Survival Russian Language Walk
So you've got to Moscow. I'm really glad to see you here!
Congrats! But... very few locals speak English and most of the signs around are written in Cyrillic... No panic! Andrew is here to help you:-)
Btw, did you know, that Russian language belongs to the same Indo-European family as majority of European languages? In fact there are tons of Russian words equivalent to English ones, transcribed with Cyrillic letters ... well, alright, sometimes they may sound slightly distorted:-).
During our Survival Russian Language Walk I'll guide you through most "routines" every tourist encounters such as:
— buying a souvenir / cup of coffee or tea / snack, etc.
— asking for directions — places of interest/ stations/ airports/ etc.
— escaping from annoying bums/ zombies:-)
And of course I'll answer all your question you might have.
— basic super-useful everyday phrases like "Yes", "No", "Hello", "Bye", "Thanks", "What's up?", "How to ... ?", "I am a foreigner/ tourist/student/ ...", "Is there a discount for ... ?", "I love you", "You are beautiful":-) and many more!
— to introduce yourself in Russian.
— to interact with staff at cafees, shops and public transport in Russian (we'll practice and I'll guide you through the process).
— to save money by using really cheap public transportation and see more sights!
— anything you would like — just tell me what you want to know;-)
As a BONUS you'll also get:
— Unique reference ABC card where every Russian word, serving an example of letter is equivalent to the English one, sounding similarly.
— Historical reference on architecture surroundings (upon request).
— Traditional candies or cookies.
— Free smiles:-)
No worries, Russian Cyrillic alphabet is more or less similar to Latin; nonetheless, sometimes letters are marked differently. As a practicing language tutor I've got my very own methods of teaching Russian alphabet — check it out here: (http://dexilen85.wix.com/abcbook).
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