ABOUT THE BOOK

  • ^DIFFICULTY: A1-A2
  • ^FORMAT: PDF + MP3
  • ^41 PAGES
  • ^3H 19M OF AUDIO
  • ^AVAILABLE IN 4 LANGUAGES: 🇺🇸 🇪🇸 🇮🇹 🇫🇷

This bilingual reader is ideal for beginners and false beginners (A1-A2). It will both entertain and provide a sense of achievement while reading.

If there’s a word or grammar structure you are not familiar with, you’ll find the translation next to the Russian text, which makes reading these stories an enjoyable and stress-free experience!

This book is available in four languages:

KEY FEATURES

PRINTABLE PDF

You´ll receive the book in PDF format that you can download, open on any mobile device, or print.

PARALLEL TRANSLATION

The Russian text is on the left half of the page, and the English / Spanish / Italian / French translation is on the right.

DOWNLOADABLE AUDIO IN 2 SPEEDS

Each story is recorded twice – first, in slow Russian, then, in a normal speed Russian. 

STRESS MARKS

All Russian words have accent marks to help you pronounce them correctly.

KEY FEATURES

PRINTABLE
PDF

You´ll receive the book in PDF format that you can download, open on any mobile device, or print.

PARALLEL ENGLISH
TRANSLATION

You´ll find the Russian text on the left half of the page, and the English translation on the right half of the page.

STRESS MARKS

All Russian words have accent marks to help you pronounce them correctly.

DOWNLOADABLE AUDIO
IN 2 SPEEDS

Each story is recorded twice – in slow Russian and in a normal speed Russian.

LOOK INSIDE

✓ 100 easy-to-read short stories that will give you hours of enjoyment while you acquire a wide range of new vocabulary;

✓ Parallel translations;

✓ All stories are written in short sentences with the use of common daily life vocabulary;

✓ Easy grammar constructions;

✓ The verbs in this book are conjugated only in the Present or Future tenses. The use of the Past Tense was avoided on purpose since it is more complicated and requires additional study. Past Tense will be covered in the future volumes;

This collection of parallel texts will help you enjoy your reading experience. You learn new vocabulary and grammatical structures naturally while focusing on content and having fun!

WHY USE BILINGUAL BOOKS?

Learning Russian with parallel texts is the most rewarding and effective method to learn a language for absolute beginners. Existing vocabulary is refreshed, while new vocabulary is instantly put into practice. The Russian grammar will easily sink in through our cleverly written and well-formatted stories. Each sentence has been translated line by line, making it easy to follow. No dictionary is needed!

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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LINDA FOLEYMILLER – USA

Parallel texts is very helpful for me to be able to see both languages side by side continuously. It is helping me to learn vocabulary. I also like that I can listen to the pronunciation of the words. I would recommend the books to anyone who is trying to learn Russian.

ERIK D – SWEDEN

If you’re a beginner or false beginner learning Russian, I highly recommend this bilingual reader. It’s an enjoyable way to improve your reading skills and provides a great sense of achievement. With English translations next to the Russian text, it’s a stress-free experience that allows you to focus on the stories and improve your language skills. As a language learner myself, I find this book to be an incredibly helpful tool for practicing my Russian.

DAN FLICK – USA

These parallel texts are awesome.  There are 100 short stories.  This course is solid gold for beginners and intermediates for sure.  Every story that I have read has taught me something and I have been at this for a long time.   An example from the first story is it clearly illustrates that there are two words (at least) for pouring, one for liquids and one for dry goods.  I was unaware of this.  I did not even need to google for the definition.  The context made the meaning of the word clear.  Each story is short (maybe 10-20 lines) and packed with easy-to-understand and useful content.  Best of all, the recordings are included.   It only takes a couple times listening to fully comprehend every word which is a big deal for learning the language.   I wish I would have had this early on as it would have really helped.

JOSÉE SYLVIE TRUDELLE – CANADA

I like it very much. It is short and easy. It’s very helpful. Thank you! I like that some words come later in the same text, so we could practice them and recognize them. Also, there are many different subjects so we learn about many things. It’s really motivating!

FLAVIO – ITALY

I like that through these short stories you can learn many new words, and the option to listen to the text in slow speed is fantastic. The pdf layout looks great. I really hope that soon there will be volume 2 with verbs in the past tense.

CHRIS HUSHAK – USA

I am still working my way through it, but it is a good bargain. You get the parallel Russian and English text in two PDF formats, a large and small text version. The PDFs contain the rarest of the rare… actual accent marks! For some reason most other beginner materials leave them off. This helps make learning pronunciation MUCH easier. In addition, the normal and slow speed MP3 files are worth their weight in gold. I like to read along with the audio files or pause and repeat each sentence. The book helps with comprehension by asking questions about each story. There are multiple possible correct answers, so you can review the materials without the lesson becoming repetitive. I am very glad to have bought it; it’s like having a private tutor.

CLARA GULYAS – USA

I love parallel texts for language learning, especially at the A1-A2 level. I can read without having to look up every second or third word in the dictionary. I understand the gist of each story and can even answer the questions without too much struggle. Finding beginner material like this in Russian is not easy. Kristina’s texts make learning to read Russian fun and stress free.

MARTIN MEENAGH – UK

I very much liked this book. It taught me vocabulary, and worked alongside other online language courses which I have used to develop my Russian. Not only was it a good fit, but it brought me further along in my language journey. I would recommend it to others.

ANA – SPAIN

This book is really good and it’s helping me, even now that I’m at a higher level. It helped me to review vocabulary, learn some new words and analyze the cases on each of the sentences, so I could have a better comprehension. I would really recommend this book to any student who wants to start reading something in Russian but couldn’t find something appropriate for a beginner level. As the stories are short, you can’t get bored and you can start and stop reading whenever you want, not being afraid of losing the track.

VIVIENNE BANKS – UK

These parallel texts were so useful. Not only could I see the translation immediately but they came with audio which enabled me to read and listen at the same time. There was a lot of new vocabulary for me to learn that was so useful as it was vocabulary that is used in everyday scenarios. Just packed with things to learn.