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  1. Everyday Chamorro: Chamorro Language Phrases for Beginners
    Everyday Chamorro: Chamorro Language Phrases for Beginners
    Everyday Chamorro: Chamorro Language Phrases for Beginners
    Everyday Chamorro: Chamorro Language Phrases for Beginners
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  2. Everyday Chamorro: Chamorro Language Phrases for Beginners

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Learning a language isn't an easy task, even if you're the type who's more linguistically inclined. However, when one is learning a rare language such as Chamorro, the indigenous language of the Mariana Islands, using it in everyday conversation can be extremely intimidating. In "Everyday Chamorro: Chamorro Language Phrases for Beginners," you'll find a variety of tips, common phrases, and cultural tidbits that will help you on your way to achieving your language goals. Whether you're learning Chamorro because it's part of your heritage, for pure polyglot curiosity, or just to learn a few phrases to be a polite visitor to the Marianas, "Everyday Chamorro" can be used as a resource in navigating a variety of basic conversation topics from travel and family interaction to everyday tasks and more.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
M.B. Dallocchio
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9780692404331
ISBN
0692404333
Label
Desert Institute, The
Manufacturer
Desert Institute, The
MPN
black & white illustrations
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
226
PartNumber
black & white illustrations
PublicationDate
2015-03-10
Publisher
Desert Institute, The
Studio
Desert Institute, The
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

The most resourceful guide you'll find to date on conversational Chamorro. An audio version would be a great idea in the future, but there are plenty of examples of actual used phrases that you just don't find in beginner Chamorro books that only go so far (i.e. numbers, colors, basic phrases). Unlike the one-liner review, the book was way more than what I expected, and whether you get the print or digital version, it's a great resource for your personal collection on Chamorro books like the Univ. of Hawaii guides.
Not what I had expected..
Wow, what a great text this is for learning the Chamorro language! It never markets itself as a standalone Chamorro language textbook, and it technically isn't one. But that doesn't mean that you can't learn a lot of Chamorro from it. The book is "merely" a book of useful Chamorro phrases and words, but it is set up in such a way that by the time you finish reading it the first time, you will undoubtedly have committed to memory at least some of the words and their meanings. There are some sections where the definition of a word hasn't been introduced yet, but you can understand the meaning of the word through the context, and then confirm for yourself its meaning when it is used again in a similar context over the next couple of sentences. It shows that M.B. Dallochio really put a lot of thought into writing this book, into who her audience would be and what subtle techniques to use in structuring the book so as to have the highest chances of retention as the reader goes... Read more
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