The Russian language has become one of the first 10 most spoken languages in the world.
It is the official language of at least 8 countries in Europe and maintains its influence on other 10.
According to data from the European Commission, at least 6% of the entire European population, which represents 30 million inhabitants, speaks Russian.
In recent years its growth has been felt more due to the sports opening from the Confederations Cup 2017 and the Russian Soccer World Cup 2018.
Then look at some curiosities of the Russian language for Spanish speakers?
Peculiarities of the Russian language:
* Has unknown pronunciations for Spanish-speaking natives
Spanish speakers who try to speak Russian experience a great sense of the unknownBecause Cyrillic alphabet composes new letters and pronunciations that have no comparison to their native language.
So the sounds are difficult to make because of their technique. It is almost always scary read a Russian word that contains many consonants together as, for example:
- Krasnopresnenskaya (Krasnopresnenskaya) / It is the name of a metro station.
- Cпровоцировать (Cprovotsirovat ') / means to provoke
But do not worry, also many similar words in spanish and russian that will make you think that the two are almost identical languages.
* The accents of the Russian language
The use of accents in the Russian language is completely different from what is known in Spanish.
In the official Russian language, there are no rules for accentuation, which forces you to know and memorize the words.
Knowing where the accent of a Russian word lies is a challenge.
Placing the accent elsewhere can completely change the meaning of the word, including the sentence.
Let's see some words, for example:
- Замок: castle
- Замок: lock, padlock
- Вести: new news
- Вести: lead
* The Russian language has French influence in its language
At the end of the year 1600 and beginning of 1700, the Czars of the Romanov dynasty decided to change their gaze towards the west.
At that time, the European country with the greatest influence in the world was France. A large number of words were included, especially in the Russian aristocracy. To the point that this social class spoke French among their peers. Every son of aristocrat of the time, should read the book entitled "War and Peace" by Lev Tolstoy. This was considered a book with enough parts written in French, which made heavy reading.
* The Russian and its tongue twisters
When a person reads the famous tongue twisters in his native language, it is a true act of laughter. Generally, few people manage to say them correctly, however, they are considered as important exercises to give mobility to the language.
For example, pronouncing this phrase tongue twister in Russian fluently is an act of courage:
"Dva shshenka shsheke k shsheke schiplyut schetku v ugolke" results "Two puppies are nibbling a broom in the corner."
The combinations between ch and k in Russian are very difficult for Spanish speakers, especially when there is no practice.
And well Russian Lover, you who are interested in russian languageWould you dare to write the following sentence in Russian letters? 🙂
"Length of nineteen eighty-nine millimeters"