- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (September 4, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0470149744
- ISBN-13: 978-0470149744
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.5 x 7.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #776,847 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips
Speak Russian — instantly!
Traveling to Russia but don't know Russian? Need to kick up your conversation skills? This handy little phrasebook will jump-start your comprehension and have you speaking basic Russian in no time.
Discover how to:
- Get directions, shop, and eat out
- Talk numbers, dates, and times
- Chat about family and work
- Discuss sports and the weather
- Deal with problems and emergencies
About the Author
Andrew Kaufman, PhD, is currently a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia. He holds a PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from Stanford University, and he has recognized success as both a published scholar and an innovative, award-winning teacher of Russian language, literature, and culture at some of the country’s top universities. To learn more about Dr. Kaufman, please visit his website at www.professorandy.com.
Serafima Gettys, PhD, earned her doctorate degree in Foreign Language Education from Gertzen State Pedagogical University, Leningrad, USSR. She is currently a Coordinator of the Foreign Language Program at Lewis University, where she also teaches Russian. Prior to coming to Lewis University, she taught Russian at Stanford University. Gettys is also a member of a number of professional language associations.
Nina Wieda is a doctoral student in Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University in Chicago. A trained linguist with an MA in Social Sciences, Nina also has a book of poetry published in Russian, and a number of scholarly articles on Chekhov and contemporary drama published in English.
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Top Customer Reviews
The book covers most situations that a casual visitor can expect to encounter.
Learning Cyrillic requires another book. Wouldn't it be unrealistic to learn the English alphabet from an English phrase book meant for non-English visitors?
Incidentally, I've found that reading Cyrillic isn't as difficult as it seems. Many words are phonetically transliterated, e.g., taxi is still taxi in Russian except that it uses the Cyrillic letters that phonetically sound like "tax-e."
I give it 5 stars because it does an excellent job for its intended audience.
Even worse: The cyrillic letters there are pictured in this e-book are shown as wrong symbols - hence not recognizable. Both in my Kindle paperwhite and in the cloud reader. I.e. the formatting from book to e-book is poorly done and noone cared to check it.