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We all know that the only real way to recover from a three hour Russian grammar class is to sleep until the phrase “prefixed verbs of movement” no longer causes a deep, unintentional thrill. If, however, you are looking for another more educational way to re-acclimate yourself from the fact that your brain has been repeatedly smashed inside your skull, then now is the time to turn to the heartwarming sounds of Masha and THE BEAR.

If you have kids, you will know it Masha and THE BEAR has transcended borders to become one of Russia’s most popular cartoon exports. But even if you are a little older than the intended audience for the series, the adventures in the forest of a little girl and her favorite bear will charm you, delight you, and help you put away some cute phrases of spoken dialogue.

See also: For language learners, the best thing about children’s television is that the drama often revolves around predictable, everyday storylines. A good example is Yeralash. Each episode contains a handful of short, sweet mini-stories that take place near you – at dance class, at school, or at the dentist.

As well as providing tons of everyday vocabulary, these shows also create some of the cultural context that foreign language learners may miss, whether it’s setting up Russian classrooms or etiquette. domesticated. Produced between 1974 and 2018, YeralashAll 339 episodes are online, which should mean you’ll never be short.


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