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Russian language: no more bullshit
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RE: Russian language: no more bullshit
I've skipped ahead to unit 2 of Pimsleur having finished two semesters of intensive Russian at university, and there are some things that already stand out to me, having now had formal language instruction.

They say один час instead of simply час.
They really abhor the perfective (for now at least) future, preferring the very Spanish resembling construction conjugated собираться + infinitive, like conj. ir a + inf.
They also don't do the perfective past, which is more or less all I use now. It is probably difficult to explain aspect in just an audio program, but I was under the understanding that imperfective past is more like "I was in the process of seeing, reading, doing, walking, driving, when..." whereas the perfective future is what we usually see with "I saw him, I read the book, I walked to the store, I drove to Moscow, etc."
They teach поесть for eating, which is perfective specifically to eat a little. I guess this is more polite?
They say кое-что, which is something I never encountered, using что-то instead.
They say должен is more of a must like нужен or надо, instead of a should.

This could all happen in much later lessons, but since Roosh himself recommends this resource, I just wanted to bring up a couple things I noticed for those who are just using Pimsleur to get started with the intro lessons to bear in mind.
04-30-2016 09:50 PM
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Russian language: no more bullshit - Roosh - 04-14-2013, 06:51 PM
RE: Russian language: no more bullshit - swuglyfe - 04-30-2016 09:50 PM

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