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Colloquial Kazakh

By Zaure Batayeva

Routledge – 2012 – 314 pages

Series: Colloquial Series

Purchasing Options:

  • Add to CartPaperback: $57.95
    978-0-415-67428-7
    October 24th 2012
  • Add to CartPack - Book & CD: $99.95
    978-0-415-67429-4
    October 28th 2012
  • Add to CartAudio CD: $62.95
    978-0-415-67430-0
    October 2nd 2012

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.

Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on two CDs or in MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquial Kazakh pack. Recorded by native speakers, the audio complements the book and will help enhance learners’ listening and speaking skills.

Course components:

The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CDs can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack.

Paperback: 978-0-415-67428-7 (please note this does not include the audio)

CDs : 978-0-415-67430-0

eBook: 978-0-203-81047-7 (please note this does not include the audio, available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx)

MP3s: 978-0-415-67434-8 (available to purchase from http://ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/audio_viewbooks.aspx)

Pack : 978-0-415-67429-4 (paperback and CDs)

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

Name: Colloquial Kazakh (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Zaure Batayeva. 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...
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