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In the process of learning the Russian language as a foreign language, Russian-majored students at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City are found to have problems in the Russian pronunciation. These problems are mainly related to the pronunciation of difficult sounds, tail consonants, consonant combinations, word stress, and intonation stress of sentences. In this study, the author identifies the common Russian pronunciation errors of Russian- majored students and offers the solutions to use Russian proverbs in the form of phonetic exercises to overcome the above-mentioned pronunciation errors. The Russian proverbs with phonetic rhetoric, including alliteration, rhythm, resonance, etc., not only help improve pronunciation, but also contribute to expanding students' knowledge about Russian culture and people. In this article, the author has provided more than 50 Russian proverbs classified by their purpose of use and equivalent Vietnamese proverbs in terms of meaning or context of use. This is also a valuable reference source for research in the field of comparative linguistics. The research methods used in this article consist of the theoretical document research method on the Russian and Vietnamese phonetics; the descriptive and comparative methods to clarify the negative movement trends of Vietnamese people when learning the Russian phonetics; the methods of testing, observation and analysis to identify the common pronunciation errors of Russian-majored students; and the methods of search, comparison, and illustration to provide linguistic resources and techniques for using Russian proverbs to improve learners' Russian pronunciation.

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Issue: Vol 7 No 4 (2023)
Page No.: In press
Published: Dec 31, 2023
Section: Article - Arts & Humanities

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Bui, N. (2023). Using Russian proverbs to improve pronunciation skills for Russian-majored students. VNUHCM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 7(4), In press.

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