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TheChildofInnocenceFriday 11th of March 2005 02:05:14 AM
Composition? - I was wondering if anyone had any good links to sites where you can find some good exercises to understand how Russian works. I've learned a couple of phrases and everything, but I find I can't pull anything together. Perhaps a little bit of guidance as to where to start to make a foundation for Russian would help?

Thanks for your time. :)
- Terry Stroud
TheChildofInnocenceFriday 11th of March 2005 02:10:06 AM
- Maybe even some sites where there's basic vocab there for me to memorize and work on? I learned French in school through immersion and I know what ways I learn best, but I just can't find the right material. Maybe I should look at the book store. Vocab would be VERY helpful though. :)
JohnnyCrowFriday 11th of March 2005 11:15:07 AM
Vocab - If basic vocabulary is what you are looking for, then go to: http://www.ilike2learn.com/ilike2learn/russian/
It has 5 lessons of vocab with quizzes after each section. It shows you the Russian word (in Cyrillic), the English transcription, the translation, and if you have your speakers on, it has audio. Make sure you know how to read Cyrillic before you take the quizzes. And oh yeah, it does have a lesson on the Russian alphabet and the Russian keyboard layout.
Bradley326Friday 11th of March 2005 12:05:31 PM
- That's a wonderful little vocabulary building site. Thanks for the link, JohnnyCrow.
TheChildofInnocenceFriday 11th of March 2005 01:47:04 PM
Interesting... - I've decided I'm going to find an online dictionary and use that. I sit at different places and see things, and write in this book that I have, the different words I want to know in Russian. Then, as I gain more words, I can begin linking them together (with the help of others). I guess it's kind of like how a kid learns. They see something, and ask their parents what that is, or they hear a word and ask their parents what it means. I'm just pushing myself a lot for tons of vocab and tons of study. I guess I'm kinda hoping it'll all come together and make sense at some point, especially in composition. :) And that site is pretty cool, btw.