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Russian For Dummies

Kaufman, Andrew D. / Gettys, Serafima


3. Auflage Juli 2022
400 Seiten, Softcover

ISBN: 978-1-119-86860-6
John Wiley & Sons

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Privyet! Explore the Russian language with this fantastic beginner's guide

With over 260 million speakers around the world, Russian remains one of the most popular and marketable languages you can learn. And for those who have no idea where to begin, Russian For Dummies is the perfect first step!

In this easy-to-understand resource for Russian language beginners, you'll discover basic grammar and common expressions you might use while shopping, dining out, traveling, or conducting business. You'll also find simplified and generalized conjugation rules and a streamlined approach to grammar based on how you actually understand the language, rather than technical rules and details.

This book offers:
* Supplemental online resources so you can hear how native Russian speakers use the words you're trying to learn
* Guidance on identifying Cyrillic letters from the alphabet used by Russian speakers and writers
* Tons of useful exercise and practice opportunities you can take advantage of to sharpen your skills

Perfect for any newcomer to the Russian language trying to pick up their first few phrases, Russian For Dummies is a fantastic first foray into conversational Russian that will have you ordering meals, going shopping, and navigating other day-to-day situations with ease. Good luck!

Introduction 1

Part 1: 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 67

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

Chapter 6: Speaking Russian at Home 101

Part 2: Russian in Action 119

Chapter 7: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk 121

Chapter 8: Asking for Directions 137

Chapter 9: Dining Out and Going to the Market 149

Chapter 10: Shopping Made Easy 163

Chapter 11: Going Out on the Town 181

Chapter 12: Taking Care of Business and Telecommunications 195

Chapter 13: Recreation and the Great Outdoors 215

Part 3: Russian on the Go 233

Chapter 14: Planning a Trip 235

Chapter 15: Dealing with Money in a Foreign Land 247

Chapter 16: Getting Around: Planes, Trains, Taxis, and More 259

Chapter 17: Finding a Place to Stay 273

Chapter 18: Handling Emergencies 289

Part 4: The Part of Tens 307

Chapter 19: Ten Ways to Pick Up Russian Quickly 309

Chapter 20: Ten Things Never to Say in Russian 315

Chapter 21: Ten Favorite Russian Expressions 321

Chapter 22: Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Fluent in Russian 325

Appendix A: Russian-English Mini-Dictionary 331

Appendix B: Verb Tables 351

Appendix C: Answer Keys 357

Index 361
Andrew D. Kaufman, PhD, is an associate professor, general faculty; lecturer in Slavic Languages and Literatures; and assistant director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Virginia. His work has been featured on Today, NPR, PBS, and, as well as in The New York Times and The Washington Post.

Serafima Gettys, PhD, is Director of the Foreign Language Program at Lewis University, where she also teaches Russian.

A. D. Kaufman, University of Georgia; S. Gettys, Lewis University, Romeoville, IL