Colloquial Mongolian: The Complete Course for Beginners

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Taylor & Francis, Jul 1, 2003 - Foreign Language Study - 342 pages
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Colloquial Mongolian is easy to use and completely up to date!

Written by experience teachers of the language, Colloquial Mongolian offers a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Mongolian. No previous knowledge of the language is required.

Features include:

Guide to reading and writing the alphabet

Lively dialogues in true-to-life situations

Concise grammar explanations

A variety of exercises with full answer key, grammar summary, suffix index and two-way glossary

Explanatory notes on Mongolian culture and customs

By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Mongolian in a broad range of everyday situations.

Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on CD/MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquials Pack.



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My bottom line is that it may cover the major points, but there simply isn't enough reinforcement and detailed information. Take the use of "baigaa." It's mentioned, but there is almost no explanation. That's a core feature of the language. There are not enough exercises or drills. Of the few exercises there, many cannot be solved just referring to the chapter. So this could be a reinforcement textbook if you studied it elsewhere first. Good points: modern style, funny cartoons. They made some effort, but it's just not enough in itself. I studied the whole book, but was far from being able to speak or read.
I recommend the "Sain baina uu?" book series instead. MUCH better and well rounded.

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