Question by Gentlemintos: How difficult is russian?
I have heard people say its difficult but also that it is sometimes made out to be harder than what it really is. What are some difficulties or russian? what are some aspects of russian that are easy to learn? The russian alphabet was not very hard to learn in my opinion.
My first language is spanish and I speak some french, I dont think that would make it easier but just putting it out there.
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Answer by miamistar007
russian is very difficult.
Answer by Brussell
Russian is difficult for English speakers primarily.
The problem I have had in learning Russian has been the pronunciation of words (which AREN’T always pronounced how they are written, despite what most Russians will try to tell you) and the word order, which is very important but has virtually no standards – it just changes on a whim for inexplicable reasons and you basically just need to memorize the way certain words work in certain contexts.
Other than that it isn’t especially hard. It is vastly different from any other language I have ever learned, but the grammar itself really isn’t that hard. It has a lack of many words we use in English, which actually makes that part a bit easier. The difficulty, once again, lies in the fact that it is just so different from languages most Americans are familiar with. The sounds are different, the way they say things is a bit different, the thought process of forming a sentence is a bit different.
And to dispute one of the answerers above, there are MANY Russian words that are similar to English words, and there are more every year now that the country has been opened up to the western world more than it was before.
Answer by aThornONaRose
its pretty easy to learn..if you where born there and thats what you learned to speak
Answer by Ryan
well alphabets r the easiest. its like kindergarten all ova for me
Answer by answer dude
Answer by SadieAnn_1917
More difficult than French
Answer by bunglebeans29
it is difficult
Answer by Calboy
extremely. none of the words are similar to english words. spanish is very easy in that sense.
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