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Essential Cantonese Phrase Book (Periplus Essential Phrase Books)by Philip Yungkin Lee
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Periplus Essential Phrase Books take you beyond the traditional "Hello. How are you? My name is..." world of standard travel-oriented phrase books. With 2,000 phrases in fourteen thematic sections and a word list with over 2,000 entries, even tenderfoot travelers will be navigating streets, marketplaces, and public transportation with the ease of a veteran. With Periplus Essential Phrase Books, you'll develop the confidence you need to approach any situation with key words, phrases, essential grammar, and pronunciation. These pocket-sized companions display information in two colors for easy access. The pronunciation guides are clear and accessible. Each volume contains an outline of grammatical principles. Authentic script and romanized forms are included where applicable. Bonus sections include phrase panels in the target language to promote two-way communication. Useful information on getting around and making travel arrangements, as well as descriptive listings of typical menu items, provide everything the traveler needs to get started--all presented in a way that is concise and easy to understand. With thousands of phrases, this book is an invaluable guide to getting around in Cantonese. The book offers useful information on making social and business arrangements, descriptive listings of typical menu items, and a 2,000-item word list of terms relevant to the needs of tourists and travelers. With its clear explanation of pronunciation and the principal points of grammar, this book smooths the transition from English to Cantonese. It also contains script and romanized forms given where applicable; index marks and margin headings allow the sections to be found with case.
Featuring thousands of key phrases, this phrase book is a guide to getting around in Cantonese. It offers useful information on making social and business arrangements, descriptive listings of typical menu items, and a 2000-item word list of terms relevant to the needs of tourists and travellers.
Clear explanation of pronunciation.
A concise Cantonese phrase book and guide to Cantonese language, Essential Cantonese contains basic vocabulary necessary for communicating in Cantonese.
Have you ever considered learning Cantonese, but been put off by the unusual look of the characters? Don't let yourself be scared away!
Part of Tuttle Publishing's Essential Phrasebooks Series, Essential Cantonese is a great first introduction and beginner guide to the language of Hong Kong. Perfect for business people or tourist traveling to Canton or for students who want to supplement their learning (and get an A in Cantonese class!), this book's easy indexing feature allows it to act as an Cantonese phrasebook or as a Cantonese to English Dictionary / English to Cantonese Dictionary. A clever "point to" feature allows you to simply point to a phrase translated in Cantonese without the need to say a single word or read a single character. You will soon find yourself turning to Essential Cantonese again and again when visiting and working or interacting with Cantonese speakers
In this book you will find:
Titles in this bestselling series of phrasebooks include: Essential Japanese, Essential Chinese, Essential Korean, Essential Tagalog, and Essential Arabic.
Table of Contents
Useful lists; Courtesies; Conversation; Eating out; On the road; Public transportation; Overnight accommodations; Money matters; Mail and telephone; Shopping; At the Tourist Information Center; Sports; Sickness; Parts of a car, parts of a bicycle, camping equipment.
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