Russian Word of the Day
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Russian Word of the Day with Kira is a free video series and podcast all about demystifying the pronunciation of individual words. It's meant to be easy and fun for everyone – even people who are complete beginners.
Thanks! Been trying to pronounce this word correctly for a shameful amount of time. Several native speakers have tried to help me and I have watched many how to videos, to no avail. I watched your short video and now I’ve got it. Seems easy now. Thank you!
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Many pronunciation videos and podcasts demonstrate pronunciation without really explaining it. In this series I describe the movement of the jaw, tongue, and lips in detail, show you the breakdown of sounds in the word using the International Phonetic Alphabet, and pronounce the word for you to repeat.
You can find the videos on YouTube and the podcast in lots of places – on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and other podcast platforms. Three years in, the podcast is up to 61,000 downloads! For the full visual – with amazing homemade animation! – go to YouTube to explore the whole library at once.
(Btw, some of the most beloved characters from the videos are also featured on items in my Zazzle store. I mainly made the magnets and mugs for myself, but they're there for anyone who wants them. I mean, who doesn't want The Brain, Kitten Dog and Yeti cheering them on?)