Saturday, May 30, 2015

Funny Fake Hole & Fake Pips Out Ping-Pong Paddle

Funny ping pong paddle with a fake hole for Father's Day. "This paddle has the illusion of a hole going right through it, and also fake pips (IMPORTANT: the pimples you see on the rubber are part of the graphics--they are NOT real pips out!) Red on one side and black on the other, as generally required in official competition play and many clubs. You can choose printing on one side only, if you wish."

Dallas ISD - Russian Language Lessons

Looking for a video series on YouTube to learn the Russian language? Check out the Dallas ISD Russian World language programs. They've got several years of supplementary videos to work long distance Russian language classrooms around the country.

I found the beginning videos very helpful for learning Russian cursive. Others will find the progression of grammar concepts very helpful. One could use these videos to provide a logical order or structure to learning the Russian language.

On the Dallas ISD website you can find more information about the Russian World Foreign Language Distance Learning Program, as well as PDF files with some exercises that you can complete while watching these videos.

"Урок английского языка. Русский мир является русской I И II дистанционного обучения языку программу, подготовленную Даллас независимом школьном округе. Он предназначен, чтобы дать студентам возможность развивать основные навыки чтения, письма, говорения и аудирования, а также возможности, чтобы узнать о русской культуре и обычаях, истории и традиций."

"English lesson. Russian world is Russian I and II distance-learning language program produced by the Dallas Independent School District. It is designed to give students the opportunity to develop the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, as well as opportunities to learn about Russian culture and customs, history and traditions."

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Russian Lesson 6 - How to tell time in Russian

A Russian video lessons that describes how to tell time in Russian. They have a variety of helpful sample sentences and even a short dialogue. From the description on YouTube, you'll be able to find more information on their site.

How to use verb "to joke" - "шутить" in Russian

A Russian language lesson from learn russian easily on YouTube. Some sample sentences and conjugation of Russian verbs "to joke" - "шутить" and a slang verb "прикалываться" that also means "to joke". Now you'll be able to say ... You're joking? She also explains how to say "joke", "good jokes" and "bad jokes" in Russian.

Russian Grammar - Possessive Pronouns Мой, Твой, Ваш, Наш, Его, Её, Их

Russian Grammar Lesson 13: Possessive Pronouns Мой, Твой, Ваш, Наш, Его, Её, Их

The written lesson to go with this video by Fun Russian is located here. Besides going over (and pronouncing) the different personal pronouns in Russian to match nouns in the nominative case by gender and singular and plural nouns, she goes over how to ask "whose?" in Russian. You'll understand then when to use чей, чья, чьё, or чьи when forming a question.

Here is another article on Russian grammar at Russian for Everyone: Asking Whose in Russian? The Possessive Pronouns его, её, их, наш, ваш. This page has some sample sentences with audio files, and some online exercises to complete at the bottom. This page explains the difference between the possessive pronoun Ваш and ваш. In one of the exercises you need to know the difference.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Russian Family Members

A video sharing members of the family in Russian. If you've just married a Russian, this video will tell you what to call your mother-in-law and father-in-law. This video is the first time I've seen that the words for father-in-law and mother-in-law in Russian are different depending on if their child is the husband or wife.

I Like in Russian

A video demonstrating how to say "I like", "I don't like", "I really like" and "I love" in the Russian language. Express your interests and hobbies in Russian. How to say I like walking, reading, running, cooking, and listening to music. How to say I don't like shouting and smoking. How to say I love chess.

Animals in Russian

"I hope this video will help you to pronounce well some animals in Russian!"

Mrs. Russian Language's video going over some animal stickers and sharing how to pronounce or say the words in Russian.

How to say giraffe, elephant, monkey, flamingo, leopard, tiger, panda, snail, lion, ladybug (ladybird), parrot, dog, puppy, snake, worm, duck, duckling, hippo, zebra, crocodile, penguin, camel, bird, thrush, goat, owl, chicken, and a koala in Russian. A few other words seashell, heart, and star.

7 Days of the Week in Russian

7 days in Russia:) (дни недели по-русски)

A YouTube video by Mrs. Russian Language teaching how to pronounce the days of the week in Russian. Learn Russian words for - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.


Russian personal pronouns (личные местоимения)

This Russian language video on YouTube reviews personal pronouns.

There are a few more professions in Russian as examples such as how to say:

She's a cook.
He's a worker.
You're a teacher.
They are doctors.

Learn how to say a few other words in Russian such as:

We're a family.
You are friends.

How old are you? in Russian

How old are you? in Russian

YouTube video that shows how to ask how old you are in the Russian language.

Professions in Russian

A Russian language video talking about professions for introductions. "Here we'll talk about many professions in Russian." How to ask in Russian: "What is your profession?"

How to say or answer in Russian...
He is a gardener.
He is an engineer.
She is an actress.
He is an actor.
"I am a teacher" for both a woman and man. Я учитель.
She's an accountant.
She's a secretary. 
He's a shop assistant.
He's a president.
He's a mechanic.
He's a fireman.
She's a dentist.
He's a doctor.
He's a driver.
She's a babysitter.
He's a scientist.