Mandarin Vocabulary Speedy Study Guides

Author: Speedy Publishing
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 163383994X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Mandarin is rather unique in terms of popular languages. While most popular languages follow certain rules, Mandarin vocabulary contains a number of special traits which can make it difficult for many people to pick up. One of the biggest differences is that the vocabulary is heavily altered by something known as tones. This has also influenced Mandarin vocabulary to be more polysyllabic than the majority of other languages which arose in the same general region. Mandarin is extremely useful to anyone who has an interest in the culture of China. This includes both classical and modern literature, cinema, and the continually growing economy. Given that China has long been a cultural super power, and is an economic one as well, there's a vast amount of potential benefit to learning Mandarin.

Mandarin Grammar Speedy Study Guides

Author: Speedy Publishing
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1633839710
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Mandarin Chinese has less complicated grammar than French, German, or English. Basic sentence structure in Chinese is subject - verb - object, just like English. Word order is very important in Chinese, since verbs aren't conjugated, and nouns aren't declined. In English, verbs take different forms, such as see/saw/seen, in Chinese only one word, kan is used. In English one has to learn when to use cat (singular) or cats (plural), in Chinese there is only one word, mao. The word order in the sentence indicates what is going on. Understanding Mandarin grammar is key to understanding Chinese.

The Pocket Guide to the DSM 5 Diagnostic Exam

Author: Abraham M. Nussbaum
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585624667
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Designed for interviewers of all experience levels, The Pocket Guide to the DSM-5? Diagnostic Exam is the clinician's companion for using DSM-5? in diagnostic interviews. The Pocket Guide addresses the goals of the interview, provides an efficient structure for learning how to conduct one, and explains the ways in which DSM-5? impacts the interview.

Fiske WordPower

Author: Edward B Fiske
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1402233671
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The Exclusive System to Learn-Not Just Memorize-Essential Words A powerful vocabulary opens a world of opportunity. Building your word power will help you write more effectively, communicate clearly, score higher on standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, or GRE, and be more confident and persuasive in everything you do. But in order to truly increase your vocabulary, you need a system that works. With most guides, you end up only memorizing the new words for a short time, often not even long enough to use them in tests. Fiske WordPower is different. Using the exclusive Fiske system, you will not just memorize words, but truly learn their meanings and how to use them correctly. This knowledge will stay with you longer and be easier to recall-and it doesn't take any longer than less-effective memorization. How does it work? This book uses a simple three-part system: 1. Patterns: Words aren't arranged randomly or alphabetically, but in similar groups that make words easier to remember over time. 2. Deeper Meanings, More Examples: Full explanations-not just brief definitions-of what the words mean, plus multiple examples of the words in sentences. 3. Quick Quizzes: Frequent short quizzes help you test how much you've learned, while helping your brain internalize their meanings. Fiske WordPower is the most effective system for building a vocabulary that gets you clear and successful results.

Hacking Chinese

Author: Olle Linge
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781530334889
Format: PDF
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Learning Chinese can be frustrating and difficult, partly because it's very different from European languages. Following a teacher, textbook or language course is not enough. They show you the characters, words and grammar you need to become proficient in Chinese, but they don't teach you how to learn them! Regardless of what program you're in (if any), you need to take responsibility for your own learning. If you don't, you will miss many important things that aren't included in the course you're taking. If you study on your own, you need to be even more aware of what you need to do, what you're doing at the moment and the difference between them. Here are some of the questions I have asked and have since been asked many times by students: How do I learn characters efficiently? How do I get the most out of my course or teacher? Which are the best learning tools and resources? How can I become fluent in Mandarin? How can I improve my pronunciation? How do I learn successfully on my own? How can I motivate myself to study more? How can I fit learning Chinese into a busy schedule? The answers I've found to these questions and many others form the core of this book. It took eight years of learning, researching, teaching and writing to figure these things out. Not everybody has the time to do that! I can't go back in time and help myself learn in a better way, but I can help you! This book is meant for normal students and independent language learners alike. While it covers all major areas of learning, you won't learn Chinese just by reading this book. It's like when someone on TV teaches you how to cook: you won't get to eat the delicious dish just by watching the program; you have to do the cooking yourself. That's true for this book as well. When you apply what you learn, it will boost your learning, making every hour you spend count for more, but you still have to do the learning yourself. This is what a few readers have said about the book: "The book had me nodding at a heap of things I'd learnt the hard way, wishing I knew them when I started, as well as highlighting areas that I'm currently missing in my study." - Geoff van der Meer, VP engineering "This publication is like a bible for anyone serious about Chinese proficiency. It's easy for anyone to read and written with scientific precision." - Zachary Danz, foreign teacher, children's theatre artist About me I started learning Chinese when I was 23 (that's more than eight years ago now) and have since studied in many different situations, including serious immersion programs abroad, high-intensity programs in Sweden, online courses, as well as on the side while working or studying other things. I have also successfully used my Chinese in a graduate program for teaching Chinese as a second language, taught entirely in Chinese mostly for native speakers (the Graduate Institute for Teaching Chinese as a Second Language at National Taiwan Normal University). All these parts have contributed to my website, Hacking Chinese, where I write regularly about how to learn Mandarin.

English Grammar And Punctuation Speedy Study Guides

Author: Speedy Publishing
Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC
ISBN: 1681850397
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Familiarize yourself with the basic rules of grammar by reviewing the common rules per part of speech. To reinforce points per rule, this guide comes with examples of incorrect, correct and better uses of each part of speech. With this guide, English grammar is no longer as intimidating as before. Grab a copy today.

Chinese For Dummies

Author: Wendy Abraham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118436547
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The fast and easy way to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese China has become a major influence in the world today, and Mandarin Chinese is the world's most widely spoken language. Not only is China full of opportunities in business and politics, but Chinese culture, continues to make its way into the western world. With an updated CD including real-life conversations, Chinese For Dummies expands grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations—and includes a refreshed mini-dictionary complete with even more essential vocabulary. Basic vocabulary Everyday conversations, including phone dialogue and small talk Speaking in perfect pitch and tone Easy-to-understand grammar rules Getting around in a Chinese-speaking country Cultural references like maintaining face, dining etiquette, and social mores Also included is an audio CD that features actual Chinese conversations by native Chinese speakers, which allows you to hear how Chinese is really spoken. Written by a leading Chinese language teacher in the United States, Chinese for Dummies introduces an often-daunting language to you in a fun-and-easy For Dummies manner. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Dsm 5 Pocket Guide Speedy Study Guides

Author: Speedy Publishing LLC
Publisher: Dot Edu
ISBN: 9781681459240
Format: PDF, ePub
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Different disorders warrant varying levels of attention and intervention. Diagnosis is, therefore, important to correct any problem as early as possible and avoid complications later on. This pocket guide holds some of the most common disorders noticeable to both the young and the old. Don't forget to buy and keep a copy today.

The History of English

Author: Ishtla Singh,
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134644566
Format: PDF, Docs
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The History of English provides an accessible introduction to the changes that English has undergone from its Indo-European beginnings to the present day. The text looks at the major periods in the history of English, and provides for each a socio-historical context, an overview of the relevant major linguistic changes, and also focuses on an area of current research interest, either in sociolinguistics or in literary studies. Exercises and activities that allow the reader to get 'hands-on' with different stages of the language, as well as with the concepts of language change, are also included. By explaining language change with close reference to literary and other textual examples and emphasising the integral link between a language and its society, this text is especially useful for students of literature as well as linguistics.