Categories: "Medicine" or "Body parts" or "Eye" or "Hand" or "Leg" or "Folk medicine" or "Medical conditions" or "Treatments"


September 18th, 2013
Душа is the Russian word for soul. This is how it declines: SgPl Nomдушадуши Accдушудуши Genдушидуш Preдушедушах Datдушедушам Insдушойдушами У меня есть душа. I have a soul. Very often Russians will use the word душа where Americans would… more »


July 10th, 2012
I'm back in Russia and I have a new language partner, Alan.¹ The first day we got together, we ended up walking 13 km around Kazan; call it 8 miles. Now mind you, I've hardly gotten any exercise at all this last year. So what happens when you have… more »

Глаз (часть пятая)

February 17th, 2012
I find my relationship with Luludya goes much more smoothly if I give her grandmother a certain sum of money every Friday. Last week I was a bit late with her gift. Honestly, I wasn't skipping it on purpose — I know better than to try anything like… more »

Глаз (часть четвёртая)

February 16th, 2012
The eyes are the mirrors of the soul, but sometimes something robs them of that ethereal connection. For instance, we can get something in our eye. In Russian this often includes the word соринка, which means ‘a little bit of junk’: У меня соринка… more »

Глаз (часть третья)

February 15th, 2012
Yesterday we mentioned that the word глаз declines like this: SgPl Nomглазглаза Acc Genглаза, глазуглаз Preглазе, глазуглазах Datглазуглазам Insглазомглазами Note the alternative forms of the genitive case. The forms in -у are ‘second genitive’… more »