September 14th, 2010

  • orie

Volunteers for free Skype lessons on Russian language


I sometimes prepare lessons on Russian language for international students, and I would like to test them on volunteers. It will make me more confident with the group, especially when the material is new for me.

So, I'm looking for someone who would like to be taught Russian over Skype for free, but not on a regular basis :)

If you are interested, please leave your Skype login in the comments (they are screened) or to

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Native Spanish speakers:

What connotation(s) does the word "querida," used as a term of endearment for a woman, have to you? I have a reason for asking but I don't want to say yet to avoid skewing the answers at all.

quick German proofread

My normal proofreader has already fallen asleep and I wanted to send out this quick note to an old friend tonight. I would appreciate if y'all could tell me if it sounds natural and if the German is correct. Thanks!

Hi [Freundin]!
Wie geht's dir? Und deine kleine? Wir haben deine postkarte aus Usedom bekommen - danke!
Liebe Grüße!

'Kleine' is supposed to mean her baby. When I end with 'Liebe Grüße,' that means 'loving greetings' from ME, right? Do I have to put my name at the end (she'll know who it's from)?