Colloquial Gujarati

The Complete Course for Beginners, 2nd Edition

By Jagdish Dave

© 2012 – Routledge

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About the Book

Colloquial Gujarati provides a step-by-step course in Gujarati 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 Gujarati 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 Gujarati will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Gujarati.

Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from 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





Gujarati alphabet and script

Map of Gujarat

Gujarati alphabet and script

1 કેમ છો? kem chho?

2 પોસ્ટ ઑફિસે post Ophise

3 સાથે ખરીદી કરવા sāthe kharidi karvā

4 ટેલિફોનમાં વાતચીત tòeliphonmaāÞ vātchit

5 સ્ટેશન તરફ stòeshan taraph

6 હોટેલમાં hotòelmāÞ

7 જૂના મિત્રોની મુલાકાતે junā mitroni mulākāte

8 નિશાળમાં nishālòmāÞ

9 ગુજરાતી ફિલ્મો gujarāti philmo

10 હવાઈ મથકનું ઉદ્દઘાટન havāi mathak nuÞ udghātan

11 થિયેટર તરફ thietòar taraph

12 પ્રેસ પર pres par

13 ગાંધીજીની સંસ્થાઓમાં gāndhijini sansthāomāÞ

14 પત્રલેખન patralekhan

15 ભાષાંતર bhāshāntar


Key to exercises

English–Gujarati glossary

Thematic English–Gujarati glossary

Gujarati–English glossary

Thematic Gujarati–English glossary

Grammatical index

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Foreign Language Study / General