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Getting Along in Russian, Vol. 2

Mario A. Pei, read by I. Nikanov and Countess Buxhoeveden
Getting Along in Russian, Vol. 2

Linguist Mario Pei (1901 – 1978) was fluent in 5 languages (Italian, English, French, Greek, and Latin) and was capable of speaking in 30 languages. During his long teaching career, he wrote over 50 books; many of them on the subject of language. In 1959, he joined with Fedor I. Nikanov in writing the book “Getting Along in Russian.” The emphasis of the book was to aid American travelers in speaking Russian. In 1961, Folkways Records released a two volume set of recordings with Nikanov and Countess Buxhoeveden speaking phrases in Russian. Volume 2 focuses on social encounters, banking, using the post office and staying at a hotel or apartment. The liner notes have the English phrase with the Russian pronunciation

Track Listing

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Greetings, Etiquette, Social Amenities Mario A. Pei, read by I. Nikanov and Countess Buxhoeveden 9:21
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Money, Bank, Measures Mario A. Pei, read by I. Nikanov and Countess Buxhoeveden 6:00
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Writing and Post Office Mario A. Pei, read by I. Nikanov and Countess Buxhoeveden 5:52
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Hotel, Boarding House, Apartment Mario A. Pei, read by I. Nikanov and Countess Buxhoeveden 16:12
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Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Barbershop, Beauty Salon Mario A. Pei, read by I. Nikanov and Countess Buxhoeveden 9:31

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