20 episodes

Learn Russian and improve Russian language listening skills with specific strategies that will improve your understanding of spoken Russian. Russian language teaching expert Mark Thomson has taught thousands of people to speak and understand Russian with his various online Russian courses and programs. Mark has created this podcast so you can improve your Russian language listening skills. Podcast notes, additional exercise audios, and videos for learning Russian can be found at the home of the Understanding Spoken Russian Podcast: UnderstandingSpokenRussian.com

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Learn Russian and improve Russian language listening skills with specific strategies that will improve your understanding of spoken Russian. Russian language teaching expert Mark Thomson has taught thousands of people to speak and understand Russian with his various online Russian courses and programs. Mark has created this podcast so you can improve your Russian language listening skills. Podcast notes, additional exercise audios, and videos for learning Russian can be found at the home of the Understanding Spoken Russian Podcast: UnderstandingSpokenRussian.com

    Understanding Spoken Russian – Learn Russian Ep. 20

    Understanding Spoken Russian – Learn Russian Ep. 20

    This is it, guys. Episode 20... the final exam of Understanding Spoken Russian. As a warm up, we're going to start by listening to a long monologue from Alex. There won't be any follow up questions. This is just to listen to and follow along.

    • 28 min
    Understanding Spoken Russian – Learn Russian Ep. 19

    Understanding Spoken Russian – Learn Russian Ep. 19

    Welcome to Ep 19.Today's episode will focus on one of the most intimidating aspects of the Russian language: The notorious Verbs of Motion. It's a topic worthy of it own podcast, and in my Accelerator course there are ten in-depth lessons—two full weeks of material—dedicated to mastering them.

    • 28 min
    Understanding Spoken Russian – Learn Russian Ep. 18

    Understanding Spoken Russian – Learn Russian Ep. 18

    Welcome to Ep18. Let's start with a brief conversation. Along with trying to get the gist of what they're saying, try to listen for words that end with an "и" sound. Ready?

    Где мама и папа?

    Они пошли в магазин. (door opens) О! Вот они. Привет мама, привет папа. Что купили?

    • 27 min
    Understanding Spoken Russian – Learn Russian Ep. 17

    Understanding Spoken Russian – Learn Russian Ep. 17

    Welcome to Ep. 17. Glad you tuned in because I think this episode will prove to be instrumental to your success in Russian. Yeah, I know...You're thinking: Why did he use that particular word, instrumental? You guys are on to me. Hang around and you'll see. For now, listen as our speaker tells you who he was

    • 32 min
    Understanding Spoken Russian – Learn Russian Ep. 16

    Understanding Spoken Russian – Learn Russian Ep. 16

    Welcome to Episode 16. Before you started this course, you probably encountered the phrase: My name is...For ex: My name is Steve. Меня зовут Стив. We've used it quite a bit in these podcasts, but I never actually broke that down for you.

    • 24 min
    Understanding Spoken Russian – Learn Russian Ep. 15

    Understanding Spoken Russian – Learn Russian Ep. 15

    How would you translate the following phrase:

    Папа дал мне ключ.

    Dad gave me the key.

    So that little word мне translates as "to me."

    • 25 min

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