Sometimes it is hard to see or hear your own progress and it helps to check that, yes, there have been at least some progress. Today I read through Top 100 Russian Words list and realized that apart from some Prepositions I actually know most of them. I can make may be 30 seconds of small talk already with my spouse in Russian, which is not nothing.
I picked up following rhyming two letter words for further review today from that list:
по - along, according to - pitkin, mukaan
до - to, up to, until - saakka
Но - but - mutta. This one is used when two sentences contradict each other, if the are only contrasted with “but” then “А” is used.