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Swahili for Starters : A Practical Introductory Course - Joan Maw

Swahili for Starters

A Practical Introductory Course

By: Joan Maw

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Published: 1st April 1999
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New in paperback and in an updated edition, Swahili for Starters: A Practical Introductory Course teaches Swahili in its social and cultural context, by modern and entertaining methods. An ideal beginners' text, it introduces the language in a natural manner, starting from real-life situations in dialogue form, many of them revealing attitudes and ideas which may surprise and intrigue the learner. Grammar and vocabulary are introuduced gradually, with the most useful items first. Games and puzzles and other activities are used to give practice in the language and guidance in punctuation.

1: Hujambo? How are you? 2: Habari? What's new? 3: Lakini But 4: Matamshi. Pronunciation. 5: Matamshi. Pronunciation. 6: Wapi? Where? 7: Wapi hasa? Where precisely? 8: Matamishi. Pronunciation. 9: Matamshi. Pronunciation. 10: Ngapi? How many? 11: Matamshi. Pronunciation. 12: Kupika chai. Making tea. 13: Kununua mahindi. Buying maize. 14: Sokoni. At the market. Matamshi ya kiarabu. Arabic-type pronunciation. 15: Kwenda Mombasa (1). Going to Mombasa (1). 16: Kwenda Mombasa (2). Behewa la kulalia. In the sleeping-car. 17: Jamaa. The family. Matamshi: mkazo. Pronunciation: stress. 18: Mwoga. The coward. 19: Kudanganywa! Cheated! Matamshi. Pronunciation. 20: Kutodanganywa. Not being cheated. 21: Lini? When? 22: Nchi yetu. Our country. 23: Ajali. An accident. 24: Ugonjwa. Illness. 25: Kuazima na kuazimia. Borrowing and lending. 26: Kwenda Tamarind. Going to the Tamarind. 27: Barua. A letter. 28: Malaika. Angel. 29: Kukata umeme. Electricity cut off. 30: Haraka haraka haina baraka. More haste, less speed. 31: Kuibiwa. A robbery. 32: Ziara. A visit. 33: Nyota. Your stars. 34: Mwanasesere. The doll. 35: Mpira. Football.

ISBN: 9780198237839
ISBN-10: 0198237839
Series: School of Oriental & African Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st April 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.85  x 2.03
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 2