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I Want to Learn Russian

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    I Think It Sounds Beautiful

    I've always been fascinated by the way the Russian language sounds. Unfortunately, I live in an area that doesn't have Russian language classes--even at the college level. I've had language tapes, but gotten frustrated by the fact that the first 40,000 lessons are for travelers...
    ThatsJustMarvelous ThatsJustMarvelous 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2012

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    I Want To Reconnect To My Heritage.

    I from a very early age have known that I was Russian/German. My family came here in 1930 and for 3 generations have been in America, no one speaks of Russia in the family but me and my brother are intrigued by our people our land where we came from, and want desperately to go...
    Russiantsarina00 Russiantsarina00 22-25, F Aug 19, 2012

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    Ay Yay Yay

    I don't want to have shame bought on me due to a lack of knowing the language but I want to learn more and be able to speak it.
    outbackgween outbackgween 18-21 1 Response Mar 17, 2013

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    Made One Attempt and I'm Gunning For a Second One!

    All my life I wanted to learn Russian.  For several years they offered it in my High School, but when I made an attempt to sign up for the classes it ended up being canceled due to a lack of interest.  A few years ago, while using ICQ and I met a lot of folks from...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 21, 2009

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    I'm Russian, I Can Teach You Via Msn Or Skype!

    Hello everybody! My name is Alex, i'm 32, i'm from Russia. I'm studying english. I'm looking for englishspeaking person who could teach me english. I can teach you russian. i'm interested in music, books, tv series, movie, nature. i'm serious, i have good education. so, you...
    afanasfet afanasfet 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    я не понимаю. я плохо говорю по-русски.

    я не понимаю. я плохо говорю по-русски. But I wish I knew some more. And I wish I had friends who not only spoke it but are of the respective country. www.youtube.com/user/realrussiablog
    rembrantpainting rembrantpainting 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 29, 2012

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    Russian <3

    I probably study Russian in university. :) I'm a bit nervous. All in all it's a whole new language and cyrillic alphabet is kind of tough. I know nothing about it. Yet i believe that i will survive haha. The reason why i choose Russian is its culture and literature is amazing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 1, 2012

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    Having Trouble Reading Cyrillic Writing.

    Does anyone have an easier way i can learn the cyrillic script?
    MonteCarlo311 MonteCarlo311 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 27, 2008

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    Screwd By the System

    Well I am sitting here at the computor thumbing through my new Russian for Dummies book and it just makes me madder at my school. I am a freshman that is decently smart and the only language classes given is Spanish and French. I want to learn Russian I will someday hopfuly...
    Connman14 Connman14 16-17 5 Responses May 21, 2008

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    Eventually!

    I missed out on learning when I was young. My Nanna is Ukrainian, but my Dad didn't want to have anything to do with his Russian heritage. His Dad died when he was thirteen, and after that he refused to speak Russian, and now says he doesn't remember any of it (obviously not true...
    Handed Handed 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2012

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    I Teach Russian

    Hello. I'm from Russia. I'm a 3rd year student in a university. I live in Nizhniy Novgorod (thats on of the biggest russian cities, not very far from Moscow)... So I could teach you clean russian without any accent via skype.
    Romrom Romrom 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 4, 2010

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    :d

    i don't know why. But it seems like such a beautiful language. i already know a few words. Privyet, da, nyet, and thats it. :D
    unknowninvisible unknowninvisible 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 25, 2012

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    I speak Russian , but I want to learn English.

    is here someone who wants to communicate ??
    tcJenny tcJenny 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 25

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    Anyone Want to Help Me?

    I have wanted to go to Russia since 6th grade when I watched a video in school about Russia. If I ever get the chance to go I want to make sure I can speak the language first. I have a CD+book to learn Russian but it doesn't work for me. There aren't any classes for it nearby...
    americancommie americancommie 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 28, 2009

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    Всем привет!

    I am russian - so we could help each other in learning languages )))
    Milaya Milaya 18-21, F 10 Responses Jan 20, 2009

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    I Can Help

    hey friends!! im russian. if u want to learn russian, i can help, just tell me the way how i can do it. i currently meet with a guy he is studying/learning russian, and we have about 2 hr-class. we practice russian. i wish i could help u all more. but seriously if i am able to...
    roxy555 roxy555 22-25 1 Response Mar 17, 2011

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    Study Russian In Ukraine

    Dear friends! I would like to invite you to one month Russian course in Ukraine! It is a unique opportunity to learn the language in easy and fast way, to live with host families, travel around the best places of Ukraine, participate in exciting activities, practice Russian in...
    StudyRussian StudyRussian 22-25 Jun 3, 2011

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    I Am Going To Try Pimsleur

    I tried attending Russian classes and made some progress - I learnt the alphabet and some useful phrases. That was four years ago, I am now going to try again, this time using the Pimsleur method. I have read mixed reviews about it, but if it can give me the foundation I need to...
    Russophile Russophile 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 26, 2009

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    I Am Learning On A Free Website...But.

    I realized learning Russian can open a new world for me. I am Native Alaskan and Russian so i felt the need to learn one or the other. I am younger but i figured that is the best time to learn. So if their is anyone to help me learn or have good advice it would help. The website...
    Communistcatz Communistcatz 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    I Wanna Visit Russia...

    I hate it when I see people on tv who go to a foreign country and expect the foreigners to speak their language so if I know I'm visiting a country and they speak something other than the languages I speak, then I have to learn their language. Russia happens to be one of those...
    Val3ntine Val3ntine 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2011

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    UnMuro UnMuro 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I grabbed the details from a website. The Russian martial art of Sambo was developed in the first several decades of the 20th century, in the wake of the Bolshevik Revolution and...
    maliciousMartyr maliciousMartyr 16-17, F 36 mins ago

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    I am determined to learn from a mistake, last year I was too afraid of what others thought of me. I would constantly think of what others viewed me as. I was afraid and shy, I...
    Hollylala Hollylala 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I speak Spanish and English. I want to learn Italian :) I think I will learn some because I'm in Italy
    adrianacecilia14 adrianacecilia14 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    My son is teaching me sixth. Korean is mother language. My education was exclusively in Russian. I learned a bit of Kyrgyz from the native population. I moved to&have lived in...
    DoonJi DoonJi 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    Emotions: The Emotional Body Lesson By Sharmai Amber "The emotional body is one of the lessons that each Soul must master while they are en-route back to God. It is one of several...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 36-40, F 7 hrs ago

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    I speak (Swiss)German, English, French, Spanish and a little Russian. But one day, I want to learn Portuguese, Finnish, Italian and Rumantsch :)
    MissDraconis MissDraconis 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I want to learn Drums and ukulele. I can already play the Ukulele somewhat.
    CallMeChelsea CallMeChelsea 16-17, F 2 hrs ago

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    I'm learning to speak Russian.
    LordOfTheFail LordOfTheFail 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    Still a novice, still learning but these days I think I'm better than I was say..last year. Eyeliner still scares the $hit outta me, but I find patience and a bent liner brush...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 16 hrs ago

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    Still a novice, still learning but these days I think I'm better than I was say..last year. Eyeliner still scares the $hit outta me, but I find patience and a bent liner brush...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 16 hrs ago

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    There's nothing more crucial in this life than learning to forgive yourself. This act is not merely forgetting, nor is it condoning the mistakes you've made in your life; it's...
    JackP94 JackP94 18-21, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    A little Russian and Hebrew,because those are the languages of my youngest children. If ever they come home from Israel one day I don't want to waste any more time while they...
    BabylessMommy BabylessMommy 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I'm 20 years old virgin never had a job, i go to college and i don't know who am i. my years in elementary and middle school, and high school, and now in college, was being the shy...
    spicybuddha101 spicybuddha101 18-21, M 2 Responses 35 mins ago

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    This is the new and improved version of this story. I would have just edited the existing one, but it constantly set of the wonderful EP filters for some reason. I have thought on...
    shellseagirl shellseagirl 41-45, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Hey Guys. In 2010, I weighed about 330 lbs (150 kg) I was fat and sick and depressed- I had a horrible body image. I started getting fat at about age 16. I was eating loads of...
    Marathoner Marathoner 31-35, M 8 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    There is nothing sexier than a russian accent
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F Jul 22

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    I find no use in meeting people as very few turn out to be helpful, they just pretend to be friends but apparently they are not.I do know that I am in secured in terms of trust but...
    darkheart93 darkheart93 18-21, M 19 hrs ago

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    Hey i am Dinda and turning 17 this november. I am from Indonesia, and some people just hate asian idk why. I want to make new friends, sharing, laughing, chatting and everything...
    xodindaxo xodindaxo 16-17, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I don't mean to air dirty laundry, But I cant keep piling them up. I don't feel like I fit in, and I just can't seem to have genuine friends. A lady I met here, told me, that I...
    bezelbufu bezelbufu 16-17, M 2 hrs ago

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    I know, perhaps learn to read your own dreams, pick up the key points, like for example, the colour that was in the dream or the number seen etc. then look up the meaning on this...
    kamachulu kamachulu 22-25, M 17 hrs ago

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    If anyone needs someone to talk I will listen. One thing I've learned so far is that not many people will reach out and hear you. They always judge no matter what. I stay impartial...
    sunny564 sunny564 18-21, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    "father...brother....son" there is a cold echo of time in the photographs the clustered figures in uniform with haunted eyes they each had a gas mask and a gun could have been...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 9 hrs ago

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    I believe in God. That one is a given and a freebie. Here's ten others... 1.) Forgiveness. Forgive yourself and others. To not forgive someone is like drinking poison and...
    SimplyHearts SimplyHearts 46-50, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    1. I am from The Russian Federation 2. I have divorced parents 3. I am in a constant state of worry 4. I recently turned 18 5. I really wish people stopped looking at my President...
    SomeCyrillicGuy SomeCyrillicGuy 18-21, M Jul 12

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    1) I'm 22 years old. 2) My favorite animal is a bear. (pandas to be exact) 3) I live in California. 4) I'm related to a Russian Communist (Lenin) 5) I'm in job corps for culinary...
    Vengeancex Vengeancex 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    The world is never fair to me. I have no job, no university to go to, no money, no friends. And I don't need hear Russian speak Cantonese. I don't understand why I am living.
    Wingck Wingck 18-21, F Jul 18

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    I am learning. I am learning to love myself more and more every day. I am learning that no one is perfect and I have finally accepted that I am not nor will I ever be. I love my...
    sunniedays89 sunniedays89 22-25, F Jun 30

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    Well, there we go.... For my whole life, people, friends, family have always helped me and were examples to me or inspired me. I think it's about time that "I" tried and inspired...
    Scavyfox Scavyfox 18-21, M Jul 1

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