The Russian Language



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Today's episode is all about the Russian language.Special thanks to Deni Mintsaev for his audio recordings and suggestions for this video. Check out Deni's Youtube channel: Music:main music: "Sunday" by Otis McDonald.italki intro music: "Bumper Tag" by John Deley.Outro music: "Take You" by Vibe Tracks.



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Adamant
OMG. Hey all Russian guys! What the hell are you doing here? This video for those who learn Russian 😁
Aleksey Zakharchenko
OK I'm a native Russian, I looked through some of the commentaries but couldn't find those about Russian dialects, so I'm answering this question myself. In big cities I couldn't find any accents or dialects. As you already mentioned, TV and radio for the past 100 years taught the population the \
AlexAlex Yax
There's no dialects today in Russia, absolutely no - all peoples speaking the same language, but there're a few little difference with pronounce a very little amount of letters. Peoples from different parts of Russia understand each other without any problem and dubbious.
Alexander Seven
Перед нами стол. На столе стакан и вилка. Что они делают? Стакан стоит, а вилка лежит. Если мы воткнем вилку в столешницу, вилка будет стоять. Т.е. стоят вертикальные предметы, а лежат горизонтальные? Добавляем на стол тарелку и сковороду. Они вроде как горизонтальные, но на столе стоят. Теперь положим тарелку в сковородку. Там она лежит, а ведь на столе стояла. Может быть, стоят предметы готовые к использованию? Нет, вилка-то готова была, когда лежала. Теперь на стол залезает кошка. Она может стоять, сидеть и лежать. Если в плане стояния и лежания она как-то лезет в логику «вертикальный-горизонтальный» , то сидение - это новое свойство. Сидит она на попе. Теперь на стол села птичка. Она на столе сидит, но сидит на ногах, а не на попе. Хотя вроде бы должна стоять. Но стоять она не может вовсе. Но если мы убьём бедную птичку и сделаем чучело, оно будет на столе стоять. Может показаться, что сидение - атрибут живого, но сапог на ноге тоже сидит, хотя он не живой и не имеет попы. Так что, поди ж пойми, что стоит, что лежит, а что сидит. А мы ещё удивляемся, что иностранцы считают наш язык сложным и сравнивают с китайским.
Annie Lynes
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Batour AFG
им бе сказать что матом ругаться на русскм языке это просто ахуенно :D
Belarus-chan
It’s Novgorod, not Novogorod. Nice video.
Best_Genji_EU
Well... \n\n\n\n\n\n\nПиздец
BodyBuilder
Всем здравствуйте! Я из США. Моё имя зовут Луис. Мне 28. Я тоже изучаю русски язык. Ваши язык очень легко. Русски язык не очень трудный для иностранцив
Brady Keith
on the sister?
ButterBean
Russian will be useful for everyone for you when we capture the world!
Cesium
Русский будет легким до тех пор, пока изучающие не встретятся с причастиями, деепричастиями, наречиями, полным склонением числительных, отглагольными прилагательными и категорией состояния. Вот тут начинается все веселье! А, ну еще и пунктуация, но это отдельный разговор
Chest Channel
Русский такой русский:\n-Есть есть?\n-Да нет\n-А что есть?\n-Есть пить\n-А есть нет?\n-Да\nЭто сломает мозг любому иностранцу. Если американцы будут прослушивать русских они никогда не поймут о чём они говорят
Clelia C.
As a German native speaker I would say, too that the verbal aspects are the most difficult part of Russian Grammar. By the way, the example given of the equivalents for \
Daniel Gulya
Молодец парень, по-моему он знает про русскую грамматику больше чем любой учитель русского в школе.
Daryna Molyboha
I’m from Ukraine and I can say that there is a deference between pronunciations in deferent post USSR countries. Because here we speak in daily life half time in Ukrainian and half in Russian, so Ukrainians use to modify some sounds. For example, the word for “what” in Moscow variant is “chto” is commonly said like “sho” etc. Also we can easily identify Russians by their special “a” highlighting accents. And even in Ukraine there is a slightly difference between everyday Russian vocabulary: in Donetsk people say “tormozok” in Kyiv it’s simple “perekus”/“buterbrod” for a sandwich. And there is a lot of other things as well
David Tomparkers
As a native Russian speaker, I can assure you that the language is difficult even for native speakers. The complexity of the language makes it open for some errors or mistakes, either in the written or the spoken language. They are minor though. \nIn general, Russian is spoken the same by most Russian speakers, although the difference might be heard in the semantics, and education level of the speaker.
Denis Triton
Снимаю шляпу перед автором за столь подробный анализ. Здесь, для иностранца нужна неподдельная заинтересованность и вовлеченность.\nМожно даже простить неудачный по смыслу пример: \
Disruptor 6
As a native Russian speaker I am happy to know the language already \
Dream Waters
Привет!Я гречанка.\nЯ недолго изучаю русский язык.Я почти нечего не понимаю когда Я слушаю разговорых русских и поэтому я чувствую себя плохо...Но в будущем я буду понимать все! Летом Я  познакомилась с парнем из Москвы\nи сейчас Я хочу очень хорошо изучать этот язык потому что Я уже в него влюблена!;)
Emre Akarsu
*Blyatiful*
Enhjørningen Ensom
A very good video. Kudos to Paul! Русский язык сложный, но красивый!
Eric J
If you travel to Russia and you're not a Russian speaker you really owe it to yourself to spend a few hours familiarizing yourself with the Cyrillic alphabet. It's way less intimidating than it looks. It's almost totally phonetic and being able to sound out words is a huge help, even if you don't know what they mean, particularly for place names.
FluorescentElf
Вспоминаю школьную программу и начинаю понимать как мне повезло с учителями русского, учитывая сколько ошибок сейчас многие делают в элементарнейших словах. А иностранцам могу пожелать только терпения, наверно для них это немного срыв мозга. А ведь еще им предстоит узнать как много слов у нас имеют разный смысл))
Flávio Viana Gomide
English will remain much more easy. So, it will spread much more.
FomA
Вот есть же нормальные американцы, даже можно спокойно и интересно провести время за просмотром, даже чему-то поучиться у \
Gorgoth
Thanks for great vid!subscribed :)\n\nim russian. video is really useful for anybody.\n\neven i found it useful,but in case of improving my english :)
Grigory Chushenok
Nowadays there are so many different accents and dialects in Russian language!\nОтличное видео!
Guen Zeen
Cheeki breeki i v damki
GuiarGodCole
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Idea Performer
He know about Russian language more than me (I'm Russian) ;-;.
Iurii Koboziev
I am a native Russian speaker which has lived for 12 years in the US. Now, as I’m becoming more and more accustomed to English, I start finding one thing very annoying in my native tongue. I mean that, from the point of grammar, it is ok in Russian to place any word in any part of the sentence. Normally, it allows you to enrich your talk with fine meaning details, because a word position in sentence puts more emphasis on one or another aspect of what you talking about. But if you misuse this tool in the way many people do today (when school education standards fall lower and lower), it makes very difficult to understand what some people mean in spite of they are using Russian words only. In this particular regard, I believe that English has an important advantage over Russian. I never expected myself to become critical to my native language (and I am well aware of a sad fact that my English is still very far from perfection), but this is a very illustrative and sort of funny example of what global world and multicultural environment can do to our mentality :)
John Chastain
For me, the toughest part of studying Russian was the vocabulary, most of which doesn't resemble Romance and other Western European languages. The tons of prefixes, infixes and suffixes make it tougher. Conjugation, declension... simple by comparison. Alphabet is a cinch, because it was invented for the language.
Jong-un Kim
best russian course available is on steam, name is csgo and is -50% atm
Kathryn McConaughy
One correction: perfective verbs cannot be conjugated in the present tense. Only imperfective verbs have a present tense form.
Kristian Herdi
All that stuff with nouns is all most identical to Serbian language.
LV
Черт, я русская, но даже я смотрела этот видос и у меня взорвался мозг, даже не представляю как иностранцы учат ЭТО. Я к тому, что мы даже не задумываемся когда говорим, окончания слов сами собой ставятся, нужные предлоги, формы слова, падежи,склонения,времена,совершенные/несовершенные виды и дохуища еще чего, ИНОСТРАНЦЫ КАК ВЫ ВСЕ ЭТО УЧИТЕ, ЕСЛИ ДАЖЕ НЕ ВСЕ РУССКИЕ ЗНАЮТ КАК ПРАВИЛЬНО СПРЯГАТЬ ГЛАГОЛЫ ИЛИ ПОЧЕМУ ТЕЛЕФОН НА СТОЛЕ ЛЕЖИТ, А СТАКАН НА ТОМ ЖЕ СТОЛЕ СТОИТ, ИЛИ КАК МЫ ПОНИМАЕМ, ЧТО РАДИО - оно, ДИВАН - он, газета - она.а всякие исключения это вообще головная боль многих русских. Ээх представляю шок иностранцев, когда им отвечают, что \
Lasha Dzhanashiya
Спасибо вселенной, что не пришлось учить русский 😂 как же хорошо, что все это я знаю по дефолту... бедные иностранцы...
Le Roumain qui aime le Français
As a Romanian native speaker, I can say that Russian is totally alien to me, but very intriguing ! I started learning some basics, for actually no reason, and I didn't really notice a lot of similar words (people say that Romanian has a lot of Russian words, but I found only steklo, nothing in rest).
Leo Fleming
I studied Russian at university in the early 80s. I am a native English speaker. For me, the hardest thing grammatically was the case system and learning all the different endings for the masculine/feminine/neuter nouns + the many irregular forms. Then on top of that you have to learn the many different adjectival endings as the adjective has to agree with the noun, as you point out, in gender, case and number. I spent many many long hours memorizing these. Basically, what is such a simple sentence to produce in English, e.g. I saw two old friends on the street yesterday only requires a knowledge of the verb's irregular past tense -saw - and the plural 's' on friend. In Russian, you have to consider the case (here it is not the usual accusative case but the genitive case as friend is an animate noun (but governed by the number 2 which requires the genitive singular anyway!), noun ending (masculine genitive singular) adjectival ending (masculine genitive singular) past form (masculine, feminine or neuter) perfective or imperfective form, and finally locative case ending of the feminine noun, street. Phew!!!!!!!!\nThe other problem, but I enjoyed this one, was pronunciation - all those long words with their consonant clusters! But when my Russian was at its best, I felt a real sense of pride that I could speak and understand such a complex but beautiful language.
Leon Blank
I'm French but I learn Russian on my own since 2011. This video is a great outlook of what Russia is. Yet they borrowed a lot of foreign words from Latin, French and English. But, unfortunately, you didn't talk about a real pain for foreigners to learn Russian: the tonic accent! A real difficulty to find what pronounciation use, because \
Lev Korsun
uhhhhhhhh ive been going to russian school for like 6 years straight now (native russian but live in Australia, go to school not to forget language) and Ive literally learned more from this video. Maybe its cos it's in english so i understand it better idk but \
Levan Carven
Oh, by the way, are you here almost all English speakers? Yes? Well, I hope that this is so. for those who teach Russian in any schools, I can help you with all sorts of tests and tasks. It's funny for me to solve all kinds of tests for cases, I do not understand how they can not be properly placed. I can help anyone who needs it. I can explain something and tell you exactly how the Russians use it in speech. For me it's something like a hobby. Those who are interested in contact me in the comments under my video.I would be pleased to help you. (I'm Russian)\nоу, кстати, вы же тут почти все англоговорящие? да? ну надеюсь, что это так. для тех кто учит русский в каких-либо школах, я могу помочь вам со всякими тестами и заданиями. Для меня забавно решать всякие тесты на падежи, я не понимаю как можно их не правильно расставлять. Я могу помогать кому это нужно. Могу что-либо объяснить и рассказать как именно русские это употребляют в речи. Для меня это что-то типо хобби. Тот кто заинтересовался свяжитесь со мной в комментариях под МОИМ видео. Мне будет приятно помочь вам.(я русская)
Merab Dekano
Nice video, Paul. Just couldn't resist; for prepositional case you can also use \
MrVanitatum
Вспоминается анекдот про американского шпиона, которого десять лет учили русскому языку, пить водку стаканами, ругаться матом и прочему.. Затем его забросили в русскую деревню. И вот идет он по деревне - навстречу местная бабка. Он ей на чистом русском языке -\
Native Pride
I lived in Russia for several years, and studied it in University in the United States, but am not fluent. For me, the easiest is spelling and reading, honestly. Its 90% straightforward, with only a few outliers that are regular enough that you know when they are coming, so pose little challenge. The \
Nena Vaskina
The hardest thing about learning russian was probably figuring out what all the verbs mean. Hardly any of them have a direct English equivalent word so you just have to work it out yourself. Like with Spanish pretty much every sentence has a direct word for word English translation easily so there were no problems there at all ever. But with russian every single word is a problem... For example the word разбираться in a dictionary says it means sort out/puzzle out/see into/get outside of ... But it really means something like \
Nombre
Hiya! I'm learning Russian and I want you to recommend me Russian songs( I love punk, metal...)
Nouf Alosaimi
I am amazed by the info (in the comments) that in russia there is hardly any dialects!Because russia is so big, the largest country in the world! WhereAs in the Arab world, we have ALOT and can be so distinct that we may not understand each other! Maybe because we are different nations who all learnt the same language. Imagine europeans now learning english, each will have their own “dialect”. But still that amazed me, i mean even italy has dialects. 🌹
Oleg Jeeve
если бы нас так учили русскому, то все начинали годам к 14 только нормально общаться)))
Paraphernal
Странно, что германские, англосаксонские языки взяли латиницу, а восточнославянские языки — кириллицу, ведь, ни латынь не похожа на германские языки, ни греческий — на русский. Это показывает, как Античность «зарядила» варварские территории своей мощной культурой и алфавитами, а потом Античность расстворилась в Небытии. Жаль, что Запад так мало уделяет внимание Византии — ведь греческая Античность старше римской Античности. Рим во многом поизводен от Эллинизма, да и Возрождение началось с возрождения древнегреческой культуры и эстетики, в частности.
Paula Nogales
I agree with the video, the hardest part for me is all the cases system.. completely different way of thinking from my native languages Catalan and Spanish
Robert Schlesinger
From my experience studying Russian for a foreign language requirement in graduate school, learning the alphabet is easiest. The block letters and the cursive script are easy to learn. The cursive script is generally much more widely used and with little practice one's penmanship can become nice calligraphy. The most difficult aspect in learning Russian is the grammar - especially the word endings. Thankfully, I was learning scientific Russian, rather than the far more challenging literary Russian. Anyone trying to learn this relatively difficult language should befriend some native speakers and practice, practice,\npractice.
Roman
Видос про Русский язык, хотя при просмотре даже субтитры включать не пришлось. Настолько хорошо поставлена речь, что ролик можно использовать в качестве обучающего для желающих изучить Английский :)
Ron Burgundy
Даже не пытайтесь понять русский язык, на изучение значений одного только слова \
Rory McKay
Weren't there a lot of Norse loan words due to the Rurikids being a viking family?
RuslanDeSEREBRAT
Ага. А причастия, деепричастия, наречия, приложения? \nЯ, как ценитель природы, рано пошел гулять и, не глядя на дождливую погоду, одел белые туфли, сделанные из натуральной кожи. \nНу ка определите тут что есть как.
Russian with Nastya
Very useful info. Thanks:)
RussianForDummies
Russian is not the most difficult language , just star learning it you would fall in love with it )))
ScraggySz
Rush B cyka blyat.
Selçuk Yilmaz
This video made clear that Russian is not easy to learn. So many Russians use this as an argupment to say that english is hard for them. But actually , many russian schools don't even make an effort to teach english so that argument doesn't really count. Finnish for example is a harder language , even not indo-european but they speak english very well. Why ? Because their schools make an effort and teach english.
ShinSlvrstv
As a native Russian speaker, I am really impressed by people learning Russian to read Russian literature in the way it was written. It is so wholesome and I regret so much neglecting it. Living my whole life abroad I still try to save the language within me as much as I could possibly do, just because it holds my whole dignity together. Друзья, давайте представлять русский язык во всей своей красе, и не портить его всей этой гопнической ерундой и прочим.
Spiritt Chaser
the most interesting thing that Russian and Sanskrit have half of the same words.
Stars Space
Ай донт андерстенд вот ю сей.
Strahil Kasabov
The language spoken in the Russian churches is Old Bulgarian. For this reason, it differs from the language used by the local population. It is imposed as a church language, as the alphabet, the church literature together with the priests come from Bulgaria. min.6.38 in the video The Russian Patriarch declared it officially! Just at the moment he should say \
SweetBerry13
as i watched this video, i am so happy ik am fluent and native Russian speaker. i just cant imagine, how non native speaker is going to understand it all)
Tafban
*Косой косил косой косой.*
Tajikproud
personally I found Russian easier than English, I love Russian Language and The Russian people.
Tragedolog
спасибо. кстати, таких информативных видео на русском о русском не встречал
Turbo Racer101
Russian Is such a beautiful language. It's definitely up there as one of the most difficult languages to learn along Chinese, Japanese and Arabic. I know learning Russian Is definitely gonna be a real struggle for me since English Is my primary language but It'll all be worth the effort In the end.
UBIGI
Привет от България!\nСловни! 😂😂😂
UE gotohell
I speak Polish, so all these cases in Russian are easy to learn for me.
Victor Diam
Интересно, как долго надо учить русский язык, чтобы на вопрос \
Viral
Они изучают нас 0_0
War is Not a Game
I'm learning Russian since two months ago, the vocabulary and the alphabets, pronunciations weren't that difficult for me, but grammar is so hard that I still often be confused of which form should I use when writing or speaking.
Xs YAO
Я китаец,изучаю русский язык.Очень сложный язык...Я еще не могу произнести звук Р😂
YMW
Насколько же мне скучно, что я смотрю видосик про свой язык на английском?
YourМилк
I think I'm in an interesting position because technically my mother tongue is russian but because I was born and educated in Germany my german skills outweight my russian skills to a huge degree. I have never been fluent in Russian but now I learn it in university to fill this huge gap that existed since childhood. I develop my language skills quite naturally nowadays but in the past I had a lot of problems because in my experience German and Russian are extremely different languages. They of course do share common words and grammatical structure but for a fluent German speaker like me it was always so hard to (spontaniously) recall russian words or to not mix the accents together. Every russian native speaker knows what I'm talking about when I say that Germans generally suck at Russian.
[bULL]GenDa
Славоник😂Орнул
artvideoUA
Смотрю видео и представляю себя на месте ученика русского - это жесть. )
backdoor netshadow
As a Russian interpreter I find it difficult to talk to people who are not from Russia/Ukraine/Belarus. When I just started, I was like 'Damn, that's gonna be the easiest thing to do because Russian doesn't have all these dialects which can be a big barrier'. But no, then I got my first Uzbek customer. They speak the language, but accent is very heavy, vocabulary is poor and grammar is just... weird (in most cases), so the way they form the sentence just makes my brain overheat when I try to translate it to Russian first and then to English. Therefore when anybody says there are no dialects in Russian, I don't agree, because they have not worked with such people. It's always a hard time to hold my natural born Eastern European customer service skills and offer to connect them to the interpreter of their first language in a correct way, so they don't complain that I don't understand them (that happened before, though it's meaningless, you can't complain that a Russian interpreter doesn't understand you when Russian is not your first language).\n\nBut to be fair, some native Russian speakers don't know their own language well enough as well. Every day I deal with people who just can't explain themselves clearly due to poor vocabulary.
helen Xalil
Hello well done you awesome
julia skidel
russian is also a fairly usable language in Israel, there are many russian speakers there.
love_people hello133
я не могу перестать орать с \
mtr.iriska. laky
Я из этого видео узнала больше чем за всю свою жизнь...
nocheinhamster
There is a mistake at 10:26 Perfective verbs cannot take present forms. They only have future and past forms. Imperfective verbs can conjugate in all the three tenses.
Азамат Цебоев
There are no actually different accents in different parts of russia , but a lot of different manners to talk and local useful strange words like in snt.pitersberg they call bread like all russia call scones and so on )
Алексей Безрук
Забавно слушать собственный язык , когда о нем рассказывают иностранцы
Джей Си
Кстати, замечала, что в некоторых частях страны говорят немного по-разному.... Как мне рассказывали анекдот: \
Джерри Блэк
Этот мужик рассказал мне такие вещи, каких нам в школе так хорошо не доносили.
Джон Голт
That feeling when you are Russian and you're watching a video about Russian language described on English language... I don't know why I did it, but it was interesting.
Дмитрий Гидлевский
Забавно, что 90% комментариев от русскоговорящих, что решили повысить себе самооценку знанием русского языка.
Захар Танасийчук
Добрый день (hello)! I am a Native Russian speacker! My answer on your quastion! I spoke Russian from East-North of China (yeas many Chinize peopl speack Russian in China near Russian border) to the West of Ukraine and in different parts of Russia. Of cause we have accents and some kinda dialects. For example: in Moscow they speak long (A) sound, but in Russian far east people reduce some sound, letters and even words and pronaunce sentennses very quickly. But in some West of Russia people speak like they sing songs. Also in Siberia people can speak Russian which sounds old fashioned like it was during Russian Impire 200 years ago. Also we have different slang and it is difficult understand if you are not from thise part of Russia for some first time. Also people who were in prison have they own slang which name is Fenya (female old Russian name) - and for person who was not in prison or with criminals and gansters surrounding it is not comprehensive. Also letters like i, e, y, o or a - on the same russian texts can be read differently by different russian speakers. Yea we have standard official TV language on Federal chanel - but I can say that it is a poor Russian, cause people in the places in Regions speak more lavishly and variative russian.
Игорь Духовный
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Михаил Голубев
-Пить есть?\n-Пить нет.\n-а есть есть?\n-есть да наверное
Наташа Семенова
Экзаменационный билет в американской школе разведки:\nПеред каким словом в вопросительном предложении – \
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In my school teacher says: \
Сергей Быков
На сестре :D
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