Using Russian Synonyms
|Price:||$60.11 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25. Details|
Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com
(2 customer reviews)
Designed for students who have already developed a basic competence in Russian, this book expands and improves their vocabulary. It is invaluable as a guide to finding the right word for the context because it provides detailed information on groups of Russian words with related meanings, including examples of usage and English glosses. Two indexes allow users to quickly locate words in Russian or English. The book is an essential reference for students as well as teachers of Russian and other professional linguists.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #1634021 in Books
- Published on:
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 9.37" h x 1.42" w x 6.65" l, 2.39 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 642 pages
"Professionals who need a reliable referene book of synonyms, as well as students of all levels who are working on mastering their Russian, will find 'Using Russian Synonyms' helpful in their pursuit of perfection in their command of the language." --Mara Sukholutskaya, East Central University: The Modern Language Journal
About the Author
Terence Wade is Emeritus Professor in Russian Studies and Research Fellow at the University of Strathclyde. His publications include A Comprehensive Russian Grammar (second edition, 2000), A Russian Grammar Workbook (1996), A Russian Etymological Dictionary (1996), The Russian Language Today (with L. Ryazanova-Clarke, 1999), and Oxford Russian Grammar and Verbs (2002).
Nijole White is Lecturer in Russian Studies at the Department of Modern Languages, University of Strathclyde. She has compiled the readers Russia Today (with T. Wade, 1985), Gorbachev's Russia (1989), Time of Change (1992) and The New Russia (2000).
Most helpful customer reviews
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Lots of details, not lots of entries
What I love about this reference is that each entry has a lot of detail showing you how to use each word in context. What I don't like so much is that there just aren't as many entries as I wish there were, but nonetheless it's worth having.
9 of 17 people found the following review helpful.
Whucg sybonym is the RIGHT one?
By Anyse Joslin
Yeah, you want to find a substitute word for some word that you have used in every paper since you started studying Russin. It's getting boring. However, you have to remember that if you need another word, it had better be the right one or you can look like a symashedshii/aya chelovek and you'll NEVER live that one down. This book is excellent in getting the right word and, so many times, has lead me on a trip through vocabulary land because this "other" meaning has caught my eye and I just "have" to go and look that one up and then another and another. You can fill hours with this book and feel refreshed and KNOW that you have the "perfect" word to make your own Russian sizzle on the barbie.