Learn How to Build Russian Sentences
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Learn How to Build Russian Sentences

Gain confidence in constructing Russian sentences.
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Created by Mahnur Mamedova
Last updated 12/2016
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What Will I Learn?
  • Construct your own sentences in Russian.
  • Improve your Speaking, Reading, Listening and Writing skills.
  • Learn a lot of grammar and acquire relevant vocabulary.
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Requirements
  • You should have basic alphabet knowledge.
  • You should have a noutebook for sentence constuctions, vocabulary and grammar points.
Description

This is a Russian course which  is perfect for beginner, lower - intermediate learners but it can also be very helpful for more advanced learners who have difficulties constructing Russian sentences. The course shows techniques of making sentences from the simplest to more complex ones. 

This course consists of three sections, 71 informative lectures and 15 quizzes.  It includes about 3 hours of video lectures, several downloadable files and vocabulary.

Here you will find not only how to build sentences but also grammar related to each of them. Moreover, you will be given several example sentences with audio and transcription.  As there are a lot of example sentences, it is a good chance to improve vocabulary as well. Along with it, some lectures contain more new words for learning. 

You are not given special dialogues in special situations, you are not asked to memorize them. The aim of the course is to teach you in a very easy way to make your own sentences, your own dialogues and speech, to play with words and enjoy it. 

I hope you find this course useful and interesting. 


Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for all Russian learners who want to be able to construct Russian sentences.
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Curriculum For This Course
71 Lectures
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Introduction
1 Lecture 03:08

This is an Introduction to the course, where you will be given more information about its content. Here you will also find the first lecture of the course and start making your own sentences.

Preview 03:08
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Main part
69 Lectures 02:57:42

By the end of this lecture you will be able to build your own basic sentences using possessive pronouns and nouns. You will also learn the way possessive pronouns agree with the nouns they are used with. 


Preview 05:45

In this lecture  you will make  the sentences you built in the previous one longer by using adjectives before nouns. You will also learn how adjectives change depending on the nouns they describe.

Preview 03:17

In lecture 4 you will make your previous sentences even longer by adding one more word before adjectives. This word is "очень" which means "very". You will also know which adjectives should not be used with this adverb and why.


Preview 02:11

Another type of simple sentences is using a personal pronoun with a noun. At the end of the lecture, you will know all personal pronouns and build your own sentences, as many as you want.

Personal pronoun + noun.
04:05

We use adjectives with nouns in order to describe them. You can always enlarge your sentences by using adjectives before nouns. At the end of this lecture you will do it with confidence.

Preview 01:55

Let`s make our previous sentence even longer by using the adverb "очень" before adjectives. 

Personal pronoun + очень + adjective + noun.
04:01

One of the simplest ways of making Russian sentences is "A noun + an adjective. " At the end of the lecture you will be able to make numerous sentences by playing only with nouns and adjectives and see what fun it is. Along with it you will repeat the way adjectives agree with nouns.

Noun + adjective.
02:17

In this lecture we take the sentences in the previous lecture "A noun + an adjective" and make them longer by adding possessive pronouns before the nouns. Once more you will see the way possessive pronouns agree with nouns.

Possessive pronoun + noun + adjective.
03:08

In this lecture we take the sentences in the previous lecture "A possessive pronoun + a noun + an adjective." and make them longer by adding the adverb "очень" before the adjectives. At the end of the lecture you will be more practiced using in them together.

Possessive pronoun + noun + очень + adjective.
04:03

In lecture 11 you will study the object pronouns, the way adverbs are made of adjectives and what kind of sentences we get when we simply use an object pronoun with an adverb.

Object pronoun + adverb.
03:03

We can use the adverb 'очень' not just before adjectives, but also before other adverbs.  In this lecture you will make your previous sentences "An object pronoun + an adverb." longer by putting the adverb "очень" before other adverbs.

Object pronoun + очень + adverb.
03:45

In this lecture you will learn how to say who somebody or  what something is by using the short word "Это". You will also repeat the way possessive pronouns and adjectives agree with nouns.

Это ... It is …
02:15

Their is such a conjunction in Russian as "a" which means "but". In lecture 14 you will see in which situations you can use it.

Conjunction "а" (but)
02:05

Their is such a conjunction in Russian as "но" which also means "but". In this lecture you will see in which situations you can use it.

Conjunction "но" (but)
01:53

In order to join words or sentences the conjunction "и" is used. In this lecture you will join your words and ideas using this widely used conjunction.

Conjunction "и" (and)
01:59

At the end of the lecture you will know what the conjunction "kak" means and what to use it for. Now you can make a lot of different sentences by using the conjunctions. You can easily join, contradict and compare your ideas.

Conjunction "как" (like/as)
02:00

Their is such an expression like "Не просто ..., а очень ..." which means "... not just ... very ..." In lecture 18 you will practice this expression and use it in your speech to make adjectives much stronger.

Expression "… не просто .., а очень …" (… not just .., … very …)
02:27

In this lecture you will see how easy it is to ask questions that require the answers "Yes" or "No" in Russian and do it with confidence. 

"Yes/No" questions
02:16

In lecture 20 you will study the other way of making interrogative sentences in Russian which require not the answers "Yes" or "No", but some more information. This type of questions is a little bit more difficult than the previous one, but at the end of this lecture you will be able to make it easily.

"Wh" questions
02:42

In lecture 21 you will learn how to make exclamatory sentences in Russian in order to express strong feelnings and sudden emotions by making  an exclamation.

Exclamatory sentences
02:37

Their is such a conjunction in Russian as "или" which means "or". In lecture 22 you will see in which situations you can use it and be able to give alternatives in your speech.


Conjunction "или" (or)
02:07

After this lecture you will know how you can make your sentences negative. Now you are able to not just state, ask but also negate.

Negative sentences
02:09

We can not only negate but also make our negation much stronger with the help of the small expression "совсем не" which means "at all". You will practice doing it in this lecture.

"совсем не" (at all)
02:06

This lecture teaches how to ask people how old they are. You will also have a chance to repeat object pronouns, because when we want to ask people`s age, we use object pronouns.

Сколько лет? (How old?)
02:21

This lecture shows how to answer when asked how old we are and what kind of changes happen when different numbers are used. At the end of the lecture you will repeat object pronouns and be able to say not only your age, but the other people`s too. 

Telling how old someone is
02:56

Select the correct answer

Object pronouns
3 questions

In this lecture you will build another type of sentences by using a noun or personal pronoun with a noun with a preposition of place. Along with this you will learn the most widely used prepositions of place and the suffixes that the nouns have.

Noun/personal pronoun + noun with preposition of place.
03:17

Nouns with prepositions of place
3 questions

After completing this lecture you will know how to say "There is something there." or "There is something here.''

Здесь/там/ + noun.
02:02

Choose the correct translation of the sentences
3 questions

After completing this lecture you will be able to give directions in the street, and show the places of the objects in a room.

Справа/слева/прямо + noun.
01:50

Choose the correct translation of the sentences
3 questions

This lecture is about conjugation of verbs. Conjugation of verbs is changing them depending on the person they are used with. At the end of this lecture you will be able to do it with confidence. You will also know how to say that somebody speaks a definite language.

Conjugation of Russian verbs
03:29

Choose the correct translation
3 questions

There are six cases and three genders of nouns in the Russian language. In this lecture you will learn about the Russian case system and how nouns in feminine change in each of the them. You will also have example sentences and be able to create your own ones.

Cases of nouns (Feminine gender)
03:40

This lecture is about the Russian case system. In this lesson you will be able to use masculine nouns in each of the cases. You will also have example sentences and be able to create your own ones.

Cases of nouns (Masculine gender)
02:30

This lecture is about the Russian case system. By the end of this lesson you will be able to use neuter nouns in each of the cases. You will also have example sentences and be able to create your own ones.

Cases of nouns (Neuter gender)
02:26

In Russian, adjectives and possessive pronouns agree with nouns in gender, number and case. During this lecture you will familarise yourself with the typical endings for adjectives and possessive pronouns that are used with feminine nouns in all the cases.  You will also have example sentences and be able to create your own ones.

Cases of adjectives and possessive pronouns (Feminine gender)
02:19

In this lecture you will learn the typical endings for adjectives and possessive pronouns that are used with masculine nouns in each of the cases.  You will also have example sentences and be able to create your own ones.

Cases of adjectives and possessive pronouns (Masculine gender)
02:18

After completing this lecture you will know the typical endings for adjectives and possessive pronouns that are used with neuter nouns in all the cases.  You will also have example sentences and be able to create your own ones.

Cases of adjectives and possessive pronouns (Neuter gender)
02:09

In this lecture you will study the cases of plural nouns, plural adjectives and possessive pronouns. You will also have example sentences and be able to create your own ones.

Cases of plural nouns and plural adjectives 1
02:16

In this lecture you will familarise yourself with the way animate and inanimate nouns, the adjectives and possessive pronouns which are used with them change depending on the six cases. You will also have example sentences and be able to create your own ones.

Cases of plural nouns and plural adjectives 2
01:48

During this lecture you will see how nouns which end with "a" change depending on the Russian case system. In this lesson you will study the cases of plural nouns and plural adjectives. You will also have example sentences and be able to create your own ones.

Cases of plural nouns and plural adjectives 3
02:02

During this lecture you will see how nouns which end with  "o" change depending on the Russian case system. In this lecture you will study the cases of plural nouns and plural adjectives. You will also have example sentences and be able to create your own ones.

Cases of plural nouns and plural adjectives 4
00:58

In this lecture you will be able to create such sentences like "Personal pronoun + transitive verb + noun."  You will also find grammar related to transitive verbs and learn in which case to use nouns after them.

Personal pronoun + transitive verb in present tense + noun.
02:39

In this lecture you will be able to create such sentences like "Noun + transitive verb + noun."  You will also learn some more verbs and their infinitive forms.

Noun + transitive verb in present tense + noun.
03:44

After transitive verbs the Accusative case is always used. In this lecture you will repeat using transitive verbs with nouns in the Accusative case and feel confident while creating your own sentences.

Personal pronoun + transitive verb in present tense + noun.
01:54

In this lecture you will be able to create such sentences like "...intransitive verb in present tense + noun with preposition of place."  You will also learn grammar related to intransitive verbs and know which case we must not use after them.

...intransitive verb in present tense + noun with preposition of place.
02:03

In this lecture you will build sentences using the preposition "c" which means "with". You will also repeat the Instrumental case of nouns, adjectives and possessive pronouns.

The preposition "с" (with)
02:18

After completing this lecture you will know how to form the past tense of Russian verbs. You will also be able to build such sentences like "Noun + transitive verb in past tense + noun. 

Noun + transitive verb in past tense + noun.
02:33

In lecture 47 you will learn special words and expressions that are used with past tense. You will also be able to create such sentences like "Personal pronoun + transitive verb in past tense + noun."

Personal pronoun + transitive verb in past tense + noun.
01:44

During this lecture you will study the difference between imperfective and perfective aspects of Russian verbs. You will learn which aspect to use in order to make Past Continous and which to make Past Simple. Moreover, you will be able to create your own sentences in Past tense with much more confidence than before.

PAST CONTINOUS vs. PAST SIMPLE
02:13

During this lectur  you will study the difference between imperfective and perfective aspects of Russian verbs. You will learn how to make Future Continous and which to make Future Simple. Moreover, you will be able to create your own sentences in Future tense with much more confidence than before.

FUTURE CONTINIOUS vs. FUTURE SIMPLE
03:07

In this lecture you will learn to use two or more verbs together in your sentences.

Verb + verb
02:11

Choose the suitable suffixes
15 questions

In this lecture you will be able to say that somebody has something and know which case to use in this kind of sentences. You will also learn the Genitive case of personal pronouns.

У … есть... (… have …)
02:31

In this lecture you will repeat the Genitive case of personal pronouns and be able to say that somebody does not have something. You will also know which case to use in this situation.

У … нет... (… don’t/doesn’t have …)
02:20

In this lesson you will repeat the Genitive case of nouns, practice once more how to say about possessions. You will also learn some more new verbs.

У … нет... (… don’t/doesn’t have …)
03:06

Put the suitable word
3 questions

In this lesson you will be able to say what you like or don't like. You will be able to state, negate and ask about people's likes and dislikes. Along with it, this lesson is a revision of the Dative case of personal pronouns.

… нравится … (… like …)
02:15

During this lecture you will familarise yourself with the Demonstrative pronouns (This/That/These/Those) which also agree with the nouns they are used with. You will be able to build as many sentences as you want using the Demonstrative pronouns as well.

Demonstrative pronouns
02:11

Choose the correct translation
3 questions

In this lecture you will learn how to say that someone or something is like the other, or does something like the other. You will also have example sentences and be able to create your own ones.

… как … (… like/as …)
02:15

Choose the correct form of the word
3 questions

In this lecture you will make a lot of sentences with the word "хватит" in order to tell someone to stop doing something. You will learn which form of verbs come after "хватит".

Хватит + verb
02:14

After completing this lecture you will be able to make numereous sentences using the word "Пора" in order to say that it is time to do something. You will learn which form of verbs come after "Пора".

Пора + verb
02:10

Choose the correct translation of the sentences
3 questions

In this lecture you will study the Imperative mood in Russian which is used to order, ask or tell someone to do something. After completing this lecture you will be able to create your own sentences in the Imperative mood.

Imperative mood
03:30

Choose the correct form of words
3 questions

In this lecture you will learn how to make sentences with the word "Давай" which means "Let`s".  You will know which forms of verbs we can use after it and be able to invite people to to something with confidence.

Давай + verb
02:27

Here are some time expressions showing parts of a day and example sentences with them. After completing this lecture you will be able to use them in your sentences.

In the morning/In the afternoon/In the evening/At night
03:01

In this lecture you will learn how to ask for permission of something and how to answer when you are asked. 

Можно + verb
02:07

Choose the best translation
3 questions

In this lecture you will learn how to say that somebody needs something and the way the word "нужно" changes depending on the noun it is used with.

... нужно.... (... need ...)
03:06

In this lecture you will learn how to say that somebody needs something in another way and what is the difference between "нужно" and "надо".

… надо … (… need …)
02:20

In this lecture you will learn how to say that someone should or should not do something. 

… следует … (… should …)
02:17

In this lecture you will learn how to say that someone must do something and which form of verbs is used in this case.

… должен … (… must …)
02:11

Choose the suitable word
3 questions

In this lecture you will learn to create sentences "Verb + adverb. /Adverb + verb. and see what the difference between them is. You will be able to make numerous sentences of this type easily.

Verb + adverb. / Adverb + verb.
02:21

In this lecture you will learn how to join two simple sentences in one complex using the conjuction "что" which means "that".  Now you will be making your first complex sentences by joining simple ones.

… , что … (… that …)
02:57

In this lecture you will learn how to join two simple sentences in one complex using the conjuction "потому что" which means "because" and the conjunction "поэтому" which means "so".  Now you will be making a lot of complex sentences by joining simple ones.

..., потому что … (… because …)/…, поэтому … (That`s why)
02:27

Choose the correct translation
3 questions

In this lecture you will learn how to join two simple sentences in one complex using the conjuction using noun clauses. Now you will be making a lot of complex sentences by joining simple ones.

…, который … (... which ...)/Noun clauses
03:03

Choose the correct translation
3 questions
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 00:08

In this lecture you will find a beautiful poem by the well - known Russian writer Aleksand Blok. Read it several times, try to understand the meaning, then look up new words in a dictionary and pay attention to sentence structures.

A poem by Aleksandr Blok
00:08
About the Instructor
Mahnur Mamedova
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Russian Language Teacher and Translator.

My name is Mahnur. I have the Bachelor Degree in Translation (Rus. – Eng.) obtained from Baku Slavic University,  and Master`s Degree in Linguistics obtained from  Azerbaijan Tourism and Managment University. I have worked as a Russian  instructor  and interpreter for about 6 years and enjoy doing it. Although Russian is not my native language, I began learning it when I started school in Russia, Moscow and continued mastering it at Slavic University in Azerbaijan, where the Russian language is widely spoken. I'm teaching students of different ages and levels, from small children to adults.

  I'm  passionate about translation and interpretation as well. I have dealt with this language for all my life, studying it or teaching. So I know quiet well what kind of difficulties one can have while learning it. That`s why I have decided to make such a course, based on tecniques of making sentences step by step in a very simple way and I am quiet sure that it will be very helpful.  Hope you enjoy it.