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Russian Phrases for Dummies (For Dummies)

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Traveling in a foreign country such as Russia suddenly becomes a lot more exciting when you can engage in elegant small talk with the locals. Russian Phrases For Dummies is your handy guide to everyday words and phrases you can start using immediately to make your visit more rewarding and a whole lot easier.

This user-friendly phrasebook will jump-start your comprehension and have you speaking basic Russian in no time. Its quick-and-easy approach gives you language fundamentals up front, the Words to Know section helps you find the right word fast, and the easy-to-use pronunciation key helps other people understand what you're trying to say. You'll learn how to:

  • Get directions, shop, and eat out
  • Talk numbers, dates, and time
  • Chat about family and work
  • Discuss sports and the weather
  • Deal with problems and emergencies
  • Pronounce familiar English words and phrases in Russian and English
  • Beware of words that sound to English but don't mean the same thing
  • Read signs that use the Russian alphabet
  • Follow the conventions of Russian pronunciation
  • Use basic Russian grammar correctly
  • Keep ten commonly used Russian phrases on the tip of your tongue
  • Use basic telephone vocabulary and send letters, emails, and faxes

Don't have time to study the language before you get to Russia? No worries. Just flip through Russian Phrases For Dummies, find the section that fits your needs, and start talking!

Synopsis:

Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips

Speak Russian — instantly!

Traveling to Russia but don't know Russian? Need to kick up your conversation skills? This handy little phrasebook will jump-start your comprehension and have you speaking basic Russian in no time.

Discover how to:

  • Get directions, shop, and eat out
  • Talk numbers, dates, and times
  • Chat about family and work
  • Discuss sports and the weather
  • Deal with problems and emergencies

About the Author

Andrew Kaufman, PhD, is currently a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia. He holds a PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Stanford University, and he has recognized success as both a published scholar and an innovative, award-winning teacher of Russian language, literature, and culture at some of the country’s top universities. To learn more about Dr. Kaufman, please visit his website at www.professorandy.com.

Serafima Gettys, PhD, earned her doctorate degree in Foreign Language Education from Gertzen State Pedagogical University, Leningrad, USSR. She is currently a Coordinator of the Foreign Language Program at Lewis University, where she also teaches Russian. Prior to coming to Lewis University, she taught Russian at Stanford University. Gettys is also a member of a number of professional language associations.

Nina Wieda is a doctoral student in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University in Chicago. A trained linguist with an MA in Social Sciences, Nina also has a book of poetry published in Russian, and a number of scholarly articles on Chekhov and contemporary drama published in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1: I Say It How? Speaking Russian.

Chapter 2: Grammar on a Diet: Just the Basics.

Chapter 3: Numerical Gumbo: Counting of All Kinds.

Chapter 4: Making New Friends and Enjoying Small Talk.

Chapter 5: Enjoying a Drink and a Snack (or a Meal!).

Chapter 6: Shop ’Til You Drop.

Chapter 7: Making Leisure a Top Priority.

Chapter 8: When You Gotta Work.

Chapter 9: I Get Around: Transportation.

Chapter 10: Laying Down Your Weary Head: House or Hotel.

Chapter 11: Dealing with Emergencies.

Chapter 12: Ten Favorite Russian Expressions.

Chapter 13: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Russian.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470149744
Author:
Kaufman, Andrew
Publisher:
For Dummies
With:
Wieda, Nina
Author:
Andrew Kaufman, Ph.D.
Author:
Serafima Gettys, Ph.D.
Author:
Gettys, Serafima
Author:
Kaufman, Andrew, Ph.D.
Author:
Gettys, Serafima, Ph.D.
Author:
Wieda, Nina
Subject:
Portuguese
Subject:
Russian
Subject:
Multi-Language Phrasebooks
Subject:
English
Subject:
Russian language
Subject:
Russian language - English
Subject:
Russian Grammars & Dictionaries
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Russian
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WebSite Associated w/Book
Series:
For Dummies
Publication Date:
20110601
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
216
Dimensions:
7.36x4.46x.49 in. .32 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips

Speak Russian — instantly!

Traveling to Russia but don't know Russian? Need to kick up your conversation skills? This handy little phrasebook will jump-start your comprehension and have you speaking basic Russian in no time.

Discover how to:

  • Get directions, shop, and eat out
  • Talk numbers, dates, and times
  • Chat about family and work
  • Discuss sports and the weather
  • Deal with problems and emergencies

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