Chinese for Beginners

Mastering Conversational Chinese (Downloadable Audio Included)

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Author: Yi Ren,Xiayuan Liang

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462914764

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

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This is an excellent, user–friendly book for learning the Chinese language. Yi Ren has taught thousands of Americans to speak Chinese fluently. Now, she and co-author Xiayuan Liang share their secrets for fast mastery of Mandarin Chinese with you. China has 1.3 billion people and due to initiatives to phase out regional dialects in favor of Mandarin Chinese, nearly all of them can communicate in Mandarin. Don't let yourself be intimidated by this rewarding language. Although it is true that mastery of the Chinese language takes time, Mandarin Chinese actually has simpler grammar than English and there are no conjugations—meaning anyone can learn a few important phrases in no time. Chock full of extra hints and tips drawn from the authors' many years of experience teaching Mandarin Chinese in adult evening classes, Chinese for Beginners focuses on realistic situations you'll encounter when you meet people in China. New words are explained in terms of how you'll actually use them to communicate with new friends. The downloadable audio is another great way to learn Chinese and lets you listen and repeat and remember the sentences with ease, and will help you soon declare with pride, "I can say that in Chinese!" Chinese for Beginners includes: Lighthearted approaches that bring Chinese to life in a down-to-earth fashion. Real-life dialogues and situations to help you converse with confidence . An "Extend Your Vocabulary" feature in each chapter helps you to remember and understand more words that you'd think possible . Native-speaker audio recordings teach you to pronounce Chinese tones accurately. Answer Keys help you keep track of your learning process . Interesting notes, idioms, sayings, photos, poems, and insider tips about China's culture, special places, and everyday life add to the adventure. This user-friendly guide to learning the basics will work for anyone who wants to speak and understand Chinese for business, for pleasure, or for travel—and who wants to enjoy the process of learning a new language while they're at it!

Chinese for Beginners

Mastering Conversational Chinese (Audio CD Included)

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Author: Yi Ren,Xiayuan Liang

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804842358

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

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Chinese for Beginners is an excellent, user–friendly book for learning the Chinese language. Yi Ren has taught thousands of Americans to speak Chinese fluently. Now, she and co-author Xiayuan Liang share their secrets for fast mastery of Mandarin Chinese with you. China has 1.3 billion people, and due to initiatives to phase out regional dialects in favor of Mandarin Chinese, nearly all of them can communicate in Mandarin. Don't let yourself be intimidated by this rewarding language. Although it is true that mastery of the Chinese language takes time, Mandarin Chinese has simpler grammar than English, and there are no conjugations—meaning anyone can learn a few critical phrases in no time. Chock full of extra hints and tips from the authors' many years of experience teaching Mandarin Chinese in adult evening classes, Chinese for Beginners focuses on realistic situations you'll encounter when you meet people in China. New words are explained concerning how you'll use them to communicate with new friends. The audio-CD is another excellent way to learn Chinese and lets you listen and repeat and remember the sentences with ease, and will help you soon declare with pride, "I can say that in Chinese!" Chinese for Beginners includes: Lighthearted approaches that bring Chinese to life in a down-to-earth fashion. Real-life dialogues and situations to help you converse with confidence. An "Extend Your Vocabulary" feature in each chapter helps you to remember and understand more words that you'd think possible. Native-speaker audio recordings teach you to pronounce Chinese tones accurately. Answer Keys help you keep track of your learning process. Interesting notes, idioms, sayings, photos, poems, and insider tips about China's culture, unique places, and everyday life add to the adventure. This user-friendly guide to learning the basics will work for anyone who wants to speak and understand Chinese for business, for pleasure, or for travel—and who wants to enjoy the process of learning a new language while they're at it!

Beginner's Chinese

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Author: Yong Ho

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781810951

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 173

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This popular introduction to Mandarin Chinese is now accompanied by 2 audio CDs covering each of the ten lessons with a special section devoted to the Pinyin dialect. Each lesson uses dialogues to teach the basics of grammar, vocabulary, everyday speech, and the written language. Exercises reinforce the material covered in the dialogues, and each lesson ends with a 'Cultural Insights' section that offers a deeper view into the Chinese people. Their way of thinking and the constants of their daily life.

Chinese For Dummies

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Author: Wendy Abraham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119475503

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

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The fun way to learn to speak Chinese With more than 1.2 billion speakers across the globe — and with nearly 3 million in the U.S. alone — Mandarin Chinese claims the top spot as the world’s most common language. If you want to learn this language to get ahead at school or work, or to make your travel to China easier, this is the handy reference you’ll want by your side. Chinese For Dummies teaches basic grammar, as well as the necessary vocabulary to make introductions and greetings, use proper etiquette, make small talk, make transportation arrangements, order food and beverages, ask directions, deal with money, shop, access recreation, and handle an emergency. Concentrates on Mandarin Chinese and features new and revised content Includes major updates to all the necessary foundational information needed to speak Chinese Covers grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations Offers a refreshed mini-dictionary complete with even more vocabulary Find free conversational audio tracks online As the Chinese economy continues to grow, the importance of Chinese as a trade language will also increase. If you’re a student or business professional who has a basic understanding of the language, you’ll be poised to surpass your peers when it comes to dealing with international markets. So get started today!

Chinese Phrases For Dummies

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Author: Wendy Abraham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471776635

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 216

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Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips Speak Chinese - instantly! Traveling to China but don't know Chinese? Taking Chinese at school but need to kick up your conversation skills? Don't worry! This handy little phrasebook will have you speaking Chinese in no time. Discover how to Get directions, shop, and eat out Talk numbers, dates, time, and money Chat about family and work Discuss sports and the weather Deal with problems and emergencies

Mastering Chinese

The complete course for beginners

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Author: Catherine Hua Xiang

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137013702

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

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Mastering Chinese is a modern, engaging, highly illustrated course in Mandarin Chinese, teaching conversational skills, good pronunciation and the beginnings of reading and writing the intriguing Chinese script. Based on the author's 10 years of experience teaching Chinese in the UK and in China, this carefully structured and well-paced course will soon give you the confidence to communicate well in Chinese in both social and business settings. - Designed for complete beginners, with a wealth of interactive practice to build your confidence. - Teaches Mandarin Chinese which is spoken by over one billion people, and is the official language of mainland China, Taiwan and Singapore. - Suitable for study at home or in the classroom - learn at your own pace with this friendly, fun and fascinating introduction. - Covers a variety of everyday situations you will encounter in China, on holiday or travelling for business. - Full of cultural insights to help you understand the customs and practices of modern China. Additional material is available to accompany this book at www.palgrave.com/modernlanguages/xiang This product is the book only. Mastering Chinese is also available in a complete pack with 2 CDs (ask for ISBN 978-0-230-20055-5). The CDs can be purchased separately (ISBN 978-0-230-20054-8).

Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters Volume 1

The Quick and Easy Way to Learn Chinese Characters! (HSK Level 1 & AP Exam Prep)

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Author: Yi Ren

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462919138

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

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Reinforce your written Chinese with this practice book for the best-selling Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters. Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters helps students quickly learn the basic Chinese characters that are fundamental to the language. Intended for self-study and classroom use, this character workbook presents 178 Chinese characters and over 534 common words using these characters. These are the characters and words students need to know if they plan to take the official Chinese government HSK Level 1 Exam or the Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Language and Culture Exam. Each character is presented in a very simple and clear way. A step-by-step diagram shows how to write the character, and boxes are provided for freehand writing practice. The meaning and pronunciation are given along with the key vocabulary compounds and an example sentence. Review exercises reinforce the learning process and an index at the back allow you to look up the characters according to their English meanings or romanized Hanyu Pinyin pronunciation. Key features of this Chinese workbook include: Designed for HSK Level 1 and AP exam prep Learn the 178 most basic Chinese characters Example sentences and over 534 vocabulary items Step-by-step writing diagrams and practice boxes

Golden Chinese

A Golden Key for Entry: Conversational Mandarin for Beginner-Intermediate

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Author: Janie Golden

Publisher: Golden Language Publishercky

ISBN: 9780615711713

Category:

Page: 286

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"Golden Chinese: A Golden Key for Entry" is an intensive study in Chinese Mandarin with practical and interesting anecdotes in conversations. It contains simple and clear grammatical explanations, step-by-step exercises with answers; moreover, it provides unique cultural and historical introduction in each lesson. This book is for complete beginners and for those who have learned the language years before wanting to have a good review of basic Chinese and move up to intermediate level smoothly. It will guide you to grasp the language quickly by using both the textbook and the audio CDs (CD1, CD2, and CD3 which are available in Amazon.com). The layout of each text (every line) has combined 3 things: Pinyin with tone marks (Alphabet), Hanzi (Simplified Chinese characters), and English translation. It leads you to focus on today's Spoken Chinese since 80% of everyday communication is through speaking.

Korean for Beginners

Mastering Conversational Korean (Downloadable Material Included)

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Author: Henry J. Amen IV,Kyubyong Park

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462901034

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

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Have you ever considered learning Korean, but been put off by the unusual look of the characters? Don't let yourself be scared away! Korean has been called "the most logical language there is," and with this friendly and thorough introduction you will soon see why. The best way to learn Korean—this book uses a lighthearted, humorous approach. Korean for Beginners starts by showing you just how reasoned and logical the Korean alphabet, hangeul, actually is, and helps you master it faster than you learned the English alphabet. Realistic situations you might encounter in Korea in Korean-speaking environments are described, and new words are explained in terms of how you'll find them useful to communicate. Numerous illustrations enliven the text, downloadable audio lets you listen and repeat phrases in the book. Soon you'll be able to say with pride, "I know Korean!" Features of Korean for Beginners are: Learn to read Korean writing with ease. Practical phrases help you converse with confidence. A lighthearted "guide" walks you through, bringing the language to life. Downloadable audio with native Korean speakers help you to speak Korean like a pro. As the more than 1 million Americans who speak Korean can attest, the Korean language is here to stay, and generations of young (and older) adults are determined to learn it. This book is for people who want a grasp of how to speak, write and understand Korean—and who want to enjoy things while they're at it!

Chinese for Beginners

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Author: Getaway Guides

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781329641457

Category:

Page: 72

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Planning a trip to China and need to learn Chinese? Want to learn Chinese fast, quick and easy? Need a reference for your upcoming trip to China? Need grammar, spelling or just pronunciation of a word in the Chinese Language? Want to know how to say common greetings in Chinese? How about what you will need to say when dining and shopping? All the answers are just one click away!

Basic Written Chinese

Move From Complete Beginner Level to Basic Proficiency (Downloadable Audio Included)

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Author: Cornelius C. Kubler

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462916465

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

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This is a beginning-level course in written Chinese that employs a revolutionary new method designed to have you quickly reading and writing simple, connected Chinese sentences. Along with its sister book Basic Spoken Chinese and their accompanying workbooks, Basic Written Chinese offers a complete introductory course to the written Chinese language. As a native English speaker, working hard to learn Chinese characters is not enough; you have to work smart in order to learn this very different language efficiently. No matter why you've chosen to learn Chinese—for business, travel, cultural studies or another goal—the Basic Chinese approach of two separate but integrated tracks in spoken and written Chinese will help you learn this language most efficiently and successfully. Basic Written Chinese is designed so it can be used in a class with an instructor or by independent learners working on their own. Basic Written Chinese systematically introduces 288 of the highest frequency characters (in both their simplified and traditional forms) and over 700 common words written with them in context in sentences and a variety of reading passages to help you master basic Chinese reading and writing. This method will greatly improve your abilities to read Chinese and write Chinese The structure of each new character is explained in detail to make the learning of characters easier, and "look-alike" characters are compared and contrasted. Many lessons include character differentiation drills and some lessons include realia such as name cards, street signs, or email messages. Each lesson introduces 6 new characters and a number of words that are written using them. By dividing the leaning into small tasks, you maintain a sense of accomplishment rather than getting bogged down. You'll experience both printed and handwritten forms of characters, as well as several different printed fonts. The downloadable audio features: Over 6 hours of audio by several native Mandarin speakers. Recordings of all reading selections. Recordings of all new characters and new vocabulary. Available separately, Basic Written Chinese Practice Essentials is the companion workbook for Basic Written Chinese. This practical guide includes a broad range of drills and exercises designed to dramatically enhance your proficiency in reading and writing Chinese. While designed for use with the companion textbook, it can be used together with any Chinese textbook or teaching program to hone your Chinese reading and writing language skills.

Easy Mandarin Chinese

Learn to Speak Mandarin Chinese Quickly! (Downloadable Audio Included)

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Author: Haohsiang Liao, Ph.D.

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462918778

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

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Concise and user-friendly, Easy Mandarin Chinese is designed for anyone who wants to learn Mandarin Chinese—whether on their own or with a teacher. This language learning book introduces the learner to all the basics of the Chinese language and teaches practical daily conversations and vocabulary. It enables users to begin communicating effectively from the very first day and it's compact size makes it a great tool for travelers or business people looking to learn Chinese on the road without giving up on any content. This Mandarin language learning book includes: Useful notes on the Chinese script, pronunciation, sentence structure, vocabulary, and grammar Sections covering greetings, requests, idiomatic expressions and common situations Cultural information about Chinese etiquette as well as do's and don'ts A glossary of the most commonly-used Mandarin Chinese words and phrases An enclosed CD-ROM with many hours of native-speaker recordings of the dialogues, vocabulary and exercises.

Chinese Language for Beginners

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Author: Lee Cooper

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910521

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 40

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A simple introduction to Chinese writing, pronunciation and intonation using short stories. Appropriate for beginner Chinese students of all ages. Reading basic Chinese becomes simplified in this highly attractive and unique manual designed for readers of all ages. Chinese writing, pronunciation, and vocabulary are described here in an entertaining and interesting manner to help beginners learn Chinese quickly. The author starts with simple characters and then combines these to make sentences and stories. This step–by–step process allows the reader to develop a basic knowledge of the complex Mandarin Chinese language with maximum comprehension. A section dealing with pronunciation and intonation and a vocabulary list of the characters used in the book are included as an aid for the reader. Beautiful, imaginative Chinese characters, hand painted by a professional calligrapher and amusing illustrations by the author supplement the text and make learning to read Chinese fun along with fancy.

Farsi (Persian) for Beginners

Mastering Conversational Farsi

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Author: Saeid Atoofi, Ph.D.

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462914241

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

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Perfect for self-studiers or students, this Farsi language education book takes a user-friendly and clear approach. Farsi is the language of Persia (present-day Iran)—the mellifluous mother tongue of famed 13th-century poet Rumi, whose works are still among the best-selling poems in America today. Farsi for Beginners is a complete language course by experienced teacher Dr. Saeid Atoofi which can help you to speak the language and understand this beautiful work of art in its original, as well as open doors to Persian culture. Whether for pleasure, travel or business, language learners will find these lessons clear and easy to follow. By the end of this course, you'll be able to understand short sentences, express your basic needs, and read and write the 32-letter Farsi alphabet. Farsi for Beginners contains the following essential features: Downloadable native-speaker audio recordings help you to pronounce Farsi accurately. Dialogues and stories about a family traveling to contemporary Iran. Idioms, sayings and poems introducing you to the cultures in which Farsi is used. Extensive exercises with answer keys to guide your learning process. Photos and insider cultural tips teach you about Persian culture. Nearly one million Iranian-Americans live in the U.S. today, and a part of Los Angeles is referred to as "Tehrangeles". Farsi is also considered a "critically needed" language by the U.S. government. Learning Persian with Farsi for Beginners and its accompanying audio disc, can open opportunities for travel, for work, or simply to meet new people and understand their lives in a totally new way.

Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters Volume 2

The Quick and Easy Way to Learn Chinese Characters! (HSK Level 2 & AP Study Exam Prep Book)

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Author: Yi Ren

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462919235

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

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Reinforce your written Chinese with this practice book for the best-selling Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters. Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters helps students quickly learn the basic Chinese characters that are fundamental to the language. Intended for self-study and classroom use, this character workbook presents 135 Chinese characters and over 405 common words using these characters. These are the characters and words students need to know if they plan to take the official Chinese government HSK Level 2 Exam or the Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Language and Culture Exam. Each character is presented in a very simple and clear way. A step-by-step diagram shows how to write the character and boxes are provided for freehand writing practice. The meaning and pronunciation are given along with the key vocabulary compounds and an example sentence. Review exercises reinforce the learning process and an index at the back allow you to look up the characters according to their English meanings or romanized Hanyu Pinyin pronunciation. Key features of this Chinese workbook include: Designed for HSK Level 1 and AP exam prep Learn the 135 most basic Chinese characters Example sentences and over 405 vocabulary items Step-by-step writing diagrams and practice boxes

Beginner's Mandarin Chinese Dictionary

The Ideal Dictionary for Beginning Students [HSK Levels 1-5, Fully Romanized]

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Author: Li Dong

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462919596

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

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This is an ideal dictionary for students of the Chinese language. The Beginner's Chinese Dictionary is specifically designed for learners of Chinese. It covers the 2,500 basic vocabulary items, including all vocabulary prescribed for Levels 1-5 of the standard test of proficiency in Chinese, Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). Entries are arranged alphabetically according to the pinyin transliteration. For each character, the radical and stroke count are given. An analysis of word formation is also provided to aid understanding of how words of two or more syllables are formed. Sample sentences are presented in Chinese characters with pinyin and English equivalents, to show how each headword should be used. A radical and character index allows quick access to any headword. Key features of this Chinese character dictionary: Over 2,500 basic vocabulary items English–Chinese and Chinese–English sections. Entries arranged alphabetically by pinyin transliteration. Includes all words for HSK Levels 1-5. Sample sentences demonstrate how to use words correctly. Characters and pinyin for all headwords and examples. Introduces and explains radicals, stroke counts, and components. Key character components are given for easy recognition. Useful notes on culture, grammar and usage provided.

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Author: Nick Pendar,Living Language (Firm)

Publisher: Living Language

ISBN: 1400023475

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

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Learn to speak, understand, read, and write Farsi with confidence.

Mandarin Chinese Characters Made Easy

(HSK Levels 1-3) Learn 1,000 Chinese Characters the Fun and Easy Way (Includes Downloadable Audio)

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Author: Michael L. Kluemper,Kit-Yee Nam Nadeau

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462917208

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 216

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This highly-visual book introduces an effective new method for learning Chinese characters using visual stimuli and pictographs. Learning the basic characters used to write even simple Chinese sentences can be a long and arduous process. Chinese Characters Made Easy makes the learning process fun and easy by presenting the 1,000 most common characters using a new mnemonic approach that associates each character with a memorable visual and verbal clue—making memorization easy. The character for person, for example, is superimposed over a sketch of a man representing "a person standing on two legs"—drawing the reader's attention to the distinctive shape of the character and associating the sketch with the character's meaning. The Chinese characters are presented in groups or clusters all sharing common elements and meanings, for context and ease of identification. These groups of characters all share common root symbols known as radicals, or relate to a particular theme or topic such as colors, numbers, animals, or body parts. Pronunciations, meanings and vocabulary compounds are provided for each character in the group. Key features of Chinese Characters Made Easy include: An introduction to the history and structure of the Chinese writing system 1,000 characters and over 3,000 words for beginning learners of Chinese This Chinese character book's visual approach is a powerful learning tool. It can be used by serious students and is entertaining and useful to general readers who are curious about how the Chinese writing system works and how it developed.

Making Out in Chinese

Revised Edition (Mandarin Chinese Phrasebook)

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Author: Ray Daniels

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 146291361X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

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Making Out in Chinese is your indispensable guide to contemporary Chinese as it's really spoken on the streets of Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei or Singapore. This best-selling Mandarin phrasebook is the perfect introduction to everyday interactions in China and other Chinese-speaking countries, and includes colorful slang that'll help rev up your social life. More than just a typical Chinese phrasebook it features a pronunciation guide, and notes on Chinese language and culture. With Making Out in Chinese you'll be able to express yourself when: Making new friends Sharing a meal Going out on the town Flirting and getting amorous And much more! Each expression in this phrase book is given in Chinese characters and their pinyin (Romanized) equivalent. It is designed to enhance your experience in using the language (and in a pinch, you can show the Chinese text to the person you're speaking to). Making Out in Chinese also includes interesting tips on social norms and cultural practices, eating, social media, hanging out, and other situations. The last chapter on Vogue Expressions lists many contemporary slang expressions that are popular these days. For the savvy traveler, this is a Chinese phrase book you won't want to be without!

Colloquial Chinese

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Author: Bingzheng Tong,David E. Pollard

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415018609

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 322

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T'ung and Pollard's Colloquial Chinese course is the ideal introductory course for all dedicated learners of Mandarin Chinese. Written by experienced teachers, the course provides a rigorous introduction to the pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar of Mandarin Chinese. By the end of this rewarding course learners will be able to communicate confidently in a wide variety of situations. The solid foundation provided is also ideal for those who wish to advance their language skills to higher levels. Divided into 17 lessons, each lesson contains conversations based on common daily situations, vocabularies, grammar notes and exercises to help learn and practice basic skills. Key features include: clear grammar explanations lots of exercises for regular practice Pinyin Romanization used throughout Chinese-English glossary for quick reference. Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately or comes included in the great value Colloquial paperback and CDs complete course. Recorded by native speakers, the audio complements the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciations skills. Course components: The complete course comprises the book and audio materials. These are available to purchase separately in paperback, ebook, CD and MP3 format. The paperback and CD can also be purchased together in the great-value Colloquials pack. Paperback: 978-0-415-01860-9 (please note this does not include the audio) CD: 978-0-415-52341-7 EBook: 978-0-203-09731-1 (please note this does not include the audio, available from http://www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk) MP3s: 978-0-415-63260-7 (available from http://www.ebookstore.tandf.co.uk/html/) Pack: 978-0-415-52485-8 (paperback and CDs)