Chinese for Beginners

Chinese for Beginners Author Yi Ren
ISBN-10 9781462914760
Release 2014-06-01
Pages 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!



Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters

Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters Author Alison Matthews
ISBN-10 080483816X
Release 2007-08-15
Pages 384
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Aimed at helping students of Chinese learn and remember Chinese characters, including the pronunciation of characters, fast and effectively, Learning Chinese Characters Volume 1 is a systematic study aid to this difficult language. Designed specifically to ease students into the daunting process of learning Chinese characters, Learning Chinese Characters Volume 1 incorporates the key principle of visual imagery. A book for serious learners of Chinese, it can be used alongside (or after, or even before) a course in the Chinese language. Concise, clear and appealing, this practical guide is well designed and includes an easy-to-use index.



Reading and Writing Chinese

Reading and Writing Chinese Author William McNaughton
ISBN-10 9781462913497
Release 2013-07-23
Pages 336
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This is a complete and easy–to–use guide for reading and writing Chinese characters. Learning written Chinese is an essential part of mastering the Chinese language. Used as a standard by students and teachers learning to read Chinese and write Chinese for more than three decades, the bestselling Reading & Writing Chinese has been completely revised and updated. Reading & Writing Chinese places at your fingertips the essential 1,725 Chinese characters' up-to-date definitions, derivations, pronunciations, and examples of correct usage by means of cleverly condensed grids. This guide also focuses on Pinyin, which is the official system to transcribe Hanzi, Chinese characters, into Latin script, now universally used in mainland China and Singapore. Traditional characters (still used in Taiwan and Hong Kong) are also included, making this a complete reference. Newly updated and revised, these characters are the ones officially prescribed by the Chinese government for the internationally recognized test of proficiency in Chinese, the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). The student's ability to read Chinese and write Chinese are reinforced throughout. Key features of this newly-expanded edition include: The 1,725 most frequently used characters in both Simplified and Traditional forms. All 2,633 characters and 5,000+ compounds required for the HSK Exam. Standard Hanyu Pinyin romanizations. More mnemonic phrases and etymologies to help you remember the characters. An extensive introduction, alphabetical index, and index according to stroke count and stroke order. Completely updated/expanded English definitions. Convenient quick-reference tables of radicals. Updated and revised compounds, plus 25% more vocabulary now offered. Codes to assist those who are preparing for the AP exam or the HSK exam .



Intermediate Chinese

Intermediate Chinese Author Yong Ho
ISBN-10 0781810965
Release 2005
Pages 304
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This continuation builds on the material in the earlier book, allowing users to expand their familiarity with Mandarin Chinese. The new audio CD feature is especially helpful to learning and understanding the language as spoken. The ten lessons, although similar in structure to those in the earlier volume, provide a stronger emphasis on grammar and vocabulary. The glossary features vocabulary lists from both volumes.



Chinese Phrases For Dummies

Chinese Phrases For Dummies Author Wendy Abraham
ISBN-10 0471776637
Release 2005-10-03
Pages 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



Practice Makes Perfect Basic Chinese

Practice Makes Perfect Basic Chinese Author Xiaozhou Wu
ISBN-10 9780071784269
Release 2013-10-24
Pages 288
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Offers lessons teaching basic Chinese grammar, high-frequency vocabulary, and sentence structures.



What s in a Chinese Character

What s in a Chinese Character Author Chen Houping
ISBN-10 9812610049
Release 2005-02
Pages 123
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What s in a Chinese Character has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from What s in a Chinese Character also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full What s in a Chinese Character book for free.



Berlitz Language Mandarin in 30 Days

Berlitz Language  Mandarin in 30 Days Author Berlitz
ISBN-10 1780044534
Release 2015-01-30
Pages 288
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This newly designed, beginner-level Mandarin Chinese audio course is ideal for language learners looking for a fun and effective course with short, manageable daily lessons. Lessons are in a fun, diary-like format, designed to fit seamlessly into your daily schedule. The audio CD runs for 60 minutes and the contents can be easily downloaded to your iPod or MP3 player. Following through the lessons transports you to life in China where you will learn how to meet and greet people, carry out everyday tasks, and find and start work. Exercises and examples progressively build a solid foundation of essential grammar and vocabulary alongside knowledge of the country and its culture.