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Michelle A. Berdy

25 contributions found for Russian Life and/or Chtenia.

Michelle A. Berdy Michelle Berdy, a part- or full-time resident of Moscow since 1978, is the author of a popular weekly column called "The Word's Worth" in The Moscow Times. Following careers in documentary film and health communication, she currently writes on culture, current events and various aspects of intercultural communication for the Russian and English-language press. Her collection of columns, The Russian Word's Worth, was published in 2010. In addition, she has co-authored a Russian-English dictionary and been the lead or sole writer of four guidebooks to Moscow, St. Petersburg and Russia. She speaks on intercultural relations to Russian and American audiences and conducts master classes in communication and translation.


What's So Funny?

Russian Life: Sep/Oct 2018
After declensions, cases, aspect, verbs of motion, pronunciation, and all the other trials of the Russian language, there is one more thing to learn: quotes, jokes and allusions. Let's do this.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

Those Lyin' Eyes

Russian Life: July/August 2018
These days, if you are reading Russian periodicals in order to improve your Russian language skills, you are getting lots of practice in ways to lie.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

The Gentle Art of Borrowing

Russian Life: May/June 2018
On how recent foreign borrowings is shaping the Russian language.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

Are You Out of Your Mind?

Russian Life: March/April 2018
A rather adequate look at the rise of "adekvatny" and "neadekvatny" in colloquial speech.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

Words of the Year

Russian Life: Jan/Feb 2018
Every year, a group of Russian word-lovers vote on the word – or rather words – of the year. Here are the results.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

Home is Where Your Residence Permit Is

Russian Life: Nov/Dec 2017
A look at the evolving language of real estate in Russia.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

Rebooting Conversations

Russian Life: Sep/Oct 2017
On how much more difficult it is becoming to have a civil conversation in Russia.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

I Spit On You

Russian Life: July/August 2017
The many ways that spitting has worked its way into the language.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

You Deserve a Break

Russian Life: May/June 2017
A look at the many ways of taking a break, linguistically speaking.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

What Did He Say?

Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2017
Donald Trump sounds very different in English and in Russian. We investigate the why, and it's huge!
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad