Learn Russian Just By Reading

Stories have manually added word for word translation so the meaning of the text is always and immediately available. This teaches you the more common words fast and easy. The App includes integrated practice for more difficult words. Get new stories and audio for free with updates to this App!


Our App is based on three elements to expand your mastery of the language fast and easy. Association by story, immediate availability of meaning and memorizing efficiency. Use the following method to attain new vocabulary fast:

1. Read the stories and re-read them until you know most of the words:

This is a fast process because there's no lookup time with the unique word-for-word literal plus idiomatic translations, and most words or their root forms occur more than once, so you'll start recognizing them already after the first read.

If looking at (yes, not up) our word-for-word translation costs one second, and looking up a word in a dictionary costs a minute, it means our method is 60 times faster.

2. Then focus on the remaining words that you still don't know by adding them to your wordlist:

The spaced repetition practice in the My Words section, and the direct links to the words on the pages support memorization of the more difficult words.

Where a google or dictionary translation might be 50% off track where it concerns the correct meaning in context and conjugation of low frequency words, the manually added literal word-for-word translation is 100% correct.

This means that on top of being much faster, you're memorizing two times more efficiently than with any other method.

Who Are We:

A terrific and enthousiastic team, dedicated to bringing you as much word for word literal plus idiomatically translated text, in as many languages as possible, in the coming years. Look out for updates on this piece of software with more functionality and more stories.

Translating word for word literally, and including idiomatically where necessary, is hard, painstaking work. However, to us, this project and the method we advocate mean that we can turn a language that is opaque to a beginner or even an advanced student into clear and easy learning material.

Support this project by buying the App, and more material will follow!

What’s New

Version 1.2.6

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Fixed a bug that prevented adding words with special characters (any Russian word in this case).

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

From Cebu ,

Great material, ok app

Source material is great but the app is kind of clunky and unresponsive. I often have to push buttons twice. When I try to play all it gets confused after the first section and starts playing 2 different sections at once. It would also be nice if I could set up an a-b repeat.

App Privacy

The developer, Adrianus Van den End, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.


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