About Russian Language
Russian language is widely used and there are ~260 million people in the world. It belongs to the Slavic language group of Indo-European family. It is the official language in such countries as Russia, Belarus. Kazakhstan, Kirghistan, and Tajikistan. Considering the number of native speakers, Russian is the most spoken language in Europe.
Russian is the native language for 147 million people, and another 113 million speak it as a second language.
A Bit of History
In the 6th century BC Slavs migrated from the Old Poland westwards till river Elbe and to the south till Adriatic Sea where they gradually inhabited big part of Balkans. Until the 10th century three groups of Slavic languages had developed: South Slavic, West Slavic, and East Slavic. East Slavic is believed to be the one from which evolved modern Russian.
The Russian Alphabet
Greek alphabet was taken as an example in the creation of Cyrillic alphabet and in Russia the first written Cyrillic text was found from early Middle ages. During the ruling of Peter the Great in the 18th century, the letters in the alphabet were simplified and letters that corresponded only with Greek alphabet were removed completely.
Russian Language Features:
And all the foreigners studying Russian wonder why?
“Nothing” can mean not only “nothing”, but also “normal”, “good”, “excellent”, as well as “everything is in order” and “there is no need to apologize”.
Learning Russian, can enter the phrase into a stupor
“No, probably,” which simultaneously carries within itself a statement, a negation, and insecurity, but still expresses an insecure negation with a touch of the possibility of a positive solution.
In the Russian language there are only 74 words starting with the letter “Й.” But most of them will only recall: “iodine, yogi” and the city of “Yoshkar-Ola”.
In conclusion, in the Russian language there are words in “Ы” -”Y”. These are the names of Russian cities and rivers: Ygyatta, Yllymakh, Ynakhsyt, Ynykchansky, Ytyk-kyuyol.
Try to explain to a foreigner what this means:
“Hands do not reach to see!” – «Руки не доходят посмотреть!», but means no time to see.
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