- Paperback: 1000 pages
- Publisher: Visual Education Assn (April 1, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1556370121
- ISBN-13: 978-1556370120
- Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 8.2 x 3.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 61 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #644,422 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Russian Vocabulary Cards: Academic Study Card Set
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The box contains 1,000 cards, but many cards have multiple words or word combinations, so the total vocabulary contained therein is about 3,000 words. The cards are boxed in alphabetical order, and they're also numbered. Many of the cards identify the part of speech for the given word or words, and for Russian prepositions, the governing case(s)is/are also listed (infinitely helpful). Verbs are presented in aspectual pairs and are marked as either First Conjugation or Second Conjugation. Cards for irregular verbs show the conjugated forms for imperfective present/perfective future (first person singular, second person singular and third person plural) and past tenses as necessary.
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The front half of the indexed pamphlet is in Russian and the back half is in English and that is helpful when you are looking for a particular word.
The quality of the cards is not high end. The paper is about the weight of light construction paper. Very flexible, like a heavy slip of paper. To be fair, if they were of the thicker style, I can not imagine how much space they would take up as there are 1000 cards. That is a lot of cards. This type of paper keeps the decks much more portable.
I have been using them with Beginner's Russian with Interactive Online workbook (Anna S Kudyma, Frank J. Miller, and Olga E. Kagan) and Transparent Language subscription online and this combination of study materials along with some beginner Russian alphabet apps for my ipad has suited my particular needs. I have found that the method used for teaching this language not as intuitive as some other languages, so patience really is key.
Good luck and have fun!
I think these cards are an excellent tool. I highly recommend this set to anyone studying the language. One negative point that has been noticed by myself and other customers is the quality of the card stock. These are not extremely durable, and if used in a private study may have a long life, but if you use these for your daily practice outside, or in a group setting they will fade away pretty quickly.
Added note: after using them a couple of months, I find I still like these a lot. Especially helpful is the fact that similar/related words are on the same card. A reviewer above notes they are thin, and I think I'd like them slightly larger, but I don't think those issues are enough to dock them a star.
CON: The cards are made with poor quality materials. At best, they remind me of badly printed business cards from a home printer. I wanted to be able to grab a handful and carry them with me in my pocket--glancing at them during "down" time throughout the day as an ongoing learning process. Unfortunately, the "cards" are so thin they become badly worn very quickly.
SUMMARY: The cards are worth the 15 dollars--just dont' expect a durable product to arrive.
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