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Survival Chinese: How to Communicate Without Fuss or Fear--Instantly

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Publisher Comments:

A handy Mandarin Chinese phrasebook and guide to the Chinese language, Survival Chinese contains basic vocabulary necessary for getting around.

This book contains all the necessary words and phrases for speaking Mandarin Chinese in any kind of setting. Perfect for students, tourists, or business people learning Mandarin or traveling to China or Taiwan, it also contains a beginner guide to the Mandarin language, allowing for a deeper understanding of Chinese than a typical Mandarin phrasebook or Chinese dictionary. The book is broken into four basic sections: Common Chinese Expressions and Key Words, Essential Chinese Communication Tools, Chinese Travel Vocabulary, and making your own sentences. All Chinese words and phrases are written in Romanized form (pinyin) as well phonetically, making pronouncing Chinese a breeze. For example, the word for "reservation", yuding is also written as yuu-deeng. Authentic Chinese characters are also included so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with.

This chinese phrasebook includes:

  • Hundreds of useful Chinese words and expressions.
  • An A-Z index which allows the book to function as a English to Chinese dictionary.
  • Romanized forms, phonetic spellings, and Chinese Characters (Hanzi) for all words and phrases.
  • A concise background and history of the Chinese language.
  • A complete guide to Chinese pronunciations.
  • A concise guide to using Chinese tones.
  • A brief introduction to Chinese grammar.

Synopsis:

Basic expressions and key words that are necessary for getting around

Synopsis:

A handy guide to the Chinese language, Survival Chinese contains basic expressions and key words that are necessary for getting around. The notorious tonal changes in the pronunciation of Chinese words are a challenge for any beginner in the language. De Mente shows how these variations become a breeze to learn with his additional guidelines on how the Pinyin phonetic alphabet letters are pronounced when used in Chinese words. Together with the standard pinyin pronunciations, these English phonetics serve as an excellent guide to approximating the correct Chinese pronunciation as closely as possible.

About the Author

Boye Lafayette De Mente worked for several years as an editor of newspapers and magazines in Tokyo and has written many books on Asian language and culture, including Survival Japanese, Asian Face Reading, Kata, Korean Business Etiquette, Instant Japanese, Business Guide to Japan's Cultural Code Words, Korean Business Ethics, and Instant Korean. He Lives in Paradise Valley, AZ.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804836050
Subtitle:
How to Communicate without Fuss or Fear Instantly! (Mandarin Chinese Phrasebook)
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
De Mente, Boye Lafayette
Author:
Mente, Boye Lafayette De
Subject:
Chinese
Subject:
English
Subject:
Chinese language
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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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
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Subject:
mandarin phrase book; china travel; china travel guide
Edition Description:
2nd Edition, Second Edition
Series:
Survival Series
Publication Date:
20140805
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
6 x 4 in 5 oz

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Basic expressions and key words that are necessary for getting around
"Synopsis" by , A handy guide to the Chinese language, Survival Chinese contains basic expressions and key words that are necessary for getting around. The notorious tonal changes in the pronunciation of Chinese words are a challenge for any beginner in the language. De Mente shows how these variations become a breeze to learn with his additional guidelines on how the Pinyin phonetic alphabet letters are pronounced when used in Chinese words. Together with the standard pinyin pronunciations, these English phonetics serve as an excellent guide to approximating the correct Chinese pronunciation as closely as possible.
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