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Interesting Facts about the Russian Language

Interesting Facts about the Russian Language

The Russian language is considered to be one of the most difficult languages in the world. A large number of people speak Russian language almost everywhere in the world but very few of them think about a unique character of this language. Therefore, in this article we are going to tell you about some interesting facts about the Russian language.

Fact No 1

The letter “Я” used to be a first letter of the alphabet in the Old Slavic Russian.

Fact No 2

There are words in Russian which begin with a letter “Ы”. They are mainly the names of rivers and cities: Ыгыатта, Ыллымах, Ынахсыт, Ыныкчанский, Ытык-кюёль.

Interesting Facts about the Russian Language

Fact No 3

In Russian there are words with three letters “E” in a row. For example: длинношеее and other words ending in -шеее.

Fact No 4

In Russian there is a word which has seven letters “O” in its structure –  “обороноспособность“.

Interesting Facts about the Russian Language

Fact No 5

To date, 260 million people speak Russian in the world. It is the second after English popular language on the Internet.

Fact No 6

The letter  “Ё” is the “youngest” letter in the Russian alphabet. It appeared only in 1873.

Interesting Facts about the Russian Language

Fact No 7

The longest most common word in Russian has 14 letters. It is the word “соответственно“. It is used both as a conjunction and a preposition.

Fact No 8

The word “рентгеноэлектрокардиографического” is the longest word in the Russian language and it has 33 letters. In 1993it was registered in the Guinness book of records.

Interesting Facts about the Russian Language

Fact No 9

In Russian there are more than 74 words which begin with the letter “Й”. However, most people only remember “йод” and “йога”.

Fact No 10

The Russian alphabet is rather weird, as some letters look like Latin ones but they are pronounced differently. There are also two letters that are impossible to pronounce. They are soft (Ь) and hard (Ъ) signs.

Interesting Facts about the Russian Language

We hope it was interesting to know some facts about the Russian language.

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