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When are the vowels stressed or unstressed?

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I started learning Russian some days ago on my own online.

But I can't understand when vowels, such as A or O, are stressed or unstressed.

Are there strong rules about it or do I have to learn how each word is pronounced?
asked Jun 27, 2014 by dadpi (120 points)

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You should learn it by heart. When you learn a new word, learn it together with the stress - it should be pointed out in vocabularies. There are some patterns, but you will feel them later on, after learning more words. Memorization of any formal rule can hardly help.

Note that stresses are especially important in Russian. Wrong stresses would make your speech very difficult to understand.
answered Jun 27, 2014 by it-ogo (18,220 points)