Learn Russian Pronunciation Podcast Ep. 1

Hi, my name is Mark. Welcome to the podcast, Learn Russian Pronunciation. If you have any doubts about your ability to pronounce Russian clearly and easily, then you’ve come to the right place. In these podcasts, by carefully breaking down the speech of my native speaking assistants, I’m going to

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Learn Russian Pronunciation Podcast Ep. 2

Welcome to episode 2 of Learn Russian Pronunciation. Today we’ll tackle one of the biggest sticking points for students of Russian: The rolled R. We’ll start by repeating the following four words after the native speaker.

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Learn Russian Pronunciation Podcast Ep. 3

Welcome to episode 3 of Learn Russian Pronunciation. If you’re new to this course I recommend going back to episode #1 because the lessons are cumulative and they assume you’ve mastered everything in the previous episodes. Anyway, today we’ll be working with consonant clusters. That’s when you have three

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Learn Russian Pronunciation Podcast Ep. 4

Today we’ll learn a cool technique for developing your fluency. All we really do is—in whatever word or phrase we’re focusing on—we change all the vowels to the same sound. For ex: You’ve probably encountered the phrase: Меня зовут

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Learn Russian Pronunciation Podcast Ep. 5

Welcome to episode 5 of Learn Russian Pronunciation. A lot of pronunciation courses, at some point, teach you tongue twisters. Although there’s some value in trying to pronounce them, they’re usually not very useful phrases. Right? I mean

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Learn Russian Pronunciation Podcast Ep. 6

Alright, this is episode 6. Today we’re going to hone in on the most troublesome vowel for non-Russians. Listen and repeat: Ы. On paper, it looks like a lower-case English b, next to a capital I. But again, it’s a single letter in the Cyrillic alphabet. Listen again..Ы

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Learn Russian Pronunciation Podcast Ep. 7

Welcome to episode 7 of Learn Russian Pronunciation. Today we’re going to learn a sneaky little trick, a pronunciation hack, I guess they’d call it, to help with a very common Russian word. I call it a whisper vowel. So here’s the word we’ll be focusing on today: нравится

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Learn Russian Pronunciation Podcast Ep. 8

Welcome to episode 8. Today we’re going to work with this letter: Х …which, on paper, looks like an X. It’s similar to that sound we make when we don’t like some food. эххх (yuch). When importing words from other languages, Russian sometimes use Х in place of a “ch” sound.

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Learn Russian Pronunciation Podcast Ep. 9

Welcome to episode 9. Today we’re going to examine a phenomenon known as voiced and devoiced consonants. Here’s what I’d like you to do. Assuming you’re not driving at the moment, put your fingers on your throat and say the word “cats.”

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Learn Russian Pronunciation Podcast Ep. 10

Alright, this is episode 10 of Learn Russian Pronunciation. Today is the midterm, where I’ll test you on pretty much everything we’ve learned so far. So let’s do it…

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