Synopses & Reviews
Now learning non-Roman-alphabet languages is as easy as A-B-C!
Read and Write Russian Script will help you read and write simple Russian. This book is a step-by-step introduction to the script that will enable you to read Russian signs, notices, advertisements and headlines. Even if you think learning the script is a daunting prospect, this book will make it simple. The alphabet is introduced in stages and there's lots of practice of each new character before the next one is introduced. There are plenty of example words and phrases that are seen everywhere in any Russian-speaking environment so you can familiarize yourself with the most common signs and directions. By the end of the book, you will be reading and writing simple Russian with confidence and be prepared for your next trip to Russia or further study of the language.
- One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started
- Author insights for lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors many years of experience
- Useful vocabulary, easy to find and learn, to build a solid foundation for speaking
- Extra online articles at teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the Russian culture
About the Author
Daphne West has taught Russian for more than twenty years and received the Pushkin Medal for contributions to the teaching of Russian.
Table of Contents
Introduction / Units 1-4 The printed alphabet / Unit 5 The printed alphabet: revision / Units 6-7 The cursive script / Unit 8 Town and transport / Unit 9 Hotel and restaurant / Unit 10 Hobbies / Key to the exercises / Appendix / Vocabulary list