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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful tape/book combo for learning vocabulary and phrases
I am using the tape in my car to learn vocabulary and find the pronunciacion clear, and definitely useful as Nepali sounds are different enough from English that it is difficult to know how to read a word correctly. I like to learn many words, then phrases at the beginning of my study of a language, and this tape has been helpful, even in it's limited nature. 4 Stars...
Published on November 17, 1999 by Jeff C. Young

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A useful supplement for learning Nepali
I put the casette on my car stereo and listened to it about 100 times before my trip. When I got to Nepal, I had developed an "ear" for the sound of the language (the tape has a Nepali native speaker pronouncing the words) but not much vocabulary or grammar. The phrases in this book are, as promised, oriented towards trekking (asking directions, hiring...
Published on November 24, 1998


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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A useful tape/book combo for learning vocabulary and phrases, November 17, 1999
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Jeff C. Young "HealthyDad" (Knoxville, Tennessee, USA) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Nepali for Trekkers: 90 Minutes of Phrases and Vocabulary (Audio Cassette)
I am using the tape in my car to learn vocabulary and find the pronunciacion clear, and definitely useful as Nepali sounds are different enough from English that it is difficult to know how to read a word correctly. I like to learn many words, then phrases at the beginning of my study of a language, and this tape has been helpful, even in it's limited nature. 4 Stars because it is good - and accurate to it's title
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A useful supplement for learning Nepali, November 24, 1998
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This review is from: Nepali for Trekkers: 90 Minutes of Phrases and Vocabulary (Audio Cassette)
I put the casette on my car stereo and listened to it about 100 times before my trip. When I got to Nepal, I had developed an "ear" for the sound of the language (the tape has a Nepali native speaker pronouncing the words) but not much vocabulary or grammar. The phrases in this book are, as promised, oriented towards trekking (asking directions, hiring porters etc..) so they are not quite what you need for social chit-chat. However, in conjunction with the vocabulary in the back of "The Nepal Handbook" by Kerry Moran, I had a good foundation for basic communication. I spent six weeks in Nepal and learning a little bit of language really made the trip a whole lot more fun even though you could get along fairly well there speaking only English. I was definitely glad that I took the time to use this language tape since it helped me pick up the language a lot faster once I got to Nepal, but don't expect it to stand alone as your only source for learning Nepali language.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A useful supplement for learning Nepali, November 30, 1998
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This review is from: Nepali for Trekkers: 90 Minutes of Phrases and Vocabulary (Audio Cassette)
I put this tape in my car stereo and listened to it about 100 times before my trip. When I got to Nepal I found that I had developed an "ear" for the sound of the language (a Nepali native speaker reads the words)but was pretty weak in vocabualry and grammar. As advertised, the phrases are oriented towards trekking-- hiring porters, asking directions, buying supplies, things like that-- so it's not quite the same vocabulary you need for social chit chat. However, in conjuntction with the vocabulary and grammar in the back of "Nepal Handbook" by Kerry Moran, I had a good foundation for very basic converstaions. Learning a little Nepali truly enhanced my trip since it made me stand out from the thousands of other tourists. I was glad I had taken the time to listen to this tape since it definitely helped me be able to pick up vocabulary faster once I was in Nepal, however, it's not quite sufficient to stand alone as the only source for learning the language.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you have to learn Nepali, definitely start here., November 14, 2013
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I was the envy of my travel group for having picked up the basics of Nepali.

(My Nepali hosts were a little nonplussed that one of my key phrases was, "Where is the army barracks?")
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2.0 out of 5 stars falsely advertised, December 28, 2010
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This out-of-print book is advertised as "Language Tape and Phrase Book". When it arrived from a used book seller there was ONLY THE PHRASE BOOK, which is next to useless WITHOUT THE TAPES that allow you to hear the correct pronunciation. I immediately returned the book to the seller. Hopefully my next credit card will show the refund. The phrase book itself is OK, but it's dishonest to advertise it as coming with the language tapes when it does not.
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Nepali for Trekkers: 90 Minutes of Phrases and Vocabulary by Stephen Bezruchka (Audio Cassette - Oct. 1991)
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