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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    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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