Oxford Russian Dictionary: Russian-English / English-Russian
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This fourth edition of the Oxford Russian Dictionary is guaranteed to continue to be a leader in its field. This dictionary is an invaluable text for any serious student of Russian, or any Russian native speaker learning English. This fully updated and revised edition includes new supplementary material with a correspondence section, grammar help, and special treatment of commonly used but tricky words. The text has also been updated with thousands of new English and Russian words, especially important given changes in language and culture over the last few years. The dictionary is more accessible than ever for those struggling to master Russian--words are now shown in context to help users select the most appropriate translation. In addition, American English coverage has been greatly expanded. It remains the reference for Russian and English-speakers alike.
· 500,000 words, phrases, and translations
· Includes hundreds of new words, in both Russian and English
· NEW Correspondence section and cultural notes
· NEW special boxes give help on commonly used tricky words. Along with detailed pointers on grammar, this gives the user unparalleled aid when working in Russian and English.
· Detailed coverage of the latest vocabulary, including business, specialist, and computing terminology
· Extensive treatment of Russian declensions and conjugations
- Amazon Sales Rank: #125791 in Books
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- Original language: English, Russian
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 10.24" h x 2.36" w x 7.68" l, 4.89 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 1322 pages
`Review from previous edition Visually different, in that there are now three columns per page rather than two, and headwords appear in a new, bolder, and somewhat larger font. The practical result is that one now finds words faster and with greater ease.' Forum for Modern Language Studies
`An enormous amount of lexicographic resourcefulness invested in the dictionary's macro- and microstructure, a very high degree of technological sophistication.' The International Journal of Lexicography
Text: English, Russian
About the Author
Marcus Wheeler is Professor of Russian at the Queen's University of Belfast.
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63 of 68 people found the following review helpful.
EXCELLENT Reference !!!!
By A Customer
I had used three other Russian/English dictionarys but this has it all. It even has some 4 letter words you might find offensive. My wife is Russian and our communication has improved because of this fantastic dictionary. The meanings of words have been well researched and are translated exactly. I would recommend this reference for anyone learning Russian or for the Russian needing an English word equivilant.
38 of 42 people found the following review helpful.
Helping you decide if this is the best for you.
I would like to clarify some points mentioned below by other reviewers. First of all it is true that the Russian pronunciation is not given, but neither is it given in any other English-Russian dictionary that I know of, or, for that matter, in any Russian dictionary. This is because in Russian each sound is pronounced like it is written. So basically you have to learn the Russian alphabet. So this is not for real beginners. One can't blame the dictionary for this because it was created as an aid, not a teaching course. Still there are some grammatical rules you'll have to learn if you want to pronounce the Russian words correctly, not too difficult rules in my opinion. Basically it all comes down to the accent (very simple stuff). I will resist giving you examples and instead I will give you the websites where you can learn for yourself. If one wants to learn Russian from scratch (or almost from scratch) I recommend that he visits these two websites. They are free and they should be useful if the person wants to know if he really wants to pursue learning Russian before spending money on books, it will help him decide whether he is sure that he is serious about this.
To recite the Russian alphabet: http://www.geocities.com/Colosseum/Track/7635/alphabet.html
Russian grammar and to learn how the letters of the Russian alphabet are pronounced in context:
After studying the above websites I would recommend, for the beginner, to buy books like "Russian Course, The New Penguin : A Complete Course for Beginners", or "Russian Stories (Russkie Rasskazy): A Dual-Language Book" if he is more advanced.
Like with any language the real difficulty is memorizing and learning the actual words, not the grammar.
But a person can spend his entire life as a native English-speaker and still find some words that are outside of frequent usage that he doesn't know how to pronounce; this will never happen with languages like Russian or Greek. Thus the grammar is a bit more difficult to learn in those languages but it serves you for life.
I agree that this dictionary is insufficient if you're reading heavy literature. But if you know enough Russian to read Dostoyevsky then you should know enough Russian to be able to visit an online Russian bookstore (like http://www.ozon.ru/ or http://www.bolero.ru/index.html or http://www.kniga.com/books/default.asp?) and find a good multi-volume Russian dictionary for yourself.
27 of 29 people found the following review helpful.
An excellent reference
By R. Aponte
As a Russian translator in the U.S. military, I have used this edition as well as earlier ones in my work, and I have to say that this is an improvement upon the others, which were already very good. A question for the reviewer who wrote that the back cover contained spelling mistakes in Russian: Where are they? I know the spelling system of the language quite well, and reading the back cover several times, I could find neither spelling mistakes nor incorrect case endings. As for word choice in Russian, it could be that native speakers would have phrased some things differently (as a non-native speaker, it's hard for me to judge), but the Russian text is certainly grammatically correct and the meaning is clearly conveyed.