Colloquial Estonian (Colloquial Series) by Christopher Moseley

By Christopher Moseley

This new version of Colloquial Estonian is straightforward to take advantage of and fully updated.

Specially written through an skilled instructor for self-study or category use, the path provide you with a step by step method of written and spoken Estonian. No past wisdom of the language is needed. What makes Colloquial Estonian your best option in own language learning?

  • Interactive – plenty of dialogues and routines for normal practice.
  • Clear – concise grammar notes.
  • Practical – worthy vocabulary and pronunciation guide.
  • Complete – together with resolution key and distinctive reference section.

By the tip of this profitable path it is possible for you to to speak expectantly and successfully in Estonian in a huge variety of daily events.

Accompanying audio fabric is out there to buy individually on CD/MP3 layout, or comes integrated within the nice worth Colloquials Pack.

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There is also a partitive of absence, which uses this case to indicate that something or someone is lacking or not present. We learned just now to say Ta ei ole kodus ‘He/She isn’t at home’, but we could also use the partitive and say simply Teda ei ole. Or to say ‘Piret isn’t at home’, we could say Piretit ei ole. Exercise 2 Write out in full the present tense forms of these verbs: paluma, teadma, tulema, rääkima. pm5 24 5/30/08, 16:46 Unit 2: The telephone 25 Exercise 3 How would you say: 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tõnu Tamm isn’t here.

Astuge sisse! Tere õhtust! Tervist! Saage tuttavaks. See on Jaan Saar, minu onu. Terve pere on täna õhtul kodus. Tundke end nagu kodus! Nad istuvad elutoas ja puhkavad. Onu Jaan istub tugitoolis ja loeb ajalehte. Minu tädi istub teisel toolil ja loeb raamatut. Good evening! Step inside! Good evening! Hello! 56 5/30/08, 16:47 Unit 5: Visiting Piret Piret: Jaan: Piret: 57 Come and get to know the family. This is Jaan Saar, my uncle. The whole family is at home this evening. Make yourselves at home!

I’ll come by train, but perhaps about six o’clock is too soon. Exercise 6 Write out what you would have ordered if you had been in the café that Piret and Tõnu visited. You will find useful words in the glossary at the end of the book. Use full sentences. Example: Palun mulle üks kohv ja üks saiake. pm5 39 5/30/08, 16:46 40 Unit 3: Kohvikus Dialogue 2 (CD 1; 15) Piret peab minema Soon Tõnu and Piret have finished their coffee and pastries, and Piret suddenly notices the time. They get ready to leave the café.

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