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. Удачи! (That means good luck!)
About the Author:
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 Oprah.com, 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.