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Written By: katie_k on February 19, 2010 3 Comments

(For those who can’t read Russian, I wrote in English below this. And for those who can read Russian, please excuse the errors!)
Вчера когда я шла по улице, я слышала девочку, которая говорила по-русски. Конечно я хотела её слушать, но только yслышала одно предложение: «Фреди, он должен быть смартый.» Сначала я думала что она бы […]

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Written By: katie_k on December 24, 2009 3 Comments

So I was talking with my friend, who insisted on calling me “quadrilingual” (she was counting English of course, then Spanish that I took in high school and afterwards quickly forgot, French – I’ll give her that one, and Russian – no way could this be counted as a language which I know, though I […]

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Written By: katie_k on December 28, 2008 4 Comments

So I began writing this as a comment on daveski’s “Good morning” but it grew into this post instead. I’ve actually wanted to write on it for a while, so thanks for the inspiration daveski!

One of my favorite things in France was walking into a shop and immediately having to say “Bonjour Monsieur/Madame”. I was […]

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Written By: katie_k on December 16, 2008 No Comment

So as I take a break from preparing for exams tomorrow and Friday, I just want to say thank you to the Slavic Department, Lisa Little, and the grad students who set up the conversation hours – definitely the highlight of my Russian studies this semester! Спасибо за русский разговорный час!

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Written By: katie_k on November 17, 2008 3 Comments

So just because I can’t miss an opportunity to share my favorite words (really and truly one of my favorite things to do), here is my favorite word in Russian: бессмысленный. Even just looking at it makes me happy. However, the reason I like it is the way it sounds. In English it would sound […]

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Written By: katie_k on February 7, 2008 6 Comments

I’m studying abroad in France this semester, and just to keep in touch with my Russian interests, I decided to take a Russian history course. The first hour of the first class was all in French, and I was able to follow most of what was going on, as well as take notes (there have […]

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Written By: katie_k on November 29, 2007 4 Comments

Since we’ve been studying politeness in one of my classes, and how what is considered polite differs from one culture to the next, I thought I’d share an experience that demonstrated it. I spent the summer in Russia, which most definitely has a different culture. Certain things were easier to adapt to- for example, reading […]

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