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If you want to learn Russian then you have come to the right place! We offer a free online Russian language course for everyone. All our Russian lessons are free, and we intend to keep it that way. We even have audio recorded by native Russian speakers. Our site is growing and we are adding more and more features to help you learn to speak Russian.
Are you learning the basics of the Russian language for you next holiday? Perhaps you looking for a head start before studying or working in Russia? Or do you wish to become a fluent Russian speaker? There are many reasons people love to learn Russian. It is one of the world's most rich and expressive languages. Regardless of the reason let us assure you that it is worth the effort. We have everything you need to get started learning right here.
In our first lesson you will learn the Russian alphabet. If you can sound out words and place names then you have a huge advantage while travelling in Russia. There are may Russian words that are similar to English they just look different. If you know the Russian alphabet you can also read signs, menus and place names. It may surprise you to learn that the Russian alphabet is easy! Unlike English, the Russian alphabet has one letter for each sound.
Lesson three will teach you basic phrases in the Russian language. By the end of lesson four you will be able to count, say hello and good-bye and order yourself a drink in a Russian bar or cafe. You can learn the basics of Russian quickly and it will help you an enormous amount while travelling. You will be able to see and enjoy more on your Russian holiday.
Many people think Russian grammar is complex. It is no more difficult that other languages such as French or German. Quite often it is just not clearly explained. The problem has been that Russian teachers assume that English speakers already have a good understanding of English grammar. Russian school students learn about grammar in detail, English students do not. At RussianLessons.Net we understand this. We teach you the basics of grammar without getting too technical, just some basic rules to point you in the right direction. We try our best to explain such concepts very clearly. Our site has a quick reference menu down the left hand side so that you can quickly refer to any information that needs refreshing.
We hope you enjoy learning Russian. Please ensure that you join our community in the forums section of the site. What are you waiting for? Start learning Russian now!
What's New at Russian Lessons .Net!
Video: Family - Talk about your family in Russian.
Video: I Love You - Practice using the verb "Love".
Video: Russian Greetings - Practice your Russian greetings with this simple video.
New: Parallel Text - My Name Is Irina - Our newest parallel text audio article for our intermediate and advanced learners.
Video: Russian Numbers - Count along with our Russian numbers video.
New: Facebook Page! - We started a Facebook page. Please "Like" us if you find our site useful.
Video: Colours in Russian - Learn the names of common colours in Russian.
New: Russian Names - Learn the history of Russian names. Includes lists of 100 common names.
Video: Russian Alphabet - Use this video to help you learn the Russian alphabet.
New: Lesson 18 - Russian Homes and Apartments - Learn all the words needed around the house. Many examples!
New: Lesson 17 - The 100 Most Used Words In Russian - The 100 most used words in Russian with a huge number of examples.
New: Lesson 16 - Verbs of Motion - Verbs of Motion with lots of examples.
New: Reflexive Verbs - Grammar lesson. Learn about Russian reflexive verbs.
New Russian Audio: Lesson 2, Lesson 3, Lesson 4, Lesson 5, Lesson 7,Lesson 8, Lesson 9,Lesson 11 and Lesson 13 now have sound samples! We are recording. Listen to native Russian speakers reading the phrases from each lesson.
New: Grammar - Adjectives - How to form and use Russian adjectives.
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About Russian Lessons .Net
Travellers everywhere are talking about what Russia has to offer. Russia has one of the world’s richest cultures and it has only recently re-opened it’s doors to the world. For some it’s the amazing Russian night-life, for others it’s the sheer beauty of Russian cities like St Petersburg. Some people love walking through Russia’s amazing museums (St Peterburg has the largest in the world). Many people love the sense of history, which stretches from the imperial greatness of the Russian empire to the recent fall of the USSR. Others love the fact they can walk into a city of over 500,000 people and know there are no other tourists there. But most of all, travellers talk about the Russian people, and this is the reason so many people have recently started learning to speak Russian, taking lessons both inside and outside of Russia. As you learn Russian you will learn alot about one of the world's great cultures. We hope this site helps all those people who are thinking about learning Russian.
This site is still fairly new, but we are regularly adding new lessons and content to the site. You can start each lesson by clicking on the link to the left. Each lesson will introduce new concepts about the Russian language in the main lesson section. Each lesson will then have additional sections with exercises and other detailed information to help you learn Russian quickly.
Be sure to bookmark our site before you start learning Russian so you can find your way back here to continue your lessons. If you like our site, please be sure to link to us from your personal blog or webpage. Telling others about our site by linking directly to us in forums and other places on the web is the best way you can help us. The more visitors we have, the more we will be able to spend time adding new Russian content.
Our lessons are totally free. We hope to develop our site further by offering just high quality content to help you learn Russian. We are not trying to sell anything. As a result we would appreciate your feedback on how we can improve this site. Please leave all feedback in the forums area of the site.