Learning Russian (17)

1 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-11-30 19:14 ID:K3ctzzmg

Illiterate but native speaker of Russian.

What's the best way to learn how to read?
(for someone in my situation)

So far I've just been browsing the chans, learning it from motivational posters and pro-communist media, with some random jpg I found that roughly translates Russian letters to English sounds. Pretty pathetic but for the time I put in, the rewards have been great.

What kind of results can I expect in 6 months? (I've got a whole library of Russian literature that I'd like to get into.)

2 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-12-01 14:09 ID:lUiHW4Ad

v GITS'e opening na russkom, est' variant s karaoke na translite/kirillice
dumaju dlya nachala sojdet)

3 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-12-02 07:28 ID:K3ctzzmg

Got it, but what's GITSE'e?

4 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2008-12-03 10:46 ID:CML6A+25

GITS = ghost in the shell

5 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-01-13 19:13 ID:nkyVO/XY

Wow, you're just like me. I can barely read but I'm a native speaker.

6 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-01-15 18:48 ID:JOfBkd6x

7 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-01-21 23:46 ID:8fd5hnxR

Ha! I love the Lipson book! We used it in my high school Russian classes occasionally. It was invariably amusing, all the more so when I heard an old lady in Moscow accuse my friends of committing 'bezobrazie takoe' for climbing on the pedestal of a Lenin statue.

8 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-01-22 07:44 ID:A83pmLNm

I assume you can learn Russian the same way you learned how to write in English. Learn their alphabet, the sounds they make, and blam. You're good.

9 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-02-20 23:09 ID:/mUR0Ofl

I'm in a similiar situation (native speaker) but I know the alphabet. I just read very slowly, so I just need to read more, but my vocabulary is lacking. What should I do?

10 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-02-22 21:43 ID:Be4ky5hf

Almost. The alphabet is phonetic and thus much easier than English. So it really is

  1. Learn the alphabet
  2. Я знаю Русский

11 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-02-26 03:09 ID:vYuH8+44

  1. try to start learning Russian via skype
  2. я тоже знаю русский.

12 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-03-22 09:41 ID:CML6A+25

For those who study russian, can you get this joke?

Штирлиц проснулся около семи и одернул занавеску. Семи и Занавеску были румынскими разведчицами.

13 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-03-23 22:20 ID:g5DJhMKU

  1. Livemocha
  2. И я тоже.

14 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-07-18 10:29 ID:Heaven

Хотел заскочить, сказать, что не ожидал увидеть такой тред.

15 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-10-14 15:30 ID:3Hc3t91q

I'm a native speaker and I should say I often don't get jokes about Stirlitz. Never watched "17 moments of the spring", you see. (Yes, this one is understanable.)

16 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-10-14 15:31 ID:3Hc3t91q

I'm a native speaker and I should say I often don't get jokes about Stirlitz. Never watched "17 moments of the spring", you see. (Yes, this one is understanable.)

17 Name: Anonymous Linguist : 2009-12-14 14:56 ID:hxtqRfUQ

Does anyone have any tips on easy to read books? And I don't mean children books, but things like scifi, horror, detective stories, you know books that aim to be simple easy entertainment for the masses and not art works.

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