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Good book for understanding what to learn
on 29 November 1998
Bought this book because I was trying to learn Russian, and didn't have any idea which words were most important. Found that many of the words I had learned were rarely used. On the other hand, many of the most common words, I had never heard.
This book then allowed me to focus on words that I needed the most. Since I now live in Russia, (while still using the book) I find that as I learn the more frequently used words, I hear them almost daily. It's been a big help.
On the other hand, it's not a good 'first book' for people who want to learn Russian. You still need grammar, sounds, etc. It's probably better as a second or third book.