Traveling in a foreign country such as Russia suddenly becomes a lot more exciting when you can engage in elegant small talk with the locals. Russian Phrases For Dummies is your handy guide to everyday words and phrases you can start using immediately to make your visit more rewarding and a whole lot easier.This user-friendly phrasebook will jump-start your comprehension and have you speaking basic Russian in no time. Its quick-and-easy approach gives you language fundamentals up front, the Words to Know section helps you find the right word fast, and the easy-to-use pronunciation key helps other people understand what you're trying to say. You'll learn how to:Get directions, shop, and eat outTalk numbers, dates, and timeChat about family and workDiscuss sports and the weatherDeal with problems and emergenciesPronounce familiar English words and phrases in Russian and EnglishBeware of words that sound to English but don't mean the same thingRead signs that use the Russian alphabetFollow the conventions of Russian pronunciationUse basic Russian grammar correctlyKeep ten commonly used Russian phrases on the tip of your tongueUse basic telephone vocabulary and send letters, emails, and faxesDon't have time to study the language before you get to Russia? No worries. Just flip through Russian Phrases For Dummies, find the section that fits your needs, and start talking!