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 one 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 2017 Confederations Cup and the Russia 2018 football World Cup.
Look at some curiosities of the Russian language for Spanish speakers:
* Has unknown pronunciations for Spanish-speaking natives
The Spanish speakers experience a great sensation of the unknown, because the 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 frightening to read a word that contains many consonants together, such as:
- Krasnopresnenskaya (Krasnopresnenskaya) / It is the name of a metro station.
- Cпровоцировать (Cprovotsirovat ') / means to provoke
* The accents of the language
Its use 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 falls is a challenge. Placing the accent in another place 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 has French influence in his language
At the end of the 1600 year and the beginning of 1700, Tsar Romanov decided to change his look towards the West. By then, the most influential European country in the world was France. He decided to include a lot of words, especially in the Russian aristocracy. So much so that this social class spoke French among their peers. Every son of an aristocrat of the time, should read the book entitled "War and peace of Lev Tolstoy" Considered a book with enough parts written in French, which made reading heavy.
* The Russian and its tongue twisters
When a child reads the famous tongue twisters in their native language, it is a true act of laughter. Generally, they can not say it correctly, however, they are considered important exercises to give mobility to the language, for example, saying this phrase in Russian in a fluent way 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 are difficult to execute for the language, when there is no practice.
You who are interested in the Russian language,
Would you dare to write the following sentence in letters?
"Length of one thousand nine hundred and eighty-nine millimeters"