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"RUSSIAN a language map" is packed with the most essential words and phrases you’ll need, and brilliantly organized so you can find what you want at a glance. You can shop for souvenirs, buy tickets to the world-famous Moscow Circus and order meals, entirely in Russian! "Please” (pah-zhahl-oos-tah) and thank you” (spah-see-bah) will become second nature as you make your way around Russia - from The Hermitage in Saint Petersburg to the Bolshoi Ballet in Moscow to Lake Baikal and a ride on the Trans-Siberian Railway.
Now with a new section, Phone, Mail and Internet,” you’ll have the words for laptop, tablet, SIM card and more. You won't miss a beat sharing your stories online with friends and family. Finding an internet café, free wifi, or an adapter for your mobile devices is so much easier. Make "RUSSIAN a language map" your travel companion take it everywhere you go and all your language needs are covered!
**Hundreds of words and phrases you’ll need most.
**Divided into key categories such as Asking Questions, Dining Out, Meeting People, Shopping, Telephone, Internet, Sightseeing, Transportation and much more.
**Unique snap-open and fold design.
**Pronunciation is easy with simple phonetics.
**Ultra-thin (barely 1/8” thick) and light-weight (under two ounces).
**Laminated for durability.
**Folds up like a map to slip easily into your pocket or bag.
**Full color, original artwork.
**Special section to quickly decipher the Russian alphabet.
**Russian is an official language in Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan. Russian is an important secondary language in many countries ranging from Armenia to Uzbekistan. Russian is also an official language of the United Nations, the World Health Organization and many international organizations.
Kristine K. Kershul blends her experience as a teacher, world traveler and language scholar to create a playful, innovative way to learn and use a new language.
Teacher: As an expert linguist, Kristine spent ten years teaching German at universities in the United States and in Europe.
World Traveler: An adventurous spirit, Kristine has explored more than 100 countries, from Bhutan to Zimbabwe, and almost every exotic locale in between. She understands the problems that all travelers encounter, regardless of which country they are visiting. She knows first-hand how languages can open doors to new adventures, new friends and different cultures.
Language Scholar: Kristine completed her undergraduate and graduate studies while living in Heidelberg, Germany. She then received a second Master's Degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara and subsequently, did her Doctoral studies in Medieval German Languages and Literature. In addition to German, she also speaks a number of other languages ranging from Arabic to Swahili.
A Colorful Background: Kristine's fascination for languages began as a child growing up in a tri-lingual household in Oregon, where Croatian, Danish and English were spoken.
Kristine's natural gift for languages opened doors outside the academic world. She worked as a bilingual travel guide in Europe and later, as a translator at the U.S. Embassy in Germany.
On A Personal Note: Kristine's passion for travel, foreign languages and new cultures continues to take her around the world. One never knows where she'll venture to next - Namibia, Laos or Guyana. Kristine is a licensed pilot, a certified diver and an avid downhill skier. She enjoys competitive horseback riding and playing the piano. She makes her home in both Seattle, Washington and in Cape Town, South Africa.