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Re: Why are you learning Russian?

Posted: 2017-09-22, 4:13
by vijayjohn
Prowler wrote:I'm not learning it yet, but I'm interested in Russian because since I already speak a Romance language and am in the process to achieve fluency at a 2nd Germanic language, I might as well learn a Slavic one.

What about a second Romance language?

Re: Why are you learning Russian?

Posted: 2017-10-02, 21:28
by Prowler
vijayjohn wrote:
Prowler wrote:I'm not learning it yet, but I'm interested in Russian because since I already speak a Romance language and am in the process to achieve fluency at a 2nd Germanic language, I might as well learn a Slavic one.

What about a second Romance language?

Dont really want to...

Re: Why are you learning Russian?

Posted: 2018-03-08, 8:48
by Katya O.
I'm Russian and I'm learning Russian because it's difficult. I don't know my mother tongue perfectly. There are many controversial questions.

Re: Why are you learning Russian?

Posted: 2018-08-08, 8:00
by repl2
Nukalurk wrote:It’s surely still useful in other countries like Kazakhstan.

Many former SU countries are rushing to join the NATO, and their new master promotes the usage of English, of course.

Are you forced to learn English by Masters?

Re: Why are you learning Russian?

Posted: 2018-08-13, 17:24
by repl2
Nukalurk wrote:It’s surely still useful in other countries like Kazakhstan.

Many former SU countries are rushing to join the NATO, and their new master promotes the usage of English, of course.

It is a very funny statement because almost everybody learnt English in the soviet "union" at least since AD 1980s; at least 5 years at school (maximum: 10 years); "high" education means from 5 to 6 years of learning English too. For sovien "PhDs" English was a must! (At AD 1980s it became a typical to have "high" education so the soviet "high" education is not the same that normal high education). So in the soviet "union" it was a typical to learn English* 10 years in average. (Be shure: "Nukalurk" knows all that stuff -- it is "normal" for soviets to call black "white" and vice versa!)

BUT

To know English really is not OK for soviets. To "know" English to be a spy is OK, because führer's command is mandatory for soviets; they call it "to have the tsar in the head"!!


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*Also there were French and German. Before WWII there were only French and German. We even have a Chinese school at Kyiv!!!