Speaking to a Russian Man
Speaking to a Russian man can be challenging if he doesn't speak English well and you don't speak Russian.
Of course, the communication challenge of Russian dating will vary for
everyone. It depends on your own unique situation. For the majority of
people who are involved with Russian dating, the communication
challenge is a major one because their Russian partner does not speak
If you're interested in meeting a Russian man (from Russia), the
chances that he speaks perfect English are about 10%. Most Russian men
only speak a little English (unless of course you've met them in your
own country where they now live and work.)
What's so challenging about speaking to a Russian man?
A language is a system of
communicating. It comprises not only words, but also gestures and
commonly understood actions. For instance, most people in the world nod
their head up and down as a signal for "yes". In some countries, it
actually means "no", and the side to side head wobble is used in some
In Russian society, there are more subtle differences. Obviously the
language is different, but there are many other things as well.
For example, imagine you are sitting down at the dinner table. You ask
someone to pass you the salt, or some ketchup. They do... and you say
"Thanks". Well in Russia, they don't usually say "thanks" for such
small favours, as they consider it polite to look out for each other
like this always. To some of you this might seem rude, but to a Russian
So, you need to start to think about little things like this if you are speaking to a Russian man, especially in a relationship.
Keep in mind that your culture and his are different, and there is more chance of a misunderstanding.
How to overcome the language barrier
best way to overcome the cultural and language challenges that exist in
dating a Russian man is to learn his language - Russian.
Not only will you be able to speak about more indepth issues, but
you'll also begin to understand how Russian people think, and how they
interact with one another. At the end of the day, the more you can
understand about your Russian partner... the better chance you have of
a successful and long-lasting relationship.
To help you overcome the language barrier, we've developed the Russian Course for Women
This is the only Russian course designed specifically for women who are
dating Russian men, and its special focus on romantic relationships
will help you to take a short-cut in learning the key phrases and
topics that you really need.
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