When people tell you Russian is hard, they refer to the grammatical cases in the language, so when I tell you it’s been a hard week, you can probably guess which grammar chapter I am working on.
For those who might have learnt Sanskrit in school, the memory of grammatical cases is fairly recent. Instead of words such as to, with, of, by etc., Russian words have their endings modified to convey their context. These weeks were spent learning these and I kept confusing one case ending with another. Hope it gets better over time.
The funniest thing is that this is an update of two weeks and yet I have so little to offer. I found a pretty interesting youtube channel for Russian grammar and I have been consulting it for this chapter. I am currently doing cases for Nouns but the concept extends to a few other parts of speech in Russian, so that feels like a good future reward to watch out for.
The pictures of my cases’ practice are fairly boring and messy, so I am using an old picture. Hopefully I can post picture of English to Russian translations of basic sentences by next week. Till then, пока-пока!