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Complete Cantonese with Two Audio CDs: A Teach Yourself Guide

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Publisher Comments:

It's easy to teach yourself Cantonese

Complete Cantonese with Two Audio CDs: A Teach Yourself Guide provides you with a clear and comprehensive approach to Cantonese, so you can progress quickly from the basics to understanding, speaking, and writing Cantonese with confidence.

Within each of the 24 thematic chapters, important language structures are introduced through life-like dialogues. You'll learn grammar in a gradual manner so you won't be overwhelmed by this tricky subject. Exercises accompany the texts and reinforce learning in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This program also features current cultural information boxes that reflect recent changes in society. The accompanying audio CDs include audio exercises--performed by native speakers--that reinforce communicative skills.

Features: Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience Tests in the book to keep track of your progress

About the Author

Hugh Baker taught Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, for 36 years. Ho Pui Kei teaches Cantonese as a foreign language in Hong Kong.

Table of Contents

Introduction / Pronunciation Guide / 01 Encounters / 02 Personal Property / 03 Family and friends / 04 Eating in and eating out / 05 Shops and markets / 06 Getting around / 07 Revision / 08 Blowing hot and cold / 09 Fun and games / 10 Health care for beginners / 11 The world of fashion / 12 Education for life / 13 Speculation / 14 revision / 15 Travelling / 16 driving / 17 The uniformed services / 18 Law and order / 19 Banking and finance / 20 Using the postal system / 21 revision / 22 the office / 23 Eating out in Hong Kong / 24 Leisure activities / 25 Household affairs / 26 Revision / Appendices / Grammar summary / The Chinese writing system / Taking it further / Key to the exercises / Cantonese-English glossary / English-Cantonese glossary

Product Details

ISBN:
9780071750592
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Author:
Baker, Hugh
Author:
Ho, Pui-Kei
Author:
Baker Hugh
Author:
Ho Pui-Kei
Subject:
cantonese, language, grammar, vocabulary, verb, verbs, pronoun, pronouns, preposition, prepositions, pronunciation, script, writing, speaking, instruction, culture, write, speak, course, learn, gender, genders, number, numbers, adjective, adjectives, noun
Subject:
Chinese
Subject:
cantonese, language, grammar, vocabulary, verb, verbs, pronoun, pronouns, preposition, prepositions, pronunciation, script, writing, speaking, instruction, culture, write, speak, course, learn, gender, genders, number, numbers, adjective, adjectives, noun
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Chinese
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Revised
Series:
Teach Yourself
Publication Date:
March 2011
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
368

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