Synopses & Reviews
Called "the most complete and succinct" lexicon of its type by The Times Literary Supplement, The Pocket Oxford Russian Dictionary has long been a favorite of students, scholars, businesspeople, and travelers. Now this popular dictionary is available in a completely revised Second Edition. Providing the most up-to-date coverage of general vocabulary in both languages, this handy resource offers the perfect companion for reading and conversation. No other pocket dictionary can match its outstanding features: More than 70,000 words and phrases; emphasis on modern idioms and colloquial usage; numerous illustrative examples of vocabulary in context; all common abbreviations and acronyms; pronunciation in the International nhonetic Alphabet; and guidance on constructions, complementation, and difficult points of grammar. Remarkably comprehensive, this new edition of an established classic provides an essential resource for students needing a handy guide to the Russian language.
This dictionary offers the intermediate user thousands of illustrative phrases, with emphasis on modern idioms and colloquial usage, 70,000 words and phrases, and over 120,000 translations, common abbreviations and acronyms, and grammatical information on points of style and usage.
Each half of this convenient pocket dictionary contains 30,000 words encountered in general, technical, colloquial, and idiomatic areas of the language. The Russian-English section is based on the authoritative Oxford Russian-English Dictionary, and the English-Russian section is drawn from smaller Oxford dictionaries and grammars published in the Soviet Union.
Table of Contents
Using this dictionary
Treatment of entries
The Russian alphabet
The English alphabet