Usefulness of Loanwords of Latin Origin for Learning Russian

Kazuhito Uni
2019 The Journal of Social Sciences Research  
Latin is the primary donor language to Russian. In this study, a vocabulary survey was conducted to propose the usefulness of frequently used Russian vocabulary of Latin origin and their English equivalents for learners of Russian. The Oxford 3000 was used as the primary reference for the 3,000 most frequently used English words, and the author investigated the frequency of their Russian equivalents. As a result, 411 loanwords of Latin origin were found to be included in the 3,000 most common
more » ... 3,000 most common Russian words. Therefore, the present study concluded that learning basic Russian vocabulary of Latin origin helps English speakers improve their Russian proficiency.
doi:10.32861/jssr.spi1.247.252 fatcat:vwqyg577j5df3lflotq7hluzwy