Category Archives: Huliganov's Russian Course

This contains the whole Huliganov Russian Course, from the beginning at the bottom to the end at the top, in order. This is intended to help people who have difficulty finding the parts they need on YouTube.

But you are advised to “click through” into the Youtube environment to watch, as there are comments on there by viewers, questions and answers, and sometimes errors spotted in these films by viewers, so that the complete experience of the course is actually on YouTube itself, by design. This is simply a simplified way of navigating it. If you wish to join the discussion either here or on there it is equally welcome – here the discussion will thread, there it will not, but what you write will probably be seen by more people.

Russian Lesson 102-16 – Basic Russian Grammar #16

Original YT playout date: 6 May 2008
Duration: 21:01

Verbs in -ovat’.
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RL 102 – 15 Russian Basic Grammar Lesson #15

Original playout date: 6 April 2008
Duration: 18:54

“Verbs of type 1b with infinitives in
-yt’. Also more about the imperatives and the past tense, and the way aspects work. Long lesson”
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RL 102-14 Russian basic grammar #14

Original playout date: 2 February 2008
Duration: 14:13

This time we are looking at how to call and be called, and this brings us nicely into 1b verbs. For the accompaniment to the ending song I am indebted to Krzysztof Piotrowicz of Perth, whose channel here is
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RL 102 -13 Basic Russian grammar lesson 13

Original playout date: 6 January 2008
Duration: 21:03

This time we look at the highly irregular conjugation of “khotet'”, to want, and introduce the instrumental case of personal pronouns.
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RL102 – 12 Basic Russian Grammar Lesson 12

Original playout date: 11 November 2007
Duration: 12:56

Impersonal dative constructions using datives are being looked at again here, and the key to understanding is that temporary states tend to be impersonal dative constructions, more permanent ones are personal with the person who is in the state being the subject of the verb.
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RL 102-11 Basic Russian Grammar lesson 11

Original playout date: 24 October 2007
Duration: 12:48

We continue with Dative constructions, used much more in Russian than in Western European languages. Everyone in the room, says Huli, gets kicked into the dative case and nobody is the subject of the sentence, therefore they are impersonal, and in Russian that’s much more idiomatic.
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RL102 – 10 Basic Russian Grammar Lesson 10

Original playout date: 9 August 2007
Duration: 19:50

Explaining the expressions with the dative case of personal pronouns, мне надо, etc.
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RL 102-9 Basic Russian Grammar lesson 9

Original playout date: 11 July 2007
Duration: 16:34

This lesson is all about how to be able to do something, covering umet’ and razumeetsya, as well as “mozhno” and similar constructions with dative pronouns.
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RL102-8 Basic Russian grammar lesson 8

Original playout date: 24 June 2007
Duration: 10:01

Kicking off with an inexplicable session of face exercises, Huliganov explains how personal pronouns are affected by being precede by a preposition, in particular “Y” which gives you the idea of having.
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RL 102-7 Basic Russian Grammar Lesson 7


Playout date: 8 June 2007
Duration: 11:47

We take the direct object pronouns, the accusative/genitive forms of the personal pronouns, and a quick revision of verbs.
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RL 102 6/2

Playout date: 5 May 2007
Duration: 12:56

the second part of the lesson above, finished off with an a capello rendering of “Esli u Vas netu tyoti” (“If you haven’t got an Auntie”) and a joke.
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RL 102 – 6/1 Basic Russian grammar lesson 6 part one

Playout date: 15 April 2007
Duration: 17:18

Again it was necessary to divide the lesson into two parts, and in this first part we look at the future imperfective, and take a first glimpse at verbal aspect, as well as looking at 1a verbs with roots in Y and E.
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