Synopses & Reviews
Legs aching and feeling ravenous from the trek, you wonder if you'll be pitching your karpa from one more night. Suddenly the truck stops and it's clear that lawa
and kuka mati
are on the cards. 'Anay Tayta'
you say gratefully with a full belly, and that's when your dinner host offers you a bed for the night... You realize it's true - a few Quechua words can work wonders!
In This Guide:
Your key to genuine encounters with Quechua speakers.
Cover all your travel needs in the Andes - practical and cultural.
Sections on trekking, homestays and Andean cuisine.
Detailed grammar chapter helps you harness the language.
Easy-to-use pronunciation guide throughout.
National Geographic Traveler
, September 2006
'Lonely Planet Phrasebooks. Portable, pocket-size, cheap, and available for almost any country you might want to visit...'
Phrasebooks cover the essential words and phrases travellers may need. These pocket-sized language guides include colour tabs for quick reference, extensive vocabulary lists, easy-to-follow pronunciation keys and two-way dictionaries.
-- the first language of South America, still widely spoken today
-- focus on cultural understanding and travel etiquette
-- offers tips for conversation, market shopping and defining local items
-- a recognition of the Quechua voice, with grammar and pronunciation chapters for those wishing to learn the language
-- expanded and updated edition, with user-friendly sections on culture, etiquette and trekking
-- simple transliteration system with newly designed pronunciation
-- tips for conversation and market shopping
This guide focuses on cultural understanding and travel etiquette; offers tips for conversation, market shopping and defining local items; and hints for recognition of the Quechua voice, with grammar and pronunciation chapters.