One of the most effective ways to acquire new vocabulary is to learn words and phrases that share a root (корень). Однокоренные слова (common root words) will not always have exactly the same spelling. In the word sun (солнце) the root has an alternating consonant, so “ц” changes to “ч” when we derive an adjective sunny/solar (солнечный). Some collocations are formed exactly the same in both languages: солнечный день. Some are not as easy, for example солнечный зайчик. Can you figure it out? Read through the list below, look up the unfamiliar words and phrases. Make a set of regular or online flashcards (e.g. on quizlet.com) and study them. Think of how you would use them in a sentence.
жаркое/ палящее солнце
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