Mandarin Vocabulary

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Author: Lung-Hua Gail Hu

Publisher: Quickstudy

ISBN: 9781423204213

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 6

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This 6-page guide provides vocabulary essentials for students, travelers and businesspeople. Divided into tables that show the Mandarin character (ideogram), the pinyin (Mandarin transliterated into the Latin alphabet) and the English translation for every vocabulary word/phrase covered, this guide is both comprehensive and user-friendly.

Chinese For Dummies

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Author: Wendy Abraham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118436547

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

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The fast and easy way to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese China has become a major influence in the world today, and Mandarin Chinese is the world's most widely spoken language. Not only is China full of opportunities in business and politics, but Chinese culture, continues to make its way into the western world. With an updated CD including real-life conversations, Chinese For Dummies expands grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations—and includes a refreshed mini-dictionary complete with even more essential vocabulary. Basic vocabulary Everyday conversations, including phone dialogue and small talk Speaking in perfect pitch and tone Easy-to-understand grammar rules Getting around in a Chinese-speaking country Cultural references like maintaining face, dining etiquette, and social mores Also included is an audio CD that features actual Chinese conversations by native Chinese speakers, which allows you to hear how Chinese is really spoken. Written by a leading Chinese language teacher in the United States, Chinese for Dummies introduces an often-daunting language to you in a fun-and-easy For Dummies manner. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

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!

Mandarin Chinese Picture Dictionary

Learn 1000 Key Chinese Words and Phrases [Perfect for AP and HSK Exam Prep; Includes Online Audio]

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Author: Yi Ren

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462919448

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

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This Mandarin picture dictionary covers the 1000 most useful Mandarin Chinese words and sentences. Each word and sentence is given in Chinese characters with Hanyu Pinyin pronunciation and English definition. The words are grouped into 37 themes or topics. Each theme has 25 to 35 words and 5 to 8 sentences and is richly illustrated with color photographs. Online audio recordings by native Mandarin speakers of all the vocabulary and sentences comes free with the ebook. A brief introduction to Chinese pronunciation and tones is included, and indexes at the back allow you to quickly look up any of the words or characters in the book. Since this dictionary covers all the words for the AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam as well as the Chinese HSK Levels 1 & 2, it is an ideal test prep resource for a visual learner.

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

Schaum's Outline of Chinese Vocabulary

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Author: Yanping Xie,Duanduan Li

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071378352

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 275

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Helps you master the fundamentals of Chinese vocabulary. This work helps you cut study time, hone problem-solving skills, and achieve your personal best on exams and projects. It also gives you a review of basic Chinese essential vocabulary for typical situations in Chinese life, and basic English-Chinese and Chinese-English glossaries.

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

Survival Chinese

How to Communicate without Fuss or Fear Instantly! (A Mandarin Chinese Language Phrasebook)

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Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462917828

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

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A handy Mandarin Chinese phrasebook and guide to the Chinese language, Survival Chinese contains basic vocabulary necessary for getting around. This book contains all the necessary words and phrases for speaking Mandarin Chinese in any kind of setting. Perfect for students, tourists, or business people learning Mandarin or traveling to China or Taiwan, it also contains a beginner guide to the Mandarin language, allowing for a deeper understanding of Chinese than a typical Mandarin phrasebook or Chinese dictionary. The book is broken into four basic sections: Common Chinese Expressions and Key Words, Essential Chinese Communication Tools, Chinese Travel Vocabulary, and making your own sentences. All Chinese words and phrases are written in Romanized form (pinyin) as well phonetically, making pronouncing Chinese a breeze. For example, the word for "reservation", yuding is also written as yuu-deeng. Authentic Chinese characters are also included so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with. Key features of Survival Chinese include: Hundreds of useful Chinese words and expressions. An A-Z index which allows the book to function as a English to Chinese dictionary. Romanized forms, phonetic spellings, and Chinese Characters (Hanzi) for all words and phrases. A concise background and history of the Chinese language. A complete guide to Chinese pronunciations. A concise guide to using Chinese tones. A brief introduction to Chinese grammar.

Mandarin Grammar Quick Reference Guide

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Author: Lung-Hua Gail Hu

Publisher: Quickstudy

ISBN: 9781423204206

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 6

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Featuring Mandarin characters (ideograms), pinyin (Mandarin transliterated into the Latin alphabet) and English translations, this 3-panel guide provides grammar essentials for students, travelers, and business people.

Periplus Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary

ペリプラスポケット中国語辞典

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Author: Philip Yungkin Lee

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780794600433

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 88

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The Periplus Pocket Dictionary Series has been compiled by academics and translators experienced with the needs of beginners. These are the ideal dictionaries for students and travelers, covering all the words needed for everyday situations and travel basics without confusing abbreviations or dictionary terminology. Each handy, pocket-sized volume in this inexpensive series includes: * Bi-directional entries, both to and from English * 3,000+ entries in each language: all the most useful words for everyday communication * Both romanized forms and the authentic script are given where applicable * A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the words correctly * General vocabulary appropriate to beginning and lower intermediate students * Different senses of the same word clearly distinguished by explanatory glosses * Clear layout and readable type

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!

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.

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.

Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters

(HSK Levels 1 -3) A Revolutionary New Way to Learn and Remember the 800 Most Basic Chinese Characters

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Author: Alison Matthews,Laurence Matthews

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 146290128X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

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This user–friendly book is aimed at helping students of Mandarin Chinese learn and remember Chinese characters. At last—there is a truly effective and enjoyable way to learn Chinese characters! This book helps students to learn and remember both the meanings and the pronunciations of over 800 characters. This otherwise daunting task is made easier by the use of techniques based on the psychology of learning and memory. key principles include the use of visual imagery, the visualization of short "stories," and the systematic building up of more complicated characters from basic building blocks. Although Learning Chinese Characters is primarily a book for serious learners of Mandarin Chinese, it can be used by anyone with an interest in Chinese characters, without any prior knowledge of Chinese. It can be used alongside (or after, or even before) a course in the Chinese language. All characters are simplified (as in mainland China) but traditional characters are also given, when available. Key features: Specially designed pictures and stories are used in a structured way to make the learning process more enjoyable and effective, reducing the need for rote learning to the absolute minimum. The emphasis throughout is on learning and remembering the meanings and pronunciations of the characters. Tips are also included on learning techniques and how to avoid common problems. Characters are introduced in a logical sequence, which also gives priority to learning the most common characters first. Modern simplified characters are used, with pronunciations given in pinyin. Key information is given for each character, including radical, stroke–count, traditional form, compounds, and guidance on writing the character. This is a practical guide with a clear, concise and appealing layout, and it is well–indexed with easy look–up methods. The 800 Chinese characters and 1,033 compounds specified for the original HSK Level A proficiency test are covered.

Sparkcharts Chinese Vocabulary

Mandarin (Simplified)

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Author: SparkNotes

Publisher: Spark Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781411470255

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 6

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SparkCharts™: The information you need-concisely, conveniently, and accurately. Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, these study companions and reference tools cover a wide range of college and graduate school subjects, from Business and Computer Programming to Medicine, Law, and Languages. They'll give you what it takes to find success in school and beyond. Outlines and summaries cover key points, while diagrams and tables make difficult concepts easier to grasp. This six-page chart includes a general guide to simplified Chinese characters (used in mainland China, Malaysia, and Singapore); pinyin romanization; tones; pronunciation; and nearly 1,500 Chinese vocabulary words in the following categories: Numbers and digits Calendar Time Weather Encounters The body Directions Colors Relationships Health Clothing Food and restaurants Leisure Household Education Work Around town On the road Travel Geography Animals Verbs Adjectives Adverbs and prepositions

Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar

A Student's Guide to Correct Structures and Common Errors

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Author: Qin Xue Herzberg,Larry Herzberg

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press

ISBN: 9781611725285

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

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Here is a concise guide to supplement any course of study and help with homework, travel, and test preparation. Topics include word order, time, nouns, verbs, adjectives, word choices with verbs and adverbs, and letter writing. The simple format has one goal: quick mastery and growing confidence. Qin Xue Herzberg, a graduate of Beijing Normal University, has taught Chinese for decades and has been an upper-level Chinese professor at Calvin College for ten years. Larry Herzberg did his PhD work in Chinese and founded the Chinese language programs at Albion College and Calvin College. Qin and Larry live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and are co-authors of the popular China Survival Guide as well as Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings.

Complete Mandarin Chinese Pack

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Author: Ma Cheng,DK Publishing

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781465419613

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 416

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With a pronunciation guide for every word and phrase, a two-way dictionary that provides ready reference on the go, and a phrase book including useful cultural tips, Complete Mandarin Chinese Pack is ideal for both business and vacation travelers.

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.

Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar

A Practical Guide

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Author: Claudia Ross,Jing-heng Sheng Ma

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317805437

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 404

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Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar provides an innovative reference guide to Mandarin Chinese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as phrase order, nouns, verbs and specifiers. Part B is carefully organized around language functions and notions such as: Communication strategies Making comparisons Giving and seeking information Expressing apologies, regrets and sympathies The two parts of the Grammar are closely linked by extensive cross-references, providing a grammatical and functional perspective on many patterns. All grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples, with a strong focus on contemporary usage. Main features of the grammar include: Examples given in simplified characters, traditional characters and romanization (pinyin) Clear explanations and accessible descriptions Particular attention to areas of particular difficulty for learners of Mandarin Chinese Implementing feedback from users of the first edition of the Grammar, this second edition has been revised throughout to offer expanded explanations, examples, cross-referencing, and indexing and brand new chapters on aspect, resultative verbs, directional verbs and "ba" sentences. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Mandarin Chinese at all levels, from elementary to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammar is accompanied by the Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook (978-0-415-83488-9; available for separate purchase) which features related exercises and activities.

Schaum's Outline of Chinese Grammar

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Author: Claudia Ross

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071702447

Category: Study Aids

Page: 288

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Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills. This Schaum's Outline gives you: Practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge Coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field In-depth review of practices and applications Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores! Schaum's Outlines-Problem Solved.