To learn Russian online as quickly and easily as possible we recommend that you follow these steps!
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The most important part of learning Russian successfully is speaking it out loud. It’s a great way to overcome any potential embarrassment that many people report when learning a new language. Now you can practice speaking Russian in the privacy of your own home before trying it out in a real-life situation.
Rocket Record lets you perfect your Russian pronunciation. Just listen to the native speaker audio and then use the microphone icon to record yourself. Once you’re done, you’ll get a score out of 100 on your pronunciation and can listen to your own audio playback. (Use a headset mic for best results.) Problems? Click here!
Building useful vocabulary while using our voice recognition tool, Rocket Record, will help cement the Russian you learn into your mind. Have a go at pronouncing the Russian words and phrases from this simple conversation between two native Russians.
How are you?
А у Вас?
A u Vas?
If you are serious about learning Russian then it’s important to get used to the rhythm of Russian. To get you started here is the first Interactive Audio course track from Rocket Russian. You can stream it or download it and use offline.
If you are an absolute beginner a Russian conversation may sound like complete gobbledygook (it’s actually very common), but once you listen to the Interactive Audio lesson a few times it will become clearer!
A surprising amount of “language learning” companies don’t explicitly teach how Russian works. Rocket Russian takes completely the opposite approach and breaks down Russian grammar into understandable chunks. For example...
A special feature of the Russian phonetic system is that it has two types of consonants, "hard consonants" and "soft consonants". The vast majority of consonants are hard unless they are followed by the soft sign - Ь or the letters Е, И, Я, Ю and Ë.
Example of a hard consonant; р
Example of a soft consonant; р
If you want every minute you spend learning Russian to count, then the Rocket Reinforcement activities are for you! The Rocket Reinforcement activities are scientifically designed to enhance your recall and understanding of spoken Russian.
Training your ear for Russian can be one of the things that Russian learners find the hardest to master. That’s why we came up with Hear It! Say It!
It's one thing being able to pronounce Russian words correctly, it's quite another figuring out how those sounds turn into written words, which is why we have Write It!
Now, all the training in the world won’t help you if someone is talking to you in Russian and your mind freezes when it’s your turn to speak! That’s why we developed Know It! The self-testing tool that really puts you on the spot!
Why not try them out?
Reinforce your learning from this lesson with the Rocket Reinforcement activities!