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  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd (1 Dec 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409570169
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409570165
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 0.4 x 30 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 18,354 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bella on 17 Dec 2013
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Bought this for bf who is currently learning Russian from scratch, as a fluent speaker of the language the book was straight to the point and easily understandable to anyone no matter what skills of Russian they may hold. Book is filled with everyday items/things, contains the picture of the item and Russian word for it, right under there is the exact same Russian word but in English letters.
Contains also, colours, numbers, body, clothes, opposites,alphabet and much more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Claudia Pereira Teixeira on 26 April 2014
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Very useful with ways to sound it out loud so you know what your saying! Great book to start learning simple Russian words that you'll need in the everyday life!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steve100 on 8 Aug 2014
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Excellent
Off to Russia soon?
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kickingking on 5 Oct 2014
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Not just for kids.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Web pronunciation guide makes this a winner 19 Nov 2009
By J. S. Harris - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
The online pronunciation guide makes this book worth every penny! The pronunciation guide is the piece that is missing from almost every book on learning Russian I've purchased. I finally went to Pimmsleur's language CD's because nothing else had anything but text. (They're excellent, by the way, but they lack the text.) The online guide uses a native female speaker. She speaks clearly and distinctly, which is what you'll need to get it right. The 'push button' links to hear the word work well, although sometimes you have to click twice to get it to play. Yes, it would be nicer to have flash cards, etc. But for $10, it's a steal. Go Internet!

The book contains 1000 very useful words, like pillow, soap, kitchen, etc. Not many verbs, but many (if not most) of the nouns you will need for day to day conversation. It is certainly not a book to learn to converse in Russian but it does a great job of giving you the basic words to make this possible.

Regardless of your age, this book will be useful for the beginner in the Russian Language. I'd love to see the authors do a similar book for verbs and introductory conversation, complete with online pronunciation. Buy this book so they'll make more! :)
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A lozhka, a spoon, a thousand words of Russian 6 Aug 2009
By Almelle - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
How can a student of Russian learn that a "lozhka" is a spoon? On each two-page spread of this dictionary, small sketches border a modern scene. Below each sketch a Russian word and an English transliteration are printed. Amery and Kirilenko aim to make Russian easy to read and learn for children and older students alike.

Yet older language learners may find themselves reading little of real substance. The dictionary primarily depicts nouns--only two of the fifty-some pages show verbs--and hardly mentions greetings or grammar. Students using The First Thousand Words in Russian will need more than these thousand words to learn Russian well.

Students may also have trouble interpreting some of the smaller sketches: which rectangle is the carpet, which is the rug, and which is the pillow among the pictures that surround a house scene? The Russian meaning may remain unclear even after finding that yellow or purple rectangle lying around in the larger scene.

Still, the book has advantages for the browsing reader: the pictures are expressive and the layout encourages casual vocabulary-building. Because it is organized by scenes, any location is an opportunity for learning: look around your kitchen, hospital, or house, and match the picture of the lozhka to the spoon in your hand. The First Thousand Words In Russian is a great introduction for children or an enjoyable diversion for the serious student of Russian.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
First 1000 words in Russian 12 Mar 2009
By SmartMom - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a colorful, beautifully illustrated hardcover book for children age 3 and up to learn Russian. There are trusted websites that it gives for children to listen and hear the words. It is broken up into category and groups and they are able to hear the words, see the words, and see the picture which gives added re-enforcement to their learning. Learning a 2nd language when they are young is very helpful in learning other languages as they go to school. It is a wonderful book and I highly recommend it.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Very helpful 30 Nov 2009
By Charles E. Butcher Jr. - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is good for studying subject related words. It contains words for things around the house, the zoo, store, and other places. It even signifies, in bold letters, parts of words so you know what parts are stressed. Very useful for the beginner. A great resource to get words to place on index cards, so that you can study through out the day.
Great Book! 6 Dec 2008
By Beth - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is great for teaching my children russian. Each page consists of a setting, for example "At Home" and pictures of each room. Then individual items are around the borders of the page, each labeled with the word in russian and the english pronunciation underneath. I like that there is no english word for the item, since they say that it is better to learn that way. I bookmarked the web page for this book for quick reference. The voice is that of a native russian woman--it is very clear and easy to understand her.

The only con to this book is that my husband (who is russian) has found a discrepancy (and there may be more since we only just started using it), where an item is shown in singular, but the word is in plural form.

Over all, I love this book so far and plan to implement a few words a day.
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