Colloquial Kazakh provides a step-by-step course in Kazakh 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 Kazakh in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
Key features include:
progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills
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
an overview of the sounds and alphabet of Kazakh
additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues.
Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Kazakh will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and for students taking courses in Kazakh.
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.
Acknowledgements. Introduction. Sounds of Kazakh. 1. ! Glad to meet you! 2. ? Where are you from? 3. ? Is your family big? 4. , I'm from Italy, but I now live in Almaty 5. ! Have a nice trip! 6. - Business trip 7. It is raining in Almaty 8. ! Happy Nowruz! 9. Please come and visit our home 10. Ready to serve 11. It is not my size 12. The city we lived in 13. Everything used to be different 14. I fell sick. Grammar summary. Key to exercises. Kazakh-English glossary. English-Kazakh glossary. Index