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Colorblend last won the day on January 12 2018

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  1. Well hi again to fellow fanatics of learning lingo. It just so happens that I am going to Russia for a few weeks this summer and I have barely gotten into the cyrillic alphabet, my plan is to learn a handful of useful phrases and words and compliment that with language apps as I have done before in Spanish-speaking countries. But I have made things extra difficult on myself by booking a couple domestic flights inside Russia with a national airliner that communicates only in Russian and has a russian-only website. The emails I have gotten so far I can simply throw into google translate and prin
  2. Well, that seems to be spam....... Reported. As the thread topic goes, any good cyrillic-alphabet mems out there? I respond well to the mem-based learning style but sitting down and thinking up your own and putting them in print takes forever.....
  3. A murderous workload kept me confined to the transportation route Workplace - Bed - Workplace for a while but now I am back at it. I was doing memrise for a while and now I am trying to get back into it, I have to say though that the mems available are quite crappy. I started making my own flash cards but it is time-consuming and a bit of a hassle. I do enjoy how the Memrise website is built up and how it works but I would really like some high-quality mems, anyone has a source or maybe their own ones that they can share? I am determined to learn the alphabet first before I go into other
  4. I will try my best to learn the rules, if there are any. In Swedish there are some things that learners have to just memorize as they go along because there are rules that don't apply all the time, you have random exceptions. Any randomness in Russian I will simply look past, just like you. In my mind being able to communicate is the main priority and making it all sound right is always second.
  5. Well, Ideas I have, or at least previous experiences. I haven't actually dived into something yet but I am interested in some good visual flashcard stuff to start out with. Any tips? You know, the super-obvious stuff like "A" and a picture of the corresponding letter along with a guy who drops an anvil on his foot and goes "aaAAAAAAAH!".
  6. So, I am going to Russia this summer and as I always do, I try to learn a bit of the native language so I can A: help myself get along when there is a language barrier and B: try to talk to people and make an ass out of myself. My mother tongue is Swedish and I have fiddled around with latin languages, slavic languages are new to me. I need to start in the starting blocks, the alphabet. I watched a couple of videos but I would like to hear tips on what made it easy for other people (you). Did you you use a specific process, app, video or just some little mind game that worked out for you? I de
  7. I can tell it works, it really does. Scandinavians have always been told they speak English well and it is my firm belief that it is not about the classes in school but more about how we are always exposed to English with subtitles. In for example Spain and Germany it is normal for movies to be dubbed into the national language, here we don't really have voice-over in anything apart from kid's movies such as Disney films, because kids can't keep up with the pace of the text lines. We always hear English and we read what it means, it definetly works.
  8. Well hello I guess! My mother tongue is Swedish but languages are a spare-time interest of mine. When I go visit a country I like to learn a bit of their language and try to get by with it, and it feels awesome when you are able to use what you have learned. This summer I will go to Russia for the football world cup and I although I planned to stay with germanic and latin languages I feel I can't go there without some russian to make a total ass out of myself with.... I may be here for a long time and focus always changes but as of now my focus is Russian.
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