13 In Russian

Hello Russian!

Welcoming another new language to my life 🙂

I started Korean in 2008 and re-started Japanese in 2012. Can’t quite believe it’s been 10 and 6 years since then.

When I mentioned on Insta that I was going to learn Russian, I was quite surprised by how the main reaction was “HUH THIS IS SO RANDOM”. Actually, it’s not that random. I’ve always wanted to learn Russian someday, just that I didn’t get down to doing it till now.

It was probably on a random whim that I actually got down to learning half the alphabet on my own a couple of months ago, but I realised that I really couldn’t find the motivation and discipline to do all 3 languages on my own. So I contemplated taking classes and one fine day this week (lol), I decided to Google for suitable classes and woohoo I found something that fit perfectly (must be fate!). So I signed up the very next day and went for my first Russian lesson a few days later! Hahaha talk about spontaneous decisions 🙂

While I do believe in making measured decisions, sometimes it’s really all these spontaneous decisions that turn out to be awesome choices in life. That was also how I got into Korean and Japanese language. Random decisions. 🙂

Thanks Gil for the notebook! 🙂 I used it immediately!

I have two notebooks for Russian now – one for class and one for self-study. Although I’m taking classes, I’m not planning to rely entirely on them to progress and hopefully I can still find some time to self-study 🙂

Till next time! 🙂

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    25 March, 2018 at 5:04 PM

    I remember you mentioned on this blog several years ago that you want to learn Russian, and Spanish too. So not random at all! 🙂

    You already speak 4 languages… I’m so envious! I know that excited feeling when starting a new class or a new language. All the possibilities! I know you’ll be very busy but I hope you find some time to share with us your experiences. Russian is so different than East Asian languages, I’m really curious how they compare.

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      27 March, 2018 at 8:25 AM

      Aww Luna, thanks for remembering!! (: Yes, it’s so exciting to start a new language. There’s so much to learn, so much to explore 😀 Will share when I learn more! ?

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    25 March, 2018 at 10:18 PM

    Удачи тебе в изучении русского, Шанна! 🙂

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      27 March, 2018 at 8:26 AM


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    26 March, 2018 at 12:41 AM

    와 러시아어!
    아시아와 완전 반대쪽으로 가셨네요 ㅋㅋ
    저 러시아 사람인데 모국어가 어려울 때가 있어요 ㅠ
    처음엔 어려울 수도 있지만 그만큼 재미있고 색달라요~

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      27 March, 2018 at 8:28 AM

      ㅎㅎ 발음부터 어려워요 ㅋㅋㅋ 그런데 재미 있고 매려적인 언어예요. 열심히 하겠습니다. ㅎ

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    26 March, 2018 at 11:34 AM

    I have a Russian language book! Was thinking of visiting Vladivostok but that never happened.
    Random spontaneous decisions are OK for things that aren’t going to effect your long term finances.

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      27 March, 2018 at 8:28 AM

      Niceee! I’m using online resources at the moment, will think of books next time (: hahaha language learning is an expensive hobby 😛

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    27 March, 2018 at 7:25 AM

    do you do anything nowadays that you enjoy doing in korean be it music, tv show, dramas, books??? or is it sporadic???

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    Grace Osas
    29 March, 2018 at 2:11 PM

    Well done for starting a new language. I hope it’ll be fun!

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    6 April, 2018 at 5:02 PM

    You’re like my soul sister.. I’ve always wanted to learn Korean AND Russian! All the best!

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    16 April, 2018 at 4:08 AM

    Удачи в изучении русского языка! 🙂

    ps: btw, just randomly found your blog during my search for Japanese audio dramas.
    I’m also learning Japanese, 100% self-study, got JLPT N2 already.
    Self-study seems like the best way.
    Though, I consume a lot of Japanese media anyway and have great interest in country itself.

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    1 June, 2018 at 3:06 AM

    와 진짜 멋있어요!! 저두 러시아어 배울 생각인데 ㅎㅎ 혹시 그 노트북 어디서 받으셨어요?? Gil?? 사이트인가요? 너무 이뻐서요 ㅎㅎ감사합니당 !! 글구 굿러크!!

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