The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Russian

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Penguin, 2006 - Foreign Language Study - 364 pages
2 Reviews
Does learning Russian have to be so hard? Nyet!
Learn the basics of the Russian language without getting discouraged. This friendly, fun, and practical approach offers first-time learners and re-learners of Russian the basics of grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and conversation. Whether learning Russian for business, school, or travel, or just to have a friendly conversation, this book is a must.
•One of the five official languages of the UN
•An increasingly important language for business, trade, and science
•Russian is the third most popular language for multilingual skills in the U.S.
  

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User Review  - justin stepney - Goodreads

Teachin myself russian. Only thing i don't get so far is how it FEELS backwards, like it didn't even teach me 'hello' before it taught me 'comrade'..?? Then I ended up working wit a girl from the ... Read full review

Contents

Contents
1
The Russian Alphabet
3
Speak Like a Russian
9
Russian Words You Already Know
19
1 Idioms and Other Useful Expressions
31
Getting Down to Grammar
43
Nouns and Gender
45
Cases Part 1
57
The Fun Stuff
185
Sightseeing Is Fun
199
ShopTil You Drop
209
Restaurant Hopping
225
Play Time
237
Anybody Can Handle Challenges
255
Anybody Can Handle hallenges
257
Is There a Doctor in the House?
267

Cases Part 2
69
Adjectives and Adverbs
81
All About Russian Verbs
95
Traveling Around
109
Finally Youre at the Airport
141
Get There Without Delay
159
A Room with a View
173
Something Is Missing Here
283
Pick Up the Phone
293
In the Line of Business
301
Claiming Your Territory
313
You Can Bank On It
321
Appendixes
331

About the author (2006)

Christopher Froehlich enlisted in the United States Army in 2000 and immediately went to the Department of Defense language training school, the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California, where he began an intense Russian language program. After specializing in specific, key aspects of the Russian language, he graduated and transferred to Germany, where he currently works as a Russian voice interceptor.

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