In this Rocket Russian lesson we'll be taking a trip to the zoo – зоопарк (zaapark) – to talk about all types of animals in Russian – животные (zhivotnye) or wild animals - звери (zveri)! You might have a dog or cat at home, but I bet you don't have a monkey. You'd have to take a tour while in a Russian-speaking country to see some of these. Russia presents a great opportunity to see some wildlife in taiga (forest)!
After this lesson you'll be able to talk about the animals in Russian in your life and also about the more rare animals you don't see every day.
Let's get started...
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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!
How did you do? A lot of these animal words look similar to the names in English. But don't be fooled! You still need to practice, practice, practice to get the pronunciation right! Feel free to go through this lesson again and say the words out loud until you have animal names perfected.
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