Category: "Medical conditions"


July 10th, 2012 — posted by Don
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 »


September 30th, 2011 — posted by Don
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 »


May 13th, 2010 — posted by Tatiana
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 »


April 29th, 2010 — posted by Tatiana
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 »


April 26th, 2010 — posted by Tatiana
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 »