Chinese for Beginners

Author: Yi Ren
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462914764
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is an excellent, user–friendly book for learning the Chinese language. 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 conjugations—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, 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 downloadable audio is another great way to learn Chinese and 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!" Chinese for Beginners includes: Lighthearted approaches that bring Chinese to life in a down-to-earth fashion. Real-life dialogues and situations to help you converse with confidence . An "Extend Your Vocabulary" feature in each chapter helps you to remember and understand more words that you'd think possible . Native-speaker audio recordings teach you to pronounce Chinese tones accurately. Answer Keys help you keep track of your learning process . Interesting notes, idioms, sayings, photos, poems, and insider tips about China's culture, special places, and everyday life add to the adventure. 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 travel—and who wants to enjoy the process of learning a new language while they're at it!

Living Language Korean

Author: Jaemin Roh
Publisher: Living Language
ISBN: 9780307972231
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents a comprehensive self-instruction guide to learning the Korean language.

Easy Mandarin Chinese

Author: Haohsiang Liao, Ph.D.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462918778
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Concise and user-friendly, Easy Mandarin Chinese is designed for anyone who wants to learn Mandarin Chinese—whether on their own or with a teacher. This language learning book introduces the learner to all the basics of the Chinese language and teaches practical daily conversations and vocabulary. It enables users to begin communicating effectively from the very first day and it's compact size makes it a great tool for travelers or business people looking to learn Chinese on the road without giving up on any content. This Mandarin language learning book includes: Useful notes on the Chinese script, pronunciation, sentence structure, vocabulary, and grammar Sections covering greetings, requests, idiomatic expressions and common situations Cultural information about Chinese etiquette as well as do's and don'ts A glossary of the most commonly-used Mandarin Chinese words and phrases An enclosed CD-ROM with many hours of native-speaker recordings of the dialogues, vocabulary and exercises.

Beginner s Chinese

Author: Yong Ho
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
ISBN: 9780781810951
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This popular introduction to Mandarin Chinese is now accompanied by 2 audio CDs covering each of the ten lessons with a special section devoted to the Pinyin dialect. Each lesson uses dialogues to teach the basics of grammar, vocabulary, everyday speech, and the written language. Exercises reinforce the material covered in the dialogues, and each lesson ends with a 'Cultural Insights' section that offers a deeper view into the Chinese people. Their way of thinking and the constants of their daily life.

Reading and Writing Chinese

Author: William McNaughton
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462913490
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is a complete and easy–to–use guide for reading and writing Chinese characters. Learning written Chinese is an essential part of mastering the Chinese language. Used as a standard by students and teachers learning to read Chinese and write Chinese for more than three decades, the bestselling Reading & Writing Chinese has been completely revised and updated. Reading & Writing Chinese places at your fingertips the essential 1,725 Chinese characters' up-to-date definitions, derivations, pronunciations, and examples of correct usage by means of cleverly condensed grids. This guide also focuses on Pinyin, which is the official system to transcribe Hanzi, Chinese characters, into Latin script, now universally used in mainland China and Singapore. Traditional characters (still used in Taiwan and Hong Kong) are also included, making this a complete reference. Newly updated and revised, these characters are the ones officially prescribed by the Chinese government for the internationally recognized test of proficiency in Chinese, the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). The student's ability to read Chinese and write Chinese is reinforced throughout. Key features of this newly-expanded edition include: The 1,725 most frequently used characters in both Simplified and Traditional forms. All 2,633 characters and 5,000+ compounds required for the HSK Exam. Standard Hanyu Pinyin romanizations. More mnemonic phrases and etymologies to help you remember the characters. An extensive introduction, alphabetical index, and index according to stroke count and stroke order. Completely updated/expanded English definitions. Convenient quick-reference tables of radicals. Updated and revised compounds, plus 25% more vocabulary now offered. Codes to assist those who are preparing for the AP exam or the HSK exam.

Eminent Indians Indian Language Litterateurs

Author: M. L. Ahuja
Publisher: Rupa Publications
ISBN: 8129112957
Format: PDF, ePub
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Indian culture finds its best expression in the literature of languages like Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Tamil and Telgu, as well as other regional languages. Besides being a treasure trove for the literary, philosophical, social, economic, political, and cultural history of India, they have been the torch bearers to humanity for the perpetuation of excellence. Eminent Indian: Indian Language Litterateurs contains the profiles of Kalidasa (Sanskrit), Rabindranath Tagore, Bankimchandra Chatterjee and Mahasweta Devi (Bengali), Subramania Bharati (Tamil), Bulhe Shah and Amrita Pritam (Punjabi); Kazi Nazrul Islam and Mohammed Iqbal (Urdu), Vedam Venkataraya Sastry (Telgu) and Munshi Premchand (Hindi). Written in simple and lucid language, the essays included in this book provide the background and exposition of the creative works attempted by the litterateurs concerned. The book should be useful for all those interested in the study of Indian literature in general and regional writing in particular.

Complete Mandarin Chinese

Author: Elizabeth Scurfield
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780340958933
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Are you looking for a complete course in Mandarin Chinese which takes you effortlessly from beginner to confident speaker? Whether you are starting from scratch, or are just out of practice, Complete Mandarin Chinese will guarantee success.

Teach Yourself Chinese Complete Course Package Book 2CDs

Author: Elizabeth Scurfield
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
ISBN: 9780071430333
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Business in Bejing? Teach yourself Chinese! With Teach Yourself it's possible for virtually anyone to learn and experience the languages of the world, from Afrikaans to Zulu; Ancient Greek to Modern Persian; Beginner's Latin to Biblical Hebrew. Follow any of the Teach Yourself Language Courses Audiopackages at your own pace or use them as a supplement to formal courses. These complete courses are professionally designed for self-guided study, making them one of the most enjoyable and easy to use language courses you can find. Audiopackages include an instructional paperback book and two companion 60-minute audio CDs. Prepared by experts in the language, each course begins with the basics and gradually promotes the student to a level of smooth and confident communication, including: Step-by-step guide to pronunciation and grammar Regular and irregular verb tables Plenty of practice exercises and answers Practical vocabulary and a bilingual glossary Clear, uncluttered, and user-friendly layout An exploration of the culture And much more