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Russian for dummies® (paperback), 2nd Edition

Langue : Anglais

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Couverture de l’ouvrage Russian for dummies® (paperback)

The fast and easy way to learn to speak Russian

If you"re looking to reach a comfort level in conversational Russian, this hands-on, friendly guide gets you speaking like a native. Here, you"ll find expanded coverage of the necessary grammar, major verb tenses, and conjugations that beginners need to know. Plus, you"ll get a fully updated audio CD that includes real-life conversations, a refreshed and expanded mini-dictionary, plenty of useful practice opportunities, and more.

  • Russian 101 * learn to recite the alphabet, get a crash course on grammar, and start saying some basic Russian expressions

  • It"s easy as odin, dva, tri?? (1, 2, 3) * hone your small-talk skills and discover how to communicate effectively in everyday situations, like asking for directions, ordering food, and more

  • Happy trails * take your Russian on the road and discover how to plan a trip, make arrangements for a place to stay, discuss transportation, and exchange money for local currency

  • Take care of business * grasp the essential Russian language skills you need to talk on the phone and perform everyday tasks at the office

Open the book and find:

  • Common words and phrases in Cyrillic

  • Basic grammar, Russian cases, and common expressions

  • Formal and informal greetings

  • Information on numbers, time, and measurements

  • Pointers for describing everyday activities in Russian

  • Tips for making small talk, asking for directions, and more

  • Fun activities to help you practice your Russian skills

  • Expanded Russian-English and English-Russian dictionaries

Audio CD Includes

More than 30 conversations that reinforce lessons from the book

See appendix for complete system requirements.

Go to Dummies.com®for videos, step-by-step examples, how-to articles, or to shop!

Learn to:

  • Speak conversational Russian with ease

  • Make sense of grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations

  • Identify Cyrillic letters

CD includes real-life conversations by native speakers

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started 7

Chapter 1: Russian in a Nutshell 9

Chapter 2: Checking Out the Russian Alphabet 17

Chapter 3: Warming Up with Russian Grammar Basics 33

Chapter 4: Getting Started with Basic Expressions 69

Chapter 5: Getting Your Numbers, Times, and Measurements Straight 81

Chapter 6: Speaking Russian at Home 99

Part II: Russian in Action 117

Chapter 7: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk 119

Chapter 8: Asking for Directions 133

Chapter 9: Dining Out and Going to the Market 145

Chapter 10: Shopping Made Easy 157

Chapter 11: Going Out on the Town 173

Chapter 12: Taking Care of Business and Telecommunications 185

Chapter 13: Recreation and the Great Outdoors 203

Part III: Russian on the Go 219

Chapter 14: Planning a Trip 221

Chapter 15: Dealing with Money in a Foreign Land 231

Chapter 16: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and More 241

Chapter 17: Finding a Place to Stay 255

Chapter 18: Handling Emergencies 271

Part IV: The Part of Tens 289

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Pick Up Russian Quickly 291

Chapter 20: Ten Things Never to Say in Russian 295

Chapter 21: Ten Favorite Russian Expressions 301

Chapter 22: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in Russian 305

Part V: Appendixes 311

Appendix A: Mini-Dictionary 313

Appendix B: Verb Tables 333

Appendix C: On the CD 339

Appendix D: Answer Keys 341

Index 345

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