Speak Croatian with Confidence: Teach Yourself

Speak Croatian with Confidence: Teach Yourself

CD-Audio Teach Yourself Conversations

By (author) Marina Rajic Cox, By (author) Ivana Djuric

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  • Publisher: Teach Yourself Books
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 196mm x 24mm | 220g
  • Publication date: 30 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1444103350
  • ISBN 13: 9781444103359
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 773,155

Product description

We've all travelled abroad with the best of intentions when it comes to speaking the language, only to falter when it comes to the crunch. This quick and constructive course gives you the Croatian you need to talk to the locals - and crucially, the confidence to put it into practice. As well as providing essential vocabulary and phrases, the course also aims to improve your understanding of spoken Croatian, so that you can feel sure of yourself in two-way conversations. Based on the ten situations you are most likely to find yourself in while travelling abroad, the course builds your knowledge and understanding gradually, and is suitable for complete beginners. A booklet is included, with the dialogues and their English translations. A glossary of the words and phrases used also provides you with a handy phrasebook while you travel. By the end of this course, you will be at Level A2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions. Can communicate in simple and routine tasks.

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Author information

Marina Rajic Cox teaches Serbian and Croatian at the University of Nottingham. Ivana Djuric is a native speaker of Croatian and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham.

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I am a big fan of this series. Commercial packaging, simple concept and a competitive price make these well worth trying...One to watch. The Bookseller

Table of contents

1. Meeting and Greeting * Introducing yourself and others * How do you do. How do you like the city? 2. Ordering drink and food * In the cafe * In the restaurant 3. Asking for directions & public transportation * Where is the nearest Exchange Bureau? * Public transportation: bus or tram? 4. Shopping * At the market * Buying a present 5. Leisure time * Museum or football match? * Going out in the evening 6. At the Tourist information centre * Asking about places of interest * Organizing a day trip 7. Using transport * Calling a taxi * Renting a car 8. Arranging holidays * At the travel agent * Booking a room 9. Dealing with the unexpected * Where is my bag? * At the pharmacy 10. Time and weather * What's the time? * Weather forecast