Beginner's Chinese

Author: Yong Ho

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781810951

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 173

View: 5923

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.

Chinese for Beginners

Mastering Conversational Chinese (Downloadable Audio Included)

Author: Yi Ren,Xiayuan Liang

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462914764

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 3719

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!

Beginner's Chinese

An Easy Introduction

Author: Liz Scurfield,Lianyi Song,Elizabeth Scurfield

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 9780844236254

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

View: 4232

This unique book opens the door to the fundamentals or reading and writing Chinese. The interactive, accessible approach to learning presented in "Teach Yourself Chinese Script guides you through lessons and exercises based on real-life situations and appeals to the student and tourist alike.

Intermediate Chinese

Author: Yong Ho

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781810968

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 304

View: 2343

This continuation builds on the material in the earlier book, allowing users to expand their familiarity with Mandarin Chinese. The new audio CD feature is especially helpful to learning and understanding the language as spoken. The ten lessons, although similar in structure to those in the earlier volume, provide a stronger emphasis on grammar and vocabulary. The glossary features vocabulary lists from both volumes.

Chinese for Beginners

Author: Getaway Guides

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781329641457

Category:

Page: 72

View: 8606

Planning a trip to China and need to learn Chinese? Want to learn Chinese fast, quick and easy? Need a reference for your upcoming trip to China? Need grammar, spelling or just pronunciation of a word in the Chinese Language? Want to know how to say common greetings in Chinese? How about what you will need to say when dining and shopping? All the answers are just one click away!

Beginner's Mandarin Chinese Dictionary

The Ideal Dictionary for Beginning Students [HSK Levels 1-5, Fully Romanized]

Author: Li Dong

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462919596

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 6924

This is an ideal dictionary for students of the Chinese language. The Beginner's Chinese Dictionary is specifically designed for learners of Chinese. It covers the 2,500 basic vocabulary items, including all vocabulary prescribed for Levels 1-5 of the standard test of proficiency in Chinese, Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). Entries are arranged alphabetically according to the pinyin transliteration. For each character, the radical and stroke count are given. An analysis of word formation is also provided to aid understanding of how words of two or more syllables are formed. Sample sentences are presented in Chinese characters with pinyin and English equivalents, to show how each headword should be used. A radical and character index allows quick access to any headword. Key features of this Chinese character dictionary: Over 2,500 basic vocabulary items English–Chinese and Chinese–English sections. Entries arranged alphabetically by pinyin transliteration. Includes all words for HSK Levels 1-5. Sample sentences demonstrate how to use words correctly. Characters and pinyin for all headwords and examples. Introduces and explains radicals, stroke counts, and components. Key character components are given for easy recognition. Useful notes on culture, grammar and usage provided.

Teach Yourself Beginner's Chinese Script

Author: Elizabeth Scurfield,Song Lianyi

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071419833

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 8677

Now learning non-Roman-alphabet languages is as easy as A-B-C! Readers wanting to learn the basics of reading and writing a new language that employs script will find all they need in the Teach Yourself Beginner's Script series. Each book includes a step-by-step introduction to reading and writing in a new language as well as tips and practice exercises to build learners' skills. Thanks to the experts at Teach Yourself, script will no longer be all "Greek" to language learners--unless of course, it is Greek script! Teach Yourself Beginner's Script series books feature: Origins of the language A systematic approach to mastering the script Lots of "hands-on" exercises and activities Practical examples from real-life situations

Collins Beginner's Chinese Dictionary

Author: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

Publisher: Collins Reference

ISBN: 9780062124128

Category: Reference

Page: 680

View: 6150

The last word on the languages of today Easy to read, easy to use, easy to understand Here are more than 90,000 entries and translations of Mandarin Chinese and English terms, including the essential expressions you need. Get it right: thousands of examples of phrases and sentences show you exactly how translations are used. Many special features help ease your introduction to Mandarin. There’s a guide to writing Chinese characters and pronouncing pinyin; a radical index takes you straight to the character you are looking for; pinyin transcriptions are provided for all Chinese characters; and special entries on Chinese life and culture bring the language to life. This is the ideal dictionary for anyone starting to learn Mandarin Chinese—at home, at school, or abroad!

Beginner's Chinese Script

Author: Elizabeth Scurfield,Song Lianyi

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Educational Division

ISBN: 9780340860175

Category: Chinese characters

Page: 193

View: 8073

The Chinese script is an amazing tool with which you will be able to go some way towards understanding Chinese, one of the world's most ancient languages, and its culture. 'Teach Yourself Beginner's Chinese Script' starts from scratch, explaining the origins of the language and how characters have evolved. It teaches you how to write characters correctly from the beginning and, through a series of carefully graded exercises, how to understand enough from signs, directions, instructions and even menus to be able to get by. You will surprise yourself with your ingenuity and your ability to guess correctly, based on the sound logic learnt from this book. The book is divided into to main parts. Units 1-4 introduce you to the origins of the Chinese script, explain how characters and words are formed and the basic rules in writing them. Unit 4 ends with a mini test to enable you to check your progress so far. Units 5-9 introduce you to real-life situations such as reading signs, maps, notices and even menus. You will be able to write numbers, dates, tell the time, and fill out simple forms. There is a comprehensive test at the end of Unit 9. Unit 10 explains how to use a Chinese-English dictionary and Chinese word-processing packages with concrete examples. There is also a brief introduction to Chinese idioms. By the end of the book, you will understand how the Chinese script works and will have mastered the basics of reading and writing Chinese. The leader in self-learning with more than 300 titles, covering all subjects. Be where you want to be with Teach Yourself.

Beginner's Chinese Dictionary

[Fully Romanized]

Author: Li Dong

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804835510

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 6268

This is an ideal dictionary for students of the Chinese language "This small dictionary contains a wealth of information essential to beginning students of Chinese. It meets the growing need for a high–quality, user–friendly dictionary for use by foreigners wishing to learn Chinese. The many example sentences given will also be very helpful to Chinese students of Enlisgh."—Professor Tian Sanji, Dean of the College of Culture, Beijing Language and Culture University The Beginner's Chinese Dictionary is specifically designed for learners of Chinese. It covers over 1,800 vocabulary items, including all 1,000+ vocabulary items prescribed for Level A of the standard test of proficiency in Chinese, the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). Entries are arranged alphabetically according to the pinyin transliteration. For each character, the radical and stroke count are given. An analysis of word formation is also provided to aid understanding of how words of two or more syllables are formed. Sample sentences are presented in Chinese characters with pinyin and English equivalents, to show how each headword should be used. A radical and character index allows quick access to any headword. English–Chinese and Chinese–English sections. Entries arranged alphabetically by pinyin transliteration. Includes all words for standard HSK level A proficiency test. Sample sentences demonstrate how to use words correctly. Characters and pinyin for all headwords and examples. Introduces and explains radicals, stroke counts, and components. Key character components are given for easy recognition. Useful notes on culture, grammar and usage provided.

My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy

Author: Guillaume Olive,Zihong He

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462909876

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 5448

My First Book of Chinese Calligraphy is a fun and engaging introduction to one of China's most popular arts and crafts for kids. Calligraphy—the art of producing decorative handwriting or lettering with a pen or brush—has been around for thousands of years. In this fun calligraphy for kids book, readers will follow along with Mimi, an eight year old, who takes her first steps towards learning this magical art. Dive in, and explore: The Evolution of Chinese Writing—how Chinese characters first began, thousands of years ago, and how they have evolved The Order of the Strokes—learn how to write the strokes in the correct order The Radicals—what are they, and how to unlock their secrets The Four Treasures of Calligraphy— the four essential tools to get started Movements and Position—how to master your mind's focus, your breathing and even how to move The Five Styles of Calligraphy—Zhuan Shu (seal), Li Shu (clerical), Kai Shu (regular), Cao Shu (cursive), and Xing Shu (running) The Eight Strokes— how to draw the 8 strokes; with them, you can write anything Writing a Character in Calligraphy—create an entire character in calligraphy

Teach Yourself Beginner's Mandarin Chinese (Set 4)

Author: Elizabeth Scurfield

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780071613392

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 7160

Teach Yourself takes the pain out of picking up a new language Teach Yourself Beginner's Mandarin Chinese requires no prior experience in the language and gives you the opportunity to study at a reasonable, steady pace. This course makes the process nearly painless--it is written in a friendly and supportive tone, and the structure offers you plenty of opportunities for self-practice. You are in control of your learning experience, so you never feel overwhelmed or rushed. This practical course introduces the new language without inundating you and includes dialogues and exercises, a helpful pronunciation section, manageable lists of practical vocabulary, a glossary of grammar terms, and more. The accompanying audio CD features recordings by native speakers and contains dialogues from the book as well as exercises in listening and speaking.

Teach Yourself Beginner's Chinese

Author: Elizabeth Scurfield

Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary

ISBN: 9780844237107

Category: Chinese language

Page: 267

View: 4212

Self-study course designed to help you understand and speak Chinese sufficiently well so that you can function effectively in basic everyday situations.

One Minute Mandarin

A Beginner's Guide to Spoken Chinese for Professionals

Author: Peter Coyne

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741764815

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 169

View: 400

An unashamedly practical introduction to spoken Mandarin Chinese, for anyone who wants to impress their Chinese hosts, but doesn't have time to take a proper language course. Designed specifically for busy professionals traveling to China for work, it includes essential phrases that are easy to learn and pronounce, as well as invaluable cultural background.

Complete Mandarin Chinese

Author: Elizabeth Scurfield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780340958933

Category: Chinese language

Page: 432

View: 2785

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.

Simple Chinese Medicine

A Beginner's Guide to Natural Healing & Well-being

Author: Aihan Kuhn

Publisher: Ymaa Publications

ISBN: 9781594391248

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 248

View: 856

Complementary medicine.

Chinese Language for Beginners

Author: Lee Cooper

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910521

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 40

View: 1978

A simple introduction to Chinese writing, pronunciation and intonation using short stories. Appropriate for beginner Chinese students of all ages. Reading basic Chinese becomes simplified in this highly attractive and unique manual designed for readers of all ages. Chinese writing, pronunciation, and vocabulary are described here in an entertaining and interesting manner to help beginners learn Chinese quickly. The author starts with simple characters and then combines these to make sentences and stories. This step–by–step process allows the reader to develop a basic knowledge of the complex Mandarin Chinese language with maximum comprehension. A section dealing with pronunciation and intonation and a vocabulary list of the characters used in the book are included as an aid for the reader. Beautiful, imaginative Chinese characters, hand painted by a professional calligrapher and amusing illustrations by the author supplement the text and make learning to read Chinese fun along with fancy.

Chinese Medicine for Beginners

Use the Power of the Five Elements to Heal Body and Soul

Author: Achim Eckert

Publisher: Prima Lifestyles

ISBN: 9780761506133

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 143

View: 5270

"For centuries, the Chinese have tapped the five elemental forces of nature - wood, fire, earth, metal, and water - to strengthen their bodies and minds. Not superstition, but rather a discipline rooted in observation and experiment, the Chinese approach to health is finding increased acceptance in the Western world. Acupuncture, homeopathy, and holistic medicine are now widely practiced alternatives or adjuncts to the technological approaches of the West." "Now Chinese Medicine for Beginners makes this time-tested tradition accessible to you. Whether you are simply seeking the proper yin-yang balance in your own life or are a practitioner seeking alternative treatments for those in your care, this book can show you the way."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved