Russian Phrase Guides
Quickly learn essential Russian phrases for travelling, in easy single-serving doses! Great for beginners!
||Each "serving" is composed of:
|4 sections in one printable booklet, with over 100 words and phrases total.|
Hear It Later!
|2-3 minute long Mp3 audio file of each section that you can store and listen to anywhere. About 30 phrases per section, includes the English.|
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|Click each word or phrase to hear it! All audio is from native speakers.|
Russian is spoken throughout Russia, and by many people in the former Soviet Union. Israel has a very large population of ethnic Russians who still use Russian as their first language.
My goal is for single-serving to be a one-stop shop for Russian foreign language needs for tourists, travellers, business, self-learners, or anyone with an interest in languages. When you are done looking at the site, download the MP3 Audio file and print the Acrobat Booklet. You can use them together anywhere: at work or home on your computer or on the road with a portable mp3 player. You can even copy the audio to CD or tape and take it with you on your travels. Practice the pronunciation before you travel and then just carry the booklet with you. Look at what's here and use it for travel or learning. If you have any problems or suggestions, please e-mail me.
One of the reasons that I began doing this site, was the difficulty I had using the phoenetic pronunciations given in most phrase guides. The problem is that either one has to learn the international phoenetic alphabet, or guess how the author thinks that someone would pronounce certain letter combinations. I avoid phoenetics and use audio from real native speakers. There is no mistaking how a word should be pronounced. Only knowing a word or phrase is half the battle; you must be able to be understood. Hearing a native pronounce the words is the greatest aid to pronunciation. Practice is the key to learning (as if your parents haven't been telling you that all along). Go to Russia and speak! Don't let them speak English with you!
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