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 Message 1 of 1511
21 January 2012 at 2:04am | IP Logged 
I started learning Russian last fall. It's been a strange little ride for me since
then, because I only started just taking evening classes - I am a university student,
and if I don't have motivation or time to work on this sort of thing, then I wanted
the
freedom to do that - and the evening classes seemed to go at a really slow tempo
(something I didn't mind a priori, but grew increasingly frustrated with).

In response, I started searching for ways to improve my Russian on my own. I had study
material belonging to the course (it used a Dutch-Russian textbook and an English-
Russian workbook, based on the Ruslan company). The material in the book was not bad,
but it was really quite limited and I found that because we were not even going to
cover the entirety in class this year, that I should really need to supplement it with
something else.

Luckily, I've found plenty of other materials online. I've decided, for now, to use
the
Teach Yourself: Complete Russian study materials for now. This log is meant to
document
my progress in Russian using that and the aforementioned classes.

I have now covered Unit One of the TY book - it was fairly identical to the first
lesson in Ruslan 1 - covering material I already knew, but mostly the grammar in a
really much more thorough way. Ruslan really skirted the gender of nouns for a while,
and also the possessive pronouns - TY gives me a comprehensive overview. I ran through
the lesson quite quickly and found I could easily understand the entire dialogue and
do
the exercises. I am sure it will get harder quite soon, but it's good to know that at
least the very basics are working - making possessives agree with gender, and
greetings
and such, are already ingrained in my brain.

I will review it, though - I keep forgetting that you have to use Вот он/она/оно/они a
lot.

As for now, I know who I am, and I shall introduce myself in a few short Russian
sentences:

Меня зовут Ёрн ван Схайк.
Я голландец. Я из Пейнакера.
Я студент университета Делфта. Мне 22 лет.
Я люблю футбол и мызика.

У меня есть семья. У меня есть брат и мать и отец.

I am sorry, but I am going to cover verbs soon. We did cover genitive already though
in
class for a few prepositions, and the locative. I shall soon return with more
information in this log.

- Tarvos


Edited by tarvos on 01 January 2015 at 9:54pm



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 Message 2 of 1511
21 January 2012 at 3:13am | IP Logged 
Great start, Tarvos!

I'm currently studying Russian and Dutch, maybe we could help each other! Feel free to PM me and we can add each other on Skype or MSN!

До свидания! Doei!



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21 January 2012 at 6:02am | IP Logged 
Мне двадцать два года. Я люблю футбол и музыку. У меня есть мать, отец и брат.
I corrected your sentences.



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 Message 4 of 1511
21 January 2012 at 4:36pm | IP Logged 
Hmm... what is the difference between the way you represented my age, and the way I wrote it?

I assume the second one is a case I got wrong.



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21 January 2012 at 4:43pm | IP Logged 
You used the word лет, while I - года. Then I wrote numbers in words.



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21 January 2012 at 4:46pm | IP Logged 
Is there anything wrong with using the word лет instead? I checked my textbook and it definitely states лет.



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 Message 7 of 1511
21 January 2012 at 4:54pm | IP Logged 
tarvos wrote:
Is there anything wrong with using the word лет instead? I checked my
textbook and it definitely states лет.


I don't know if you've learned about the cases yet, but when it comes to numbers, the
rule is:

1 - год, месяц, ... (nomminative case)
2,3,4 - года, месяца (genitive case - singular)
5,6,...20 - лет, месяцев (genitive case - plural)

And that goes on for every number with that ending. For example:

- 21, 31, 41 will always be год.
- 22,23,24,32,33,34,42,43,44 will always be года.
- 25,26,27,28,29,30,35,36...etc, will always be лет.

I hope my explanation is not too confusing ahahaha

Edited by fabriciocarraro on 21 January 2012 at 4:55pm

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 Message 8 of 1511
21 January 2012 at 5:37pm | IP Logged 
Ah, I knew about 1 through 4, but not after that.



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