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Punjabi, Conversational: Learn to Speak and Understand Punjabi with Pimsleur Language Programs

by Pimsleur
     
 

About the Punjabi Language

  • Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language of the Indo-European language family. It is unique for being the only tonal language in this family.
  • There are ten Punjabi dialects which are mostly mutually intelligible. This course teaches the Eastern Punjabi dialect as spoken in India.
  • Punjabi is spoken by

Overview

About the Punjabi Language

  • Punjabi is an Indo-Aryan language of the Indo-European language family. It is unique for being the only tonal language in this family.
  • There are ten Punjabi dialects which are mostly mutually intelligible. This course teaches the Eastern Punjabi dialect as spoken in India.
  • Punjabi is spoken by approximately 110-112 million people world-wide.
  • It is an official language in the Indian states of Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh, and is also spoken elsewhere in northwestern India. Although not considered an offical language in Pakistan, it is spoken by the majority in the Pakistani province of Punjab.
  • It is also spoken by expatriate communities in Bangladesh, Canada, Fiji, Kenya, Libya, Malaysia (Peninsular), Mauritius, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States. In Canada, Punjabi is thought to be the sixth most frequently spoken language.
  • Punjabi is most commonly written using the Gurmukhi script. The reading lessons in this course teach how to read the Gurmukhi alphabet.
Pimsleur's Conversational Punjabi Program
  • Sixteen 30-minute lessons of spoken Punjabi language learning (the first sixteen Units of Pimsleur's 30-Unit Punjabi Comprehensive Program).
  • Essential grammar and vocabulary that teach you greetings, numbers, how to order food and drink, deal with currency, scheduling a meal or meeting and to give and ask for directions. Learn to speak with near-native pronunciation skills.
  • No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations.
  • Easy, fast, fun and effective language acquisition.
  • No computer necessary! Unlike expensive software programs which tie learners to a computer, Pimsleur courses are available in CD or mp3 format to meet your needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442336131
Publisher:
Pimsleur
Publication date:
06/19/2012
Series:
Conversational Series, #1
Edition description:
Unabridged, 16 Lessons
Pages:
8
Sales rank:
316,551
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 2.10(d)

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Meet the Author

Dr. Paul Pimsleur devoted his life to language teaching and testing and was one of the world’s leading experts in applied linguistics. After years of experience and research, Dr. Pimsleur developed The Pimsleur Method based on two key principles: the Principle of Anticipation and a scientific principle of memory training that he called “Graduated Interval Recall.” This Method has been applied to the many levels and languages of the Pimsleur Programs.

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