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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    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

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    About the author (2006)

    David Dyergrew up in a coastal town in NSW, Australia, and graduated as dux of his high school in 1984. After commencing a degree in medicine and surgery at the University of Sydney, he soon decided it was not for him.

    David went on to train as a ship's officer at the Australian Maritime College, travelling Australia and the world in a wide range of merchant ships. He graduated from the college with distinction and was awarded a number of prizes, including the Company of Master Mariners Award for highest overall achievement in the course. He then returned to the University of Sydney to complete a combined degree in Arts and Law. David was awarded the Frank Albert Prize for first place in Music I, High Distinctions in all English courses and First Class Honours in Law. From the mid-1990s until early 2000s David worked as a litigation lawyer in Sydney, and then in London at a legal practice whose parent firm represented the Titanic's owners back in 1912. In 2002 David returned to Australia and obtained a Diploma in Education from the University of New England, and commenced teaching English at Kambala, a school for girls in Sydney's eastern suburbs.

    David has had a life-long obsession with the Titanic and has become an expert on the subject. In 2009 he was awarded a Commonwealth Government scholarship to write The Midni

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