Complete Zulu: A Teach Yourself Guide

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January 14, 2011


Paperback, 368 pages


0071758690 / 9780071758697


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Main description

It's easy to teach yourself Zulu!

Complete Zulu: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Zulu, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Zulu 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.


  • One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started
  • Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience
  • Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress
  • Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of the basics of the language

    Table of contents

    Introduction / Pronunciation guide / How are you? / Who are you? / Can you speak English? / Can I help you? / Revision / Fill up, please / Ncamsile celebrates her birthday / Do you have Stoney ginger beer? / What do you do for a living, James? / Revision / Pleased to meet you, Ron / Can we have the menu, please? / Can we order some wine, please? / Can you direct me to the post office, please? / Revision / Telephone conversation / Sibongile Vilakazi and his family are having dinner / Gavin goes to the doctor / Filling in forms / Revision / Making a hotel reservation / In the furniture store / I want to report a burglary / Mr Maphummulo at the post office / Revision / Key to the exercises

    Author comments

    Arnett Wilkes is Professor of Zulu at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Nikolias Nkosi taught at the University of Pretoria.

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