The Everything Russian Practice Book: Simple Techniques to Improve Your Speaking And Writing Skills

The Everything Russian Practice Book: Simple Techniques to Improve Your Speaking And Writing Skills

by Nina Wieda




In the new world economy, the ability to speak Russian is increasingly valuable. Many American employers have offices in Russia, and these employers pay more for employees with language expertise. And every year, Russia welcomes more and more tourists. Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate speaker, The Everything[Registered] Russian Practice Book with CD has all you need to take the next step toward mastering Russian. A hands-on workbook, it's full of engaging exercises to help you become proficient in this challenging language. Providing the opportunity to practice Russian grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and comprehension in an easy-to-follow format, this engaging guide covers: Knowing the parts of speech, Identifying gender, Finding the appropriate words and phrases, Understanding the transliteration of the Cyrillic alphabet. For a complete learning experience, The Everything[Registered] Russian Practice Book with CD also features interactive audio exercises as well as a final exam.

About the Author:
Nina Wieda has taught the Russian language to Northwestern University

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593377243
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 12/11/2006
Series: Everything Series
Edition description: BK&CD
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 8.25(w) x 10.87(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Top Ten Reasons to Practice Your Russian     x
Introduction     xi
Nouns: Introduction     1
Masculine Nouns     2
Feminine Nouns     4
Neuter Nouns     6
Special Endings     7
Animate and Inanimate Nouns     8
Proper Nouns     9
Review     10
Declension of Nouns     13
The Nominative Case of Nouns     14
The Nominative Plural of Nouns     16
The Accusative Case of Nouns     20
The Accusative Plural of Nouns     23
The Dative Case of Nouns     26
The Dative Plural of Nouns     30
The Prepositional Case of Nouns     33
The Prepositional Plural of Nouns     36
The Genitive Case of Nouns     39
The Genitive Plural of Nouns     44
The Instrumental Plural of Nouns     50
Review     51
Pronouns     55
Pronouns in the Nominative Case     56
Pronouns in the Accusative Case     59
Pronouns in the Dative Case     62
Pronouns in the Prepositional Case     66
Pronouns in the Genitive Case     69
Pronouns in the Instrumental Case     72
Reflexive Pronouns     76
Demonstrative Pronouns     79
Possessive Pronouns     81
Reflexive Possessive Pronoun svoj     83
Interrogative Pronouns     85
Indefinite Pronouns     89
Negative Pronouns     92
Relative Pronouns     94
Review     96
Adjectives     99
Adjective-Noun Agreement in the Nominative Case     100
Adjectives in the Accusative Case     103
Adjectives in the Dative Case     107
Adjectives in the Prepositional Case     109
Adjectives in the Genitive Case     112
Adjectives in the Instrumental Case     115
Short Forms of Adjectives     117
Possessive Adjectives     119
Comparative Degree of Adjectives     121
Superlative Degree of Adjectives     123
Irregular Comparisons and Superlatives     125
Review     126
Adverbs     129
Adverbs of Manner     130
Comparative Degree of Adverbs     131
Superlative Degree of Adverbs     133
Adverbs of Place     134
Adverbs of Time     135
Review     136
Numerals     139
Cardinal Numerals     140
Ordinal Numerals     145
Collective Numerals     147
Review     148
Verbs: Introduction     151
Infinitives     152
Conjugating -e Verbs     155
Conjugating -i Verbs     158
Verbs with an Inserted Consonant -l-     161
Verbs with Consonant Mutation     163
Conjugating -ava/-ova Type Verbs     166
Irregular Verbs     169
Negation     172
Past Tense     174
Future Tense     177
Aspect: Imperfective and Perfective     181
Review     183
Reflexive Verbs     187
Reflexive Verb Conjugation     188
Genuine Reflexive Verbs     191
Active Versus Passive Meaning     192
Mutual Action     195
Other Reflexive Verbs     196
Review     199
Motion Verbs     201
Moving on Foot Versus Moving by Vehicle     202
Unidirectional and Multidirectional Verbs     208
Other Modes of Transportation      213
Moving Objects     217
Prefixed Motion Verbs     219
Review     221
Conditional, Subjunctive, Imperative     223
Conditional     224
Subjunctive     226
Imperative     228
Review     231
Participles     233
Active Adjectival Participles     234
Passive Adjectival Participles     237
Adverbial Participles     240
Review     242
Prepositions and Conjunctions     245
Prepositions of Place     246
Prepositions of Time     248
Other Prepositions     251
Prepositional Phrases     253
Coordinating Conjunctions     256
Subordinating Conjunctions     260
Review     262
The Final Exam     265
Basic Understanding     266
Nouns and Adjectives     268
Verbs and Adverbs     271
Pronouns, Prepositions, and Conjunctions     274
Transliteration Used in The Everything Russian Practice Book     277
Verb Tables     278
Russian-to-English Glossary     284
English-to-Russian Glossary      291
Answer Key     299
Index     335

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