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    Top Ten Resources

    Since there are so many different threads on what books we should get I thought I'd try and condense them.
    What are your top recommendations for us newbies?
    Dictionaries, grammar books, language packs etc.

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    do you have a russian friend? they are the best resources
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    Russian: A Complete Course for Beginners by Nicholas Brown (on Penguin Books). Take off in Russian is good to help you pronounce (i kno u got that, i read ur other post). And once your into russian, a big fat dictionary (Oxford ones are best). I got the book 501 russian verbs, but thats not that useful.
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    This book by Nicholas Brown, is it for beginners only? I have a tutor but I'm looking for something to read in my spare time. I hang out on this web site to practice reading and I visit other sites, but I can't always get to a computer. I'd like a suggestion for something I can carry around with me. I have a dictionary but that's a little bulky and sometimes boreing. I saw this post and thought I'd ask.

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    The Penguin book is labeld, 'A Complete Course for Beginners' but I'm sure it can be used for brushing up if you're a little more advanced or haven't studied in a long time.
    Here's my rundown:
    The New Penguin Russian Course - excellent for newbies!
    Russian in Exercises - great for grammar reinforcement
    Oxford Russian-English Dictionary - good in conjunction with the previous book
    Collins Russian Concise Dictionary - HUGE dictionary with over 40,000 terms. Shows common phrases that go along with the corresponding word. Great all purpose dictionary. A little bulky.
    Pimsleur Comprehensive Russian - good for building pronunciation skills. Apalling price and no grammar lessons! Best to download them

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    i like audio tapes, cause when ya read the books you dont know for sure if youre saying it right or not
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    You should also watch Russian movies, or adleast TV. Hearing it helps.
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    whats that good frequency dictionary i keep hearing about?

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    Kenneth Katzner (Ar dheis De go raibh a anam) is my dictionary-writing husband, but I guess he can be, like, your dictionary-writing babydaddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Линдзи
    Kenneth Katzner (Ar dheis De go raibh a anam) is my dictionary-writing husband, but I guess he can be, like, your dictionary-writing babydaddy.
    ROFL wait...you guys are married now? I thought he was just your bf. I'm hurt I wasn't invited to the wedding...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tambakis
    Quote Originally Posted by Линдзи
    Kenneth Katzner (Ar dheis De go raibh a anam) is my dictionary-writing husband, but I guess he can be, like, your dictionary-writing babydaddy.
    ROFL wait...you guys are married now? I thought he was just your bf. I'm hurt I wasn't invited to the wedding...
    Oh, don't cry, Tambakis. See, we eloped. It was just Ken, me, the justice of the peace and an Elvis impersonator. Verrrry romantic

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