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.
My stupid fever relapsed earlier this week, so this week was largely devoted to catching up with my Duolingo. I did some speaking exercises on phrases, but the key to this is the word ‘some’.
This post comes after a month-long delay, so I want to apologize right away for that! I was travelling and fell sick, followed by a slightly long recovery, thereby making me want to just lie down and read. That’s no excuse, but still I wanted to say that. Continue reading “Project Prochnost: Week 13”
This week was low-key in terms of writing practice, so the cover picture is a repeat. Now that I straightened that out, something interesting happened, you guys! 🙂
When I used to think of Russia earlier, I used to think of cold weather, beautiful architecture and great writers. Today, I think of it in much more vivid terms. Orenburg shawls. Imperial porcelain. Valenki and samovars. Podstakanniks. Ah! The list is too long. Continue reading “Project Prochnost: Week 11”
I know I know! Week 9 & 10? Talk about being lazy, but no. I have finally, finally finished ‘Culture Shock! Russia’ and I have so much to talk about.
One of those moments in life when you think you got it under control but you don’t. At the outset, I felt that this one project is going to be my personal path to discipline but then life happened. I was unable to give as much time as I would have liked to devote to my Russian practice this week. Continue reading “Project Prochnost: Week 8”
There are probably a hundred different things that I did this week but Russian practice wasn’t one of them. I was attending a friend’s wedding and was back home only by the middle of the week, something that resulted in taking care of a lot of other things but that’s not my excuse. I am just sorry to have neglected my studies. Continue reading “Project Prochnost: Week 6”
As much as I planned to pursue grammar this week, I couldn’t study it much due to my pending vocabulary practice. I am attending a friend’s wedding this weekend, so more of Duolingo next week and less of writing is in order. However, I have found an app for Basic Russian vocabulary, so that sounds pretty convenient on the go. Continue reading “Project Prochnost: Week 5”