•attract the person’s interest
•make a winning impression
•carry on conversations
•express thoughts and feelings
•gain love and affection
•arouse desire and passion.
The phrasebook, English to Russian, is organized like a dictionary, with phrases and terms grouped under the key word(s) that they contain. English phonetic pronunciation is included in blue font. The key words are red, preceded by a tiny x for use in searching to avoid mass results for a word.
The 804 pages of the phrasebook were compiled 6" X 8" (15 cm x 20 cm), just slightly larger than a Kindle Fire 8 page.
The book contains 14 appendices, covering Russian alphabet & pronunciation, Russian grammar, ordinal & cardinal numbers, calendar & clock time, metric measurements, adult heights & weights, clothing sizes, an English-Russian food glossary, terms of endearment, polite & familiar "you", customs & traditions, and holidays & special occasions.