TOP-5 Common Mistakes in Learning Russian 💥 Giveaway from Be Fluent in Russian Channel 💥

  • Published on Aug 21, 2018
  • Today we have a Special Guest: Fedor from Be Fluent in Russian channel with a video about TOP-5 Common Mistakes in Learning the Russian Language (or any other foreign language)!
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    This video will help you to avoid the most popular mistakes in learning Russian and will help you to reach fluency asap!
    The tips will be useful for learners of all levels: beginners, pre-intermediate, intermediate and even advanced students.
    Watch our videos and learn Russian faster! ;)
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    You just need to leave a comment under this video and Fedor will randomly choose the winners 🥇 and will kindly give them one of his courses. I wish good luck to all of you, friends! The results of the giveaway will be published on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.
    Don't forget to give the video 👍 and to share it with your friends, don't be greedy, share the knowledge! 😜

Comments • 111

    RU-LAND CLUB  7 months ago +1

    Hi guys! Fedor just did a stream with Giveaway results! You can watch it right here: My congratulations to the winners :))

  • Dey Badis
    Dey Badis 3 months ago

    Федор и ромакер и ника маладецы спасибо за вам

  • Kuwait Market
    Kuwait Market 3 months ago

    Thank u for ur advic

  • Zipperneck
    Zipperneck 4 months ago

    Actually, the first mistake is:
    1) Trying to learn the Russian language without a Russian girlfriend.

  • You Tube
    You Tube 5 months ago

    1:44 up to you данном случае какое значение дает ?

  • big rich texas
    big rich texas 6 months ago


  • Regrettable-Username
    Regrettable-Username 6 months ago

    The biggest mistake I made was teaching myself how to write the Cyrillic alphabet how it's typed out in a book instead of in script like you're supposed to write it. My notes looked like they'd been typed out, but my professor was not very happy about it and we had an extra lesson about handwriting because of it. I'm still bad about it and, if I'm in a rush, I still write in 'print.'

    I need to fix that...

      RU-LAND CLUB  6 months ago

      I think now the handwriting should not be something obligatory. If you like to write with typed letters, why not, it is easier to read and looks better. Just typed letters are slower to write :)

  • Jeff Snider
    Jeff Snider 6 months ago

    Christina taught me ошибка.....this is a common word in my vocabulary....Xa........Xa.........

  • forrest gump
    forrest gump 6 months ago +2

    You linguist are good at collaboration! That is exceptional.......

  • lisaviktorya
    lisaviktorya 7 months ago

    Great advice, спасибо! I am taking Russian level 2 in college but want to supplement my learning any way possible. I’d love to check out the mindset class especially, thanks!

  • College Russian
    College Russian 7 months ago

    Вы оба очень позитивные люди! Рада была смотреть вашу совместную работу!

  • Russian from Russia
    Russian from Russia 7 months ago

    Спасибо, интересно!

  • Patrick Bateman
    Patrick Bateman 7 months ago

    yellow teeth, sorry couldn't help it, lol.

  • madelyn gorobat
    madelyn gorobat 7 months ago

    For me, Teacher Nika is a great teacher. I learned a lot from her. Thanks teacher 💕 i appreciate your efforts 😘

  • madelyn gorobat
    madelyn gorobat 7 months ago

    This is a very useful information!!!! 😊

  • Be Fluent in Russian
    Be Fluent in Russian 7 months ago

    Hi Guys! Just did a live-stream announcement of winners of the giveaway. Here are the winners:
    Doonya Dubai
    ​Jenn Shvedchenko
    ​samantha myers
    ​Robby Sondak
    ​José Vicente Esteve
    ​Daniel Lee
    ​Chuado Neblod
    ​Forrest Houghton
    ​James Lout
    You can choose one of two courses from here:
    1. Russian 101 -
    2. Right Mentality -
    Then simply email us at and title it "giveway".
    Congrats and have fun learning:)

  • Russell Stout
    Russell Stout 7 months ago

    Seeing these 2 channels collaborate is amazing.

  • Kuwait Market
    Kuwait Market 7 months ago +1

    For All Russian Learners, I designed this T-shirt for you 😁😁
    You can buy it through amazon ...Link below:
    Phrase written on T-shirt,
    я хочу учить русский
    помогите мне
    Means: I want to learn Russian, help me please😜😜

  • Ian Ruau
    Ian Ruau 7 months ago

    Wow I didn't expected to see you both in a single video! I totally agree with the third mistake, I'm having a hard time pronouncing russian words, but I think I'm coping well with it

  • MrMagedon12
    MrMagedon12 8 months ago

    Fedor, you helped with your free courses on youtube. Thanks a lot, bro!

  • Lilia Ghanem
    Lilia Ghanem 8 months ago

    I loved this so much 😍😍 i would like 101

  • Forrest Houghton
    Forrest Houghton 8 months ago +1

    Thanks for the tips...I am starting to learn Russian and need as much help as I can get, lol. My wife is Russian and her whole side of the family it pushing me to learn.

  • James Bailes
    James Bailes 8 months ago

    The new logo looks great!

  • Marie Watsessing
    Marie Watsessing 8 months ago

    Thank you, Fedor. You make an excellent point about picking topics instead of trying to learn everything at once.

  • Nick Stanbridge
    Nick Stanbridge 8 months ago

    Great video, thanks for your tips. This is the first time I've heard about Fedor's channel 🙃 subscribed for more great videos. Thank you Ru Land Club for helping us find more great Russian learning resources!

  • the viking
    the viking 8 months ago

    Good video. I had never heard of this guy, but has a great TVclip channel also.

  • Wolf Girl
    Wolf Girl 8 months ago

    This helps alot) thank you)) I been watching you for a long time. I been learning a few years now. Yet I'm still not good at it(

  • Jack Tolmachoff
    Jack Tolmachoff 8 months ago

    Makes sense


    Hello. I am subscribed to both channels and I really appreciate your effort to make this videos, whit excellent advises for learning Russian. You are excellent teachers.

  • wael katma
    wael katma 8 months ago

    It's nice to see you both in one video

  • Нейтик
    Нейтик 8 months ago +2

    Спасибо за вашу помощь. Действительно у учеников чего-либо бывают эти ошибки. Федор дал ценный совет. Я добавлю, что нет magic trick в изучении иностранных языков. Это просто требует реального сила, времени, и интереса ученика. Ещё раз спасибо! )

  • Lutch Bizin
    Lutch Bizin 8 months ago

    Hi, Fyodor. I would like to run for The Right Mentality course. I think a good language learner should take in all the steps you've pointed out. Besides those a language learner should also be patient, hard working and take every opportunity to practice. Another key thing is curiosity, that is, try to see the world from a different angle, from the angle of the cultural background of the new language you're learning. I've recently learned a new emotion word in Russian that I didn't know, namely 'тоска'. So I went deeper into this word and found out that this word can be conceptualized by colours. So Russian speakers can experience 'чёрная тоска', 'серая тоска', 'золотая тоска' and even 'тоска зелёная', where the adjective goes after the noun! Another thing that I love is learning proverbs as they reveal the soul of the language. Thank you kindly!

    • ALEX VAP
      ALEX VAP 7 months ago

      Ну ты и в дебри залез... Ну, как говорится - "бог в помощь" )))

    • Lutch Bizin
      Lutch Bizin 7 months ago

      +ALEX VAP Золотую тоску я читал в рассказе армянского писатея. Там он описывает нежные воспоминания своего детства. Прости, но я сейчас не помню его имя. Что касается 'серой тоски', есть пять примеров в Национальном корпусе русского языка

    • ALEX VAP
      ALEX VAP 7 months ago

      Это где ты такое услышал: 'серая тоска' и 'золотая тоска'??? Это что-то новое в русском языке ))))

  • Lutch Bizin
    Lutch Bizin 8 months ago +1

    Спасибо большое за видео, Ника! Just let me help you with a little thing here. First of all, I love your English. It sounds great! You know, some words don't take a plural form in English, words like 'information, equipment, news, etc. Advice is also one of those. So 'I have some advice' is ok. If you really want to emphasize the word in the plural, you could say 'I have some pieces of advice'. Знаете, я очень люблю русскую поговорку (или пословицу?) 'Век живи, век учись' и повторяю себе самому ...'а дураком помрёшь'!

      RU-LAND CLUB  8 months ago

      That's right, I said it and realized only when we were editing the video, sorry about it 😅

  • Reinaldo Pereira
    Reinaldo Pereira 8 months ago +2

    It's nice to see you guys on each other's channel haha

  • Rexulub
    Rexulub 8 months ago

    Это очень полезные советы! Федор очень крутой парень, мне нравятся его видео :)

  • Deb Eisenmann
    Deb Eisenmann 8 months ago +1

    I think your advice is excellent and you actually convinced me to go to my friends that are native speakers for their feedback. I’ve been scared of doing that. Thanks so much.

  • Francis Srečko Fabian
    Francis Srečko Fabian 8 months ago

    Nice to see the both of you in one video. I'm subscribed to both of you and 4-5 others.Anastasia Semina, Be Fluent, Have Fun with Russian (lZlata "friended me on VK soon after I joined), Russian Pod 101 (Катюша is probably my favourite person on the Internet - maybe the whole world), Real Russian Club with Daria, Yes Russian with Arina. She would send me dialogues to translate and question to answer. She said I was getting better. You'd think with all the above I'd be totally fluent. But excuses abound (Dad passed away, Mum needs to be taken care of and I have more than 7 medical appointments a week!!! However, I am improving). I am guilty of most of these common mistakes but I will do what Fyodor suggested. First think in the morning before social media, sports scores, Trump antics etc. I will spend an hour on Russian. I have paid for several courses and my brother got me the Russian (& French as he speaks that) Rosetta stone course. So, tomorrow, in about 12 hours. I get back into it.! (hope I can get out of bed). P.S. Currently, I have dozens I follow on Instagram and I do most of my Russian learning there. Another good resource.

  • Гиргис
    Гиргис 8 months ago

    Very Useful, Thank you so much 😍

  • Craig G
    Craig G 8 months ago

    Thank you for the video! Excellent advice. I completely agree about the pronunciation. I made a video where I pronounced Russian sentences incorrectly, and then correctly on my other channel 'American Studying Russian'. Native Russians commented, and said it was hard to understand me when I pronounced them incorrectly, but it was easily understood when pronouncing them correctly. This was mostly based on words with unstressed (o) & stressed (о́), so my horrible pronunciation was a bit exaggerated. It was based on my incorrect pronunciation of the word вопрос. I was saying 'во́прас' instead of 'вопро́с'.
    I now realized that I haven't subscribed with my other channel that I use more often now, so I'm going to go do that now.

    • American Studying Russian
      American Studying Russian 8 months ago

      I'm Craig G, and I'm subscribed on this channel now. Спасибо за видео!!!

  • Tommy GinShop
    Tommy GinShop 8 months ago

    My two favourite teachers of Russian - differing styles but easy going and more importantly, teaching this old buzzard a new, beautiful language! Thank you both so much :)

  • Chuado Neblod
    Chuado Neblod 8 months ago

    I very would like to win one of those courses! good luck to everyone!
    And as always
    Я люблю твои видео, Ника!

  • Ryan Zalewski
    Ryan Zalewski 8 months ago

    Congrats on the collaboration dude. Way to go Fedor! You make amazing videos. Thanks for showing me another channel to help me reach fluency. Пока пока!

  • José Vicente Esteve
    José Vicente Esteve 8 months ago +2

    07:19 and watching this!

  • robinson
    robinson 8 months ago

    Great advice. Spasibo!

  • Chenango1960
    Chenango1960 8 months ago

    I love both Nika's channel and Be Fluent in Russian. I have subscribed to both, and I have learned a lot about the Russian language from both of you. I think that it is great that you have combined channels to accomplish this.

  • Karan Singh Kanwal
    Karan Singh Kanwal 8 months ago

    Thanks a lot, Nika n Fedor, as always.

  • Steve Adams
    Steve Adams 8 months ago

    Здравствуйте, I couldn't agree more with trying to learn a language, get the pronunciation down first to set a good foundation. Learning to read the text helps a good bit as well. Learn some basic vocabulary and worry about cases later on. I've heard from multiple teachers you can at least communicate to some degree with some basic vocabulary vs knowing all the cases. Good luck to everyone

  • samantha myers
    samantha myers 8 months ago

    Thank you for these five pointers! I definitely need to set aside a regular time to study everyday!

  • bruce diaz
    bruce diaz 8 months ago

    thanks for sharing your knowlege

  • bruce diaz
    bruce diaz 8 months ago

    Nika & Fedor you are the best teahers

  • James Oakes
    James Oakes 8 months ago

    Great video! Thanks to you both!

  • Stormy
    Stormy 8 months ago

    Omg you guys collabed!
    Study what you need/ want to be able to say
    Это просто мой совет. Я знаю 9 языки

  • John Martin
    John Martin 8 months ago

    Free is always nice to hear about. I've actually run across his channel before and found it helpful. I guess I'll have to subscribe now rathre than just manually checking whenever I think of checking for new vids.....there are sooooooooooooooo many Russian vids to check out daily/weekly!

  • Vagner Rengav
    Vagner Rengav 8 months ago

    I'm from Brazil and I follow the two channels ... Amazing this new video with very real tips! I want to learn Russian because I intend to get my Masters or PhD at МГИМО. Of course, with all support from both of you, Ника and Fedor, and my determination, I will do that! Thanks to all of you for many and many good videos shared here! большое спасибо! ; ))

  • Vagner Rengav
    Vagner Rengav 8 months ago +2

    OMG... such a nice surprise! Together you rock! ; ))

  • one42chrisp
    one42chrisp 8 months ago

    Good video, I think I am guilty of all five mistakes 😫😫

  • Ibrahim
    Ibrahim 8 months ago

    Thank you guys so much for your great efforts and contributions in preparing these Russian langue lessons and tips.
    I started learning Russian 3 weeks ago, and as a subscriber to both of your channels I could say that, your videos are really helpful and provide great information for a Russian language learner.
    About this video, I have a a question about mistake number 3: which is regarding ignoring the pronunciation skill during the learning process. I totally agree with that not focusing on the pronunciation could end up in speaking with words that no one can understand it except you. However, how we can enhance and sharpen our pronunciation and how we can make sure that our pronunciation are correct and clear to the native speakers ? any recommendation about a any tool or website that can help in checking this ?

  • Brendan Vaisvil
    Brendan Vaisvil 8 months ago

    Good advice for learning anything, not just Russian. One of the hardest parts is know exactly how to break up your education into smaller, manageable parts. Any recommendations for paid resources?

    • Be Fluent in Russian
      Be Fluent in Russian 8 months ago

      I seriously don't know resources that can help you with breaking it up according to your level of Russian. You'd have to spend some time with a teacher and figure that out. Ask Nika for help on that, she'd help you:)

  • UrbanEDC LTD
    UrbanEDC LTD 8 months ago +2

    Very nice!! 🤗🤗❤️❤️

  • Foteini F.
    Foteini F. 8 months ago

    Thank you for the advice. Russian is kind of difficult so your video us helpful!

  • Mike Thompson
    Mike Thompson 8 months ago +9

    Почему Ваш язык очень трудный? Изучение русской грамматики - это форма мазохизма!!!

    • College Russian
      College Russian 7 months ago

      Зато русский стоит боли!

    • Mike Thompson
      Mike Thompson 8 months ago +1

      Я спик гуд по-русски! Урррраааааа!!! :-D

      RU-LAND CLUB  8 months ago +3

      Да ладно, Майк! Всё у тебя отлично получается, и всё не так уж сложно 😉

    SUPERSAIYAN DRIZZY 8 months ago

    I thought this video was very helpful. I’m JUST beginning in my studies and I hope to start a strong foundation for it with this channel.

  • Юджин Самуилович

    Thank you Nika for sharing this video, great tips!

  • Yoshi Todo
    Yoshi Todo 8 months ago +4

    Love Fedor! You guys should collaborate more often! 😄💕
    But in this video you guys didn't talk to each other once! 😂

      RU-LAND CLUB  8 months ago

      Возможно, этот вариант останется на будущее))

    • Yoshi Todo
      Yoshi Todo 8 months ago

      +RU-LAND CLUB Ну, вы могли бы поговорить через Skype, как ты с Лейлой! Используя современные технологии, нет ничего невозможного. 😊

      RU-LAND CLUB  8 months ago +1

      Quite hard to film together when you are on different continents 🙄

  • Юджин Самуилович

    Fedor, that is great advise! I agree that you must make it a habit to study. In order to be successful, you must have a system for learning. This is not the matrix, where we can just upload Russian into our brain. (Too bad right?) We must do this through steady hours of study and practice time in the four basic skills, reading, writing, listening and speaking. I bought an online pronunciation course that was worth every penny! Amazon does indeed sell many good books that are not that expensive but well worth it in terms of the return on your investment. Because let’s face it, you are actually investing in yourself!

  • M K
    M K 8 months ago

    I think this is the best explanation for my problem learning Russian .
    Anyway I will take your advices while i'm learning and i will give a feedback about them

  • James Lout
    James Lout 8 months ago +15

    My 2 favorite teachers in one episode, that's awesome. You've both helped my Russian so much, I really appreciate all you guys do.

  • dominic amoh
    dominic amoh 8 months ago

    I like it when youtubers invite youtubers from other channels to their channel

  • Nick
    Nick 8 months ago

    I think your tips are very relevant to me. In my russian lessons the teacher (who is Russian) tries to get us to learn a lot of things at the same time. We do not just do one aspect of the language in the lesson and I do find it difficult to take in (the book we are using is поехали 1 and I think is is quite a difficult book to follow). I am trying to remember cases and genders and conjugations and I can’t take it all in. And as for my pronunciation; well it’s not brilliant but I try to think out loud in Russian every day at work and it’s getting better slowly.

  • Nhân Trần Danh
    Nhân Trần Danh 8 months ago

    I would like to say thank you to be fluent and Ruland Club Channel, you are awesome!
    Especially thanks Fedor for pointing out most of my mistakes in learning Russian. I have studied Russian for 3 months and I am now able to read some Russian texts however I cannot confidently talk with Russian native speakers.

  • Daniel Lee
    Daniel Lee 8 months ago

    Never thought I would see this crossover

  • Doonya Dubai
    Doonya Dubai 8 months ago

    Here you are Fedor.thought we lost you.Thanks for the advices

  • John Palacios
    John Palacios 8 months ago

    Thanks for showing me Fedor :D I would love videos on pronunciation

  • Nina
    Nina 8 months ago

    Your videos are always super helpful thanks a lot!

  • CRISTIAN Mongiardo
    CRISTIAN Mongiardo 8 months ago

    Really a good video, enlightning all the aspects that can slow down learning a hard language as russian. For grammar, sentences structures, reading and pronunciation i've reached level B2 but the main troubles came in lestening and speaking because i've not the possibility to comunicate and make practice with native russian speakers. So i'd be pleased to have Right Mentality course, in order to develop a now way of thinking how to carry on languages learning. And of course i'm gonna subscribe to Be Fluent in Russian, another source to discover this beautiful language. Спасибо большое Ника для тоей советах. (Hope didn't confuse many cases :-D)

  • hotmarkb
    hotmarkb 8 months ago +2

    You seem like a great teacher... I’d like Russian 101

  • Farshad Alamshahi
    Farshad Alamshahi 8 months ago pre intermediate Russian learner and Russian is my third language that I'm trying to learn...and of course the hardest one.. But I think right mentality is better because a grammar structure will stick in your mind that if you know how to think in Russian with out translating it into your mother tongue
    In my idea making practical conversations is hundred times better than drawing a column for each Russian case.. Like genetive case..instrumental etc..
    I studied many grammatical rules but still I can't make long and good sentences in Russian
    I hope you can help other students like me

  • abbodi rathinho
    abbodi rathinho 8 months ago

    большое спасибо за совет...I totally agree on what you mentioned. But seriously I’ve been doing what you said about focusing on one topic at a time and then go to the next one but it slows me down and I get frustrated because I must know the Verb aspects in order to practice the grammar the right way

  • Hana Owens
    Hana Owens 8 months ago

    One of my biggest worries about learning russian is that I am speaking with an english / welsh accent (as they are my native languages) so I will definitely that the tip about pronounciation on board because I need to keep practicing this x

  • Chad Andrews
    Chad Andrews 8 months ago +2

    Привет Фёдор. Хороший совет. Да, иногда, трудно получить feedback (обратный связь? ) я думаю что первый уровень произношения: быть понятным, потом говорить более правильно. Слишком много исправлений вызывает разочарование

  • Hana Owens
    Hana Owens 8 months ago

    Yesss I love Fedor 👌👌 his channel is so awesome! He also makes me chuckle when he forgets to put something in a video and just adds it in the description at the end haha 😂 Спасибо большое for this video!Much love from the UK xx

  • Bo Castell
    Bo Castell 8 months ago

    How awesome! To see both of you. Fedor recognizes me, right!
    I have been following both of you since I started learning about a year and a half ago. You both have different ways of teaching and it's so helpful. Fortunately I have all the motivation to learn so I study every day. Thank you both.

  • highchamp1
    highchamp1 8 months ago

    Thanks for the advice.
    I have not yet started learning Russian and I happen to be looking for a beginners course.
    Russian 101 sounds good.

  • Simon Tolson
    Simon Tolson 8 months ago +13

    Hey you guys - Nika , Fedor , Daria , Max , Olga and others are all doing a great job in teaching us Russian. It's great that you all share and recommend your channels. I wish I had the chance to do a summer camp with all you guys there, wow what an improvement in my Russian. So I send my thanks and gratitude to you all. 👌👍🤘

    • anamf
      anamf 8 months ago

      You are absolutely right, Simon. Учителя русского языка - мои любимые люди на ютубе :)

      RU-LAND CLUB  8 months ago +1

      Thank you, people! You are awesome learners! 😍

    • Hana Owens
      Hana Owens 8 months ago

      Simon Tolson I know right they're all such great teachers 😍 love them all so much x

  • Adel Bugahous
    Adel Bugahous 8 months ago

    Thanks for the advices. I wish I had a chance to have Russian 101.

  • Tanner Whittenberg
    Tanner Whittenberg 8 months ago +2

    Очень хорошо видео! Very good advice, I will try to apply these tips to my learning. I am visiting Kiev, Ukraine, right now, and so I want to get better at speaking for when I come back next time!

    • ALEX VAP
      ALEX VAP 7 months ago

      Ну вот в Киеве ты можешь отлично подучить свой русский )))

  • MrVinodgujar
    MrVinodgujar 8 months ago

    Very nice information

  • hunky dory
    hunky dory 8 months ago +3

    Been desperately trying to teach myself Russian for 6 years without much progress! Thank you guys for all you do to teach students Russian.