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Swahili "A Language Map"r (Language Mapr)by Kristine Kershul
Synopses & Reviews
Whether you're going on safari in the Serengeti or diving off the shores of Zanzibar, you'll have more fun if you can speak the language and participate in the culture. Where is . . . ?; Do you have . . . ?; and other essential phrases are at your fingertips. The snap-open and fold design gives you exactly what you need at a glance, from the words for the wildlife you'll see to the places you'll explore. Ultra-thin, light-weight and laminated, take it everywhere you go--on your morning game drive, gorilla trekking in Uganda or hiking the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Wherever your adventures take you, SWAHILI a language map covers all your language needs.
Whether youre going on safari in the Serengeti or diving off the shores of Zanzibar, youll have more fun if you can speak the language and participate in the culture.
Where is ?”, Do you have ?” and other essential phrases are at your fingertips. The snap-open and fold design gives you exactly what you need at a glance, from the words for the wildlife youll see to the places youll explore. Shop for souvenirs, ask for directions or simply order a cup of kahawa (coffee), all in Swahili! Ultra-thin, light-weight and laminated, take it everywhere you go—on your morning game drive, gorilla trekking in Uganda or hiking the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.
With SWAHILI a language map® all your language needs are covered—youll never miss the chance to say Hujambo! (hello) and the locals will love you for it!
Hundreds of words and phrases youll need most
Divided into key categories such as Asking Questions, Dining Out, Meeting People, On Safari, Sightseeing, Transportation and much more
Unique snap-open and fold design
Pronunciation is easy with simple phonetics
Ultra-thin (barely 1/8” thick) and light-weight (under two ounces)
Laminated for durability
Folds up like a map to slip easily into your pocket or bag
Full color, original artwork
About the Author
Kristine K. Kershul blends her experience as a teacher, world traveler and language scholar to create a playful, innovative way to learn and use a new language.
Teacher: As an expert linguist, Kristine spent ten years teaching German at universities in the United States and in Europe.
World Traveler: An adventurous spirit, Kristine has explored more than 100 countries, from Bhutan to Zimbabwe, and almost every exotic locale in between. She understands the problems that all travelers encounter, regardless of which country they are visiting. She knows first-hand how languages can open doors to new adventures, new friends and different cultures.
Language Scholar: Kristine completed her undergraduate and graduate studies while living in Heidelberg, Germany. She then received a second Master's Degree from the University of California in Santa Barbara and subsequently, did her Doctoral studies in Medieval German Languages and Literature. In addition to German she also speaks a number of other languages ranging from Arabic to Swahili.
A Colorful Background: Kristine's fascination for languages began as a child growing up in a tri-lingual household in Oregon, where Croatian, Danish and English were spoken.
Kristine's natural gift for languages opened doors outside the academic world. She worked as a bilingual travel guide in Europe and later, as a translator at the U.S. Embassy in Germany.
On A Personal Note: Kristine's passion for travel, foreign languages and new cultures continues to take her around the world. One never knows where she'll venture to next - Namibia, Kiribati or Guyana. Kristine is a licensed pilot, a certified diver and an avid downhill skier. She enjoys competitive horseback riding and playing the piano. She makes her home in both Seattle, Washington and in Cape Town, South Africa.
Table of Contents
Telephone and Internet
Life's Little Emergencies
Hotels and Room Service
On Safari - All About Animals
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