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Accent Mark in Russian Textbooks
       In Russian textbooks each word has an accent mark, because the accent affects pronunciation.
You won’t see any stress marks in regular books. But for the learning purpose knowing where the word stress falls is extremely important.
       For example: There are 3 letters О in the word ‘молоко’, and only one of them (the last one) is pronounced like in the alphabet. The first two are pronounced like a, because they are unstressed. Generally speaking Russians don’t care about unstressed syllables and they pronounce them casually. If you do the same you will get the correct pronunciation without thinking too much.
       It is similar to English, particularly American English, when you hear: I gonna do it, I wonna go … instead I want to do it, I want to go.
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Comments: 2
You should consult the dictionary.
In English the person has to memorize the word together with its spelling. In Russian you can read a word and most of the times guess its spelling, but sometimes you have to verify it

What's he gonna wear for the party?
I dunno. But he's gonna look real smart.

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