Colloquial Catalan provides a step-by-step course in Catalan 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 Catalan 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
• additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries
Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Catalan will be an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Catalan.
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.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements
Alphabet and pronunciation guide
Unit 1 Benvinguda I benvingut! Welcome
Unit 2 Com es diu? What is your name?
Unit 3 Un cafe, sisplau A coffee, please
Unit 4 Que vols What would you like?
Unit 5 Vols el meu mobil? Do you want my mobile?
Unit 6 La meva familia My family
Unit 7 Perdoni, on es l'Hotel Miramar? Excuse me, where is the Miramar Hotel?
Unit 8 Quina es la teva adreca? What is your address?
Unit 9 Tot passejant per la Rambla A Walk down the Ramblas
Unit 10 Al mercat de la Boqueria At the Boqueria Fresh Food Market
Unit 11 Com els vol? How would you like them?
Unit12 Al restaurant Planelles At Planelles' restaurant
Unit 13 La vida diaria Daily life
Unit 14 Que has fet avui? What have you done today?
Unit 15 La sobretaula After dinner talk
Unit 16 Que vas fer? What did you do?
Unit 17 Quin temps fara? What will the weather be like?
Unit 18 Em podria donar informacio? Could you give me some information, please?
Unit 19 El transport public Public transport
Unit 20 Festa major!
Catalan - English glossary
English - Catalan glossary