russian word a day

Russian Word of the Day: Свеча -candle, suppository

свеча-svyechА  свечка-svYEchka (the ‘k’ makes it diminutive) I’ve long known the word свеча or свечка as candle but the second meaning I learned last fall while in Kiev. My friend Katya works as a pediatrician in Kiev.  Her little boy,… Continue Reading →

Russian Word a Day: затеять -to venture or undertake

I thought this was a very appropriate word to describe this new затея or undertaking that I thought up for this blog. You see, I recently started learning Farsi because I’ve always had a fascination with Iranian culture and since we had… Continue Reading →

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