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What They Didn't Teach You in Russian Class

Slang Phrases for the Cafe, Club, Bar, Bedroom, Ball Game and More

Published by Ulysses Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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About The Book

Grubbing on pierogies at a a Russian deli...
Pounding vodka shots at Moscow’s hottest dance club...
Cheering for the local hockey team at the stadium...


Drop the textbook formality and chat with the locals in Russia’s everyday language.

• What’s up? Как дела?
• He’s/She’s a hottie. Он/Она красавчик/красотка.
• Let’s go get wasted. Пойдём побухать.
• Goooooooaaaaaaal! Гоооооооол!
• This is crappy vodka. Эта водка хреновая.
• Let’s have a quickie. Давай по быстрому.

About The Authors

Igor Fisun is a native of Kiev, Ukraine, which, in moments of nationalist pride, he prefers to spell "Kyiv." He is a former student of Kiev PTU, where he quickly abandoned all interest in ever holding down a real job and instead embarked upon a career in freelance engraving. His native languages are Russian and Ukrainian, and he hopes someday to learn English well enough to talk his way out of a traffic ticket. His interests include cooking, Japanese art, cheap wine, and pissing people off on internet forums. He is ridiculously proud of his orchid collection.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (October 15, 2017)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781612436777

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