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    Nicholas Brown(Author)

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This dictionary contains 10,000 Russian words in order of importance starting with the most common and finishing with words that occur about 8 times in a million. All the words have English translations, many have examples of usage and the entries include information on stress and grammatical irregularities. There is also a complete alphabetical index to the words in the list.
A learner who knows all or most of these 10,000 words can be regarded as competent in Russian for all normal purposes. The list takes you from a beginner's core vocabulary through to postgraduate level.

..."this dictionary can function as a useful yardstick by which they can guage their development and 'fill in' gaps in their basic wordstock. It can be a particularly valuable resource for the language instructor faced with the daunting task of facilitating vocabulary aquisition."-"Language, 1998

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  • PDF | 440 pages
  • Nicholas Brown(Author)
  • Routledge; 1 edition (27 Jun. 1996)
  • English
  • 9
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  • By Lukashenko on 27 January 2014

    This book does exactly what it says it does, however an opportunity was missed that would have made this book so much more useful for solo learners. You see the first 1500 words come with example sentences which is great and allows you to understand how the word you are learning can be used correctly. However after the 1500 mark explanations or example sentences cease for the majority of the remaining 8500 words. This makes it hard to know how the word in question is used correctly as I have found out on numerous occasions when trying out a new word with a Russian friend. It means you really need to check each word with a native speaker which not everyone can do. The creators of the book should at least of carried on writing example sentences to the 5000 mark. That would have made this book pretty much perfect so an opportunity missed. As it stands now that I'm up past the 1500 mark I need to spend ages cross referencing words with Google translate to get the context of words and even that is no guarantee of accuracy.So, great book yes, highly recommended but it could have been better with a bit more effort.

  • By M Hemming on 30 December 2005

    Learning Russian is a difficult task due to the unfamiliarity of vocabulary compared with most European languages. I have been using this book since my first year of university and have found it to be the most useful weapon for tackling the language. Work through the book, restesting yourself regularly and you should be able to build up a formidable vocabulary with a bit of effort. Exemplary sentences are given for the first 600 words; it's a shame that this couldn't be done for all 10,000 but would make the book a lot larger. Language learning would be a lot simpler if more works like this could be produced.

  • By Xenophon on 3 September 2012

    This book is an excellent addition to any Russian speaker's library.It is a text that the reader can use in the way that their needs require:- If you are a beginner you can learn the first few hundred words by rote learning- GCSE and A-level students can randomly test themselves on the first 800-1000 words- Undergraduates can make word lists of unknown words from the few thousand entries having already learnt most of them from other sources- Teachers can pick out nouns, verbs, adjectives that fit into a theme and incorporate them into lessonsNothing can substitute reading fiction and non-fiction or speaking with and listening to native speakers when learning a language. This reference book can, however, aid and speed up the learning process when learning the Russian language.

  • By tiggrie AKA Sarah on 17 March 2007

    This book is both fascinating and a boon for any serious student of the language.Some of the words in the earliest sections of the book will be surprising, and some of those that don't appear will also surprise you.As a learning tool, I can say from personal experience and from the experience of friends, thoroughly learning the high frequency words and working your way through will increase your reading fluency in leaps and bounds.As a fascinating linguistic study it will be of interest to any Russian learners who wonder how things such as communism, glasnost, perestroika etc have affected the language.It isn't a book for beginners, it's a bit heavy for anyone just starting out (literally as well as metaphorically ;)) as well as not being especially cheap (though it's good value). This isn't a dictionary in the "I-want-to-know-the-word-for-bread-now" sense, and anyone expecting that would be disappointed. But for any student who wants a structure to vocab learning, or wants to improve reading fluency, etc, it is a godsend and well worth the money.

  • By Mr. Scott Telfer on 23 October 2007

    This is by far and away my favourite Russian study aid. I used this throughout my year in Russia and my honours year. Every day I would try and learn 20 new words as they appeared in frequency order- and it was amazing when reading a Russian magazine or newspaper - they literally sprang out the page the day you learnt them.I would say that this book is ESSENTIAL if you are to study Russian even remotely seriously. It is invaluable.


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