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post #21 of 60
Are these first years?

How about childrens' songs -- "Жили у бабуси" anyone? The lyrics are really easy to catch in kids' songs.

BTW, EVC, I was just browsing our old haunt for some kicks and saw that our dear old furry friend from Princeton has got himself an American невеста at last.
post #22 of 60
Yeah, these are first years. I've thought about children's songs and rhymes, etc., but I am guess I am just more personally entertained by Russian pop Although, I do sometimes show Vinni pukh

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BTW, EVC, I was just browsing our old haunt for some kicks and saw that our dear old furry friend from Princeton has got himself an American невеста at last.
Really? Good for him! It's about time
post #23 of 60
OK, I just saw it (about the engagement). You know, I really just try to avoid that place these days--it just gets my blood pressure up. It is SO over run with trollish-types now. I mean, there were always a few, but it has gotten so much worse, imo. I also used to find it all somewhat amusing, but now I just find it aggravating and there are so many of the "old boys' club" types patting each other on the back and feeding each other's bloated egos that it's just pointless to even try to express an opposing viewpoint, which I did try to do, but have since decided to give up. Quite frankly I've got better things to do than to argue with them, especially knowing that it all falls on deaf ears. These guys need to learn the hard way and I actually take some perverse pleasure in knowing that most of them eventually do.


.....
post #24 of 60
Oh, I would never post there again and argue with them (total waste of time). I just sometimes look there, you know, like watching trash tv. Since I don't watch trash tv (or any regular tv programming), I guess I have this little trash need that's fulfilled by checking them out, as well as the pink nevyesta forum.

What I've noticed is that the incidence of bad grammar and lack of spelling has significantly increased along with the emmm... bad attitudes. Coincidence? I think not.
post #25 of 60
Thread Starter 
EVC- Have you used the Russian Sesame Street? It's freaking awesome.

I think Lyube is very good for learning Russian. He speaks so clearly. I can sing along to almost every song on their latest album.
post #26 of 60
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EVC- Have you used the Russian Sesame Street? It's freaking awesome.
Russian Sesame Street is cute! I have a dvd of a bunch of episodes, but my daughter doesn't usually watch it. She likes to watch Smeshariki. But that one is really cute, so I don't mind. My husband and I like watching it ourselves!
post #27 of 60
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Originally Posted by Mahtob View Post
EVC- Have you used the Russian Sesame Street? It's freaking awesome.

I think Lyube is very good for learning Russian. He speaks so clearly. I can sing along to almost every song on their latest album.

I did use some Ulitsa sezam when I taught first semester last year--I showed the alphabet song which is cute, and I think I showed a counting one when they were learning numbers. I also did a few Liube songs in first semester--I remeber I did that one that starts otchego tak v Rossii beryozy shumyat and I also played their cover of the Russian national anthem


Just as an aside, that beryozy song always reminds me of the KVN team from Astana--they once did a parody with the words otchego tak v Kazakhtane beryozy ne shumyat/potomy chto nichego ne rastyot v Kazakhstane. I don't know why I find that so funny, but it works unexpectedly well with the melody


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Russian Sesame Street is cute! I have a dvd of a bunch of episodes, but my daughter doesn't usually watch it. She likes to watch Smeshariki.
Yeah, my dd wasn't too into it, either. And yet she loves South Park dubbed into Russian....Go figure.
post #28 of 60
: can someone walk me through switching the keyboard to type in cyrillic online? the worst part is that I remember being able to do it in college...

- CBETA the dork (the best I can do, just lucky enough the latin capital letters work out for my name)
post #29 of 60
Thread Starter 
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Just as an aside, that beryozy song always reminds me of the KVN team from Astana--they once did a parody with the words otchego tak v Kazakhtane beryozy ne shumyat/potomy chto nichego ne rastyot v Kazakhstane.
This made me snort and I almost woke my baby. I :heart: KVN but never see it nowadays... too addicted to the Internet, I guess. :

Света- do you have a mac or a PC?
post #30 of 60
pc
post #31 of 60
Just wanted to say привет from another Russian speaker in San Jose, CA

I speak Hebrew as well. Anyone???

Sophie
post #32 of 60
Thread Starter 
There is an Israel tribe, I think, Sophie, and you can also start a separate Hebrew thread. I know for sure you are not the only one BUT- you might not find your fellow Hebrew-speakers on this thread.

Sveta- Okay. I am on a Mac but I will try to do this from memory. First, go down to the toolbar at the bottom of the screen, where it has all the, uh, not tabs, you know... tools. Right click and I think you will get a menu that says "Language Bar". Go to language bar and click and you should get an option to show the language bar. Click that. Once you are showing the language bar, right-click again and go to options. I think then you will get a pop-up menu and on the first tab, you will have the option to move language keyboards into the language bar. (I am sorry that the names of the menus are all weird but I have not used a PC in a couple years.) Move Russian into the language bar. It will say at the bottom of that pop-up menu what the shortcut keys are for switching between keyboards (usually this is alt + shift). So when you save those options, then you can use this shortcut to change between languages.

You know what. I just typed all that out and figured- it's probably wrong.

http://www.pcdoctor-community.com/pc...ge-in-windows/

So, there you go.
post #33 of 60
Sophie, I speak Hebrew, too In fact, DD1 is attending Sunday school that israelites founded, where they speak only hebrew to the kids - I hope she learns some... we are not good enough to speak it at home

I don't think I introduced myself on this thread yet.
I live in Chicago suburbs and have two daughters: 6.5 and 3.5 years old. We try to only speak Russian at home. I teach the girls to read and write Russian: DD1 is finishing up grade 1 according to russian curriculum (I buy textbooks from ozon) and DD2 is just starting to read two-letter slogi (hey, give her some break - the kid's not even 4yo yet!)

I have left the former union in 1991, so I'm pretty removed from goings on there, including pop culture. Originally from Odessa. How about everyone else?
post #34 of 60

typing cyrilics

if you don't want to learn another keyboard, go to translit dot ru and type latin there to convert to cyrilics
post #35 of 60
Thread Starter 
Welcome, elka! Interesting site- thanks! DH will be all over me for that.

Ничиво себе! Давно бы нашла такой сайт! Теперь могу писать такие длинные, скучние сообшение и на английском, И на русском!!! Кайф!

Но, я очень боюсь, что ето не помогает мне с навыками печатантия на русской клавиятуре... уже путаю.
post #36 of 60
у меня обратная проблема - так привыкла к русской клавиатуре, что не могу печатать в транслите - постоянно "русские" буквы под пальцы лезут
post #37 of 60
Thread Starter 
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post #38 of 60
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There is an Israel tribe, I think, Sophie, and you can also start a separate Hebrew thread. I know for sure you are not the only one BUT- you might not find your fellow Hebrew-speakers on this thread.
Its OK. I am so "multicultural" that I probably don't belong to any tribe anywhere. Unless there is a tribe for russian-jewish-israelis married to romanian-christians, living in the US and doing all the AP parenting stuff . I guess I am doomed to always be the weird one...
post #39 of 60
Privet, everyone. I am still, rather slowly, trying to learn Russian, bit by bit. I am married to an Russian expat and we have three kids (who don't speak any Russian!) but they love Cheborashka and Genna and the other little cartoons that we pick up in NE Philly (where all the Russians are)- Three From the Sour Cream Village, Wolf and Rabbit, etc. I forgot about Sesame Street- have to pick that one up.

I have kind of pretty much given up, though, the idea of everyone in the family speaking Russian. Misha and I have been married 8 years now and I have yet to meet anyone from his family besides his 22 year-old nephew (who, if he is a typical representation of Russian/Eastern European youth, is a scary thought, indeed {try to picture someone spending 7 hours in front of the computer trying to find the perfect pair of Gucci sneakers...} So anyway, it seems like we'll never get to Russia and I'll never meet his family, sigh but on a brighter note, this thread is kind of getting me re-inspired.

I also <B Kino and Grebiishnakov (sorry, sp.) Victor Tsoi is/was the man.
post #40 of 60
I just came across this for some reason I don't remember what and it just about bust my gut -- esp Madonna and her ventilatory...

the wikipedia entry on Russian "olbanski"


http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9E%...BA%D0%B8%D0%B9
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