Rasputin, Valentin "To Live and Remember" (or: Live and Remember) (Russian: Живи и помни = Zhiwi e pomni) - 1974
A deserter goes back home to his native village in Siberia in the last couple of months of WWII. He is hiding from everyone but his wife discovers and helps him. Through this, she gets into difficulties. As other soldiers are returning back from the front when the war ends, her situation gets more and more desperate.
Read my original review here.
So you read Russian?ReplyDelete
Nononono, I read this in German. You can also find a review on my German blog.Delete
I prefer reading books in their original language but since I don't speak them all, I have to read "a few" as a translation. LOL
Ah! I was very impressed! I have a "Russian-born" group of relatives and my mother tried to learn it once, but she did not get very far because it was so hard.Delete
I guess it depends what other languages you compare it with. My son did it at uni because they needed to do a foreign language and he picked it because hew as interested. I really should do it on Duolingo but I find it hard to juggle between the two scripts. I tried Greek once and I didn't find the script hard (just as Russian, I can read them both) but the going back and forth on the keyboard.Delete
My husband uses Duolingo for French, but no wild foreign characters involved there :). I did the "Graecum" while studying theology, but that was before keyboards and I never had to type that way. I am not sure how I would do if I had to type that way.Delete
It's not a big problem to change the language and with that the keyboard, only, you have to switch constantly. They do one sentence where you have to translate language A into language B and the next one is the other way around and then again to the first set. Would be easier for languages like Russian or Greek if you could do first first questions one way and the second half the other way around.Delete
I think this back and forth would drive me crazy :).Delete
That's why I don't do languages with another script on Duolingo. Though I would love to.Delete
I think some people do "Livemocha" here for languages. Maybe that would be better?!Delete
I never heard of Livemocha, Eva, will have to google. Thanks.Delete
It is popular with homeschoolers :).Delete
I checked and it looks interesting but I've been with Duolingo for seven years now, and I guess the problem with the keyboard is the same there.Delete