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Michelle A. Berdy

15 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.


The Year in Words

Russian Life: Jan/Feb 2017
A look back at the most popular and/or infamous words and phrases of 2016.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

Tomorrow is Another Day

Russian Life: Nov/Dec 2016
Looking at the linguistic and cultural challenge of reflexives.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

Stumping for Trump, Lynchin' Clinton

Russian Life: Sep/Oct 2016
The electoral season is in full swing in Russia — or rather, the Russian press is in high-gear reporting, commenting, and interpreting the US presidential elections.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

Birds and Bees

Russian Life: July/Aug 2016
Coming to grips with Russian's language of love and sex.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

Watch Your Tongue

Russian Life: May/June 2016
A short primer on some useful and not so acceptable bits of prison jargon.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy

On the Take

Russian Life: Mar/Apr 2016
A look at the language of corruption, which would seem a rather useful thing to have in your back pocket.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

The Year in Words

Russian Life: Jan/Feb 2016
A look back on the words and phrases that defined the Russian language in 2015.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

Email and the Russian Soul

Russian Life: Nov/Dec 2015
Where we take on the knotty issues of how to start and end an email in Russian. Plus of course some of the stuff in between.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

Say What?

Russian Life: Sep/Oct 2015
Every once in a while someone asks me how to translate a particular phrase, and my answer is not that it can’t be translated or that it is hard to translate, but that there’s no point in translating it: We just don’t say it that way.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad

A War By Any Other Name

Russian Life: May/June 2015
This issue's language column looks at the many subtleties of what one calls the war, and some parts of it.
Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images: Victor Bogorad