What They Didn't Teach You in Russian Class

What They Didn't Teach You in Russian Class

Slang Phrases for the Cafe, Club, Bar, Bedroom, Ball Game, and More

Book - 2017
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Perseus Publishing
Packed with slang words, phrases and expressions not found in any textbook, this fun-to-read handbook teaches the casual, everyday language heard in the cafes, bars and streets of Russia. No one actually speaks the formal Russian taught in school, which makes this book a must have for anyone looking to chat with the locals without sounding like a robot. Published as an attractive, small trim hardcover, this handy phrasebook makes the perfect gift for travelers and students who want to fill the gap between the Russian they are learning in class and what is really spoken in Russia.
Grubbing on pierogies at a a Russian deli...
Pounding vodka shots at Moscow’s hottest dance club...
Cheering for the local hockey team at the stadium...

Drop the textbook formality and chat with the locals in Russia’s everyday language.

• What’s up? ??? ?????
• He’s/She’s a hottie. ??/??? ?????????/????????.
• Let’s go get wasted. ?????? ????????.
• Goooooooaaaaaaal! ??????????!
• This is crappy vodka. ??? ????? ????????.
• Let’s have a quickie. ????? ?? ????????.

Publisher: Berkeley, CA :, Ulysses Press,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781612436777
Characteristics: 192 pages : illustrations ; 17 cm
Additional Contributors: Fisun, Igor - Author


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