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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Daft Copper

Original playout date: 18 June 2007
Duration: 0:27

Ths was someone else’s video in Russia, all I did was subtitle it. There are a few vids on the channel where all I was doing was making Russian or Polish or other content available to a wider audience in this way.
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A question on Russian grammar

One of my viewers on the Russian Course asked the following question:

So I’m beginning to get a pretty good grasp of how Russian grammar works, but one point is still unclear to me. A lot of times the accusative case is used when it seems the nominative would convey practically the same meaning. With the other cases it’s very clear which needs to be used. Can you help me?

Well, naturally I can help, although I prefer not to do one-on-one, so if a question is worth answering it’s more likely to be answered if you either ask me in a place where others can also share it, or let me answer it in such a way, as indeed I’m doing now.

It also helps, by the way, when you ask a question if you’re one of my subscribers. This person hadn’t remembered to subscribe to me prior to asking the question, but I thought, “ok, interesting question, I’m going to look into this anyway…” Continue reading “A question on Russian grammar”