A compact, hands-on guidebook to basic Russian phrases
Russian is spoken by almost 280 million people worldwide, and interest in this popular language is growing by leaps and bounds. This fun, portable guide gives readers basic instruction that will enable them to converse in Russian with others, whether for business, school, travel, or just for fun. It uses real-world phrases to illustrate concepts and help people practice skills in basic grammar and usage, the alphabet, numbers, and common expressions and verbs.
Andrew Kaufman, PhD (Arlington, VA) is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia, where he teaches courses on Tolstoy, Chekhov, and Russian language, literature, and society. Serafima Gettys, PhD (Newark, CA) is a Coordinator of the Foreign Language Program at Lewis University, where she also teaches Russian. Nina Wieda (Chicago, IL) is a doctoral student in Slavic languages and literature at Northwestern University.