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Only geniuses can learn: what do Americans think about Russian

Americans will always feel much more different from us than we do from them. This is because we, at the very least, understand English, while for the inhabitants of the United States, Russian is something absolutely incredible.

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Many Americans admit that they do not understand at all how we can speak in such a complex language. Russian for them is not even a language - it is just a set of difficult-to-pronounce sounds, in which there is no logic. Therefore, the fact that we are fluent in this complex language awakens the most real respect in many Americans. Some even consider it a sign of genius.

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Many Americans admit that Russian sounds like a reverse play to them. Here is a humorous video on this topic, which reflects well the real idea of ​​our language abroad.

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But this is just a joking opinion about the phonetics of Russian and about the Russian accent in English. But the real test for Americans is trying to learn our language. For example, the cases simply baffle them, and attempts to ask something from the Russians themselves usually end in nothing. After all, we ourselves do not know why we speak in one way or another - just doing it from childhood.

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It is not surprising that 99,9 percent of Americans still cannot learn Russian and quit this occupation from the very beginning. Well, many people put this language on a par with Chinese or Japanese because of its complexity. After all, our “inverted letters” are not much easier for them than hieroglyphs.

By the way, the study of the Russian language in the USA is becoming more and more popular. However, they do not teach him in order to find a good job, as we do in the case of English. Everything is rather prosaic - Americans want to understand Russians during online games, because they constantly encounter people from the post-Soviet space there.

The original column is published in blog "Stupid America" ​​on "Yandex.Zen".

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