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Unit 17 (2001 edition): Somo La Kumi Na Saba
Bei gani? How much does it cost?
Unit 17 of the 2001 edition corresponds to Unit 16 of the 1988 edition, the original audio tapes, and the current edition of the workbook. Unit 16 in the 1988 edition was called Sokoni: "At the market"     previous | next

Original Audio (based on 1988 edition of textbook)

Mazungumzo
Note: Unit 16 audio corresponds with new edition chapter 17; see text at bottom of page)
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3. Repeat after two speakers MP3 RealAudio Download MP3
Mazoezi
1. Zoezi la kwanza MP3 RealAudio Download MP3
2. Zoezi la pili MP3 RealAudio Download MP3
3. Zoezi la tatu MP3 RealAudio Download MP3
4. Zoezi la nne MP3 RealAudio Download MP3
5. Zoezi la tano MP3 RealAudio Download MP3
6. Zoezi la sita MP3 RealAudio Download MP3
7. Zoezi la saba MP3 RealAudio Download MP3

Supplementary Audio (for 2001 edition of textbook)

Mazungumzo
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Mazungumzo (1988 version)
The text is included here to aid students using the 2001 edition of the text with the original audio based on the 1988 edition. Copyright Sharifa Zawawi.

MNUNUZI: Nataka kununua machungwa ni bei gani?
MUUZAJI: Bei yake kumi kwa shilingi tatu.
MNUNUZI: Ni ghali sana.
MUUZAJI: Hapana si ghali ni rahisi.
MNUNUZI: Tafadhali punguza bei.
MUUZAJI: Siwezi kupunguza bei. Machungwa haya makubwa na mazuri.
MNUNUZI: Kweli makubwa lakini ghali.
MUUZAJI: Haya toa shilingi mbili na senti sabini na tano.
MNUNUZI: Tafadhali punguza tena.
MUUZAJI: Utanipa kiasi gani?
MNUNUZI: Nitalipa shilingi mbili tu.
MUUZAJI: Ongeza senti ishirini na tano. Bei yangu ya mwisho ni shilingi mbili
na senti ishirini na tano.
MNUNUZI: Haya chukua pesa.