The Guide to Grasp the Basic Russian Vocabulary Quickly

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Steps to Master Basic Russian Vocabulary Faster

Russia is the largest country in the world, taking up 1/10 of the land. Another interesting fact is the 11 time zones, and its land bordering the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic ocean. The Russian language has over 200 million speakers worldwide. It belongs to the Indo European languages, e.g. slavic language. In recent  years the interest in studying the Russian tongue has been spiking alongside the Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. In the following post, I have decided to summarize the main points on how to grasp the basic Russian vocabulary effectively and quickly. 

Full Immersion is Important 


Full exposure to language is crucial to language development. When you are on language exchange, you hear and read new words everyday, thus you are fully immersed in the language. You can create an immersion environment yourself, turn on tv, podcasts, radio. Read, listen, speak the language if your goal is speaking the language fluently. Full immersion is the road you have to take to basic Russian vocabulary.

Change Learning Methods


We learn differently, so you have to figure out the appropriate learning method that works for you. Vary the styles: use apps, read online, read books, listen to podcasts, read subtitles, translate etc. Some people have strict learning time. Do you like to schedule your learning or you may prefer free-style learning. You have to find out what is the best solution for you!

How to Grasp Basic Russian Vocabulary Faster?

  • write down new words you heard or read in books
  • repeat new words in your head
  • imagine the word in your head, how does it look? What does it feel like?
  • if you want to get the hang of basic Russian vocabulary you have to create situations in your head, imagine: you want to ask information, you want to ask your friends about something
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