Belarusian language lessons

Tatiana Sivets
Project by Tatiana Sivets
Language is the soul of any nation, the reflection of its life and the condition of its existence!
We heartily invite those who like the sweetness and melodiousness of the Belarusian language who are fascinated with the beauty of Belarusian lands, and admire Belarusian national customs and literature to study Belarusian together!
You intend to visit Belarus? Want your children master your native language? Take a keen interest in Belarusian art and culture? Wish to have one more language under your belt? Or what not?.. We are going to help you!
Vocabulary and grammar, phonetics and phraseology of the Belarusian language; topical events of Belarusian history; Belarusian national traditions and customs; masterpieces of Belarusian literature – you’ll learn all this and many other things, if tune to our project "From the Slavic Roots" on Radio "Belarus"!
Don’t be afraid of studying! For Belarusian is lively, fascinating and necessary!!!
We are looking forward to meet you! Every Tuesday we are going to make a wonderful journey over the Fair Land of Belarusian language.
Speak Belarusian!
Stay tuned to radio "Belarus"!


OUR LESSONS



Belarusian still holds a prominent position in Belarusian society as a symbol of Belarusian identity. Many government documents are printed only in Belarusian and most street signs are in Belarusian. Every schoolchild is required to learn the language, and almost all Belarusians can speak it at least to some extent. Knowledge of Belarusian is valuable to anyone who spends any amount of time in Belarus or takes a keen interest in its literature and culture. Our lessons are not going to be confined to lexical-grammar material only, but together with this you’ll have the opportunity to get acquainted with Belarusian traditions and customs, listen to the shortcuts of Belarusian literary masterpieces and what not… Moreover, you can download our audio-lessons from this site!


ABOUT BELARUSIAN



Do you know anything about Belarus and Belarusian? To tell the truth, the language of Belarus reflects, in part, the complicated history of Belarus.
Belarusian is an Indo-European language, one of the East Slavic languages, along with Russian and Ukrainian. For historical reasons, it can be written with either the Cyrillic (kirylica) or accented Latin (Latsinka) alphabets. Since Belarusian religious literature shared its origins with Russian and Ukrainian in the 11th through 14th centuries (when the common language was what is often called Church Slavonic), Belarusian literature, and thus the written language, only came into its own in the 15th century. To the beginning of the 17-th century Old Belarusian came to its top being used in all spheres of social and cultural life of the country. But since the end of the 17-th century up to the end of the 19-th century Belarusian was officially banned and outnumbered firstly by Polish and then by Russian. No wonder that the revitalization of Belarusian in the 20-th century was such a long and painful process. Although there have been periodic efforts to strengthen the use of the Belarusian language in Belarus by a relatively small but well educated minority, many people still consider Belarusian as the language of the village and the countryside. But in spite of this, there are thousands of Belarusians in Belarus who work to keep it alive! 

 
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COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS


Hallo Radio Belarus,

ja der Dieter Leupold ist jetzt auch hier im Gästebuch vertreten... Super, bald sind wir alle zusammen hier im "Belarus Hörerclub", Dieter könnte 1.Vorsitzender werden und Jana und Elena Ehrernmitglieder, Helmut Matt Schriftführer, Alfred Albrecht Beisitzer und ich mache Hausmeister:-) Lutz Winkler wie fit bist Du bereits wieder, für Dich finden wir auch eine nette Aufgabe:-) Beste Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende.

Dietmar

Answer:

Lieber Dietmar,

das stimmt, für alle finden wir im Hörerklub eine Aufgabe!:)
Liebe Grüße und einen guten Start in die Woche!


I recently learned my surname is not Polish, but Belarusian. I heard you on shortwave in the past and am so happy to listen online in English. We hear nothing about Belarus here in the US so I am so glad to learn about your country. Keep on broadcasting in English. I also joined the Hoererklub on Facebook as I can understand German. If you have information or a station pennant, I will very much appreciate it.
Sheryl Paszkiewicz, 1015 Green St, Manitowoc WI 54220 USA

Answer:

Dear Sheryl, thank you very much for listening to us! We'll send you some of our souvenirs as soon as we can. By the way, if you're interested, you can participate in our "The Old Country's Loving Call" project and send a greeting to Belarus. You can find more detailed information at http://www.radiobelarus.by/en/content/hukaje_eng

Also, in case you like sports, here's the link to an international competition of ours "My Greetings to 2nd European Games" http://www.radiobelarus.by/en/content/games_eng

73 from the entire staff of RBI! Прывiтанне з Малой Радiзмы :)


Hello from Birmingham United Kingdom!

My name is Michael.

I really enjoyed listening to your program on the Hotbird satellite 13e. I very much love listening to your news and current affairs.
Ask you to send me a small gifts. I hope you guys are all good.

Lots of love from UK

Especially enjoying learning about Belarus. History and culture

Michael Rogers

Flat 2 463 City road Birmingham

B17 8LG

United Kingdom

Answer:

Michael,

thank you very much for listening to us! We're glad that you enjoy our programs. We'll send you some of our souvenirs as soon as we can. Best regards and stay tuned!


Hello. I am a new listener to your English service. I listen on the Radio 1 News app. I enjoyed listening to the news. Do you have any information on shortwave broadcasts you can send me?

Thank you,

Joe Cosimo

23 Ivy Ln, Dupont, PA 18641 U.S.A.

Answer:

Dear Joe, thank you for listening to Radio Belarus International! We're glad that you enjoyed our news. RBI broadcasts on shortwave only in German on 6005 and 3985 kHz. News and programs in English are available via our website and satellites. We'll also send you a postcard and a small souvenir as soon as we can. 73!


Hello,

My name is Younes Lazazi, I am from Algeria.
I am very happy that radio Belarus has started broadcasting in Arabic.
I would like to receive stickers and printed matter of the station and the Arabic and french services if possible.
My address:

Monsieur Younes Lazazi 14 rue Maza Boualem El-Harrach 16009 Alger Algérie

Thank you.

Answer:

Dear Younes Lazazi,

we're happy that you like our boradcasts. We'll send you some of our printed materials via mail in the nearest future. 73!


Dear English Service Radio Belarus,

Greetings to all staff and listeners of English Service of Radio Belarus. We listen your webcast program. Your program quality is very nice. Your website is colorful & documented. We liked your programs, News, and Current Affairs Program. We are interested about Culture, life style of Belarusian people, historical places, Tourist attraction and destination of Belarus.

Please send some program schedule, sticker, view card, Promotional items of Radio Belarus for our club members and students.

We are waiting for your reply.

With best wishes,

SHIVENDU PAUL

President

Metali Listeners' Club

India

Answer:

Dear Shivendu Paul,

thank you very much for listening to us! Your club is among our most dedicated listeners. We will send you some of our promotional products as soon as possible. 73!


Hello!

Did the arabic programmes start? I don't see them on your Internetcast schedule page. Thanks!

Answer:

Hello! The Arabic programmes have been on air since October, every Monday. You can see the schedule and listen to them on our Arabic page http://radiobelarus.by/ar


Frequencies
 

FM transmitters and frequencies:

Brest - 96.4 MHz
Hrodna - 96.9 MHz
Svislach - 100.8 MHz
Heraniony - 99.9 MHz
Braslau - 106.6 MHz
Miadzel - 102.0 MHz


Satellite broadcasting:

see satellite parameters here

 

Broadcasts
 

16.07 Daily News Review