Absolute rubbish Doesn t give you any idea of how what you are saying really translates A lot of the phrases will raise blank looks in Swahili speaking countries though some of the vocabulary will be useful I can t recommend this book to anyone that wants than a few simple words in Swahili Wilson s Simplified Swahili is a weightier text but really gives a good grounding in useful Swahili and provided me with the basis to advance to intermediate conversational level within a matter of weeks. Really good, easy helpful book to use for communicating getting about in Tanzania Kenya I would really recommend to anyone wanting to speak Swahili is going to a Swahili speaking country. I have been in Kenya recently and plan to return, so thought I could find out a bit about the language they speak. A great little book Fitted easily into the side pocket of a rucksack or handbag Vital poiltenesses inside front cover made for quick and easy reference Well set out with a wealth of info and detail that I wasn t in East africa long enough to get to grips with We enjoyed speaking a few simple words and phrases and received a lot of appreciative smiles from Africans at the effort we made to speak a little of their language All in all, I was very pleased that I took this little book along with me. Our phrasebooks give you a comprehensive mix of practical and social words and phrases Chat with the locals and discover their culture a guaranteed way to enrich your travel experienceInside this book Phrasebook two way dictionary Improved menu decoder so you always know what you re ordering Full colour, easy to useThe world s bestselling phrasebooks I did start to study this book in order to use some of the phrases that it recommended Unfortunately my elder grandson whoalso came with us took a shine to it and I never saw it after he took it to read so I m not sure that it got as far as our holiday ashe came too..