English-Russian Dictionary : Phrasebook of Love
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A dictionary-phrasebook for both men and women that gives the Russian equivalents of English phrases and terms having to do with love, romance and relationships. Desired expressions can be found under the key word(s) contained in them. Russian words are accented, and footers on each page provide useful tips about Russian and references to appendices. The 21 appendices feature the Russian alphabet, Russian grammar,conjugated verbs, time zones of cities, place nouns with case endings, metric measurements, adult heights and weights, customs, holidays, laws, marriage procedures, mail, introduction services, and more.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #759572 in Books
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- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 8.85" h x 5.95" w x 1.69" l, 2.34 pounds
- Binding: Paperback
- 800 pages
Text: English, Russian
About the Author
Marina Frolova was born in Vishniy Volochok, Russia, taught mathematics in St. Petersburg for many years, and became a translator shortly after coming to the USA in 1996. Robert Powers, born in Portland, Oregon, served 16 of 23 years in the Army as a Russian linguist, obtained a BA in Slavic Languages from UW in 1978, and has taught and translated Russian since that time.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful.
Trying to woo a Russian lady?
By John Brooks
I have recently become married to a wonderful young lady from the historic city of Novgorod, Russia. Before meeting her by chance in 1998, I had never given much thought to seeking a foreign-born bride. Once I met her (she was visiting the US), I became very intrigued by her, her culture, and her language. She returned to Russia shortly after we met, amd we remained in contact until we could meet again, at which point we married. She speaks English quite well, but I still wish to speak her language as much as I can. I knew not a lick of Russian before, and most of the books I find on it are quite good at helping me find a hotel, airport, or restaurant, but not at voicing my true feelings. The English-Russian Dictionary-Phrasebook of Love is intended to help the English-speaking person express thoughts and desires to a Russian with limited English exposure. The authors admit that English does not always translate into Russian well, but the points desired will be made. Some of the expressions are not what Russians themselves (or even Americans) would say, but will be easily understood. Grammatical pointers are included, along with guidelines regarding actually courting, marrying, and bringing into the US a Russian bride (or groom). My bride is currently back in Russia visiting friends and family, and I ordered the Phrasebook of Love right after she left. She does not know I have it, and I have been using it a lot in our e-mail correspondence. She is VERY impressed and shows it to her family (well, not quite ALL of it!). Russain women are among some of the most beautiful and intellectual in the world. However, trying to communicate with one who is limited in her English ability can result in an almost "Tarzan-like" level of conversation. The Phrasebook of Love helps remove that element, as well as impress her with one's desire to share a part of her culture. If you have never tried Russian before, you will have to learn a new alphabet. The Phrasebook of Love includes it as well. Key words of desire are easily located, and expressions including them are abundant throughout. I consider this a very good investment for myself (even though I have already "won over" my Russian bride!). I ordered the Phrasebook of Love from Amazon.com on a Thursday; it was in my mailbox on Saturday. Kudos to Amazon.com, and also to the USPS for this quick delivery!
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful.
Words and phrases to win Russian hearts and affections
By Midwest Book Review
English-Russian Dictionary-Phrasebook Of Love is a unique Russian/English bilingual dictionary that focuses on the subjects of love, romance and relationships, making it relatively easy to quickly convert romantic thoughts into phrases by going to the key words expressions of affection contain. This amazing dictionary employs an easy system of dashes, numbers, dots, and parentheses to afford the user an abundance of choices as to what to include in each sentence, and all Russian words are accented so that English speakers will know how to correctly pronounce them. Each page includes a footer with helpful tips on the Russian language or references to the appendices. There are twenty-one appendices taking up one hundred and ten pages, offer the user enlightenment on the rules of Russian grammar, conjugated verbs, place names with case endings, clothing sizes, Russian terms of endearment, customs, holidays, laws, marriage, and more. The English-Russian Dictionary-Phrasebook Of Love is invaluable for anyone seeking words and phrases to win Russian hearts and affections.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
A Must Have Book
By C. Trew
If you are an English speaker with a Russian girlfriend/fiancee/wife this book is definately for you. It's loaded with just about every phrase you could think of dealing with relationships, love, friendship, etc.
One does not even need to have a command of Russian to use the book. In addition, there is quite a bit of practical information such as Russian customs, laws, holidays, names, etc.
As someone who speaks some Russian I also found the book to be a good grammar and Russian language tutorial.
Definately a book worth every penny.