Wörterbuch Deutsch-Swahili

ISBN 978-3-89645-346-4

Wörterbuch Deutsch-Swahili

Vollständig durchgesehene, verbesserte Neuauflage

Author: Karsten Legère.

267 pp.
Text language(s): German
Format: 148 x 210 mm
450 g
€ 26.80

The present dictionary contains about 15,000  keywords from the domains everyday life, politics, economy, culture, and sports as well as a plenitude of phrases and idiomatic sayings/proverbs. This vocabulary was supplemented by terms which follow from the natural environmental conditions of the target language.

The basis of a number of the German keywords are pertinent loan translations and transferences, just as they are bruited about in Swahili-speaking material. Own translation variations are not marked, since there is no difference to the usual practised approach of renditions of terms of non-African origin.

The handling of German keywords, which are unknown and whose images have no direct (Swahili) equivalent in the East-African region (f.i. cowboy, luge, polar bear, snowboard), caused difficulties. Such keywords belong for example to the European fauna and flora or to winter sports. In such cases it was tried to find a comparable image and its denotation in Swahili, complemented by the corresponding English term.

The number of users of the present dictionary is due to the great relevance of the Swahili language in the whole East- and Central-African region. Thus, the work is applicable for German-speaking people living and/or working in Swahili-speaking areas as well as for Swahili-speaking persons staying in German-speaking countries.

Under the links at the bottom you can download some example pages.

Under these links you will find further reading and teaching material for learning Swahili, as well as historical and modern text editions and literature analyses:

Accompanying material:


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