Easy Russian Phrase Book: Over 690 Basic Phrases for Everyday Use

Easy Russian Phrase Book: Over 690 Basic Phrases for Everyday Use

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Suitable for business or pleasure trips, this handy volume fosters instant communication. Nearly 700 basic phrases cover everyday topics as well as travel-related subjects, including terms involving restaurants, reservations, health and medical situations, and more. Includes a phonetic pronunciation guide and an index for quick and easy reference.  See more details below

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Suitable for business or pleasure trips, this handy volume fosters instant communication. Nearly 700 basic phrases cover everyday topics as well as travel-related subjects, including terms involving restaurants, reservations, health and medical situations, and more. Includes a phonetic pronunciation guide and an index for quick and easy reference.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486111513
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
03/21/2012
Series:
Dover Language Guides Russian
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
285,050
File size:
851 KB

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Easy Russian Phrase Book

Over 690 Basic Phrases for Everyday Use


By Dover Publications

Dover Publications, Inc.

Copyright © 1995 Dover Publications, Inc.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-486-11151-3



INTRODUCTION

This book is designed to teach you the basic words, phrases and sentences that you will need for simple everyday communication in Russia. It does not attempt to teach you the grammatical structure of Russian, but instead helps you to express your needs and handle problems encountered while traveling.

The value of the book rests as much on what is omitted as on what is included. An effort has been made to include only those phrases pertinent to the needs of the traveler. You will find the phrase "May I have some small change" (a frequent need in travel), but do not expect to find a sentence like "This is the pen of my aunt." Furthermore, since the material presented here is not cumulative, as it is in conventional foreign-language courses, you need not start at the beginning. Study whichever phrases will be the most useful to you.

The focus of instruction is on what you will say. However, the section entitled "Making Yourself Understood," which contains such vital phrases as "Please speak more slowly" and "Repeat it, please," will aid you in understanding others.

This book is complete in itself and is meant to be used for reference and study. Read it at odd moments and try to learn ten or fifteen phrases a day. Also, be sure to take the manual with you when you go abroad. All that you have learned will be available for reference and review.

The book is designed to help you form additional Russian sentences from the sentences it provides. You can do this by substituting a new word for a given word in a familiar sentence. In sentences where this is possible, the candidate for substitution appears in brackets, and is sometimes followed by possible alternatives. For example,

I am [a student]

—a teacher

—a businessman

provides three sentences: "I am a student," "I am a teacher" and "I am a businessman."

Another especially helpful feature of the manual is the extensive topic and word index beginning on page 61. Notice that each entry in the book is numbered and that the index refers to these numbers. This enables you to locate information you need quickly, without having to search the entire page.


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Easy Russian Phrase Book: Over 690 Basic Phrases for Everyday Use 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
ninsyl More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this book for students with a basic knowledge of the Russian language, and for those who'd want to brush up on what they'd learned. The book is well organized so that the reader can easily find phrases in any given situation: reserving rooms; eating in restaurants; asking for directions; etc. The only reason why I didn't give it a five star rating is because of the way the Cyrillic characters are written. Both upper and lower cases of the alphabet are mixed up hodgepodge throughout the book but still readable and understandable. It's like reading something like this in English: "WhaT aBouT tHat? Didn'T I telL yoU tHat iT woN't WorK?" Probably the result of mechanical transformation from one language to another with dissimilar characters in their respective alphabet.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is priced right! It is a small book, but the words and phrases are extremely useful. They have the pronounciation with the word. Of course just like in all books you aren't going to use all the phrases, but it covers the basics. Definitely a good buy!