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  • Writer's pictureMaría Palomares Tarí

CELEBRATING RUSSIAN LANGUAGE DAY 






Whether you’re a language enthusiast or simply curious, join us on a journey through the unique and some quirky facts of a vibrant language…  Spoken by over 258 million people worldwide, today we celebrate Russian Language Day!


Alphabet Adventure

Russian uses the Cyrillic alphabet, which has 33 letters. Say goodbye to the Latin alphabet and привет (hello) to new characters like Ё (Yo) and Ж (Zhe)!


No Word for ‘The’

Unlike English, Russian has no articles like "the" or "a." So, instead of "the cat," you simply say "кот" (kot). Simplicity at its finest!


Unique Sounds

The Russian language features the "ы" sound, which doesn’t exist in English. It's a bit like saying "i" while smiling awkwardly. Practice makes perfect!


Case Study

Russian has six grammatical cases that change the endings of nouns depending on their role in the sentence. It’s like a linguistic puzzle every time you speak! 


Rich Literature

Russian is the language of literary giants like Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Pushkin. Reading their works in the original language is like unlocking a new dimension of depth and emotion. 


Economic Powerhouse

Russia is one of the largest markets in the world, and being able to communicate in Russian can open up vast business opportunities. Companies that localize their content to Russian can tap into a market with over 144 million consumers.

At YOKO, we’re passionate about languages and the doors they open. Whether you’re looking to translate business documents, expand your market reach, or simply learn more about the beauty of Russian, we’re here to help.


Celebrate Russian Language Day with us and discover the richness of one of the world’s most captivating languages! 




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