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Russian Reading Videos – How to Read Russian Part 1

July 12th, 2009
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I devised a way to remember the Russian alphabet in no time flat, and I’d like to show it to you today. This is Part One of my Russian Reading Video Series. Learning to read the Russian alphabet really isn’t that difficult at all. You will find a link to Part Two of the series just below. After finishing both parts. You’ll want to check out the Read Real Russian Signs Videos #1 and #2 for a taste of what it is really like when visiting Russia.

Russian Reading Video Part Two
Read Real Russian Signs Video #1
Read Real Russian Signs Video #2

Compared to some languages (Japanese/Chinese) reading Russian can be easy… Sure, if your goal is to master reading to the point where you can face-off with a native speaker, then – true – you’ve got a lot of work ahead.

If you prefer video instruction, then watch the video above on how to read and pronounce each letter in Russian’s Cyrillic alphabet.

As I often do, I want to employ contextual learning to embed the sounds on a deeper level. The great thing about this method is it’s easy, natural, and the most effective.

All BIG BOLD CAPITAL LETTERS are Russian letters. The first round is easy because they look the same and sound the same as their English counterparts. Part one of the Read Russian video series covers approximately half of the letters. Let’s get started…

Мonday

Тuesday

Оpen wide, said the doctor, and say…

Аhhh .

Кiller!

So, the English word TAKOMA would be spelled: TAKOMA in Russian, as well.

Let’s note right here that the Russian versions of these letters have few if any variations in pronunciation. The same absolutely CANNOT be said of the English versions. How many sounds can you make with the English ‘O’ for example? Women? So and ‘o’ in English can be pronounced ‘ihh’? There’s only two variations in ussian for an ‘O’. Either the ‘Oh’ sound of ‘Open” or an ‘Ah’ sound, as in “Say ahh.”

Here’s the next batch…

БaseБall is perhaps the most popular sport in America.

Сeptember is my birth month, but…

Нovember is my favorite month.

Лaugh out Лoud!

Пretty Пlease, with sugar on top?

Рonald Peagan was the 40th President of the United States.

Вampires are scary!

Фotoshop is a great program.

Let’s play with these a bit before going on. The following will be English words sound out using the Russian alphabet. The answers are at the end:

СНО

БОН

ФАР

БАР

ПРО

ЛАМП

МАРС

How’d you do? Ok, let’s the next set…

Дavid and Гoliath

Гarden of Eden.

Хa Xa, very funny.

Read Russian Video Part Two

Resources
http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/mll/russian/read/readrussian.htm

Russian Reading Videos | How to Read Russian Part Two

July 12th, 2009
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This is part two of my Russian Reading Video Series. The order in which you go through them is not critically important. But it’s probably best that you start with Russian Reading Video Part One.

In Part one of the series you learned aproximately half of the Russian alphabet. The show must go on.. so here goes.. Part II

The MiraЖ in Las Vegas is my favorite hotel.

Зippidee do dah!

Шotgun wedding.

Чinese Фood is delicious!

Яtzee is a game played with dice.

Уps, I Did It Again is Brittney’s best song!

Еsterday is the Beatle’s best song!

We’re almost done. One more round after this. Let’s play with our new letters. The answers, again, will be at the bottom:

ГАД

ЕС ОР НО?

ЧУ СЛО

ГАРАЖ

ФЛАШ

ЯДА ЯДА

ХОТ ДОГ

Here’s the final batch of Russian letters for you:

Ё dude, whassup! Or: My favorite toy is a Ё Ё .

Иk, a mouse! Or: Иster egg!

OЙ vei, what a headache! Or: G.I. Joe is my favorite toЙ.

Эpcot Center is better than Disney World.

Ю2 is a great group, but I’m not a big fan of Bono.

WhaЦ up, dude?

Ыk, another mouse!

LooЩ-ange

Let’s play with these newest ones, and then get to the answers:

ЭГ ЁЛК.

ЭКСКЮЗ МИ!

ТОЙ СТОРИ.

Ok, here’s the answers to all the words I wrote out:

СНО = Snow

БОН = Bone

ФАР = Far

БАР = Bar

ПРО = Pro

ЛАМП = Lamp

МАРС = Mars

ГАД = God

ЕС ОР НО? = Yes or no?

ЧУ СЛО = Chew slow.

ГАРАЖ = Garage

ФЛАШ = Flash.

ЯДА ЯДА = Yada yada.

ХОТ ДОГ = Hot dog.

ЭГ ЁЛК. = Egg yolk.

ЭКСКЮЗ МИ! = Excuse me!

ТОЙ СТОРИ. = Toy Story.

FINAL EXAM

Finally, here’s a few sentences written in English, but using Cyrillic letters to spell out the words. Think of it as a final exam. Give it a try:

Хай! Май нэйм ис Марк. Ай рили лайк стадиинг рашен. Рашен ис сач эй кул лангуэдж, донт ю агри? Уэл, ай хоп зис артикл хэлпд ю!

I hope you learned a bit about Russian pronunciation and how to read Russian.

Reading Russian Signs Video Part 1

July 12th, 2009
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I’ve put together this video that will be good practice if you have already studied my Reading Russian intro video part 1 and Reading Russian intro video part 2. This video covers reading real signs that you are likely to encounter in your every day life in Russia or Ukraine.

The Russian Sign Reading Video part 2 can be found here.

Read Russian Video Part 1

Read Russian Video Part 2

Reading Real Russian Signs Part Two

July 12th, 2009
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This is the second video in the Reading Real Russian Signs video series, where I show you a variety of signs on the streets that you better know how to read if you are headed to Russia or Ukraine.

The Russian Sign Reading Video part one can be found here.

Read Russian Video Part 1

Read Russian Video Part 2