Mistakes To Avoid When Speaking Russian
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It’s not about grammar, it’s about communication. I will talk about These are mistakes to avoid when speaking Russian.
If you make these mistakes, I think nobody will point them out to you (probably your Russian tutor will do). To be on a safe side though, it’s best to avoid making them.
Sometimes a person knows grammar very well, builds absolutely correct sentences, makes no grammatical mistakes, but gets into awkward situations. I want to talk about such mistakes with you today. There are three such mistakes. Foreigners, who come to Russia and begin to speak in Russian, make them very often.
I will write about one of them here, and the rest you can check in the video 🙂
If you are a student, you are in the class and you want to call your teacher, what should you say? You will not say: ‘Teacher!’ It will sound awkward to a Russian. You should address a teacher by his name and patronymic. For example, I’m Anna Nikolaevna – my name is Anna and my patronymic is Nikolaevna because my father’s name is Nikolai.