View Full Version : How many of you can read Cyrillic?

17-11-2008, 08:22
Just browsing on the forum and had a thought, how many of you guys can read the Cyrillic alphabet? I started studying it in the 6th grade after being infatuated with t.A.T.u. for a number of years already. So, I've known the alphabet for about 5 years now. I'd say I'm PRETTY efficient with it. At a glance, I can read text very efficiently almost as well as Latin script. - sometimes I'm not sure what it says in Russian but I know how it sounds or would sound if read aloud. How about you guys?

17-11-2008, 08:51
I bought their CDs on June 2003 (200km/h), and starting to learn Russian alphabet from the booklet (translating one by one from the YSSU and NND lyrics) :coctail:

it's ok for me when reading Veselye Ulybki lyrics in Cyrillic :coctail::coctail:

Cooper Scream
17-11-2008, 12:00
How about you guys?
I do :D. I can read cyrillic.

17-11-2008, 13:30
I'm okay at it... I learned it from... umm somewhere, I never actually studied it, I think reading the lyrics in Cyrillic knowing how they sound made me used to the alphabet.

17-11-2008, 13:39
I can read kinda good, but won't understand a things LOL

I just know the letters.

17-11-2008, 14:41
Actually I've just known cyrillic and start learning Russian language in the beginning of this year,though I like t.A.T.u since 5/6 years ago. My friend Ruivelle was so kind for teaching me,,so yeah I'm okay with that. And I'm still learning ;)

17-11-2008, 15:05
I know the letters two or three words but that's all :D.

17-11-2008, 15:14
I'd say i'm completely fluent in Russian Cyrillic... i use the alphabet on a daily basis and use it extensively in my artwork. One of my favorite things to do is to convert a Roman alphabet font into a Cyrillic font. I've done this about 4 or 5 times and there are mixed results... but in order to create a font it requires extensive knowledge of an alphabet's ligatures, descenders, ascendants, a-centers and x-heights. Which is why i chose "i can read it like a pro." When it comes to pronunciation and reading comprehension, I'd say I'm intermediate ... cause there's just no way i'd be foolish to say i'm fluent at reading or pronunciation ... but i'm pretty damn good. (it has been nearly 10 years of studying after all)

17-11-2008, 16:38
about a year or two ago i went online and learned the Cyrillic alphabet. I can read it and write it super easily now and I know a bunch of words. Next year when I take Russian i should be even better!! (and yes it's all due to t.A.T.u.) =)

18-11-2008, 15:07
i'm a native "cyrillicitian" so, yeah, pro :cool:

18-11-2008, 16:31
I can read kinda good, but won't understand a things LOL

I just know the letters.

Same here! Some things I understand, but not everything.
I've had only one course of Russian.

18-11-2008, 16:59
I'm okay at reading it, but I cant read things very fast.

19-11-2008, 13:59
I'm okay at reading it LoL. Viewing so many t.A.T.u. articles and lyrics...

19-11-2008, 14:04
I'm okay at reading it but I can pronounce it very, very slowly and I just understand 3 or 4 words sometimes.
But when I read the titles of Russian Forum, I can usually understand what they are speaking about.

07-12-2008, 10:23
Well, i can read it like a pro! Ha! :gigi:

07-12-2008, 11:25
I learned by myself and I'm now reading like a pro.

07-12-2008, 12:05
i can read it like a pro also,

07-12-2008, 14:16
Am I the only one who can't understand shit when it comes to cyrillic? :D Have never had any time, discipline nor will to sit down and learn it, allthough I think russian is a hot language. I had german in school, and that destroyed all my will to learn any language at all :p

07-12-2008, 15:02
I'm not so great with the italic version of the cyrillic alphabet, but when it comes to handwriting I behave like in first class of primary school.

07-12-2008, 15:38
was some time since I learned it... and since I used it..
but I think I'm kinda good :) remember most of it..
but lol, dont understand what it means.. but that doesn't matter right? :p
know the letters and thats enough for me

awh I miss all my russian thoughts in my head :( my love to Dima :( it's all gone, just like that..
I'm so sad about it, and miss it so much.. but dont know, cant do anything about it.. wäh:(

17-12-2008, 19:38
I will start learning bulgarian next semester, and i will probably be able to read Cyrillic by next summer. :D

21-04-2009, 23:10
I got interested in learning Russian when I was 11 (I'm almost 15 now) when I first heard of t.A.T.u. so I started to study it recently and I can speak a very good amount of it as well as read it and write it.

21-04-2009, 23:18
Haha, I'm still the only one who can't read any cyrillic at all? :D Well of course, one can always make sense of it if one compares words written in latin vs cyrillic up against each other, so perhaps I should've been in the other clueless-cathegory, but still ...! Hehehe.

21-04-2009, 23:34
From being such a big t.A.T.u fan, I can identify some letters, but that's it.

22-04-2009, 06:06
I can read cyrillic but I'm still a little slow. I practice every day!

03-01-2010, 23:41
Guess what? I'm a language geek and spent my summer holidays learning Cyrillic. I'm still a bit shaky with the changes that occur when it's in italics. I know summer was a while ago, but I just came across this thread again and thought I'd say something about it.

last part
28-05-2010, 06:48
very hard tech russian and cyrillic (
but i very very tryy ! :)

Юлян Julian
01-07-2010, 10:14
Back in 03-04 when I was t.A.T.u. crazy freakily obsessed I could read it (I taught myself) but over the years I've slowly forgotten with lack of use; I can still read all their song titles, though.