Lonely Planet’s Swahili Phrasebook & Dictionary is your passport to the most relevant Swahili phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs.
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Get More From Your Trip with Easy-to-Find Phrases for Every Travel Situation! Feel at ease with essential tips on culture, manners, idioms and multiple meanings Order with confidence, explain food allergies, and try new foods with the menu decoder Save time and hassles with vital phrases at your fingertips Never get stuck for words with the 3500-word two-way, quick-reference dictionary Be prepared for both common and emergency travel situations with practical phrases and terminology Meet friends with conversation starter phrases Get your message across with easy-to-use pronunciation guides Inside Lonely Planet’s Swahili Phrasebook & Dictionary: Colour throughout User-friendly layout organised by travel scenario categories Survival phrases inside front cover for at-a-glance on-the-fly cues Convenient features Key Patterns Sustainable Travel & Responsible Tourism Listen For – phrases you may hear Look For – phrases you may see on signs Shortcuts – easy-to-remember alternatives to the full phrases Q&A – suggested answers to questions asked Covers Basics – time, dates, numbers, amounts, pronunciation, reading tips, grammar rules Practical – travel with kids, disabled travellers, sightseeing, business, banking, post office, internet, phones, repairs, bargaining, accommodation, directions, border crossing, transport Social – meeting people, interests, feelings, opinions, going out, romance, culture, activities, weather Safe Travel – emergencies, police, doctor, chemist, dentist, symptoms, conditions Food – ordering, at the market, at the bar, dishes, ingredients The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet’s Swahili Phrasebook & Dictionary, a pocket-sized comprehensive language guide, provides on-the-go language assistance.
Great for language students and travellers looking to interact with locals and immerse themselves in local culture.
Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Dr Martin Benjamin.
About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet is the world’s leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, and has been connecting travellers and locals for over 25 years with phrasebooks for 120 languages.
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