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How he met her mother

Young love – isn't it romantic? Not if you are the mother who has to confront an unknown guy whom her daughter is going to "shack up" with. If only he'd been well-behaved and civilized, that is, knew at least how to address his potential mom-in-law properly!Today we are learning proper manners and r...

Host: Masha, Nikita

Published: January 16, 2013

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It's not my size at all!

Everybody likes getting presents – Russian women are no exception – and some of us even enjoy giving them. Let's see what went wrong with a gift in our dialog (and whether there ever even was one) and learn some necessary expressions concerning giving and receiving presents....

Host: Masha, Nikita

Published: December 31, 2012

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A friend, not a boyfriend

When meeting people, it's better to clarify the girlfriend/boyfriend issue right up front so that you don't fall in love too soon. Or so that you can start falling, if the coast is clear. And, as a foreigner meeting Russian girls, you're in for some nice surprises in this lesson! In today's grammar,...

Host: Masha, Nikita
Function: introduction

Published: November 14, 2012

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What's up?

One tricky thing about talking on the phone is that you sometimes don't know whom you're talking to. Then, you're too sweet to the wrong person, and the next moment your marriage is on the rocks. We can't teach you to be careful, but we can show you how to be nice and exchange the usual "how do you ...

Grammar: how_are_you
Host: Masha, Nikita

Published: October 29, 2012

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Meeting a Russian girl

How can you pick up a gorgeous Russian girl? Or a guy, for that matter? Let's see how to start or not to start a conversation in Russian, and also how to react to some silly pick-up lines. Today's Grammar will help you with it: We'll learn Russian construction for asking one's name and the necessary...

Host: Masha, Nikita

Published: September 24, 2012

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