Paperback ISBN: 0781813735
Start speaking Finnish today with Beginner's Finnish with Online Audio. Finnish is the language spoken by the majority of Finns in Finland as well as in other countries. It is also the official minority language in some parts of Sweden and Norway. Ideal for students, tourists, and business people, this introductory guide teaches basic conversation through dialogues on everyday topics, such as eating out, sightseeing, and shopping through 12 practical lessons. Grammar is explained in accessible steps, with exercises throughout to reinforce language skills. Each lesson includes dialogues, vocabulary, and expressions; clear grammar explanations; and review exercises with an answer key. Helpful Finnish-English and English-Finnish glossaries are also included. Accompanying audio for the dialogues by native Finnish speakers is available for free download.
Paperback ISBN: 0781811910
A small volcanic island just south of the Arctic Circle, lceland is a place of fierce natural beauty and warmly hospitable people. Glaciers and fjords punctuate the coastline while geysers, waterfalls and hot springs dot the interior, harnessed by Icelanders to provide geothermal and hydropower energy. The island itself is composed primarily of basalt, or cooled lava. Icelandic retains ancient characteristics that today have been lost by most Western European languages. A North Germanic language related to Faroese, it is grammatically comparable to Latin or Ancient Greek, but is most closely linked to Old Norse. Written Icelandic has changed very little since the 13th century. Icelanders take the preservation of their language very seriously, and are immensely proud of the fact that the 800-year old sagas can still be read today. Beginner's Icelandic with 2 Audio CDs contains 14 lessons structured to help the student traveler gain ease and familiarity with this noble language. The dialogues follow a variety of practical situations such as shopping, transportation, discussing the weather, eating in restaurants, and renting a car or a room, while building on the grammar, vocabulary and phrases learned in previous exercises. The audio CDs follow the dialogues on the page, so that the student benefits from seeing the script while simultaneously hearing the pronunciation. A glossary of words and colloquialisms rounds out this remarkable introduction to a unique language.
Paperback ISBN: 0781811570
Provides an introduction to the native language of Sweden that features 10 lessons which are useful for both classroom use and self-study. Each chapter includes dialogues, basic vocabulary and easy-to-follow discussions of grammar. This book also features exercises, cultural information and a comparison of Swedish and English. Includes 2 Audio CDs featuring native speakers.
The Complete Course for Beginners
Swedish Paperback ISBN: 1138907162
Colloquial Swedish provides a step-by-step course in Swedish 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 Swedish in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. This thoroughly revised new edition features: - progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and an increased focus on functional language - 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 - additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Swedish will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Swedish. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Danish-English English-Danish Dictionary & Phrasebook
Multilingual Paperback ISBN: 0781809177
Danish is the official language of Denmark, Greenland, and the Faeroe Islands. It is also the first foreign language taught in Icelandic schools. This Dictionary and Phrasebook will come in handy in the many different situations a tourist will encounter. It features a thematic approach to the organisation of vocabulary, as well as practical information about Denmark and the Danes.
Finnish Dictionary & Phrasebook
Paperback ISBN: 0781809568
This compact dictionary and phrasebook features a concise, easy-to-use grammar guide, a pronunciation table, and a handy reference section that provides the reader with the basics of the Finnish language. Also included is an introduction to the country's history as well as useful tips and practical information on how to navigate your way through the streets, shops and restaurants of Finland.
Get Talking and Keep Talking Norwegian Total Audio Course
Norwegian Hardcover ISBN: 1444184180
Combining all the learning from the popular Get Talking Norwegian in Ten Days and Keep Talking Norwegian - Ten Days to Confidence, this beginner audio course will give you the skills and confidence to speak and understand Norwegian.