9780071759625

Complete Xhosa: A Teach Yourself Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9780071759625

  • ISBN10:

    007175962X

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/12/2011
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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Summary

It's easy to teach yourself Xhosa! Complete Xhosa: A Teach Yourself Guideprovides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Xhosa, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Xhosa with confidence. Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society. Features: One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of the basics of the language

Table of Contents

Introduction / Getting acquainted on an aeroplane / Meeting again at the Murrays' home / Knowing how to speak Xhosa / Speaking about work / How do you like your coffee? / Are you warm enough? / Jenny at work - Let's speak Xhosa / Thandi at work - 'I am Dr Thamsanqa' / Peter at work at Kirstenbosch / Themba at work - an interview / May I speak to Mr Thamsanqa? / At the cricket match / Let’s go to that new restaurant! / Buying clothes and African arts and crafts / Travel woes / Xhosa heritage trail / Translations of the dialogues / Key to the exercises / Xhosa-English vocabulary / English-Xhosa vocabulary / Bibliography / Index

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