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    A few weeks ago I subscribed to a Russian beginners course because I thought I still make many mistakes. The teacher told me immediately I wasn't a beginner...Yesterday, finally he evaluated me and told me I was Intermediate II at least or advanced. I was so happy and proud, because all I have studied was by my own. I studied by myself and practiced with some Russian friends...Russian language for me is very important...since I was a teenager I wanted to learn that language.

    That's all. Thank you for "listening" to me.

    Martin



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    Great! I wish you were out in the Clarksville, Tennessee, area. I'm in a small home church out there, and one of the people who comes is a Russian immigrant who speaks little English. I've tried to memorize some phrases from Rachmanonov's Vespers, but I'm pretty much pathetic in my attempts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myaskovsky2002 View Post
    A few weeks ago I subscribed to a Russian beginners course because I thought I still make many mistakes. The teacher told me immediately I wasn't a beginner...Yesterday, finally he evaluated me and told me I was Intermediate II at least or advanced. I was so happy and proud, because all I have studied was by my own. I studied by myself and practiced with some Russian friends...Russian language for me is very important...since I was a teenager I wanted to learn that language.

    That's all. Thank you for "listening" to me.

    Martin


    I want to learn that language too ... As a matter of fact i'm now working on some Russian songs with a friend who is a Basso ... besides, I don't wanna read Russian literature masterworks in translation anymore.

    Good luck with your study.
    In a world which is ruled by gangsters and maniacs, art means nothing but just a junk food and there's no hope for human's salvation throughout... (Shāmlou)

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    That's pretty good, I once decided to learn Russian by my own but quickly gave up.
    I hope someday I can get Russian lessons, not this year because I already have Italian and German.
    And now for something completely different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myaskovsky2002 View Post
    A few weeks ago I subscribed to a Russian beginners course because I thought I still make many mistakes. The teacher told me immediately I wasn't a beginner...Yesterday, finally he evaluated me and told me I was Intermediate II at least or advanced. I was so happy and proud, because all I have studied was by my own. I studied by myself and practiced with some Russian friends...Russian language for me is very important...since I was a teenager I wanted to learn that language.

    That's all. Thank you for "listening" to me.

    Martin


    It's hard to learn another language, even when it's something you really want to do & especially difficult in another script.

    Congratulations Martin.
    Ann

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    Quote Originally Posted by myaskovsky2002 View Post
    A few weeks ago I subscribed to a Russian beginners course because I thought I still make many mistakes. The teacher told me immediately I wasn't a beginner...Yesterday, finally he evaluated me and told me I was Intermediate II at least or advanced. I was so happy and proud, because all I have studied was by my own. I studied by myself and practiced with some Russian friends...Russian language for me is very important...since I was a teenager I wanted to learn that language.

    That's all. Thank you for "listening" to me.

    Martin


    I would like to know what the term for classical music is in Russian (both in Roman and Cyrillic lettering). It sounds like you might be the man to ask.

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    I would like to know what the term for classical music is in Russian (both in Roman and Cyrillic lettering). It sounds like you might be the man to ask.
    ================================================== ==

    Klasicheskaya muzika . Классическая музика.


    Martin - Maptин

    I leaned to read and write in Russian when I was 17 (1,000 years ago....LOL)



    But in a sentence you have to decline...Ia liubliu klasicheskuyu Muziku.

    Ia ochen liubliu!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post
    It's hard to learn another language, even when it's something you really want to do & especially difficult in another script.

    Congratulations Martin.
    Thanks a lot. It's not just the alphabet...you have declensions like in latin, this is the hardest part. But I got used to it.
    It is like eating something you don't like for a while...finally you accept it. LOL

    Example: Eta Ivan (this is Ivan) but Ia snaiu Ivana (I know Ivan) - accusative and I gavariu Ivanu (I speak to Ivan) - dative- and Ivana Kniga (Ivan's book)- genitive. And gavarit (speak) has another mode (skazat) Ia gavariu (I speak) but Ia khachu scazat (I want to speak). Ia gavariu c Ivanom (I speak with Ivan, instrumental)

    LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan View Post
    That's pretty good, I once decided to learn Russian by my own but quickly gave up.
    I hope someday I can get Russian lessons, not this year because I already have Italian and German.
    I've never given up anything in my life.....I'm stubborn!

    Try again (if you really like it)

    Best wishes

    Martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by myaskovsky2002 View Post
    Thanks a lot. It's not just the alphabet...you have declensions like in latin, this is the hardest part. But I got used to it.
    It is like eating something you don't like for a while...finally you accept it. LOL

    Example: Eta Ivan (this is Ivan) but Ia snaiu Ivana (I know Ivan) - accusative and I gavariu Ivanu (I speak to Ivan) - dative- and Ivana Kniga (Ivan's book)- genitive. And gavarit (speak) has another mode (skazat) Ia gavariu (I speak) but Ia khachu scazat (I want to speak). Ia gavariu c Ivanom (I speak with Ivan, instrumental)


    It must be just as difficult for a native Russian to learn English. And of course for an opera singer who has to learn Italian, French & German as well.

    @ Natalie and any other French speaker

    What do you think of his French?

    Ann

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    Quote Originally Posted by sospiro View Post


    It must be just as difficult for a native Russian to learn English. And of course for an opera singer who has to learn Italian, French & German as well.

    @ Natalie and any other French speaker

    What do you think of his French?

    English is the easiest language I know: no masculins, nor femenins, no declensions, just nominatives...
    English is not my mother tongue...even though I think I can manage perfectly well...I consider that I speak well Spanish (I was born in Argentina), English (my father was british AND I went to a Scottish school) and my mother was French. Russian was a personal interest, because I read many Russian writers and I went to Russian two times when I was 17-18 yeras old...now, I'd love to read again Pushkin, Gogol and Turgeniev in Russian...I'm not close to it. I'm very curious...is that bad?

    Sincerely

    Martin

    on the table = na stalie (in Russian) under the table = pad stalom (in Russian). Indeed the guy's French sucks. But pronounciation is not the only issue in a language...You need grammar (I love grammar).

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    Congrats, Martin! Sounds to me that if you keep at it, you'll be fluent in no time at all.
    Whatever floats your boat

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    Quote Originally Posted by samurai View Post
    Congrats, Martin! Sounds to me that if you keep at it, you'll be fluent in no time at all.
    Thank you soooooo much. Today a Russian guy came in order to deliver a mattress. He was Russian. We were speaking in Russian and he told me that "my Russian was so good". I was so proud! He was a doctor in his country. I found that unfair.

    Thank you again. You're probably too kind.

    Martin

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    Today I had dinner at a restaurant that I usualy go to and there's a russian waiter. Me trying to sound nice and smart, said spasiba when he brought the bill. He responded with: "spasiba, dasvidania" And I was like: "Is that hello or goodbye?"

    How embarassing... I seriously forgot what the word meant, and I knew it a few days ago. Please teach me some russian myaskovsky .
    And now for something completely different.

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    I like to learn Russian since I watched 007 movies. btw, I once forced to learn the cyrilic in connection with my other hobby, chess.

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