Education is the fortieth (assuming read left to right) skill of the Russian language tree. It teaches a little bit about the Russian school system while also teaching various teaching and learning vocabulary. There is also a couple of imperatives learned in Lesson 9. It has nine lessons.

Culture Notes[edit | edit source]

Russian schools are remarkably similar to American schools, but there are a few differences.

Classes[edit | edit source]

Classes tend to be either forty-five minutes (класс) or ninety-five minutes (пара) (two forty-five minute periods with a five minute break, hence "pair")

Grades[edit | edit source]

Russian's grades are often on the 5-point scale, with 1 being the worst and 5 the best:

  • 1 is so utterly bad that it almost never happens (eдиница)
  • 2 is неудовлетворительно or a "fail" (двойка)
  • 3 is удовлетворительно or a "pass" (тройка)
  • 4 is хорошо or a "good" mark (четвёрка)
  • 5 is отлично or "excellent" (пятёрка)

Russian University[edit | edit source]

There is a hierarchy to a Russian university which shares some similarities with the American system.

университет (university) has several факультеты or отделения (faculties) which then have various кафедры (branches). Some universities will also have an институт (institute) as well.

Lessons[edit | edit source]

Lesson 1[edit | edit source]

  • учебник = textbook
  • класс = class, grade
  • урок = lesson
  • первый = first
  • второй = second
  • третий = third
  • колледж = college

Lesson 2[edit | edit source]

  • четвёртый = fourth
  • пятый = fifth
  • кабинет = room
  • сто = hundred
  • окончить = to graduate
  • шестой = sixth
  • седьмой = seventh

Lesson 3[edit | edit source]

  • упражнение = exercise
  • восьмой = eighth
  • десятой = tenth
  • библиотека = library
  • литература = literature
  • девятый = ninth
  • математика = mathematics

Lesson 4[edit | edit source]

  • здание = building
  • предмет = subject
  • китайский = Chinese
  • пятёрка = "five", "A"
  • этаж = level
  • поступить = to get into

Lesson 5[edit | edit source]

  • четвёрка = "four", "B"
  • текст = text
  • более-менее = more or less
  • история = history
  • двойка = "two", "F"
  • сложный = difficult
  • болый длинный = longer

Lesson 6[edit | edit source]

  • физика = physics
  • биология = biology
  • считать = to count
  • после = after

Lesson 7[edit | edit source]

  • последний = last
  • занятие = study
  • плавать = to swim
  • факультет = faculty
  • юридический факультет = law school
  • научиться = learn
  • физический факультет = physics department

Lesson 8[edit | edit source]

  • воскресенье = Sunday
  • понедельник = Monday
  • суббота = Saturday
  • экзамен = exam
  • готовиться = to prepare
  • биологический факультет = biology department

Lesson 9[edit | edit source]

  • напиши(те) = write (imperative)
  • прочитай(те) = read (imperative)
  • простой = simple
  • доска = board
  • утра = morning
  • преподавать = to teach

References[edit | edit source]

Duolingo Lesson: www.duolingo.com/skill/ru/Places

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