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Publisher Comments:

It's amazing how 100 key words and phrases provide instant communication!

Do you want to speak simple Mandarin Chinese but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting China for a short time and want a Mandarin phrase book to help you communicate in the Chinese language? If so, this Mandarin phrasebook is for you. It's tiny 0.4 x 4.1 x 5.9 inches size makes it incredibly convenient to travel with but without losing the most essential content for communication.

The idea of Instant Chinese is simple—learn 100 words and phrases and say 1,000 things. The trick is knowing which 100 words to learn, but the author Boye Lafayette De Mente has solved the problem, choosing only those words you'll hear again and again. Even with a vocabulary this small, you'll be surprised how quickly and fluently you too can communicate in Mandarin Chinese. Words are repeated in different combinations, building familiarity without effort. All phrases are given in both simplified Chinese characters and standard Hanoi Pinyin romanization. A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the phrases correctly. An English–Chinese glossary makes looking up a word or phrase simple and quick. Here's a sample of what you'll be able to do with this chinese phasebook:

  • Meet people.
  • Go shopping.
  • Ask directions.
  • Ride the subway.
  • Order food and drinks.
  • And much more.

Synopsis:

Learn 100 words, say 1000 things.

Synopsis:

This phrase book for travelers includes 100 key words to unlock the secret of instant communication. The idea is simple- learn 100 words and say 1,000 things. This book presents the basic vocabulary that will be used over and over again. All words are repeated in different combinations, building familiarity without effort. All phrases are given in both simplified Chinese characters and standard Hanoi Pinyin romanization. A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the phrases correctly.

About the Author

Boye Lafayette De Mente is the author of more than 30 books on Japan, Korea and China, including Instant Japanese and Korean Business Etiquette. He lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804833745
Author:
De Mente, Boye Lafayette
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
Mente, Boye Lafayette De
Subject:
Chinese
Subject:
Polyglot Phrasebooks
Subject:
Multi-Language Phrasebooks
Subject:
English
Subject:
Chinese language
Subject:
China
Subject:
Chinese language - English
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Chinese
Subject:
General Foreign Language Study
Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Instant Phrasebook Series
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in 4 oz

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Learn 100 words, say 1000 things.
"Synopsis" by , This phrase book for travelers includes 100 key words to unlock the secret of instant communication. The idea is simple- learn 100 words and say 1,000 things. This book presents the basic vocabulary that will be used over and over again. All words are repeated in different combinations, building familiarity without effort. All phrases are given in both simplified Chinese characters and standard Hanoi Pinyin romanization. A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the phrases correctly.
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