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Russian language: no more bullshit
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(03-21-2017 03:55 PM)Gopnik Wrote:  My main problem right now is understanding everyday speech and use of some casual expressions/slang. I sometimes even find it easier to understand the news or a politician giving a speech than a couple of friends shooting the shit at a bar. My guess is that it's just lack of sufficient exposure, has anyone had similar issues?

This guy's videos have been quite useful so far btw:

Other than that, I'm just bombarding my russian friends with questions everytime I hear something new.

I know what you're talking about. When you watch the news, the news presenter has very clear diction and of course uses only formal expressions. What helped me was watching youtube videos where you have unformal, casual everyday speech and some slang. In these videos, diction is often also poorer than some politician giving a speech, so it is a great practice. For example:

You can find there pranks with short interactions from everyday life. They often use slang. Some videos have english subtitles. Very helpful for intermediate speakers IMO.

ДНЕВНИК ХАЧА. A lot of slang, everyday life unformal speech.

Some russian PUAs doing infield pickups. Interesting to know what kind of casual expressions and speech they use to get to meet and know girls.

Pranks/social experiments. People often get upset, swear, use slang.

Some contemporary russian movies also help:
Всё и сразу (2013). I think it is exactly the kind of speech that you are looking for. Highly recommend for that purpose. You can easily find the torrent online.

Дурак (2014). Great movie on the reality of contemporary life in Russia, way more sophisticated than the rest I listed. Very unformal speech, may be challenging to understand everything.
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Russian language: no more bullshit - Roosh - 04-14-2013, 06:51 PM
RE: Russian language: no more bullshit - Lermontov - 04-02-2017 01:18 PM

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