How did Tolstoy write this? Test your Russian

Drawing by Dmitry Divin

Drawing by Dmitry Divin

The Russian literary language was established in the 19th century. It has basically not undergone any changes and is still in use in the 21st century. Test yourself and see if you can understand the difference between spoken and literary language. Select the words that Leo Tolstoy actually used in these quotes from ‘War and Peace.’
 

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