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Russian For All Occasions
A Russian-English Dictionary of Collocations and Expressions

ISBN 9781138960725
Published June 19, 2019 by Routledge
748 Pages

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Book Description

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

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Shamil Khairov is Lecturer of Russian at the University of Glasgow.

John Dunn is Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow.