Russian For All Occasions: A Russian-English Dictionary of Collocations and Expressions presents 10,000 formal and informal modern Russian expressions that users are likely to encounter either in speech or writing.
The entries take the form of collocations, phrases or short sentences, and each entry is accompanied by a translation which provides the English communicative fragment corresponding most closely to the Russian original. Longer explanations are provided for phrases that learners might otherwise find difficult to interpret correctly. Entries are arranged thematically, with an alphabetical index of key Russian and English words to help users navigate the dictionary.
Russian For All Occasions is a unique resource for intermediate to advanced students of Russian. The range of ready-made and contextualised expressions presented here will help learners improve their active command of Russian.
Table of Contents
Unit I: The Person, The Family 1. The Human Body and the Senses, The Functioning and Malfunctioning of the Human Organism 2. Health, Minor Health Problems, Illnesses, Hospital 3. Physical Appearance, Limbs, Movemnets, Gestures, Physical Actions 4. Feelings and States of Mind 5. Character Traits and Inclinations, Attitudes to People, Relations Between People 6. Cleverness, Knowledge, Thinking, Memory 7. Patterns of Communication, Verbal Interaction 8. Men and Women, Love, Sex, Marriage 9. Children, Families, Relatives 10. Names and Surnames, Ages, Origins, Biographies, Addresses 11. Death Unit II: Culture, Technology, Daily Life 12. Language, Texts, Documents, Literature, Mass Media 13. Telephoning, Computers, The Internet 14. Daily Life, House and Home 15. Food, Cooking, Restaurants 16. Clothes and Footwear 17. Transport 18. Sport, Hobbies, Games and Amusements 19. Art, Music, Dance, Theatre, Cinema Unit III: Society 20. Politics, Civil Society, Rights and Freedoms 21. State Structures, International Relations, Terrorism 22. The Armed Forces, War, Weapons 23. Demographics 24. Countries and Peoples, Geography 25. Religion, Superstition, Folk Beliefs 26. Economics, Money, Trade 27. Work, Wages and Salaries, Careers, At The Work Place, Business 28. Crime, Punishment, Corruption Unit IV: The Natural World 29. The Physical Properties of Objects 30. Heavenly Bodies, The Natural World, Weather and Climate 31. Plants and Animals 32. Spatial Orientation and Movement 33. Time
Shamil Khairov is Lecturer of Russian at the University of Glasgow.
John Dunn is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow.