Colloquial Amharic

2nd Edition

By David Appleyard

© 2012 – Routledge

390 pages

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About the Book

Colloquial Amharic is easy to use and completely up to date!

Specially written by experienced teachers for self study or class use, the course offers you a step by step approach to written and spoken Amharic. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

What makes this new edition of Colloquial Amharic your best choice in personal language learning?

  • Interactive—lots of exercises for regular practice
  • Clear—concise grammar notes
  • Practical—useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide
  • Complete—including answer key and reference section

Whether you’re a business traveller, or about to take up a daring challenge in adventure tourism; you may be studying to teach or even looking forward to a holiday—if you’d like to get up and running with Amharic, this rewarding course will take you from complete beginner to confidently putting your language skills to use in a wide range of everyday situations.

Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on two CDs or in MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquial Amharic paperback and CDS complete course. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material complements the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.


'Colloquial Amharic is a good introduction for learners in spoken Amharic. For beginners and for self-improvers 'key to exercises' is very useful for controlling one's own improvements … the author is to be congratulated for preparing an Amharic language course accompanied by recorded cassettes. We wish it a lot of readers. - Aethiopica, 1998

Table of Contents

1 Greetings 2 At school 3 Going to a restaurant 4 A chance meeting 5 Going shopping 6 Planning a trip 7 Writing a letter 8 Tourism in Ethiopia 9 An Ethiopian restaurant 10 Going to the hospital 11 A national holiday12 A tour of Addis Ababa 13Magazines and newspapers 14 Some magazine articles Grammatical tables Key to exercises Amharic–English glossary Grammatical index Amharic index.



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

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