Category: "Medical conditions"

Мозоль

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 »

Грипп

September 30th, 2011
The word for flu in Russian is грипп. It is a perfectly regularly first declension noun: SgPl Nomгриппгриппы Acc Genгриппагриппов Preгриппегриппах Datгриппугриппам Insгриппомгриппами The flu is a pretty miserable experience, so let's document how… more »

Простуда

May 13th, 2010
Weakness, cough and stuffed nose - we all have experienced these symptoms of the common cold. It ruins your plans and makes it so hard to get out of bed in the morning. Unfortunately, I feel very closely connected to today’s word right now. I… more »

Загар

April 29th, 2010
With approaching summer and rising temperatures, all the thick layers of warm clothing will soon be coming off. Along with them, the naked truth will come out: what these few cold sunless months have done to your skin. That is what some lucky people… more »

Тошнить

April 26th, 2010
I’m sure we have all had our moments, drinking at a party, when all of the people somehow keep managing to have a great time, but you feel so sick that you simply must leave… Hopefully, it happens at the end of the night after someone safely drops you… more »