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Short Stories in Russian for Beginners is an unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for adult and young adult learners.
Short Stories in German for Beginners is an unmissable collection of eight unconventional and captivating short stories for adult and young adult learners.
Learn how to get the most out of language courses, books and your own environment to be able to speak, read and write any language.
A light-hearted jaunt around Europe via its bizarre and beautiful words
"e;Postizhenie novogo yazyka - chrezvychajno zahvatyvayushchij process, beskonechnyj istochnik uvlekatel'nyh zadach i raznoobraznyh razvlechenij. EHta kniga prigoditsya vam na lyubom ego ehtape: i v samom nachale puti, kogda vy tol'ko ishchete svoj podhod, i v razgar ucheby, kogda vy obdumyvaete, kak prodvigat'sya vpered. Vy najdete v nej svezhie idei i neozhidannye perspektivy, a takzhe opisaniya razlichnyh priemov, kotorye - kak pokazala praktika - pozvolyayut ovladet' inostrannym yazykom bystree, legche i s bol'shim udovol'stviem. Vy uvidite, chto yazyk mozhno izuchat' raznymi putyami. Nadeyus', chto kniga pomozhet vam najti svoj. A teper' - vpered!"e;Aleks Roulings
Fjaka: the sublime state of aspiring to do absolutely nothing. Warmduscher: a 'warm showerer', meaning a bit of a wimp. Tener mano izquierda: literally 'to have a left hand'; to be skilfully persuasive. For all the richness of the English language there are some nuances that other languages capture much better, whether it's a phrase that beautifully articulates a feeling, a wonderfully understated insult that just hits the spot, or a curious idiom. From the melancholic to the funny to the downright peculiar, From Amourette to Zal takes us on a fascinating journey around Europe in twelve languages, celebrating our cultural similarities and differences along the way.