A course for beginners in spoken and written Bulgarian. This book aims to teach you to understand and use the contemporary language in a variety of typical, everyday situations. It enables you to communicate and interact, using the language for positive, practical purposes.
"Teach Yourself Bulgarian" is a complete course for beginners in spoken and written Bulgarian. It aims to teach you to understand and use the contemporary language in a variety of typical, everyday situations. Above all, it is functional, enabling you to communicate and interact, using the language for positive, practical purposes. You are introduced to the Bulgarian alphabet right from the start of the course and there is help with both reading and writing the Cyrillic script throughout the book. The course is divided into 20 carefully graded and interlocking units. Each unit is devoted to a particular topic or situation and each successive unit builds naturally on the material covered in previous units. The first half of the book is a basic grammar and thematic 'survival kit'. The emphasis here is on the present tense and on immediate situations such as those you would encounter in Bulgaria. From unit 10, you progress to learn about the other tenses and more advanced grammar. As your grammar and vocabulary increase, you will be able to make more use of the tables and lists in the Appendix at the back of the book. New language is introduced via the dialogues which are available separately on cassette (ISBN 0 340 87054 0) or CD (0340 90622 7) or together with the book in a pack (book/cassette ISBN 0 340 87053 2; book/CD 0340 90621 9). The recording will also help you with your pronunciation and give you extra practice with listening comprehension.
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Mira Kovatcheva was born in Sofia and studied English at Sofia University where she is now Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Studies. Michael Holman is of mixed Russian and English parentage. Since 1996 he has lived in Yorkshire where he is Professor of Modern Slavonic Studies at the University of Leeds.
Table of Contents
Alphabet and pronunciation; hello what's your name?; how are you? do you have a moment?; who are you and what is your job?; how much? how many? what's the time?; do you speak English?; would you like to?; how much is?; what can you recommend?; how can I help you?; what's the weather going to be like?; a plan for the coming week?; wait, don't order yet!; how can we get to the Odessa Hotel?; congratulations!; I went to see the doctor; if I had been in your place; what was she doing?; is there anything wrong?; I have already made up my mind?; we would like to come again!; key to the exercises; Bulgarian-English vocabulary; English-Bulgarian vocabulary.
Teach Yourself Bulgarian by Michael Holman
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