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Colloquial Burmese : The Complete Course for Beginners

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Colloquial Burmese provides a step-by-step course in Burmese 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 Burmese 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
review chapters at intervals throughout the text providing motivational checklists of language points covered
an overview of the sounds of Burmese
A full answer key and glossary at the back of the book








Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Burmese will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and for students taking courses in Burmese.


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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 17.78mm | 392g
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 113895814X
  • 9781138958142
  • 1,133,911

Table of contents

Introduction


Preliminary Unit: Greetings, Burmese script and numbers


Unit 1: A Curious foreigner


Unit 2 : New in town


Review 1


Unit 3: Talking about weather


Unit 4 : Talking about family and friends


Unit 5 : Lost in the street


Unit 6 : Talking about food and drinks


Review 2


Unit 7 : Talking about likes and dislikes, wishes and desires


Unit 8 : Talking about abilities and talents


Unit 9 : Getting thirsty and other needs


Review 3


Unit 10 : Being considerate in public spaces


Unit 11 : Plans for the weekend and travel plans


Unit 12 : Talking about time


Review 4


Unit 13 : Talking about past experiences


Unit 14 : Getting sick


Unit 15 : Talking about where you are


Review 5


Answer Keys


Glossary
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About Patrick McCormick

San San Hnin Tun is Assistant Professor at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, France


Patrick McCormick is a researcher at the Ecole francaise d'Extreme-Orient in Rangoon and a NGO Consultant on Education, both in Myanmar.
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