Dermo!: The Real Russian Tolstoy Never Used

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Plume, 1997 - Foreign Language Study - 140 pages
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Not even Tolstoy would dare use the eyebrow-raising Russian you'll find in this wickedly humorous language guide by one of Russia's bestselling novelists today. Whether you're traveling to Russia for the first time or you are a student of the language, this indispensable book is your entree to the real and new Russian that has never been taught. You'll be armored with triple-decker curses and insults, endearments and expressions for situations ranging from high-level business meetings to cocktail parties to sexual encounters. Filled with words, idioms, and vulgarisms you won't learn in a classroom, plus twenty hilarious line drawings and a complete index to vital expletives, Dermo! will provide you with the uncensored answers to the questions you always wanted to know...but no translator would ever tell you!

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This is the funniest book about a foreign language I have ever read. I guarantee that you will laugh out loud about some of the anecdotes and examples of profanity (including erotic poetry by Pushkin ... Read full review

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