14/01/2019
NEW COURSE TYPE
January 19 GROUP ONLINE GRAMMAR LESSONS
09/01/2019
Free webinar with Tatiana Esmantova 12-th January
The New Year has come and the Derzhavin Institute is ready to start the new Russian language webinars for free - Transitive Verbs of Motion.
21/12/2018
Special offer for Guest House
-20% for Guest House Accommodation in January and February
«Кое-», «-то» и «будь»
30.05.2018 14:17
Russian language, Difficulties, Prefixes, Suffixes, Question Words
237
«Кое-», «-то» и «будь»

Ever wondered how кое-кто, кто-то, and кто-нибудь can all translate to someone in English and yet have completely different meanings in Russian? By the time you've finished reading this post you'll be an expert in using the prefix кое- and the suffixes -то and -нибудь with this and other Russian question words.  

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Winter is coming - get ready!
14.09.2017 16:32
stpetersburg, weather, winter, russian, words, phrases
677
Winter is coming - get ready!

There’s no denying it - the weather in St. Petersburg is….challenging (to put it lightly). If you’ve come (or are planning to come) to Derzhavin Institute in Saint Petersburg to study, you’ll need to start thinking about how to survive the cold winter months in the city. The temperatures can drop to as low as minus 30 degrees celsius, and snow can start to fall as early as October (in 2016, the first snowfall happened on October 26th). Therefore, we recommend getting acquainted with some winter vocabulary and stocking up on winter clothing in advance!

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