Question by Bb: How long does it take to learn Russian?
I’m spending the next 6 months in St. Petersburg for my study abroad program (so excited) and was wondering if anyone who speaks Russian can tell me if I really apply myself if Ill become fluent. I’m studying Russian literature and was also wondering if Tolstoy, Doestoevsky, etc are a good way to learn (I hear they’re much more beautiful in Russian). Thanks for any help!
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Answer by Iza
I don’t speak Russian, but my BF learned it in about two years of college classes and a semester in the Ukraine. He says it would have been sooner if he went to the Ukraine first, so it will probably take less for you. Learning by being immersed is the best way to learn. He took a Russian Lit class but says it was overwhelming because of the “denseness” of the works themselves. learn basics first, when you’re fluent read the Russian classics to become even better.
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