Colloquial Afrikaans: The Complete Course for Beginners

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Routledge, Nov 27, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 283 pages
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Colloquial Afrikaans provides a step-by-step course in Afrikaans as it is written and spoken in South Africa and Namibia today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Afrikaans in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Key features include:

• progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills

• structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar

• an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises

• realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios

• useful vocabulary lists throughout the text

• additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries

Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Afrikaans will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Afrikaans.

Course components:

The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.

Paperback: 978-0-415-20672-3 (please note this does not include the audio)

CDs : 978-0-415-30072-8

eBook: 978-0-203-82682-9 (Available to purchase separately from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx. Please note this does not include the audio)

MP3s: 978-0-415-47112-1 (Available to purchase separately from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx)

Pack: 978-0-415-44173-5 (paperback and CDs)

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Meeting and greeting people
9
2 Shopping
19
3 Buying a ticket
34
4 Numbers and money
40
5 Making a date
60
6 Likes and dislikes
68
7 Asking the way
78
13 The weather
130
14 Exclamations congratulations and apologies
141
15 Where? on under behind or in front of?
150
16 Stellenbosch a town which everyone loves
160
17 Theres a school being built here
167
List of countries inhabitants nationalities
176
Answers to the exercises
178
Grammar summary
195

8 Colours
86
9 Comparing things
96
10 At play
104
11 In the process of doing things
112
12 Expressing time
121
Glossary of grammatical terms
199
AfrikaansEnglish glossary
206
EnglishAfrikaans glossary
239
Index
269
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About the author (2012)

Bruce Donaldson is Associate Professor and Reader in Dutch and German at the University of Melbourne. He is author of the best-selling Colloquial Dutch.

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