Welcome to the first language-themed episode of the Actual Fluency Podcast. The latest themed episode, was me sharing my 3 part plan on how to improve.
Today I bring in a huge influence for my Russian, my good Russian friend Maria Filikova (Мария Филикова) and we casually talk about some aspects of the Russian language that are super helpful to people who are beginners or even people looking to learn Russian.
It's not a super helpful episode if you speak fluent Russian, other than to laugh at my expense (which is totally fine!) but then hopefully the next language themed episode I bring you will be more fit.
Why not speak in Russian on this episode?
Maria, the guest on today, asked me if we should do it in Russian or English and I told her that it has to be English. Firstly my Russian isn't really good enough to conduct a podcast in, but secondly I do not want to lose people from the get-go. There are examples in Russian during the episode, but hopefully we provide enough translations so that you can follow along.
The language of the podcast is English, because its a language learning podcast for language learners. If you want Russian Podcasts there are loads of options out there, just check the Podcast store in iTunes!
Where is episode 13?
Although I'm not that superstitious I decided to skip the number due to its cultural position in many countries.
In this episode you will hear about:
- My struggles in Russian
- The Grammar
- The easy and the hard aspects of Russian
- Some great resources for learning
Resources mentioned in the Episode
Note: I've removed most of the resources from this section, as I always had Anki/Memrise etc. here every week. Now I will only put resources here that are very exclusive to the episode. For any other resource please go to the resource page here for more information.