Swahili-English/English-Swahili Dictionary & Phrasebook (Hippocrene Dictionary & Phrasebooks) Audible – Z55z.co

The Swahili speaking coast of Africa has many attractions its beaches, safaris, and great cultural diversity This dictionary and phrasebook contains all of the vocabulary and phrases necessary to communicate in Swahili, the most widely spoken African language Designed for the visitor, the phrasebook offers vocabulary and phrases for travel and daily life situations Spoken originally along the eastern coast the name kiSwahili means coastal language , and now the official language of Tanzania as well as a major language in Kenya, Uganda and the eastern Congo, Swahili is the lingua franca of Eastern Africa, with overmillion speakers This unique, two part resource provides travelers to Kenya and neighboring nations with the tools they need for daily interaction The bilingual dictionary has a concise vocabulary for everyday use, and the phrasebook allows instant communication on a variety of topics Ideal for businesspeople, travelers, students, and aid workers, this guide includes , dictionary entries Phonetics that are intuitive for English speakers Essential phrases on topics such as transportation, dining out, and business Concise grammar and pronunciation sections


10 thoughts on “Swahili-English/English-Swahili Dictionary & Phrasebook (Hippocrene Dictionary & Phrasebooks)

  1. mwalimumzee mwalimumzee says:

    This compact pocket sized glossary and dictionary is very handy entree into basic communication with E African peoples who use Kiswahili as their lingua franca It follows the tradition long enjoyed by those who first used the Up Country Swahili booklet of F.H.Le Breton, circa 1950 In that forward note, he makes the crucial point that Swahili was mostly then the 2nd language also to the servant and trader people with whom a rapport was desireable Just as the Parrot Teach yourself Swahili was the text for passing the Govt Standard oral Swahili exam needed for incremental approval in pre independance days,So, it is a first class tourist item of luggage to obtain and study in preparation for E African journeys.


  2. ŁK ŁK says:

    A dictionary of Swahili, that doesn t give the information to which class a noun belongs is simply useles It s like German or Spanish dictionary without gender As a student of Swahili, if I learn a new word from it I cannot use it correctly It matters little if there are any valuable features.


  3. stg2bio.co Customer stg2bio.co Customer says:

    My daughter is in Tanzania and learning Swahili, great book.


  4. Techie Doc Techie Doc says:

    The book has a lot of useful vocabulary for day to day use However, some of the vocab in this book is completely wrong.I lived in Kenya as a Peace Corps Volunteer In the first few months of learning Swahili, this book was very helpful I d recommend it to any tourists visiting or backpacking, etc Though it s not a great tool to actually learn the language properly or for a prolonged stay.


  5. stg2bio.co Customer stg2bio.co Customer says:

    You take a gamble with phrasebooks This one was well worth it Purchased one for my girlfriend and myself I already knew some Swahili and this book was a good refresher It also added a lot to my ever growing vernacular Swahili is an easy, fun, vehicular language and this book should help you get started Definitely recommend it as a part of your beginner s list of books you ll purchase on your road to mastering Swahili.


  6. aabmh aabmh says:

    Husband loves this book


  7. Dan J Dan J says:

    The phrase book portion is useful I found the dictionary portion less useful There is no indication of noun class for the entries, so formation of plurals or any other appropriate use is hampered.


  8. Leah Leah says:

    Perfect for anyone looking to learn beginners Swahili


  9. Pamela A. Jarrett Pamela A. Jarrett says:

    Most of the time when I look up a written word in conversation on Facebook the word is simply not there It has made communicating in Kiswahili nearly impossible Very frustrating Too small of a bilingual dictionary.


  10. KHRHEE KHRHEE says:

    I m Tanzanian and this has been a great little book to give to friends visiting my country The cover and paper is of high quality and has good friction to it when flipping through.