1st Edition

Colloquial Kazakh

ISBN 9781138958562
Published August 5, 2015 by Routledge
328 Pages

USD $105.00

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Book Description

Colloquial Kazakh provides a step-by-step course in Kazakh as it is written and spoken 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 Kazakh 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
  • an overview of the sounds and alphabet of Kazakh
  • additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues.

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

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

Acknowledgements.  Introduction.  Sounds of Kazakh.  1. Танысқаныма қуаныштымын! Glad to meet you!  2. Сіз қайдан боласыз? Where are you from?  3. Сіздің отбасыңыз үлкен бе? Is your family big? 4. Италияданмын, бірақ қазір Алматыда тұрамын  I’m from Italy, but I now live in Almaty  5. Сапарыңыз сәтті болсын!  Have a nice trip!  6. Іс-сапар  Business trip  7. Алматыда жаңбыр жауып тұр  It is raining in Almaty   8. Наурыз құтты болсын! Happy Nowruz!  9. Біздің үйге қонаққа келіңіз  Please come and visit our home  10. Қазір әзір  Ready to serve   11. Бұл менің өлшемім емес  It is not my size  12. Біз тұрған қала  The city we lived in  13. Барлығы өзгеше болатын  Everything used to be different   14. Ауырып қалдым  I fell sick.  Grammar summary.  Key to exercises.  Kazakh-English glossary.  English-Kazakh glossary.  Index

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