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andlt;bandgt;This is an excellent, userand#8211;friendly textbook for learning Chinese.andlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Yi Ren has taught thousands of Americans to speak Chinese fluently. Now, she and co-author Xiayuan Liang share their secrets for fast mastery of Mandarin Chinese with you. China has 1.3 billion people and due to initiatives to phase out regional dialects in favor of Mandarin Chinese, nearly all of them can communicate in Mandarin. Don't let yourself be intimidated by this rewarding language. Although it is true that mastery of the Chinese language takes time, Mandarin Chinese actually has simpler grammar than English and there are no conjugationsand#8212;meaning anyone can learn a few important phrases in no time. Chock full of extra hints and tips drawn from the authors' many years of experience teaching Mandarin Chinese in adult evening classes, andlt;iandgt;Chinese for Beginnersandlt;/iandgt; focuses on realistic situations you'll encounter when you meet people in China. New words are explained in terms of how you'll actually use them to communicate with new friends. The andlt;bandgt;audio-CDandlt;/bandgt; lets you listen and repeat and remember the sentences with ease, and will help you soon declare with pride, "I can say that in Chinese!"andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;iandgt;Chinese for Beginners includes:andlt;/iandgt;andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; Lighthearted approaches that bring Chinese to life in a down-to-earth fashion.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Real-life dialogues and situations to help you converse with confidence .andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; An "Extend Your Vocabulary" feature in each chapter helps you to remember and understand more words that you'd think possible .andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Native-speaker audio recordings teach you to pronounce Chinese tones accurately.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Answer Keys help you keep track of your learning process .andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Interesting notes, idioms, sayings, photos, poems, and insider tips about China's culture, special places, and everyday life add to the adventure.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;andlt;BRandgt;This user-friendly guide to learning the basics will work for anyone who wants to speak and understand Chinese for business, for pleasure, or for traveland#8212;and who wants to enjoy the process of learning a new language while they're at it!

Synopsis:

Chinese is a fascinating language that seems impossibly difficult to many people, but is actually very learnable. This user-friendly approach to the basics helps you learn Chinese quickly and easily by drawing parallels with something you already know: English.

This book will work for anyone who wants to speak and understand Chinese for business, for pleasure, or for travel—and who wants to enjoy the process of learning a new language while they're at it!

Chinese for Beginners abounds with extra hints and tips drawn from the authors' many years of experience teaching the language in adult evening classes. Answer Keys help you keep track of your learning process; an "Extend Your Vocabulary" feature in each chapter helps you to remember and understand more words that you'd think possible; and photos and insider tips about China's culture, special places, and everyday life add to the adventure.

Chinese for Beginners focuses on realistic situations you'll encounter when you meet people in China. New words are explained in terms of how you'll actually use them to communicate with new friends. The disc lets you listen and repeat and remember the sentences with ease, and will help you soon declare with pride, "I can say that in Chinese!"

  • * A lighthearted guide brings Chinese to life in a down-to-earth fashion
  • * Real-life dialogues and situations help you converse with confidence
  • * Native-speaker audio recordings teach you to pronounce Chinese accurately
  • * Interesting notes, idioms, sayings, and poems introduce you to Chinese culture

About the Author

andlt;bandgt;Yi Renandlt;/bandgt; taught and did research in Beijing after graduating from Tsinghua University. On moving to the U.S. she began to teach Chinese to children at weekend Chinese Schools, and also to tutor others in Chinese. After years of being worn down by her adult students' begging her to do it, Yi decided to capture her special teaching methods on paper, in a book to help other adult Chinese learners. She lives with her family in Denver, Colorado.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Xiayuan Liangandlt;/bandgt; practiced medicine in China before coming to the United States in 1986. She did biomedical research at Washington University in St. Louis and Georgetown University, then resumed her career as a physician. She currently is an associate professor at University of Colorado School of Medicine. In her spare time, Xiayuan likes to read and to discuss interesting topics with friendsand#8212;in Chinese, of course!

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804842358
Author:
Ren, Yi
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Author:
Liang, Xiyuan
Author:
Liang, Xiayuan
Subject:
Chinese
Subject:
Foreign Languages-Chinese
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
beginner chinese; mandarin chinese; speak chinese; learn chinese; chinese textbook;
Subject:
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Subject:
beginner chinese; mandarin chinese; speak chine
Subject:
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Subject:
chinese langauge; beginner chinese; mandarin chinese; speak chinese; learn chinese; chinese textbook; chinese book; mandarin textbook; mandarin book
Edition Description:
Paperback with disc
Series:
No Series
Publication Date:
20120931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
includes Audio disc; approx. 85 bandw il
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10 x 7.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , Chinese is a fascinating language that seems impossibly difficult to many people, but is actually very learnable. This user-friendly approach to the basics helps you learn Chinese quickly and easily by drawing parallels with something you already know: English.

This book will work for anyone who wants to speak and understand Chinese for business, for pleasure, or for travel—and who wants to enjoy the process of learning a new language while they're at it!

Chinese for Beginners abounds with extra hints and tips drawn from the authors' many years of experience teaching the language in adult evening classes. Answer Keys help you keep track of your learning process; an "Extend Your Vocabulary" feature in each chapter helps you to remember and understand more words that you'd think possible; and photos and insider tips about China's culture, special places, and everyday life add to the adventure.

Chinese for Beginners focuses on realistic situations you'll encounter when you meet people in China. New words are explained in terms of how you'll actually use them to communicate with new friends. The disc lets you listen and repeat and remember the sentences with ease, and will help you soon declare with pride, "I can say that in Chinese!"

  • * A lighthearted guide brings Chinese to life in a down-to-earth fashion
  • * Real-life dialogues and situations help you converse with confidence
  • * Native-speaker audio recordings teach you to pronounce Chinese accurately
  • * Interesting notes, idioms, sayings, and poems introduce you to Chinese culture
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