Countries is the forty-first (assuming read left to right) skill of the Russian language tree. It has a total of five lessons and teaches the words for various countries, their languages and their people.

Grammar Notes[edit | edit source]

Patterns in People and Places[edit | edit source]

People from various countries, as well as the language and the name of the place are inter-related:

Country Male Person Female Person Language/Adjective
Китай китаец китаянка китайский
Америка американец американка американский

Note: as you can see, ethnicities and languages are not capitalized.

Simple Future (featuring perfectives)[edit | edit source]

If you are completing an action in the future, simply conjugating the perfective form is enough.

An American Writer[edit | edit source]

You can "double-up" ethnicities and jobs together like so:

  • студент-художник = a student who is also an artist

A Russian Dictionary[edit | edit source]

If an object is written, spoken, etc. in a language, then use на + instrumental; if it is instead done in a certain language (including speaking a language), then use по- + dative.

Lessons[edit | edit source]

Lesson 1[edit | edit source]

  • американец/американка = American
  • карта = map
  • Киев = Kiev
  • понравиться = will like
  • Италия = Italy
  • приехать = to arrive (with a vehicle)

Lesson 2[edit | edit source]

  • когда-нибудь = sometime
  • Япония = Japan
  • Китай = China
  • японский = Japanese
  • Казахстан = Kazakhstan
  • почти = almost
  • гора = mountain

===Lesson

  • японец/японка = Japanese
  • француз = Frenchman
  • французский = French
  • спортсмен/спортсменка = male athlete/female athlete
  • Канада = Canada
  • Беларусь/Белоруссия = Belarus, Byelorussia

Lesson 4[edit | edit source]

  • украинский = Ukrainian
  • итальянский = Italian
  • Испания = Spain
  • Англия = England
  • отдохнуть = to rest
  • иностранный = foreign

Lesson 5[edit | edit source]

  • Сибирь = Siberia
  • добро пожаловать = Welcome
  • Польша = Poland
  • Лондон = London

References[edit | edit source]

Duolingo Lesson: www.duolingo.com/skill/ru/Countries-and-Places

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