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If you're looking to reach a comfort level in conversationalRussian, this hands-on, friendly guide gets you speaking like anative. Here, you'll find expanded coverage of the necessarygrammar, major verb tenses, and conjugations that beginners need toknow. Plus, you'll get a fully updated audio CD that includesreal-life conversations, a refreshed and expanded mini-dictionary,plenty of useful practice opportunities, and more.
Russian 101 — learn to recite the alphabet, get a crashcourse on grammar, and start saying some basic Russianexpressions
It's easy as odin, dva, tri (1, 2, 3) — hone yoursmall-talk skills and discover how to communicate effectively ineveryday situations, like asking for directions, ordering food, andmore
Happy trails — take your Russian on the road and discoverhow to plan a trip, make arrangements for a place to stay, discusstransportation, and exchange money for local currency
Take care of business — grasp the essential Russianlanguage skills you need to talk on the phone and perform everydaytasks at the office
Open the book and find:
Common words and phrases in Cyrillic
Basic grammar, Russian cases, and common expressions
Formal and informal greetings
Information on numbers, time, and measurements
Pointers for describing everyday activities in Russian
Tips for making small talk, asking for directions, and more
Fun activities to help you practice your Russian skills
Expanded Russian-English and English-Russian dictionaries
Audio CD Includes
More than 30 conversations that reinforce lessons from thebook
See appendix for complete system requirements.
Speak conversational Russian with ease
Make sense of grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations
Identify Cyrillic letters
CD includes real-life conversations by native speakers
Serafima Gettys, PhD, is a Coordinator of the ForeignLanguage Program at Lewis University, where she also teachesRussian.