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#84 - suckshit (05/16/2013) [-]
I wonder how many people on fj are russians/speak russian? And how did they got here?
User avatar #102 to #84 - tankeruber ONLINE (05/16/2013) [-]
Learning it right now in school.
#109 to #102 - suckshit (05/16/2013) [-]
Where do you live?
User avatar #119 to #109 - tankeruber ONLINE (05/16/2013) [-]
Estonia.
#137 to #119 - suckshit (05/16/2013) [-]
Oh. Okay then
#97 to #84 - ilikejoker (05/16/2013) [-]
Ask a russian
#112 to #97 - pjuns (05/16/2013) [-]
Why wont the russians learn english? I asume you're one of the few who can speak english, since you are not a pink elephant
#122 to #112 - morkotlap (05/16/2013) [-]
English is harder for the russians for three reasons:

1) Incompatible alphabet. 'th' is for example completely untransliterable into cyrilic and russians tend to use ear-splitting ersatz like ф (f in fine) or з (x in xeno).

2) Different language group. Most of the world speak either romanic or germanic language. English is a mixture of french and north sea germanic so it's similar to both. Slavic group is completely different and thus is more difficult for slavs to learn, especialy online, without human contact.

3) Isolation. Nobody visits russia. The few who do visit the few sights Moscow and Petersburg has to offer and stick to the people they know. In every other bigger city around the world, you're gonna bump into foreigners and foreign students, eager to discuss everything without fear of reprisal which provides opportunities for learning. Russia is cold, xenophobic, hostile and unforgiving nations, where your worth is determined by who you know and where you still can get killed or badly beaten for having opinion. Theres not much of a social mingling, especially not with foreigners.
User avatar #144 to #122 - MasterZii (05/16/2013) [-]
So many Russians speak English the last time I went there. Especially the kids. Maybe not very fluently, but still. [I'm also Russian]
#133 to #122 - suckshit (05/16/2013) [-]
Easy there, now
It's like that mostly, I'll give that. But one can learn just fine, if he wants to. And the third one is some kind of stereotype. You'd find none of that in most of cities. Can't say about the countryside though. Your rednecks aren't better anyway
#142 to #133 - morkotlap (05/16/2013) [-]
Rednecks?   
mfw I was born in Leningrad.   
   
Parents moved out of the country rly quickly tho. Still, all the russians I know live up to the horrible stereotype. And the news I read and watch about russia aren't helping much (RT and Pravda, to not be accused of reading western propaganda). Last time russian friend wanted to assure me it's safe to visit place of my birth he said something "reassuring" like "Cut your hair, so they won't beat you for looking gay, cut your beard so they won't beat you up for looking jew, try not to have any opinion and you'll be fine."   
   
And well, even the Japanese manage to learn english. The point is that for germanics and romanics it's way easier. And as somebody said earlier, russians don't really care about english.
Rednecks?
mfw I was born in Leningrad.

Parents moved out of the country rly quickly tho. Still, all the russians I know live up to the horrible stereotype. And the news I read and watch about russia aren't helping much (RT and Pravda, to not be accused of reading western propaganda). Last time russian friend wanted to assure me it's safe to visit place of my birth he said something "reassuring" like "Cut your hair, so they won't beat you for looking gay, cut your beard so they won't beat you up for looking jew, try not to have any opinion and you'll be fine."

And well, even the Japanese manage to learn english. The point is that for germanics and romanics it's way easier. And as somebody said earlier, russians don't really care about english.
#180 to #142 - suckshit (05/16/2013) [-]
What about rednecks?
Dude, I still live in Russia, not even in Moscow and I'm perfectly good there, despite my rather gay-like look and desire to say things better left unspoken, and guess what? I don't recall being beaten even once. In the US there are no less gangs and wannabes than in here.
Russia's wheeling to hell in the straightest path, that's so, but if you've got some sense you'll be alright. I don't watch news on TV nor I read it; so far I'm quite fine.
I had been living in America 'round a year and I travel a lot, so I know how people supposed to live, I'm planning to move abroad myself, but even so I can't say that things around here are as horrible as you think they are. Call me lucky, might be that's the reason
#182 to #180 - morkotlap (05/16/2013) [-]
Thanks! I kinda hoped someone would try to disprove my fears. At least some of them. Might as well sometimes visit when I am already branded "russian" down here.
#183 to #182 - suckshit (05/16/2013) [-]
It's nice that you didn't force your point, I like that. Where do you live now btw?
Have no fear, you won't be harmed as long as you act like an adequate person. Come, I say! We have our own perks you might enjoy.
#184 to #183 - morkotlap (05/16/2013) [-]
Czech republic. They (we?) still aren't over the 68' occupaion. I have to sooner or later anyway. Some relatives I haven't seen in ages.
#186 to #184 - suckshit (05/16/2013) [-]
Queer coincidence, but that's just where I'm heading.
Well, if only I'd get visa for an education, which I should get/not get by the end of May. There's some **** going on, the assholes in the embassy reject every two in three russians who apply for long-term visa
#191 to #186 - morkotlap (05/16/2013) [-]
The Czech byrocracy is pretty infamous. Austrian school i guess. Also there's ongoing fright about eastern cheap workforce "taking our jobs". You should have no problems with studies if you proof-read the protocols though.

Also long-term visas are kinda derped, as the education long term visa is actually not meant for the colleges. You need long term residency for those.
#193 to #191 - suckshit (05/17/2013) [-]
I'm to go to UNYP, which isn't a college. And I don't want to settle/work in CR as I don't know Czech nor I want to learn it.
And I kinda missed your last statement. Long term residency is supposed to be your dorm/flat which you ought to prove by the letter of accommodation, so it goes within education long term visa
#194 to #193 - morkotlap (05/17/2013) [-]
It's just different form and the "long term study visa" is not meant for colleges which some find weird. Byrocracy...
#120 to #112 - anonymous (05/16/2013) [-]
Why wont the americans learn something else from english?
#132 to #120 - pjuns (05/16/2013) [-]
I'm a dane, so I cant help you with that, ask the americans.
#114 to #112 - ilikejoker (05/16/2013) [-]
I dunno, i guess they dont need it
User avatar #88 to #84 - arkytior (05/16/2013) [-]
I can speak a little russian, I learned it in high school
User avatar #89 to #88 - romanprinsonerr (05/16/2013) [-]
same here
#91 to #89 - suckshit (05/16/2013) [-]
And where are you guys from?
As I know there are no russian in US public schools
User avatar #178 to #91 - romanprinsonerr (05/16/2013) [-]
They do teach russian in US public schools, just very few school have it, I know in massachusetts there like 6 public schools that teach it
#181 to #178 - suckshit (05/16/2013) [-]
Are they like russian district schools or something?
I lived in LA for a while and went to some public school in rather crap district so there were mainly armenians and coreans, but there weren't these languages as an option
User avatar #190 to #181 - romanprinsonerr (05/16/2013) [-]
I live in a somewhat blue collar town, its just coincidence that we have a russian teacher, russian used to big alot more popular in school systems back at the start of the cold war
#128 to #91 - morkotlap (05/16/2013) [-]
In most of the eastern Europe, russian is still taught in primary education as a second language.

And the rest of the Europe tends to have elective third language in high school that tends to be french, german or russian.
User avatar #85 to #84 - tenfinnvo (05/16/2013) [-]
I don't know how many of us are here, and i do not remember how i got here.
#90 to #85 - suckshit (05/16/2013) [-]
That was some piece of information I was in need of, truly
Why did you even bother to write?
#93 to #90 - tenfinnvo (05/16/2013) [-]
I do not know.
#100 to #93 - suckshit (05/16/2013) [-]
Ok now you do the very same thing, only worse given that you've dragged another russian into that
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