Synopses & Reviews
Aimed at non-Chinese speakers visiting or living in China, New Chinese 300 covers 300 basic sentences the visitor will need. Topics include greeting friends, performing introductions, attending a party, taking a bus, and other situations from daily life. Each chapter consists of 10 sentences, given in simplified characters, pinyin and English, as well as illustrative dialogues, vocabulary, grammar, and drills and exercises. The presentation is intensive and suitable for college students, business travelers, and other motivated learners with no prior knowledge of Chinese. Accompanying audio cassettes are available in two versions — the complete set, which reviews the basic sentences, vocabulary, dialogues and exercises in each chapter, and the abbreviated set, which omits the exercises and the pauses for repetition. Answers to the exercises and an index to vocabulary are included.