A full, simplified approach to grammar, a 4,000-word vocabulary, and 42 lessons in the basic principles of the language. A useful guidebook for anyone who wants to learn Russian--especially the serious student....
|Title||:||Russian For Beginners|
|Number of Pages||:||384 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Russian For Beginners Reviews
It's the hard, old-fashioned kind of grammar book. i should take the time to do the grammar exercises in the back.
This is a classical introductory course in the Russian language. Like all of the texts of its day, it has a strong grammatical focus. That's not to say there aren't conversational exercises, texts to translate and so forth. But the primary focus is around learning Russian inflections and other grammatical details and quirks of the language (of which there are many!)I used this book to supplement a high school course in Russian and I've continued to refer to it over the years. My daughter is now learning Russian and we use this as a supplement for her studies.Something that is overlooked in books such as this is the typography. In the Duff text, it's excellent. The Cyrillic text is set in a serif typeface which I find more legible. I would compare it to the Nicholas Brown "The New Penguin Russian Course" where all of the text seems to be much smaller and set in what looks like Helvetica.Finally, it goes without saying that all of these self-taught language books should be regarded as supplements. A tutor is indispensable.
This book rules! Super useful.