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This has been the top post on my blog for the past month or so, which probably means that there is a lot of interest in learning Russian. While it’s an old post, I have just given it a very serious face lift based on the many comments and emails I received. Essentially, this is a brand new article and I highly recommend that you read it if you are interested in learning Russian, or any other language, or if you are interested in the history, theory, philosophy and general knowledge of foreign languages and cultures.
The post now includes my personal experiences and language philosophy; synthetic vs analytical language comparisons; practical, to the point comparative analysis of English, German, Russian, Italian and Spanish grammar; fascinating examples demonstrating the difference in word usage in Russian and English; and the now infamous anecdote about Hillary Clinton and the reset of relations with Russia. Also included is advice on college study and study abroad, as well as important disclaimers and other interesting bits.
“The ancients used to say that as many languages you know, that many times you are a human being. This is a very profound statement, as with every language you learn, you also understand better other cultures and other people’s points of view. I like to think that if everyone on Earth cared to learn at least a few languages, there would be much more peace and friendship on our planet. Generally speaking, learning foreign languages is like opening up new worlds, akin to broadening your tunnel vision and enriching your life. Be your very own, personal Columbus and discover the new world, but don’t forget to have fun along the way!” Lada Ray
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