500 COMMON PHRASES TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR RUSSIAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY
In this book, you learn 500 practical Russian phrases and sentences commonly used in simple everyday communication, from greetings and farewells to expressing gratitude and surprise. Each phrase is given in male and female form. You will practice listening to and pronouncing the sentences with the accompanying MP3s.
This handy PDF is meant for reference, study, and review. The more you practice the essential phrases included here, the easier it will be for you to generate the questions and statements appropriate to your specific needs and circumstances.
WHAT YOU WILL GET
A 20-page PDF transcript with all 500 phrases and sentences. To make it even more useful, I added stress marks for every single Russian word!
AUDIO IN 2 VERSIONS
One where all phrases are adapted for a male speaker and the other one for a female speaker.
There is an English translation of each sentence in the transcript so that you don´t have to waste your precious time looking up unknown words.
Do you like to study on the go while driving a car or jogging? No problem! Download the audio, upload it to your mobile phone, and you’re all set!
REPETITION IS THE KEY
Since the material is not cumulative, topics can be studied according to need or preference. You will note that certain structures such as “Можно…?” or “Давай…?” appear frequently throughout the book. Besides being very handy, their repetition facilitates focusing on the many complementary words and phrases. Thus, you learn to produce a large number of sentences and convey a wide range of information with minimum effort.
This is not a textbook, and it doesn’t cover Russian grammar. This book is a compilation of useful sentences for beginners about topics that are common in everyday life.
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CONVENIENTLY ORGANIZED BY TOPICS,
THIS BOOK INCLUDES PHRASES AND SENTENCES ON…
Speaking a foreign language
Actions in time
…and other topics!
FOCUS ON LEARNING PHRASES
THAT YOU CAN USE OVER AND OVER AGAIN
When you are studying Russian, focus on learning phrases that you can use over and over. Don’t worry too much about verb tenses and extensive vocabulary lists. The most important thing about learning a new language is that you can communicate with other people.
You don’t have to be perfect. You just have to try!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
RAQUEL DOMÍNGUEZ – URUGUAY
I have done only a few segments, but it is most beneficial. I must hear it often until it becomes pretty familiar—a matter of time. The voice is quite clear so I can hear every word. I am also writing it down. The subjects are really a matter of daily use. I find the formulas especially helpful. It fits my current level. And I would heartily recommend it to other Russian learners.
ALEXANDER KEYSERLINGK – CANADA
This book teaches at just the right speed and one can move at the pace one chooses. The teacher is patient and seems to enjoy teaching. Her collection of books offers so many different learning tools that one can almost rely fully on her to progress in one’s learning of the Russian language.
JUSTIN OLMSTEAD – USA
The power of 500 Russian Phrases for Everyday Use is in its simplicity and utility. The simple layout gives two columns of phrases, one for casual and another for formal use. The English gloss is helpful to scan for whichever phrases you want to memorize. The brief introduction to the book orients the learner. The phrases themselves span a variety of possible encounters, something for everyone. I highly recommend it!
IAN LIM BOON CHEONG – SINGAPORE
Big thanks for all the books you make. I particular like the stress marks, this is a very useful feature for your learners to read and pronounce the words correctly. Another good part is that you include male and female phrases. It is a lot of hard work that you put into doing this.
RICHARD BRAYFORD – UK
The list was a very useful list of phrases for a beginner. It expanded my vocabulary a lot and improved my understanding of noun, adjective and verb declension. The list also gave me phrases that were correctly structured and helped me to pronounce them correctly. I was able to use a lot of the phrases when speaking with friends who were native speakers, or who had a good knowledge of Russian language.
DAN FLICK – USA
These phrase lists are absolutely as useful as useful gets. I am able to use them all the time and it allows me to cover many situations with my Russian-speaking spouse. The great thing is they are broken up into groups of common functions such as Greetings, Gratitude, hope, surprise, etc. These recordings allow multiple ways of responding to common situations. And they are short. One other benefit is that these phrases come up all the time in movies and in books. Very useful.
PASCAL VIRMOUX-JACKSON – CANADA
This book is just awesome. The audio files are available in slow and normal speed, which is a great plus for beginners. Also, the content is in modern, everyday spoken Russian. It is a very good fit for my current level of Russian. I’ve been learning Russian for a few months now and it has helped my oral skills greatly. I have bought other learning packages from Boost Your Russian, and I am very happy with those products. You can tell a lot of effort has been put into their development. I would definitely recommend this package to all Russian learners.
TALIA EISOLD – AUSTRALIA
I think it is a fantastic book! And I liked it very much because it enriched my vocabulary in Russian and improved my listening skills. It was also great for my current level of Russian (between beginner and intermediate). I also think it is very useful because you learn the Russian language as it is spoken daily and for tourists who visit Russia for the first time (It will help them communicate with the Russian native speakers). Therefore I would highly recommend it to other Russian learners.
ALEXANDRA DI TODARO – BELGIUM
I really recommend it. It has a clear structure in themes (for example “greetings”, “apologies”, etc. Making it useful for every situation. It is the perfect way to combine your regular grammar skills with daily vocabulary. With a native speaker, it makes also a huge difference, you will learn this vocabulary directly with the right pronunciation (no doubt about making mistakes with stressed / non stressed vowels).