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Chinese for Beginners

Mastering Conversational Chinese (Downloadable Audio Included)

Author: Yi Ren,Xiayuan Liang

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462914764

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 8873

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)

Author: Yi Ren,Xiayuan Liang

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804842358

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 8881

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

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

Author: Wendy Abraham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118436547

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 6169

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.

Mastering Chinese

The complete course for beginners

Author: Catherine Hua Xiang

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137013702

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 9772

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).

Chinese Phrases For Dummies

Author: Wendy Abraham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471776635

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 216

View: 6764

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

Golden Chinese

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

Author: Janie Golden

Publisher: Golden Language Publishercky

ISBN: 9780615711713

Category:

Page: 286

View: 8052

"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.

Easy Mandarin Chinese

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

Author: Haohsiang Liao, Ph.D.

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462918778

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 7447

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.

Korean for Beginners

Mastering Conversational Korean (CD-ROM Included)

Author: Henry J. Amen IV,Kyubyong Park

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804841009

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 176

View: 8265

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, and a CD-ROM bound into the jacket 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. The CD–ROM's 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

Author: Getaway Guides

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781329641457

Category:

Page: 72

View: 9293

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!

Colloquial Chinese

Author: Bingzheng Tong,David E. Pollard

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415018609

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 322

View: 8043

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)

Chang Yong Han Zi

Author: William McNaughton,Li Ying

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804832069

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 348

View: 4624

This is a compete and easy–to–use guide for reading and writing traditional Chinese characters. Reading and Writing Chinese has been the leading text for foreign students and teachers of the Chinese writing system since it was first published in 1978. This completely revised edition draws on the lessons learnt from the use of the book in classrooms so as to provide a more convenient and up–to–date introduction to written Chinese. Over 1,100 new combinations of characters have been added, increasing the total vocabulary significantly to about 4,500 items. There are also new notes on usage to give students insight into the contemporary state of the Chinese language. The student's ability to read Chinese and write Chinese are reinforced throughout. For each of the basic 1,062 characters, the pronunciation, definition and derivation are given, with examples of the use of most words and a chart showing how to write each character. Memorization tips and cautionary cross–reference to look–alike characters are also provided, as well as notes to help clarify those overlooked aspects of the Chinese writing system. Key features of this book: The Student's 1,020 List. The Official 2,000 List. Over 2,000 characters and 2,500 combinations. Definitions and explanations. Standard Hanyu Pinyin romanization. Memorization hints and stroke–order diagrams. Hong Kong/Taiwan and China/Singapore forms. Traditional and modern radical systems.

Practice Makes Perfect Basic Chinese

Author: Xiaozhou Wu,Feng-hsi Liu,Rongrong Liao

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071784268

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

View: 4116

Offers lessons teaching basic Chinese grammar, high-frequency vocabulary, and sentence structures.

How to Learn Chinese

Without Even Trying

Author: Freya Yang

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849944557

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 2548

An easy way to learn Chinese – with games and activities Most people will tell you understanding Chinese is hard, but we’ve made learning this increasingly important language as simple as can be with fun games and activities. With simple tracing, diagrams, stories and memorable phrases, this book for the absolute beginner will have you mastering pinyin, so you can write and pronounce Chinese words, understanding perfect pitch and tone, simple grammar rules and basic vocabulary. This practical, useful guide will easily equip you with the fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese, covering all the material needed to pass HSK Chinese Proficiency Test Level 1. Discover Chinese characters, practise writing them and explore the stories behind the ancient graphics. Fall in love with this fascinating language and ignite a passion for a captivating culture. There are chapters on People: how to refer to yourself and others; Time: indicating and asking about time; Encounters: Greetings, interactions and introductions; Travelling: Transport and places; Food and Drink: Eating and shopping; Home: Around the house and describing locations; Activities: Actions and activities; Descriptions: How to describe things, including the weather; Work and Study: Learning and jobs. Each chapter includes a language lesson with Longlong the Dragonand Xiongmao the Panda, as well as an activity and an in-depth look at the basic characters. Written by Freya Yang, a native speaker and enthusiastic teacher of the language with experience of teaching both children and adults. Her use of original, engaging and easy-to-follow activities means learning is so simple, you won’t even know you’re doing it! Using simple, easy-to-understand games and activities and a friendly conversational style as well as fun illustrations, this modern language book is perfect for enthusiastic beginners.

Basic Indonesian

Downloadable Audio Included

Author: Stuart Robson,Yacinta Kurniasih

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462901654

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

View: 7835

This is a user—friendly and comprehensive beginner Indonesian book and a great way to learn Indonesian. Divided into 28 graded lessons, Basic Indonesian provides fill-in-the-blank exercises, quizzes, word puzzles and question-and-answer practices to reinforce Indonesian language learning. Extensive cultural notes are provided along with detailed tips on etiquette and appropriate cultural behavior in the world's largest Islamic society. It has been made to fill the need for a one–volume Indonesian course book which can be used for either self–study or classroom use by those who are keen to make a start on mastering the Indonesian language. The users might be students in universities or schools outside Indonesia, or expatriates living in Indonesia. The stories are set in Jakarta (apart from an excursion to Yohyakarta), are original and describe realistic situations, contain some interesting cultural sidelights, and display a lively mix of narrative and dialogue. To aid in understanding the nuances of the Indonesian language, chapters include clear Language notes, which, help explain the grammar and build a solid foundation for further steps forward in the study of Indonesian. The MP3 Audio–CD is to be used along with the book and reinforces pronunciation while building better listening comprehension. Key features of Basic Indonesian are: 28 graded lessons. Multiple types of accompanying exercises. Entertaining stories and dialogues in manga–style cartoon strips. Clear grammar and usage notes. Interesting cultural notes. Accompanying MP3 audio-CD Available seperately—Try Tuttle's Indonesian Flash Cards to reinforce the vocabulary you've learned with Basic Indonesian!

Farsi (Persian) for Beginners

Mastering Conversational Farsi

Author: Saeid Atoofi, Ph.D.

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462914241

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

View: 5096

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.

Complete Mandarin Chinese

Author: Elizabeth Scurfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340958933

Category: Chinese language

Page: 432

View: 427

Are you looking for a complete course in Mandarin Chinese which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Mandarin Chinese will guarantee success.

Reading & Writing Chinese Traditional Character Edition

A Comprehensive Guide to the Chinese Writing System

Author: William McNaughton,Li Ying

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804847155

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 352

View: 6291

This is a complete and easy–to–use guide for reading and writing traditional Chinese characters. Reading and Writing Chinese has been the leading text for foreign students and teachers of the Chinese writing system since it was first published. This completely revised edition draws on the lessons learnt from the use of the book in classrooms so as to provide a more convenient and up–to–date introduction to written Chinese. Over 1,100 new combinations of characters have been added, increasing the total vocabulary significantly to about 4,500 items. There are also new notes on usage to give students insight into the contemporary state of the Chinese language. The student's ability to read Chinese and write Chinese are reinforced throughout. For each of the basic 1,062 characters, the pronunciation, definition and derivation are given, with examples of the use of most words and a chart showing how to write each character. Memorization tips and cautionary cross–reference to look–alike characters are also provided, as well as notes to help clarify those overlooked aspects of the Chinese writing system. Key features of this book: The Student's 1,020 List and the Official 2,000 List. Over 2,000 characters and 4,500 vocabulary items. Pronunciations given in standard Hanyu Pinyin Ronamized form Memorization hints and stroke–order diagrams. Hong Kong/Taiwan and China/Singapore forms. Traditional and modern radical systems. The best-selling student's guide

Chinese Language for Beginners

Author: Lee Cooper

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910521

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 40

View: 3877

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.

Complete Cantonese Beginner to Intermediate Course

Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language

Author: Hugh Baker,Ho Pui-Kei

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9781473600829

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 432

View: 973

Complete Cantonese is a comprehensive book and audio language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence. -Maps from A1 to B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages -22 learning units plus four review sections and grammar summary -Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick -Teaches the key skills - reading, listening and speaking -Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner -Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Hong Kong and Southern China -Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims -Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Cantonese -Test Yourself - see and track your own progress

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