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. 1
Hey guys, welcome to my new course, Understanding Spoken Russian. If you're having trouble understanding fluent Russian speech, you've come to the right place. Maybe you're new to the language and you're curious what your Russian friends around you are saying. Or maybe you've been studying for a while
Understanding Spoken Russian – Learn Russian Ep. 2
Welcome to Lesson #2 of Understanding Spoken Russian. Let's start today with a quick test on what we learned in the first lesson. Can you translate the gist of these phrases? What we're after is the person's name or the item's name, the location, and whether they are in that place, or merely headed there. As before
Understanding Spoken Russian – Learn Russian Ep. 3
Welcome to Episode #3 of Understanding Spoken Russian. Let's warm up by trying to name the gender of the words we hear—specifically the last word in each phrase. If you're new to all this, you might be wondering...Wait, words have gender? And, yeah, they do. It's pretty common in other languages, too.
Understanding Spoken Russian – Learn Russian Ep. 4
Welcome to Episode #4 of Understanding Spoken Russian. Let's jump right to our new word for today. мой We've heard versions of it in prior episodes, but today we'll officially add it to our core vocabulary. Let's look at it in context. If Sophia is eating popcorn, and you try to take it away from her, she'll scream...
Understanding Spoken Russian – Learn Russian Ep. 5
Welcome to Episode #5 of Understanding Spoken Russian. If you're new to the series, I recommend starting from the first episode, because the lessons are cumulative, and in each one I assume you're comfortable with the material learned in all prior episodes.
Understanding Spoken Russian – Learn Russian Ep. 6
Ok, what is this guy up to? Well, hopefully you trust me by now. I promise, in a minute you'll see why I had you repeat that sentence. But first, let's review what we learned in Episode 5. Try to translate the following phrases, and explain what kind of verb was used...perfective or imperfective.