Dictionary of Russian Slang & Colloquial Expressions

  Approximately 4,700 informal and vernacular words and phrases are listed alphabetically, each with its meaning in English. It is then used in an example sentence, first in Russian, then in English. The terms are those seldom found in standard Russian dictionaries.

Dictionary of Russian Slang and Colloquial Expressions

  This expanded and updated reference book lists approximately 5,100 Russian idiomatic words and expressions with their translations into English. Included are figures of speech, slang, and vulgarisms, many of which cannot be found in standard Russian-English dictionaries. Here are valuable insights on how Russian is really spoken today. Each entry comes with an example sentence in Russian and its English translation.

Dirty Russian: Everyday Slang from “What’s Up?” to “F*%# Off!”

  Nothing is censored in “Dirty Russian”. By revealing the contemporary colloquial language locals actually speak, this book presents cool things to say for all casual situations - shopping, parties, nightclubs, sporting events and even romance and sex.
  “Dirty Russian” includes harsh expressions to convince a local police officer that your documents are in order and you’ve tipped him enough or sweet words to entice a local beauty into a horse-drawn sleigh ride, and even native banter to help make friends over a glass of vodka.
  An invaluable guide for off-the-beaten-path travelers going to Russia, “Dirty Russian” is packed with enough insults and swear words to offend every person in Russia without even mentioning that they lost the Cold War and sex terminology graphic enough to embarrass the hostesses at Moscow’s infamous Rasputin brothel.

Easy Russian Phrase Book: Over 690 Basic Phrases for Everyday Use

  This volume contains over 700 phrases and sentences appropriate for travel and transportation; stores and services; dining; medical and emergency situations; entertainment; greetings; and general conversation. Each phrase is accompanied by phonetic pronunciation and a complete index that makes word and phrase location quick and easy.

Empire: The Russian Empire and Its Rivals

  Focusing on the Tsarist and Soviet empires of Russia, the author reveals the nature and meaning of all empires throughout history. He examines factors that mold the shape of the empires, including geography and culture, and compares the Russian empires with other imperial states, from ancient China and Rome to the present-day United States. With bright and colorful illustrations.

English-Russian, Russian-English Dictionary

  Based on American rather than British English, this is among the first Russian dictionaries revised for the post-Soviet era. Includes new political terminology, new Russian institutions, new countries and republics and new city names. Contains 26,000 entries in the English-Russian section and 40,000 words in the Russian-English section. Irregularities in Russian declensions and conjugations appear at the beginning of each entry.

Essential Russian Grammar

  This short book is packed with useful aids to improving your grasp of Russian. It is easy to understand, concise, and accurate. Logical, developmental presentation of the major aspects of Russian grammar includes all the necessary tools for speech and comprehension. Designed for adults with limited learning time who wish to acquire the basics of everyday Russian, this grammar features numerous shortcuts and timesavers. Deceptively slim, it packs all the essentials in an accessible form. Ideal as an introduction, supplement, or refresher.

Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin

  Still the benchmark of Russian literature 175 years after its first publicationanow in a marvelous new translation.
  Pushkin’s incomparable poem has at its center a young Russian dandy much like Pushkin in his attitudes and habits. Eugene Onegin, bored with the triviality of everyday life, takes a trip to the countryside, where he encounters the young and passionate Tatyana. She falls in love with him but is cruelly rejected. Years later, Eugene Onegin sees the error of his ways, but fate is not on his side. A tragic story about love, innocence, and friendship, this beautifully written tale is a treasure for any fan of Russian literature.

Everything Learning Russian Book with CD: Speak, write, and understand Russian in no time!

  Learning Russian is an exciting challenge - even saying “hello” and “goodbye” seems daunting! Whether you’re planning a trip to Russia or adding a valuable second language to your resume, this book is just what you need. Julia Stakhnevich, a native Russian speaker, will help you to:
  * Recognize and read Cyrillic letters
  * Pronounce Russian words like a native
  * Ask for directions, order dinner, and conduct business
  * Hold your own in a conversation
  Inside, you’ll find step-by-step lessons in vocabulary, grammar, and conversation-and the companion CD provides beneficial practice to perfect your accent. With “The Everything Learning Russian Book” with CD, you’ll see how much fun learning Russian can be!

First Thousand Words in Russian

  A fresh, bright new edition in the best-selling “First Thousand Words” series. Stephen Cartwright’s delightful pictures encourage direct association of the Russian word with the object, ensuring effective learning for language beginners of all ages. Readers can now find out how to pronounce every Russian word in this book, by listening to a native Russian speaker on the Usborne Quicklinks website.

From Russia With Love!: Russian for Kids

  This fun introduction to Russian is full of reproducible activity pages. This book introduces Russia’s exciting history plus teaches hundreds of words with entertaining and humorous writing and lots of activities. This presentation makes Russian for kids easy and fun with educational and entertaining history, trivia, humor, activities, and more. Children who begin learning a language at an early age improve their overall school performance, boost their problem solving skills, and gain a more in-depth understanding of their native language.

Garri Potter i filosofskii kamen / Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Russian Edition)

  The Russian edition of the famous bestseller of J.K.Rowling. It is everything it is reputed to be - fast-paced, witty, absorbing, full of touching moments while not afraid to look at the more disturbing sides of early adolescence (bullying, the fear of a hostile adult world).
  Apart from remaining a great book, the Russian translation of it is very accessible and enjoyable. Non-Russian speakers will be impressed by how fluid and natural the prose seems.

Garri Potter i tainaia komnata/Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Russian Edition)

  The Russian translation of Harry Potter’s adventures during his second year at Hogwarts.
  It’s surprisingly effective if you’re an advanced Russian speaker looking to improve. This translation is repetitive with vocabulary, allowing someone working on their language to improve it. It’s challenging in a good way for a non-native speaker to understand what was going on for most of the book.

Garri Potter i uznik Azkabana (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Russian Edition)

  The third book in the Harry Potter series now available in a Russian translation. Being extremely well translated, it keeps much of the flair of the original while flowing naturally in Russian. An enjoyable read, sure not to disappoint those who loved the series in English.

Grammatika v kontekste: Russian Grammar in Literary Contexts

  “Grammatika v kontekste: Grammar in Context” is an instructional program designed to help students review, systematize, and add to the knowledge of Russian that they acquired in previous courses. Appropriate for use in intermediate or advanced Russian courses, the text covers the essential topics and functions of Russian. Grammatical points are illustrated in reading texts that include non-literary, as well as literary selections.
  The complete package includes a text, workbook/laboratory manual, audiocassette program, and an instructor’s manual.

Hippocrene Children’s Illustrated Russian Dictionary: English-Russian/Russian-English

  Designed to be a child’s very first foreign language dictionary (5-10 years). 500 entries, each accompanied by a large illustration.

In-Flight Russian: Learn Before You Land

Living Language of “In-Flight Russian” is the perfect boarding pass to learning Russian before you land. There’s no better way to make use of all that spare time on a plane than to master the essentials of a language. This 60-minute program is the simplest way to learn just enough to get by in every situation essential to both the tourist and business traveler. The program covers everything from greetings and polite expressions to asking directions, getting around, checking into a hotel, and going to a restaurant. There are even sections for meeting people and spending a night on the town. Short lessons make “In-Flight Russian” easy to use, and a handy pocket-sized insert is included as a cheat sheet for use on the go.

Introductory Russian Grammar

  This book begins with the Russian alphabet and simple words, showing the learner how to pronounce them and how to write them in both print and cursive. There are written drills of progressively greater difficulty. There are also blocks of paragraphs depicting ordinary conversation in Russian.
  The cases used in Russian are covered, along with the usages of each: locative, genitive, dative, instrumental, and nominative. Subsequent chapters build on the usage of these cases.
  Every chapter end has a section on vocabulary, common expression, and a short review of previously-covered content. There is a Russian-English and English-Russian glossary at the end of the book. There is also an index of pertinent grammatical forms and manner of usage (e. g., the days of the week, verbs of riding, expressions of sickness, and many others). The content of the book also gives brief insight into such things as Russian geography, Russian writers, etc.

Investigating The Russian Mafia

  The author, Joseph D. Serio, Serio provides a road map to the Russian criminal mind set. He writes from experience, having spent about ten years in Russia, working on organized crime as an academic and consultant. This book is interesting in the ways that it describes how the three players in the Iron Triangle (bureaucracy-businesses-criminals) can overlap and merge in their roles and actions: a businessman working as a criminal, a bureaucrat making money as a businessman, etc.
  This book is quite good in bringing a whole new perspective towards Russian Organized crime.

Kino: A History of the Russian and Soviet Film

  This history of the turbulent destiny of Kino (“film” in Russian) documents the artistic development of the Russian and Soviet cinema and traces its growth from 1896 to the death of Sergei Eisenstein in 1948. The new Postscript surveys the directions taken by Soviet cinema since the end of World War II. Beginning with the Lumiere filming of the coronation of Tsar Nicholas II, the author links Russia’s pre-Revolutionary past with its Communist present through the observation of a major cultural phenomenon: the evolution of the Soviet film as an artistic and political instrument.
  The book contains 150 drawings and photographs and five appendices, including a list of selected Russian and Soviet films from 1907 to the present.

Kosmos: A Portrait of the Russian Space Age

  The Space Race was an exhilirating moment in history, alternately frightening, thrilling, awe-inspiring, and ultimately, sublime. Its most enigmatic element was the competition. The Soviets seemed less technologically sophisticated but in fact won many of the races: first satellite to orbit the earth; first man in space; first unmanned landings on Mars, Venus, and the Moon; first woman in space; most powerful rockets; and, until its recent fiery death, the most long-lived space station - to name but a few. The inherent contradictions of the age - the mixture of technologies high and low, of nostalgia and progress, of pathos and promise - are revealed in “Kosmos”, Adam Bartos’s astonishing photographic survey of the Soviet space program.
  Bartos’ fascination with this subject led him to seek out places like the bedroom where Yuri Gagarian slept the night before his history-making flight into space and many other ones.  In total, “Kosmos” presents over 100 of Bartos’s photographs, rich with the incongruities of the history, science, culture, and politics of the Space Age.

Langenscheidt’s Pocket Russian Dictionary

  “Pocket Russian-English, English-Russian Dictionary” is a convenient reference for writers, students, and business people - anyone who needs the right word at the right time. Exellent for Russian learners, easy to use, not so many different meaning for one word which sometimes can be confusing.
  For a pocket-sized dictionary this is exactly what you are looking for. The small format and durable plastic binding make it the perfect dictionary to carry around for a quick reference. Yet it is large enough to contain most of the Russian words that people run into in everyday life. Poetry, prose, and a nine-letter pizza toping… When you’re looking for a word, pull it out of one of our Pockets.

Learn Russian the Fast and Fun Way

  It’s easy… It’s practical… It’s fun!
  In just minutes a day, you’ll pick up the language you need for most everyday situations - from meeting and greeting people to asking directions and handling simple business transactions.
  Barron’s popular “Fast and Fun Way” foreign language learning programs are designed primarily for travellers to foreign countries but are also suitable for instruction in classrooms and language labs. The book is filled with cheerful illustrations, word lists, pull-out vocabulary flash cards, a pull-out miniature dictionary, and language-learning exercises that take the form of games and puzzles. Emphasis is on the practical Russian that travellers will need when getting around in Moscow, St. Petersburg, or outlying villages. The program teaches appropriate words and phrases for greetings and introductions, finding one’s way in cities, dining, shopping, getting hotel accommodations, telephoning, seeking medical help, reading road signs, and more.

Master the Basics Russian

  This volume uses both Roman and Cyrillic alphabets. It opens with a diagnostic self-test to help students determine what they already know of Russian and how to get best use from the book. Following chapters include a grammar brush-up covering all parts of speech, and special topics including Russian word formation, idioms, and much more.

Milet Mini Picture Dictionary: English-Russian

  Perfect for pre-schoolers, this board book version of the popular “Milet Picture Dictionary” features similar vibrant artwork in a simpler format for younger children.

Modern Russian Grammar: A Practical Guide

  “Modern Russian Grammar” is an innovative reference guide to Russian, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The “Grammar” is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as agreement, nouns, verbs and adjectives. Part B is carefully organized around language functions covering all major communication situations. With a strong emphasis on contemporary usage, all grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples.
  Main features of the “Grammar” include: clear explanations; emphasis on areas of particular difficulty for learners of Russian, such as numerals and verbs of motion; and, extensive cross-referencing between the different sections. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Russian at all levels, from beginner to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided.

Modern Russian: An Advanced Grammar Course

  If you are serious about learning Russian this is a must buy. The author doesn’t beat about the bush with flash presentation or colour coded layouts, he simply lays out the entire grammar structure of the language, complete with exceptions, examples, and excellent explanations.
  This course book is aimed primarily at students in higher education who have some prior knowledge of Russian. It is dividen into 64 lessons covering all the main areas of Russian grammar, including the declension of nouns; the conjugation of verbs, the use of cases, the forms and use of adjectives; pronouns, numerals and verbs of motion; verbal prefixes; gerunds and participles. It thus gives students the solid grammatical foundation which is essential if they are to go on to read, write and speak Russian well.
  The book includes many exercises and over 500 examples taken from the recent Soviet/Russian press, introducing much useful contemporary vocabulary in areas such as politics, economics, social problems, ecology, medicine, and cultural and military affairs. As a learning tool and a reference this book cannot be recommended more highly.

Oxford Picture Dictionary: English/Russian

  The “English/Russian Oxford Picture Dictionary” features over 4,000 words and phrases 4,000 words and phrases, in English and Russian. Illustrated with crystal-clear and vibrant pictures this book meets the needs of today’s language learners. Practice activities at the bottom of almost every page enable students immediately use the target vocabulary. New Intro pages at the beginning of every unit present key vocabulary for learners at all levels. New Story pages at the end of each unit promote reading development and critical thinking skills.

Oxford Russian Grammar And Verbs

  “Oxford Russian Grammar And Verbs” provides clear and simple explanations of today’s written and spoken Russian. Comprehensive and easy to use, with coverage of all the key points of Russian grammar, it is the ideal reference tool for beginner and intermediate students, whether at school, college, or learning on their own. Thousands of examples in an instantly accessible layout show how the language works. The verb tables are clear and easy-to-use and all grammatical terms are explained in a glossary.

Passport to Russian (Berlitz Travel Companions)

  This unique guide emphasizes development of acccent, vocabulary, and communication for every situation, includes a dictionary of over 1,400 terms, plus a special “Point to the Answer” section which allows non-English speaking Russians to merely point to the information needed. Organized by topic for easy reference.

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