LingQ founder Steve Kaufman has been relating the seven habits of highly effective people back to learning languages. This short video reminds us ... don't be in a hurry to communicate. Better to get more understanding under your belt.
"Spacebridge 2013" - Phil Donahue and Vladimir Pozner
Interesting interview between Phil Donahue and Vladimir Pozner regarding Russia and America. If you don't have the full half hour, make sure to fast forward to about 27 minutes before you stop watching.
How to Become Gluten Intolerant (Funny) - Ultra Spiritual Life
A funny look at home some gluten intolerant people push their ideas on other people. He's making fun of he issue, but at the same time reminding people don't go overboard. His channel is about:
Helping you heal self sabotage, emotional pain, and stress while
growing your authenticity! My work empowers you to live a more
meaningful life as a whole individual. Please consider the premise that
all healing comes from within you, your pain and suffering matter, and
embracing the light and shadow sides of your physical, emotional,
mental, and spiritual components is essential to living an authentic
Humor and seriousness are perhaps two important keys that open the
doors of our heart and soul. If we have one and not the other, we're at
least half locked out of our own self.
A look at the size of celestial objects from the sun, to our star, to larger stars ... to the largest known star ... and then think of that in terms of the entire galaxy, and all the galaxies in Universe.
Learn Russian - How to learn 10000 new words in Russian language per 1 minute?
A video with transcript in both English and Russian from the Easy Russian channel reminding learners to memorize that -tion and -sion endings in English are -ция and -сия in Russian ... and you will recognize 1000s of new words in Russian with no effort. A few samples below. If you search for -ция and -сия at Yandex.ru the search engine, you'll find pages with lists of words.
My Porcelain Doll Linda - Авторская фарфоровая кукла
Sometimes I find it helpful to search flickr or Google images for a Russian word such as кукла or куклы (plural) to see images and learn new vocabulary words. This word is at the end of the video in this lesson Russian Language Part 5 - Verbs.
Watch the official video for Jewel's "Standing Still". An old favorite.
"Standing Still" is a single by female American artist Jewel. "Standing Still" was recorded in 2001, and the song was featured on the album This Way. The single reached #7 on the charts in New Zealand, and #25 on the pop charts in the United States.
Here's a cute cartoon of Чуня, a young pig making new friends. There is a transcript and subtitles that are fairly accurate to help teach your child some Russian words. Your kid can learn some basic words such as...
Большое спасибо! - Thank you very much! На здоровье! - To your health!
всё на свете я узнаю. Everything in the world, I know.
As they unroll the million digits of Pi they point out facts such as the record point of memorization. There is another point where there is no #4 in a stretch of 157 digits. They'll also reveal, if you watch long enough ... the digit that is most common in a million digits of Pi.
In this episode of Learn Chinese: Advanced Vocabulary, Ben takes a look
at the names for the different regions of China in Mandarin Chinese. A video with some basic vocabulary regarding China such as ...
The prepositional case in Russian is used with a preposition for location, when you are talking about someone, or for the names of months when talking about time. This video primarily addressed answering the questions Где ты? and Где вы?.
The prepositional case of a noun is used to designate the place when answering the question "where" with the prepositions в, во and на.
Here is a table that shows you how to form the Russian prepositional case endings, as well as discusses other reasons to use the prepositional case.
A Russian grammar lesson video addressing the verb "to be" in Russian.
The verb to be in Russian language is быть. You can find different conjugations for быть at CoolJugator. The present tense forms of the verb (except for есть) are archaic and rarely used in modern Russian.
This video demonstrates that "есть" is dropped from a sentence such as the sample below.
Это моя кошка.
This video also discusses how there are no articles before the noun in Russian.
This Russian grammar video is a very basic introduction to nouns in the nominative case. Nouns in the nominative case are the version of a noun that you will find in a Russian dictionary. Nouns retain their nominative ending or case when they are used to answer the questions:
Кто? (who?) and Что? (what?)
A few examples with very simple sentences would be...
Это моя сестра.
Что это? Это книга.
Russian for Free has some grammar tables demonstrating the only time you'll change the ending in the nominative case is for plural nouns.
This Russian grammar video lists the personal pronouns in Russian, giving a few sample sentences to remind us that like in English a personal pronoun can replace a noun.
Singular Personal Pronouns я - I ты - you (informal) он - he она - her оно - it
Plural Personal Pronouns мы - we вы - you (formal) они - they
When you just meet a Russian speaker, you should refer to them with the more formal "вы". Before referring to them as "ты" you should run it by them first. Below are a few sample sentences that demonstrate how to ask if you can be informal with someone in Russian.
Может перейдём на «ты»? Перейдём на «ты»? Можно на «ты»?
A quick video going over the basic rules of gender of nouns in Russian grammar. There are three genders: masculine, feminine and neuter. To determine the noun's gender it is (almost) as easy as looking at the last letter. Exceptions will be discussed in another video which you can find a link to in the description of that video on YouTube.
Where Did A Million Chinese Millionaires Come From - "The Ka-Ching Dynasty! - China. From communism to capitalism, a new
generation of very young, very rich people have emerged, but where did
they come from?"
A film out of Australia looking at entrepreneurs in China and some of their businesses.
A video featuring an interview with author Josh Kaufman regarding his book The First 20 Hours: How to Learn Anything . . . Fast! Kaufman talks about breaking goals up into smaller chunks.
Regarding learning a language, he suggests set a specific goal. For instance, the goal of "I want to speak French" is too broad.
The goal of "I want to be able to speak in French at a restaurant" is more specific.