000 words in the Russian language. This number has doubled since the 19th century, when only 50,000-100,000 words were recorded in dictionaries. This number is very small compared to the English language, which is comprised of over 1,000,000 words. Russians actually use very few of these words, and you will find that due to this many words have more than one meaning.

  1. The word "vodka" (Russian: во́дка) derives for the word "voda", which means "water".

  1. If you plan on being an astronaut, learning Russian is essential. Russian is considered to the the international language of space, and in the event of an emergency instructions are given to astronauts in Russian. Part of training to become an astronaut (really we should say cosmonaut) even includes doing a homestay in Moscow to learn local lingo.

  1. The word "Tsar" (Russian: царь t͡sarʲ, English /ˈzɑːr/) derives from Latin Caesar "hairy".

  1. Russian is the most widespread language over Eurasia. Out of all European native languages it is the largest, and it is the most spoken out of all Slavic languages by a long shot. Overall, it is the 7th most spoken language in the world.

  1. "Dacha" (Russian: да́ча) - a country house or cottage in Russia. In archaic Russian, the word dacha means something given. Initially they were small estates in the country, which were given to loyal vassals by the tsar. Typical Soviet dachas were small 600 square meters (0.15 acres) land plots, given by state to city dwellers where people built their summer houses and grew little gardens.

  1. The word "spasibo" (Russian: спаси́бо - thank you) was originally "спаси бог", literally “god save”. So when you were thanking someone, you were asking god’s blessing for that person.

  1. "Russia" - 1530s, from Medieval Latin Russi "the people of Russia," from Rus, the native name of the people and the country (source of Arabic Rus, Medieval Greek Rhos), originally the name of a group of Swedish merchant/warriors who established themselves around Kiev 9c. and founded the original Russian principality; perhaps from Ruotsi, the Finnish name for "Sweden," from Old Norse Roþrslandi, "the land of rowing," old name of Roslagen, where the Finns first encountered the Swedes. This is from Old Norse roðr "steering oar," from Proto-Germanic rothra- "rudder," from PIE rot-ro-, from root *ere- "to row."

  1. The word for “German” in Russian is “неме́цкий” (nemetski) which means “those who can’t speak”. The root of the word originates in the Russian word meaning “mute”, which incidentally also means “stupid” and “inarticulate”. "Hемецкий" was originally the word that was used for all foreigners who could not speak Russian, however most foreigners at the time were Germans, and the name stuck with them.

  1. Native Russian speakers are better at distinguishing between different shades of the colour blue than native English speakers. This is due to the fact that the Russian language splits the color blue into two completely different categories - "си́ний" (“seeniy” meaning dark blue) and "голубо́й" (“goluboy” meaning light blue). In a study performed on native Russian and native English speakers, it was found that native Russian speakers are significantly more successful at distinguishing and categorising different shades of blues in comparison to native English speakers.

  1. The Russian cyrillic alphabet has 33 letters divided into 10 vowels, 21 consonants and 2 letters which do not have a sounds. Each letter can be either capital or small. They can also be printed or handwritten.

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Привет! Меня зовут Вика и я помогу тебе изучить русский язык. Hi! My name is Vika and I’d be happy to help you learn Russian. ______________________________________________________________________ WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE ME: First of all I’m a professional teacher and a native Russian language speaker. I taught already about 145 people (more that 2000 lesson). ______________________________________________________________________ WHAT YOU GET IN CLASS AND WHAT YOU PAY FOR: 1. You get all the materials for FREE. No need to pay for anything else besides lessons. My courses include presentations, reading, video and audio materials, online games and programs to learn the vocabulary. I built my programs all by myself because most of textbooks are just boring. 2. All my explanations of grammar is EASY. I teach only necessary active spoken language. Every lesson I speak with my students in different topics starting with family ending with politics and science. 3. I speak 4 languages (Hi! Guten Tag! Hola! Bonjour!) and I know how difficult it can be to learn a foreign language. I do my best to support my students and answer ALL their questions 24/7. Also my students say I’m funny :) 4. No time wasted. My lessons are filled with information and hard work to achieve the result. ______________________________________________________________________ WHAT MY STUDENTS AND I ALREADY ACHIEVED THIS YEAR: This year was very productive. 2 of my students applied for The Fulbright scholarship program, and both of them won the contest. Next January they are coming to Russia. They will spend 9 months here conducting their research. I prepared them for the interview in Russian language and gave recommendations as their teacher. They start learning from me as beginners, now they can live in Russia and do their own projects. I'm proud them so much! Another results of this year: 1. Another my student entered Middlebury Language School with the highest score in Russian this year. I helped her with tests and interviews as well. In the future she is planning to teach Russian in the universities herself. 2. More than 20 students already visited Russia and Ukraine as tourists after learning from me. Some of them found here their future spouses. With me you start talking in Russian from the very first lesson. 3. I help my students to reduce their accent and I also worked as accent trainer for an American TV show (the show was about spies). ______________________________________________________________________ So, what are you waiting for? Let’s start learning right now!

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