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Learning Practical Tibetan Audio Cassette – 1 Apr 1997


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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: Audio-Forum; Pap/Cas edition (1 April 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0884327388
  • ISBN-13: 978-0884327387
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,286,221 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By French legal translator on 21 July 2009
Format: Paperback
This is a practical set of sentences that you could use in Tibet or the Tibetan language region. You would need to use it in conjunction with Manual of Standard Tibetan to understand the grammar and pronunciation correctly. The tapes have been carefully recorded.
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1 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 21 Aug. 2010
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
well, I got going with it, and the going got tough, so I left it
just remembered a few of the key words, so decided I must be a lazy sod
that I couldnt keep it up...
its to be hoped I never go to tibet because Id not be able to keep up with the language.... maybe Id take the book with me and give it to some tourist that would have the staying power I lack
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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful
An alternative view 13 April 2000
By McComas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I am only writing this review, as I feel the honourable person who gave this book one star was a little harsh. I learned spoken Tibetan from this book and I have since used it to teach many other people. I have found it to be very useful - I love the tapes, well-designed, well-arranged. Tons of useful vocab. If you know even half of what is in this book, then you can get by very comfortably with speaking Tibetan in Tibet. Sure, someone who wants to learn grammar might do better with something else, but for 'Practical Tibetan', this book is tops.
28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
A good book, but certainly not the best 25 Aug. 2004
By C. Lenz - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Don't let the title of this review fool you, this is a really good Tibetan book. It is full of vocab and set up really well for Westerners. It is great if you are wanting to learn simple Tibetan phrases. But as the title says, this is a 'practical' not a comprehensive language book. The Tibetan language is incredibly complex and difficult. If you are taking a trip to central Tibet and want to know the basics of the Tibetan language, don't leave home without this book. If you want to learn the foundations of Tibetan and really want to tackle the language try "Modern Tibetan Language" (vol I and II) by Losang Thonden published by the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives in Dharamsala (make sure you get the tapes too!). If you are looking for a comprehensive system to learn conversational Tibetan, try the 4 volume, 18 tape "Fluent Tibetan" system published by Snow Lion. Good luck!
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful book 5 April 2001
By Harry Rader - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I first read a glowing review of this book from Columbia University and decided to buy it. It's a wonderful book in its own right and especially good when you purchase the accompanying tapes. I used the book when I was in Nepal with great success, and imagine my surprise when I saw many Tibetans with the same book! They told me it helped them to learn English. By far better than the confusing Goldstein alternative (lonely planet), I thanks the authors for filling a gap with such a worthy product.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Very useful 22 Jun. 2003
By "linguist-guy" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a very useful book. It is basically a phrase book, but I also gives word-by-word translation, and so you know how the sentences are made. Tapes are also useful. It is very practical in outlook, and frankly it could have been better with theoretical description of sound and tone marks - those who don't care can just skip them.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The Best Tibetan Book Out There 27 Mar. 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio Cassette
Unless you get the audio forum set that has over 2 dozen tapes & several books, this book is the best thing to get you up to speed with Tibetan pronunciation and vocab. Very useful and user friendly, with lots of vocab and clear instruction, as the other reviewers have mentioned. With casual effort, you can make good use of the book, however the more time you put in with it, the more you will be rewarded in learning Tibetan.
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