Linas is a language learning enthusiast who founded InterlinearBooks.com. His project aims to make literature more accessible to language learners. He wrote this post to introduce the concept of learning with Interlinear books.
Those who know about my blog, possibly also know that I have been involved in trying to write about ways to learn Russian. I have also made a short Russian course and a Russian alphabet course. I would now like to present to my readers another way for one to learn or improve Russian – reading a Russian Interlinear translation of Tolstoy.
The translation includes the entire story “The Death of Ivan Ilyich” in the Interlinear format, where each phrase or expression is translated to English right below it. Here’s an example of the translation: