Categories: "Orthography" or "Abbreviations"

Ассортимент

March 3rd, 2014 — posted by Don
Last summer in Kazan I was at a little restaurant with a friend, and after dinner we ordered tea, and to complement it we ordered a little plate containing «сухофрукты в ассортиментe» ‘assorted dried fruits.’ They also offered a plate containing… more »

Ё

September 1st, 2009 — posted by Don
The newest letter of the Russian alphabet is ё. Although it was first used in print in the 18th century, it didn't become an official letter until the middle of the 20th century. It's the naughtiest of Russian letters because it's the first letter of… more »

Прописные буквы

February 23rd, 2009 — posted by Don
One of the ways that Russian orthography differs from English is in its use of capital and lowercase letters. The phrases «прописная буква» and «заглавная буква» mean ‘capital letter,’ and «строчная буква» means ‘lowercase letter.’ С прописной буквы… more »