Synopses & Reviews
It's easy to teach yourself Nepali!
Complete Nepali: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Nepali, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Nepali with confidence.
Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues.You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society.
About the Author
studied for a BA in South Asian Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London from 1976 to 1980, and then for a PhD in Nepali, which was awarded in 1984. Since 1990 he has taught Nepali and Himalayan Studies at SOAS and has published a range of books and articles on Nepali language, literature, art and architecture, politics and history. His most recent work deals with the problem faced by Nepali-speaking Bhutanese refugees.
Abhi Subedi has an M.A. in literature and Ph.D. in literary theory. He did postgraduate language studies at Edinburgh University. He is currently Professor of English at Kirtipur, Tribhuvan University. He is a Nepali writer, critic, poet and playwright and has had over a dozen books published.
Table of Contents
Introduction/The Nepali script and sound system/Are you Bindi?/How far is it to Kathmandu?/How many?/Whose is it?/What do you do?/Give me 25 rupees/The best/I came yesterday/Ill go when Ive eaten/In the market/It seems fine to me/Where has he gone?/Dear Raju/If it rains.../Ill go next year/What should I do?/Youre not allowed in/I can learn Nepali/At the doctors/The map of Nepal/I used to smoke/Shall I make tea?/If hed taken the medicine.../If thats how it is.../Appendices: cardinal numbers; kinship terms/Key to the exercises/Nepali-English glossary/English-Nepali glossary