Category: "Academia"


May 19th, 2010 — posted by Tatiana
The spring semester is about to end; many are about to graduate. This time I am amongst these “many” (Yay! ). After years of hard studying, staying up till the wee hours, trying to cram for a test, I will finally have my degree! I will move on from… more »

Класс (часть вторая)

April 23rd, 2010 — posted by Don
The second meaning of класс is grade in the sense of first grade, second grade, third grade — in other words, the early years of school life. First grade begins at the age of seven for most Russians, and there are ten years of grade school, which… more »

Класс (часть первая)

April 16th, 2010 — posted by Don
Why is it that complicated words in a language never cause problems, but simple words do? I mean, no foreigner who studies Russian ever messes up a sentence with the phrase дезоксирибонуклеиновая кислота in it, but Americans who speak Russian misuse… more »


November 2nd, 2009 — posted by Timur
The Russian word for a rough draft copy or a notebook where an author outlines his/her story, writes down ideas, and etc. is черновик. Черновики are especially popular with teachers in Russian elementary schools. I remember having to first do my… more »


September 15th, 2009 — posted by Timur
The word тетрадь can be translated as notebook or exercise book, depending on whether it is used for school or not. It is a feminine noun that declines like this: Sg Pl Nomтетрадь тетради Acc Gen тетради тетрадей Preтетрадях Datтетрадям… more »