Swahili Made Easy

Author: J. F. Safari
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9987081797
Size: 73.45 MB
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This handy book is a beginner's complete course in the Swahili language, designed especially for foreigners. The book is a result of the author's many years of teaching experience. It is divided into two parts: part one covers pronunciation; Swahili greetings and manners; classification of nouns; adjectives, verbs, adverbs, etc. in twenty-eight lessons and thirty-six exercises. part two includes a study of Swahili usage in specific situations (e.g. at home, in the market, on the road, at the airport, etc.); eleven further lessons and thirteen exercises; the key to the exercises in Parts One and Two; and a Swahili-English vocabulary of words used in the book.

Swahili Grammar And Workbook

Author: Fidèle Mpiranya
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317612922
Size: 60.47 MB
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Swahili Grammar and Workbook provides a practical and comprehensive companion to Swahili grammar, filling in gaps left by other textbooks. Presenting the essentials of Swahili grammar in a highly accessible fashion, it reduces complex language topics to helpful rules and mnemonic aids, enabling maximum grammar retention and accurate usage. Grammar points are followed by multiple examples and exercises, allowing students to consolidate and practice their learning. No prior knowledge of linguistic terminology is required. Key features include: Twenty five language notes covering key topics such as: personal pronouns; the Swahili noun class system; special class combinations; the imperative, the subjunctive, and the conditional moods; the use of comparatives; the use of monosyllabic verbs; the passive form and various other forms of verb extensions; the relative clause Clear, detailed and jargon-free grammatical explanations supported by an assortment of helpful diagrams, charts and tables and many relevant and up-to-date examples A wide range of communication-oriented exercises to reinforce learning and develop students’ ability to use Swahili actively Audio files to support pronunciation practice, clearly linked to relevant sections of the book and available for free download at http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138808263/ Four appendices, Swahili-English and English-Swahili vocabulary lists, a bibliography and an index presented at the back of the book for easy access to information. Written by a highly experienced instructor, Swahili Grammar and Workbook will be an essential resource for all students and teachers of Swahili. It is suitable for use both as a companion reference text in language courses and as a standalone text in independent grammar classes.

Swahili English English Swahili Dictionary

Author: Nicholas Awde
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
ISBN: 9780781809054
Size: 20.70 MB
Format: PDF
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A gude for the most widely spoken African language contains over five thousand dictionary entries, terms and phrases for daily life siuations, a pronunciation guide, and cultural information.

Beginning Swahili Workbook And Guide

Author: David Kyeu
ISBN: 9781478720157
Size: 60.82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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"As an experienced university language instructor in Germanic and Slavic languages and a current student of Kiswahili, I found this reference book to be invaluable. It is very comprehensive and well written, providing a superb reference for Kiswahili noun classes, one of the most difficult aspects of learning this beautiful language. In fact, it is one of the finest language reference documents I have seen in my 40 years of learning and teaching languages, and I give it my strongest possible recommendation. If you are a student of Kiswahili, from beginning to advanced level, you should obtain and utilize this excellent reference - you'll be very glad you did." Barbara Jordan, Jacksonville, Florida

The Story Of Swahili

Author: John M. Mugane
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0896804895
Size: 29.19 MB
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Swahili, or more properly Kiswahili, was once an obscure littoral dialect of an East African Bantu language. Today more than one hundred million people use Swahili, making it one of the few truly international languages: Swahili is to eastern and central Africa what English is to the world. How this came about and why, of all African languages, it happened only to Swahili is the story that John M. Mugane sets out to explore. The remarkable adaptability of Swahili has allowed Africans — and others — to tailor the language to their needs, extending its influence far beyond its place of origin. The Story of Swahili calls for a reevaluation of the widespread but fallacious assumption that cultural superiority, military conquest, and economic dominance determine the prosperity of any given language. The Story of Swahili is about where languages come from, where they are now, and where they are headed, using the success of Swahili as a convenient point of entry. As a language that arose from contact between peoples from diverse cultures, Swahili is an excellent conveyor of the history of communities in eastern and central Africa as well as their associations throughout the Indian Ocean world. It is also a vibrant, living language that continues to adapt to the changing demands of global trade, technology, and communication.

Colloquial Swahili

Author: Lutz Marten
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113459769X
Size: 28.59 MB
Format: PDF
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Colloquial Swahili is the ideal introduction to the major language of East Africa. Written by experienced teachers, the course provides a step-by-step approach to Swahili. No previous knowledge of the language is required.

Mazoezi Ya Kiswahili

Author: Lioba J. Moshi
Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer
Size: 56.43 MB
Format: PDF
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The exercises in this manual are a collection of classroom exercises based on Kiswahili misingi ya kusema, kusoma, na kuandika by Thomas J. Hinnebusch and Sara Mirza (University Press of America, 1979.) Each lesson contains grammar exercises, question and answer exercises to aid students in independent response in Swahili, and drills to aid in sentence building, comprehension, and composition.

State Ideology And Language In Tanzania

Author: Jan Blommaert
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748675833
Size: 42.35 MB
Format: PDF
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This book is a thoroughly revised version of the 1999 edition, which was welcomed at the time as a classic. It now extends the period of coverage to 2012 and includes an entirely new chapter on current developments, making this updated edition an essentia

English Swahili Dictionary

Author: Willy Kirkeby
Publisher: Africa World Pr
ISBN: 9788299457323
Size: 38.20 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Not only is this the most comprehensive English-Swahili dictionary to date (about 60,000 entries) - it is also the first one to include phonetic transcription. It covers all major fields of interest. American pronunciation is shown in cases differing from standard British pronunciation. In addition the dictionary abounds in synonyms and suggested alternative translations. In other words, this is a book not only for looking up in, but also for learning from. Willy Kirkeby has taught at secondary schools in Norway, Germany and Tanzania, and has been compiling a comprehensive selection of dictionaries. These include English-Norewegian and Norwegian-English dictionaries in both comprehensive and smaller editions.

Say It In Swahili

Author: Dover
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486136574
Size: 14.66 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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DIVContains over 1,000 useful sentences and phrases for travel or everyday living abroad: food, shopping, medical aid, courtesy, hotels, travel, and other situations. /div