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There are 25 item(s) tagged with the keyword "language".

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11. Three Books and a DVD

In which we review three books and a DVD we like. See the book reviews section for detailed reviews.

Tags: literature, language, ukraine, romanovs
12. Uchites 47

Verbs of Motion 

Tags: language
13. I Spit On You

The many ways that spitting has worked its way into the language.

Tags: insults, colloquial, language, russian
14. Bananas, Ballerinas, and Bubble Bath

Blackface and bananas raise racist concerns ahead of soccer match, a linguist links Siberian Ket and Navajo languages, and video bloggers bring bubbles and pets to parliament. 

Tags: ballet, Duma, language, Ket, soccer, World Cup, Cameroon, Russia
By Alice E.M. Underwood
15. I Do Not Love

In this issue’s Uchites, we look at Vladimir Vysotsky and read one of his poems. 

Tags: vladimir vysotsky, music, language
16. Russian Names

In this issue, Uchites looks at the Russian custom of affixing people with three different names.

Tags: etiquette, names, language
17. What Did He Say?

Donald Trump sounds very different in English and in Russian. We investigate the why, and it's huge!

Tags: media, language, trump
18. A Baker's Dozen of Translation and Language Resources

Whether you are a budding translator of Russian-English texts, are reading Russian literature in the original, or just want to improve your Russian, there are countless resources waiting for you on the internet. Here's our list of the best...

Tags: russian, language
By Paul E. Richardson
19. Why Don't Russians Smile?

It is a common trope that Russians never smile. Which of course is interpreted to mean they are unfriendly, gloomy, sullen – positively Dostoyevskian. This, of course, is a complete misreading of body language and cultural norms.

Tags: culture, language, communication, humor
20. Happy Translation Day

In honor of International Translation Day (September 30), we demonstrate rather graphically the value of having a good, human translator.

Tags: language, translation, Russian
By Paul E. Richardson

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