Read eBook Africa Phrasebook (Lonely Planet Phrasebook) By Yinola Awoyale –

More than , languages are spoken on the continent of Africa This phrase book covers thekey African languages of Afrikaans, Arabic, Ethiopian Amharic, French, Hausa, Malagsy, Portuguese, Shona, Swahili, Wolof, Xhosa, Yoruba and Zulu

6 thoughts on “Africa Phrasebook (Lonely Planet Phrasebook)

  1. Max Sidhu Max Sidhu says:

    What s good The number of languages covered is incredible Swahili, Xhosa, Yoruba, and Malagasy to name a few Language accuracy is consistent, and while there are always dialects, you ll be quite likely to be understood if you stick to the phrases.What s bad The maps at the beginning of each language section are either inaccurate or just stupid Take the language section for Hausa, a language primarily spoken in West Africa But bizarrely, because part of Sudan has a small community of Hausa speakers, the language is classed as generally understood across the entire country By this author s logic, Britain should be listed as having Polish as generally understood due to the community of native polish speakers in some areas who are absolutely lovely people, don t get me wrong Now if I went up to a random guy in the street, and started chatting away in Polish, I m sure I would get some strange looks and maybe a Speak English mate Lazy pronunciation guides are often incredibly difficult to interpret Now for these my main bugbears were Yoruba, spoken in Nigeria, and the South African languages Zulu and Xhosa The click guides at the start of Zulu and Xhosa were incredibly difficult to interpret, so unless you have any clue as to what an alveolar lateral or dental fricative are, you may need to find a native to help you The tonal aspects of Yoruba are completely ignored, as if the writer of that section feels it is beneath us to try and learn Yoruba tones.

  2. Neil Neil says:

    Lonely Planet will sell you any old junk this phrase book is useless, locals laughed when I showed them the phrases in the book, mostly incorrect vocabulary or completely incorrect Only reason I didn t hate this book was that it served as comic relief and made for funny times picking the errors apart.Totally useless book

  3. Matt Goode Matt Goode says:

    Well what can i say Its a phrasebook and not a complete language course Some info may or may not be of use but it came in very handy when required As to whether my pronunciation did it any justice, who knows Useful book to slip in your pocket when travelling in deepest darkest Africa.

  4. sofia n. sofia n. says:

    enth llt fast alle g ngigen afrikanischen Sprachen, einige L nder fehlen z B Liberia und Igbo Sprache auch, sonst sehr bersichtlich und recht verst ndlich.

  5. Jonathan Rodgers Jonathan Rodgers says:

    Tons of phrases in this book in a bunch of different langauges

  6. SSM SSM says:

    Africa is too diverse a continent to attempt to condense into one phrase book I found the book pretty useless There wasn t enough information on any one of the languages chosen to be of much help.