Hi, I'm about to discover Russian. It seems to be very difficult in the pronounciation.
What are the tips to overcome this issue? What do you recommend?
1) in words like здравствуйте many consonants in a row wonät be pronounced. Some of them will be eliminated.
2) Vowels will be pronounced as they are only in the stressed position. For example, in the word молоко only the last "o" is pronounced like "o" because it is in a stressed position. Other vowels are pronounced more like "a". The same is for "и" and "е".
There is an option on google translate, just tape a russian word then click listen.
Well how I learned was saying in parts
drah, drah drah
zdrah zdrah zdrah
Voy voy voy
tvoy tvoy tvoy
Stvoy stvoy stvoy
zdrah stvooy zdrah stvooy
key is listening to a native say it so you know how to pronounce it. The first v is sileinnt it sounds like, and informally people say zdrasty or simply privet. Think of the english word restrict str is a long combo. Exquisite, ekskw is the sound of xq so that is even a longer combo then zdravstvuy. I bet you say exquisite with ease. Because x and q are chunked combos that your used to. You will get used to different combos, when you learn a word, say "production" to a russian it may be hard, but once they learn the word production, they can say the word "destruction" with better ease.
K.P, spasiba diyeh vseh eti informatsiya :)