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Making Out in Chinese (Making Out)by Ray Daniels
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andlt;bandgt;andlt;iandgt;Making Out in Chineseandlt;/iandgt; is a fun, accessible and thorough Mandarin Chinese phrase book and guide to the Mandarin Chinese language as it's really spoken.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Wo xiang geng liao jie ni. You kong ma?andlt;/iandgt;and#8212;(I want to know more about you. Do you have free time?) Answer this correctly in Chinese and you may be going on a date. Incorrectly, and you could be hurting someone's feelings or getting a andlt;iandgt;slap!andlt;/iandgt; Mandarin Chinese classes, textbooks and Mandarin phrasebooks tend to spend a lot of time rehearsing for the same fictitious scenarios but chances are while in China you will spend a lot more time trying to make new friends or start new romancesand#8212;something you may not be prepared for.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;If you are a student, businessman or tourist traveling to China or Taiwan and would like to have an authentic and meaningful experience, the key is being able to speak like a local. This friendly and easy-to-use Mandarin phrasebook makes this possible. andlt;iandgt;Making Out in Chineseandlt;/iandgt; has been carefully designed to act as a guide to modern colloquial Mandarin Chinese for use in everyday informal interactionsand#8212;giving access to the sort of catchy Chinese expressions that aren't covered in traditional language materials. As well as the Romanized forms (andlt;iandgt;hanyu pinyinandlt;/iandgt;), each expression is given in authentic Chinese characters (andlt;iandgt;zhong wenandlt;/iandgt;), so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with. In addition, phonetic spellings are also given making speaking Mandarin a breeze. For example, "Who?"and#8212;andlt;iandgt;shei?andlt;/iandgt; is also given as shay?andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This Chinese phrasebook includes:andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; A guide to pronouncing Chinese words correctly, including a complete guide to Chinese tones.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; An explanation of tenses.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Romanized forms of words and phrases (andlt;iandgt;hanyu pinyinandlt;/iandgt;).andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Complete Chinese translations of all words and phrases.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Useful and interesting notes on Japanese language and culture.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Lots of colorful, fun and andlt;bandgt;usefulandlt;/bandgt; expressions not covered in other phrasebooks.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Titles in this unique series of bestselling phrase books include: andlt;iandgt;Making Out in Chinese, Making Out in Indonesian, Making Out in Thai, Making Out in Korean, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Japanese, Making Out in Vietnamese, Making Out in Burmese, Making Out in Tagalog, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Arabic, Making Out in English, More Making Out in Korean, and More Making Out in Japaneseandlt;/iandgt;.
Learn to speak the colloquial language the Chinese really use. This text has now been newly revised to be even more helpful as a guide to the modern Chinese spoken in everyday interactions - giving access to colourful colloquial expressions.
Catchy Mandarin expressions not covered in traditional language materials
Making Out in Chinese is your indispensable guide to contemporary Chinese as it's really spoken on the streets of Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei or Singapore.
This best-selling Mandarin phrasebook is the perfect introduction to everyday interactions in China and other Chinese-speaking countries, and includes colorful slang that'll help rev up your social life. More than just a typical Chinese phrasebook it features a pronunciation guide, and notes on Chinese language and culture. With Making Out in Chinese you'll be able to express yourself when:
For the savvy traveler, this is a Chinese phrase book you won't want to be without!
The books in theMaking Out series are fun and accessible guides to languages as they're spoken on the street. These classic phrase books have been updated and expanded for use in informal situations such as bars, parties, or anywhere else one needs to know slang to survive! The books also now feature phrases written in their native script as well as in English, so the book can be shown to the person you are trying to communicate with. With transcriptions revised for easier pronunciation, these helpful books will have you making out in no time!
Making Out in Chinese is a fun, accessible and thorough guide to Mandarin as it's really spoken. It has been thoroughly updated and expanded to be even more helpful as a guide to modern colloquial Mandarin for use in everyday informal interactions- giving access to the sort of catchy expressions that aren't covered in traditional language materials. A new feature of this book is that each phrase is written in Mandarin script as well as in English, so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person you are trying to communicate with. The transcriptions have also been revised to make it easier to pronounce the phrases intelligibly.
About the Author
Original edition by andlt;bandgt;Ray Danielsandlt;/bandgt; who studied Chinese as an exchange student in Taiwan and Beijing. He met his Chinese wife in a tea shop in Taiwan.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Revised by andlt;bandgt;Haiyan Situ,andlt;/bandgt; a Beijing native who has taught Chinese at the University of Otago, New Zealand.
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