There are may Russian words that are similar to English

Davidrc

Senior Member
Spanish/Español - MX
Hello all,
I found myself with this phrase, at first I thought it was a new use for "may" for me I didn't know, but then I suspected it was a typo.

"In our first lesson you will learn the Russian alphabet. If you can sound out words and place names then you have a huge advantage while travelling in Russia. There are may Russian words that are similar to English they just look different. If you know the Russian alphabet you can also read signs, menus and place names. It may surprise you to learn that the Russian alphabet is easy! Unlike English, the Russian alphabet has one letter for each sound."

Is there a mistake at all?

Thank you.
 
  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    The sentence as a whole is also not correct. "There are may Russian words that are similar to English they just look different" is two independent clauses that should be separated by a semicolon or colon or by a comma and a coordinating conjunction. Right now, it's only a run-on sentence.
     
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