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    (Original post by adilmorrison)
    Yes! My parents just got a letter from UCL offering me a place to do both German and Russian! I'm so happy!
    It's obviously the greatest subject combination there is :p:
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    (Original post by thatwhichiam)
    It's obviously the greatest subject combination there is :p:
    Anything combined with Russian is obviously great anyway :teeth:
    Где ты в России? Я хочу лететъ в Санк Петербурге в Августе!
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    (Original post by adilmorrison)
    Yes! My parents just got a letter from UCL offering me a place to do both German and Russian! I'm so happy!
    Congratumulumulumulations!
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    (Original post by Anatheme)
    Anything combined with Russian is obviously great anyway :teeth:
    Где ты в России? Я хочу лететъ в Санк Петербурге в Августе!
    Я в Петре, хорошая идя, что ты летешь летом, потому что люди говорят быстро, не как Лиза. И можно видет город - ты хочешь жить в Петрбурге? И почему ты хочешь уехать Манчестер? (I read your profile, the bit where it says you have transfer applications.)

    (Ah no, found why in your sig. Never mind the last question )
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    (Original post by thatwhichiam)
    Я в Петре, хорошая идя, что ты летешь летом, потому что люди говорят быстро, не как Лиза. И можно видет город - ты хочешь жить в Петрбурге? И почему ты хочешь уехать Манчестер? (I read your profile, the bit where it says you have transfer applications.)

    (Ah no, found why in your sig. Never mind the last question )
    Я летела в Москвы три года назад и она мне очень нравится, ну сейчас, я хочу лететь в Петербурге потому, что моя русская подруга сказала что етот год очень крассивый!

    I apologise for mistakes :holmes:
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    I think the problem I'm having at the moment is what i'm writing down on the paper for learning words is different to what I'm seeing on the screen at times which makes it hard for my brain to interpret. So it's almost like words to learn, I have to learn the printed version and the handwritten one, I hope this becomes easy in time, or I just naturally associate the printed letters with the handwritten ones.
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    (Original post by insparato)
    I think the problem I'm having at the moment is what i'm writing down on the paper for learning words is different to what I'm seeing on the screen at times which makes it hard for my brain to interpret. So it's almost like words to learn, I have to learn the printed version and the handwritten one, I hope this becomes easy in time, or I just naturally associate the printed letters with the handwritten ones.
    I'm gonna write the alphabet all joined-up and if you want, I'll make you a list of random words for you to train reading both versions?
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    (Original post by Anatheme)
    I'm gonna write the alphabet all joined-up and if you want, I'll make you a list of random words for you to train reading both versions?
    That would be good . I think its just a lack of familiarisation with the language, my brain recognises words on the page and correlates it with the words on the piece of paper like how it should normally, but if they two aren't the same in my minds eye like russian then it's just one extra thing i need to compensate for, which i hope will go away once i become more accompanied by both printed and handwriting.
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    (Original post by Anatheme)
    Я летела в Москвы три года назад и она мне очень нравится, ну сейчас, я хочу лететь в Петербурге потому, что моя русская подруга сказала что етот год очень крассивый!

    I apologise for mistakes :holmes:
    The only mistake I found was that етот год is that year, not that city (город)

    Да, город - крассивый, а также не крассивый. Это - крассивее чем Москва а я думаю что домы - run down (cba with a dictionary :p: ). А конечно, много соборов и паласов. Скажй Лизу, что Felicity сказала "привет" please
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    (Original post by insparato)
    That would be good . I think its just a lack of familiarisation with the language, my brain recognises words on the page and correlates it with the words on the piece of paper like how it should normally, but if they two aren't the same in my minds eye like russian then it's just one extra thing i need to compensate for, which i hope will go away once i become more accompanied by both printed and handwriting.
    I spent the first two years of my degree writing in print and naturally transferred to handwriting last October with next to no difficulty. If it's easier for you, you could try that Although I guess that wouldn't help if your teacher writes in script...
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    (Original post by thatwhichiam)
    I spent the first two years of my degree writing in print and naturally transferred to handwriting last October with next to no difficulty. If it's easier for you, you could try that Although I guess that wouldn't help if your teacher writes in script...
    That's good to know, I've done bits and pieces in Russian on an off, not in so many good years now, so I think I just need to get my brain used to it. I'm doing Russian for fun , no teachers.
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    (Original post by insparato)
    That's good to know, I've done bits and pieces in Russian on an off, not in so many good years now, so I think I just need to get my brain used to it. I'm doing Russian for fun , no teachers.
    In which case most of the stuff you use will be in print so I'd stick to print for a while, until you're comfortable with the language at least, otherwise it's just double confusion
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    (Original post by Anatheme)
    Миллион Vs машина
    To make it more legible, Russians often put a line under sh and over t you have damn neat handwriting, mine's all over the place...
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    (Original post by thatwhichiam)
    To make it more legible, Russians often put a line under sh and over t you have damn neat handwriting, mine's all over the place...
    Do they, really? I never put them as I really cba and my exchange partner didn't either :awesome:. And I write real handwritten t rather than the crappy т, as well.

    Aaron:



    EDIT: I forgot to give you this very useful link: Handwritten alphabet
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    Ok some of the shorter stuff I got, but some of those posts were wow.
    And Anatheme you have very neat, very French handwriting.
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    (Original post by commando)
    Ok some of the shorter stuff I got, but some of those posts were wow.
    And Anatheme you have very neat, very French handwriting.
    Nope, that's Russian handwriting, my handwriting in other languages have been influenced by the way I write in Cyrillic :tongue:. It's easier not to use this alphabet first, but it's so much nicer, I'd rather make efforts and have this handwriting than the "typed" one :yep:
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    Anathème, I love the flick on the bottom of your фs. :p:
    Anyhow, Russian AS speaking exam tomorrow, argh!
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    (Original post by Donnchadh)
    Anathème, I love the flick on the bottom of your фs. :p:
    Anyhow, Russian AS speaking exam tomorrow, argh!
    I tried stopping myself from doing it, but that's from my year of Greek, and I can't get rid of it. Oh well, anyway, it doesn't look too bad :holmes:. Good luck for your exam tomorrow!
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    (Original post by Anatheme)
    I tried stopping myself from doing it, but that's from my year of Greek, and I can't get rid of it. Oh well, anyway, it doesn't look too bad :holmes:. Good luck for your exam tomorrow!
    Haha, I like it! I never know quite what to do with фs (or handwritten Бs, since my teacher usually just does a circle with two lines on top)... And thank you!

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