This practical and concise language guide for English-speaking travellers to Mongolia allows one to navigate with ease and confidence through what might otherwise prove to be a daunting linguistic and cultural experience. Mongolian vocabulary and phrases are given in both Roman alphabet and the Mongolian Cyrillic script, enabling the user to pronounce words easily while becoming familiar with the script. An introduction to the language and grammar gives clear, non-technical explanations with examples of usage, providing an excellent introduction to the Mongolian alphabet and sound system. A 2000-word Mongolian-English and the English-Mongolian dictionary offers essential vocabulary. The extensive phrasebook contains twelve topical chapters dealing with real-life situations that a traveller many encounter: at a hotel, at the marketplace, food and drink, entertainment, travelling within Mongolia etc., Helpful hints regarding Mongolian national traditions and lifestyle complete this unique guide.
Aariimaa Baasanjav Marder was born in Ulan Bator, Mongolia. She is trilingual (Mongolian, Russian and English) and holds a M.A. degree in Liberal Arts from Mongolia State University. She taught Russian language and literature at secondary school level in Mongolia before moving to the United States three years ago. She resides in Mount Laurel, New Jersey.