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Colloquial Afrikaans
The Complete Course for Beginners




ISBN 9781138949836
Published July 3, 2015 by Routledge
284 Pages

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Book Description

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.

Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

Table of Contents

About this book, Bruce Donaldson; Introduction, Bruce Donaldson; Chapter 1 Meeting and greeting people, Bruce Donaldson; Chapter 2 Shopping, Bruce Donaldson; Chapter 3 Buying a ticket, Bruce Donaldson; Chapter 4 Numbers and money, Bruce Donaldson; Chapter 5 Making a date, Bruce Donaldson; Chapter 6 Likes and dislikes, Bruce Donaldson; Chapter 7 Asking the way, Bruce Donaldson; Chapter 8 Colours, Bruce Donaldson; Chapter 9 Comparing things, Bruce Donaldson; Chapter 10 At play, Bruce Donaldson; Chapter 11 In the process of doing things, Bruce Donaldson; Chapter 12 Expressing time, Bruce Donaldson; Chapter 13 The Weather, Bruce Donaldson; Chapter 14 Exclamations, congratulations and apologies, Bruce Donaldson; Chapter 15 Where? – on, under, behind or in front of?, Bruce Donaldson; Chapter 16 Stellenbosch, a town which everyone loves, Bruce Donaldson; Chapter 17 There’s a school being built here, Bruce Donaldson; Chapter -bm1 List of countries, inhabitants, nationalities, Bruce Donaldson; Chapter -bm2 Answers to the exercises, Bruce Donaldson; Chapter -bm3 Grammar Summary, Bruce Donaldson;

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Biography

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.