Old Russian language

Did you know that speaking well Russian you can partly understand some other languages? :globe_with_meridians:

That is because itโ€™s part of the Slavic languages. The original Slavic had three divisions, depending on the area in which it was spoken, and each subgroup today has separate languages. :books:

  • East Slavic languages: Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian.
  • South Slavic languages: Slovene, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian, Bulgarian.
  • West Slavic Languages: Polish, Czech, Slovak, Kashubian, Upper Sorbian, Lower Sorbian.

This is the reason why on the one hand Russian, Ukrainian an Belarusian are similar languages, and on the other hand, there is a lot of common with the other languages mentioned.

My best friend, for example, has Croatian origin, and itโ€™s very funny to note the words and expressions we have in common in both languages.

Do you speak another Slavic language? Do you feel the similarities? Tell us! :heavy_heart_exclamation:

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