Russian vocabulary: from simple words to conversation.
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Russian vocabulary: from simple words to conversation.

Learn basic grammar, words and phrases and practice them in dialogues with fellow students and your teacher .
4.2 (14 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
119 students enrolled
Created by Nina Kozlova
Last updated 5/2016
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Extend your vocabulary.
  • Use essential everyday vocabulary in simple dialogues in Russian.
  • Practice reading, listening and comprehending spoken Russian.
  • Have fun discovering major differences and oddities of the Russian language compared to English.
  • Learn and practice basic grammar: genders of nouns, conjugation of adjectives and verbs (in Present Tense).
  • You should be able to read Cyrillic and know some basic grammar of the Russian language.

This course is for people who love studying languages in a 'live', non-text book manner, who already know how to read Cyrillic and are eager to start speaking Russian. 

We will cover three topics: household kitchen items, clothing and every day action verbs. Initially introduced to each word, you will then learn and practice it in sentences and conversational situations. And sometimes we'll go out on a tangent when the word or expression calls for it. 

This course is meant to entertain while educating, so get ready to have some fun with the language. I encourage you to engage in a conversation - be it with your fellow students or your teacher (me that is). What else is a language for but to converse and share?

There will be some grammar exercises and quizzes. Make mistakes and have a laugh. By all means have a laugh, and only then go back and learn again. You will get better with practice. 

Take your time with each lecture. Practice makes permanent (although not necessarily perfect). Each one contains ample opportunities to practice reading, writing and pronunciation. Test your skills on quizzes, practice in conversations and then move on to the next lecture.

Ask questions and share your thoughts - it will help everybody.

I'm here to help and would gladly chat with you and help you practice pronunciation. Post requests and I'll do my best to find time to set up Skype/FaceTime/Google Hangout, you name it.

Learn and have fun! 

Who this course is for:
  • This course is meant for beginners who are aiming to extend their vocabulary. This course doesn't teach you the basics of reading, instead you will have ample opportunities to practice and perfect your reading skills. The course will enrich your word bank and provide you with conversational and auditory practice, provide print-out materials and flash cards to aid you in building up your vocabulary.
Course content
Expand all 18 lectures 02:47:41
+ Intro
1 lecture 02:28

Meet the teacher, or me-me-me.

Preview 02:28
+ Посуда
6 lectures 57:12

Flash cards for the kitchen / household items

Flash cards
14 pages

Glass (material) and a glass (the beverage holder). And things you that Russian call "a glass" but you probably never would.

Preview 10:58
9 questions

Learn the verbs to use with the word "glass" and "cup"

Things to do with a glass
Что можно делать со стаканом?
5 questions

Cup, mug, saucer

Чашка, кружка, блюдце
Чашка, кружка, блюдце
9 questions

Plate... and UFOs

5 questions

Cutlery and pitchfork on water (yep, strange!)

Ложка, вилка, нож

Match the words and pictures.

Посуда - the final quiz
10 questions
+ Одежда
6 lectures 50:52

Clothes, to dress / to put on

Intro to Одежда
Одеть / надеть
6 questions

T-shirt, pants, trousers, shirt and colors of the rainbow

Футболка, штаны, брюки, рубашка, цвета

short expressions combining 7 colors and other vocabulary with the accent on the ending of adjective, depending on gender and number.

Colors and adjectives
11 questions

A humorous song from a old comedy. Tons of new words - practice reading along with the song, don't try to memorize the lyrics - this is just a listening comprehension exercise of sorts.

Главное - чтобы костюмчик сидел (the lyrics)

Ladies' clothing, jewelry and watches / clocks.

Женская одежда, бижутерия, часы
Женская одежда, бижутерия, часы
9 questions

To clothes someone vs. yourself, to begin (to start) + to begin (start) something

Одевать - одеваться, начинать - начинаться
Одевать - одеваться, надевать - надеваться
5 questions

Footwear and headwear

Обувь и головные уборы
Обувь и головные уборы
12 questions
+ Действия
5 lectures 43:09

Things we do every day in general and in the morning in particular. Verb conjugation in Present Tense (brace yourselves!)

Что мы делаем утром?
Что мы делаем по утрам.
6 questions

Three meals of the day + more conjugation practice.

Завтрак, обед, ужин + grammar practice
Conjugation practice
7 questions

To go (walk), to go (by car), to read, to write, to work, to learn / study, to draw / paint

Идти, ехать, читать, писать, работать, учить, учиться, рисовать

More practice

Conjugation practice
7 questions

To drink, to eat, to be, to talk, to chat, to tell, to listen, to hear, to sing, to love, to like, to take a shower, to go to bed, to sleep.

Пить, есть, разговаривать, болтать, рассказывать, слушать, слышать, петь, etc

Tips on further learning.

Да нет, наверное