Russian Word of the Day - happy (adjective)


31
Aug
2015

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счастливый (schastliviy) happy (adjective)

Счастливая пара обнимается на пляже.
Schastlivaya para obnimayetsya na plyazhe.
The happy couple is hugging on the beach.

Семья счастлива.
Sem’ya schastliva.
The family is happy.

Ты делаешь меня счастливой.
Ty delayesh’ menya schastlivoy.
You make me happy.

Она всегда счастлива на выходных.
Ona vsegda schastliva na vykhodnykh.
She is always happy on the weekend.

счастливая семья
schastlivaya sem’ya
happy family

группа счастливых людей
gruppa schastlivykh lyudey
group of happy people

счастливый конец
schastlivyy konets
happy ending

счастливые дни
schastlivyye dni
happy days

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Russian Word of the Day - wristwatch (phrase)


30
Aug
2015

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наручные часы (naruchniye chasy) wristwatch (phrase)

Наручные часы - удобная вещь для ношения.
Naruchnyye chasy - udobnaya veshch’ dlya nosheniya.
A wristwatch is a convenient item to wear.

серебряные наручные часы
serebryanyye naruchnyye chasy
silver wrist watch

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Russian Word of the Day - shark (noun)


29
Aug
2015

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акула (akula) shark (noun)

Вероятность быть атакованным акулой составляет один на одиннадцать миллионов.

Veroyatnost’ byt’ atakovannym akuloy sostavlyayet odin na odinnadtsat’ millionov.
The odds of being attacked by a shark is one in eleven million.

Акула плавает в океане.
Akula plavayet v okeane.
The shark is swimming in the ocean.

Акулы охотятся за едой в мелкой воде.
Akuly okhotyatsya za yedoy v melkoy vode.
The sharks are hunting for food in the shallow water.

большая белая акула
bol’shaya belaya akula
great white shark

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Russian Word of the Day - seafood (noun)


28
Aug
2015

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морепродукт (moreprodukt) seafood (noun)

Моллюски, лосось, креветки, омары и кальмары это всё морепродукты.
Mollyuski, losos’, krevetki, omary i kal’mary eto vso moreprodukty.
Clams, salmon, shrimp, lobsters, and squid are all seafood.

тарелка с морепродуктами
tarelka s moreproduktami
seafood platter

ресторан морепродуктов
restoran moreproduktov
seafood restaurant

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Russian Word of the Day - jacket (noun)


27
Aug
2015

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куртка (kurtka) jacket (noun)

Надень куртку, потому что на улице холодно.
Naden’ kurtku, potomu chto na ulitse kholodno.
Put on your jacket, because it’s cold outside.

тёплая куртка
tyoplaya kurtka
heavy jacket

зимняя куртка
zimnyaya kurtka
winter jacket

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Russian Word of the Day - five (numeral)


26
Aug
2015

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пять (pyat’) five (numeral)

У морской звезды пять ног.
U morskoy zvezdy pyat’ nog.
The starfish has five legs.

Я съела пять пончиков.
Ya s’ yela pyat’ ponchikov.
I ate five doughnuts.

пять градусов
pyat’ gradusov
five degrees

номер пять
nomer pyat’
number five

пять яблок
pyat’ yablok
five apples

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Sneak Peek: Review More Russian with This Feature, Badges & Your 26% OFF


26
Aug
2015

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Russian Word of the Day - sleeve (noun)


25
Aug
2015

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рукав (rukav) sleeve (noun)

Мужчина закатывает рукава.
Muzhchina zakatyvayet rukava.
The man is rolling up his sleeves.

рукав куртки
rukav kurtki
jacket sleeve

рукав с манжетом
rukav s manzhetom
cuffed sleeve

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6 Reasons to Learn a Language Before You Travel


25
Aug
2015

6 Reasons to Learn a Language Before You Travel

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.

What are the 6 reasons you should learn the basics of the language of your next trip destination?

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.

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

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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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.

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.
For more information, check out this blog post about the 5 Benefits of Learning a New Language.

Russian Word of the Day - Saturday (noun)


24
Aug
2015

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суббота (subbota) Saturday (noun)

Я делаю домашнюю работу каждую субботу в течение 5 часов.
Yа delayu domashnyuyu rabotu kazhduyu subbotu v techeniye 5 chasov.
I do housework every Saturday for five hours.

Сегодня суббота, десятое сентября.
Segodnya subbota , desyatoye sentyabrya.
Today is Saturday, September 10th.

нет никаких планов на субботу
net nikakikh planov na subbotu
no plans for Saturday

субботний вечер
subbotniy vecher
Saturday night

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