Beginners' Chinese

Author: The Open University

Publisher: The Open University

ISBN: 1473001552


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Learn about Mandarin Chinese as a tool for communication and gain insights into Chinese society and culture. This free course, Beginners? Chinese, provides a brief introduction to the Chinese language, its scripts and sounds, and how words are formed. You will hear short conversations where people greet each other, introduce themselves, describe where they come from and what they do for a living. You?ll hear them talk about their daily activities and order food and drinks in a restaurant. This OpenLearn course will be easily accessible for those with some basic knowledge of Chinese.

Beginner's Chinese

Author: Yong Ho

Publisher: Hippocrene Books

ISBN: 9780781810951

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 173

View: 602

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.

First Chinese Reader for Beginners

Author: Vadim Zubakhin

Publisher: Language Practice Publishing

ISBN: 1466420421

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 122

View: 4153

The book consists of Elementary and Pre-intermediate courses with parallel Chinese-English texts. The author maintains learners' motivation with funny stories about real life situations such as meeting people, studying, job searches, working etc. The ALARM method (Approved Learning Automatic Remembering Method) utilize natural human ability to remember words used in texts repeatedly and systematically. The author had to compose each sentence using only words explained in previous chapters. The second and the following chapters of the Elementary course have only 29 new words each. All audio tracks are available on for free download.

First Chinese Reader for Beginners

Bilingual for Speakers of English

Author: Marina Chan

Publisher: Audiolego via PublishDrive


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 174

View: 5296

The book consists of Elementary and Pre-intermediate courses with parallel Chinese-English texts. The author maintains learners' motivation with funny stories about real life situations such as meeting people, studying, job searches, working etc. The ALARM method (Approved Learning Automatic Remembering Method) utilize natural human ability to remember words used in texts repeatedly and systematically. The author had to compose each sentence using only words explained in previous chapters. The second and the following chapters of the Elementary course have only about 30 new words each. Phonetic transcription Pinyin transcribes the sounds of Mandarin using the western (Roman) alphabet. Audio tracks are available inclusive on

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: 1955

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!

Chinese for Beginners

Author: Nissim Amon

Publisher: Contento De Semrik

ISBN: 9655500969

Category: Education

Page: 31

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For those of us interested in the wisdom of the East, the Chinese language offers an endless selection of precious stones that have waited thousands of years for us to explore. This unique book leads us on a quest to examine some of the five thousand basic words in Chinese, and to find clues to the way they are drawn. The words reveal the messages that were planted there to help men in future generations deal with their lives. The journey into the wisdom of Chinese characters will take the reader to an era of a thousand years before the births of Lao-Tsu and the Buddha, so perhaps here are some of the clues to the oldest wisdom of the East. The book is composed of an eighteen-day course. It is a step-by-step clear and concise guide to learn Chinese by reading a chapter a day and copying the characters over and over again. Welcome and prepare yourself to read Chinese.

Beginners' Dictionary of Chinese-Japanese Characters

With Common Abbreviations, Variants, and Numerous Compounds

Author: Arthur Rose-Innes

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486234670

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 507

View: 2769

Compiled by a distinguished scholar, this dictionary contains the 5,000 most important Japanese characters, arranged by stroke. For each character, on and kun readings are given in romaji, with full English equivalents, plus important related compounds and pronunciation guides that add up to approximately 25,000 Japanese words. Supplemented with many practical tables.

Key Chinese Words for Beginners

Easy way to learn common Chinese words

Author: E Staff

Publisher: Examville Study Guides


Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 18

View: 9863

Learn and review on the go! Use Quick Review Chinese review notes to help you learn or brush up on the subject quickly. You can use the review notes as a reference, to understand the subject better and improve your grades. Learn a new language today!

Chinese Paper Folding for Beginners

Author: Maying Soong

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152545

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 7551

Clear instructions and simple diagrams for constructing gaily colored party hats, pagoda-shaped bookmarks, toy boats of waterproof paper, and many other projects.

Chinese Language for Beginners

Author: Lee Cooper

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910521

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 40

View: 5289

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.

Learn Chinese - Flash Cards for Beginners

Author: Matthew Driver

Publisher: Matthew Driver

ISBN: 1466036974

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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These flash-cards have been designed as a basic introduction for beginners wanting to learn to read and understand Chinese characters. They introduce a range of simple characters across a variety of everyday topics.The flash cards show the Chinese, English and Pinyin expressions of each word. The Chinese character in each case is displayed first, followed by a card displaying the English translation and Pinyin pronunciation. Also includes an introduction to pronouncing Pinyin.Over 200 easy-to-use flash cards, ideal for anyone wanting to begin learning Chinese mandarin.Topics covered include: Numbers, Colours, Directions, Countries & Capital Cities, Transport, Fruit, Vegetables, Drinks, Eating Out, Nature, Animals, Body Parts, Clothes, Around the Home, and Toys.

Seventy Essential TCM Formulas for Beginners

Author: Bob Flaws

Publisher: Blue Poppy Enterprises, Inc.

ISBN: 9780936185590

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 267

View: 7908

At TCM colleges in China, undergraduates learn a basic repertoire of between 50 and 100 herbal formulas. This includes one or two formulas from each of 21 major categories. By learning to modify this core group of formulas with additions and subtractions, one will have a basic repertoire of formulas for most clinical occasions. This book is not meant to replace or compete with Bensky & Barolet's Chinese Herbal Medicine: Formulas & Strategies. It is meant as an outline for prioritized study and use by under-graduates and new practitioners.

Oh, China!

An Elementary Reader of Modern Chinese for Advanced Beginners

Author: Chih-p'ing Chou,Perry Link,Xuedong Wang

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400840139

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 448

View: 8470

Oh, China! meets the needs of advanced beginners or "heritage learners" who already speak some Chinese but require instruction in reading and writing fundamentals before moving to the intermediate level. In this fully revised edition, state-of-the-art lessons go over the basics of standard Mandarin pronunciation and introduce students to Chinese characters. The textbook moves at a faster pace than those designed for absolute beginners and allows students to rapidly develop strong foundations in grammar and vocabulary. It contains topics that are especially relevant to heritage learners, such as growing up in a bilingual, bicultural environment, and exposes students to essential issues for understanding contemporary China today, including economic development and political relations with Taiwan. This essential of Chinese language learning contains updated lessons, grammar notes, and exercises, and its new user-friendly format juxtaposes text and vocabulary on adjacent pages. Updated and revised edition Designed for advanced beginners who already speak some Chinese Offers strong foundations in pronunciation, characters, and grammar Covers topics relevant to heritage speakers and contemporary Chinese society Single volume user-friendly format

Forex for Beginners

A Comprehensive Guide to Profiting from the Global Currency Markets

Author: Adam Kritzer

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430240512

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 7592

"Backed by a comprehensive list of studies, this book is a brilliant contribution on the connections between exchange rates and economics."—Francesc Riverola, CEO and Founder of "Adam Kritzer has been covering the forex market for years as a prominent but accessible industry expert. In a market sector full of pitfalls for the novice, this book will help many new traders avoid costly mistakes and get started on the path to success."—Andy Hagans, Co-founder of ETF Database "Adam Kritzer is not only one of my favorite forex writers but also one of the best ... This book will likely become required reading for those getting into the forex market."—Zachary Storella, Founder of Forex for Beginners: A Comprehensive Guide to Profiting from the Global Currency Markets is a guide for those who want to earn extra income trading currencies without committing large amounts of time or money. This book will introduce global investors to the basics of forex (foreign exchange) trading and provide them with a solid framework for analyzing currencies and profiting from their fluctuations. Topics covered include the forces that cause exchange rates to fluctuate, an overview of the mechanics of trading, analytical and forecasting tools, how to profit from pricing trends, and common pitfalls that often ensnare traders. While most books make grandiose promises of instant success and large profits, Forex for Beginners represents an alternative approach to investing in forex. The forex market is dominated by institutional capital and algorithmic trading, making it unrealistic to think that day traders can beat the market by relying on charts and technical indicators alone. Thus, the emphasis here is on fundamental analysis—using economic concepts to spot currency misalignments—and staking out positions to profit from them over a period of weeks and months. If you’re eager to tap into the world’s largest financial market on a part-time basis, this is the book for you. You will gain an understanding of how currency markets work and use this knowledge to generate income.

Get Started in Beginner's Mandarin Chinese: Teach Yourself (New Edition)

Enhanced Edition

Author: Elizabeth Scurfield,Song Lianyi

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444175815

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 162

View: 3772

If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, reading and understanding Mandarin Chinese in no time. Through an engaging story line, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will pick up the Mandarin Chinese you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from shopping and travelling to food and daily life. Engaging with our interactive Discovery Method, you'll absorb language rules faster, remember what you learn easily, and put your Mandarin into use with confidence. Get Started in Mandarin Chinese has a learner-centered approach that incorporates the following features: Outcomes-based approach - focus your learning with clear goals Discovery method -- figure out rules and patterns for yourself to aid in understanding and language recall 10 easy-to navigate units + review units - be in control of your learning. Self-check and Test Yourself - see and assess your own progress Personalization - use the language in real situations

Get Talking Chinese

Author: DK Publishing

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756641802

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 8230! Get Talking Chinese is a concise guide that provides a fun and easy way to get a handle on all aspects of Mandarin Chinese - reading, writing, speaking, and listening - as well as a look at the fantastic culture of China. Culture pages reveal amazing facts about modern China. Get Talking Chinese also includes 200 characters that most guides leave out.

Teacher Lee's English Grammar for Beginners (Chinese Edition)

Author: Kevin Lee

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781985633483


Page: 112

View: 5806

Everything a beginner needs for learning correct English grammar! Have fun and learn English the easy way. This book has been written for all ages, children and adults alike. THIS BOOK IS FOR CHINESE SPEAKERS! - Learn all 12 grammar tenses - Fun worksheets for easy learning - Learn how to make questions in all tenses - Learn how to make sentences in all tenses - Practice tests to reinforce learning - Step-by-step grammar development - Understand Past, Present and Future in different tenses - Clear and simple explanations to help the learner - Vocabulary words include Simplified Chinese translations Teacher Lee's Beginner English (Chinese Edition) is especially written to help beginners really understand English grammar. Written by ESL specialist, Kevin Lee, who has taught English as a Second Language for over 20 years around the world. Kevin Lee is the co-author of the best-selling book Preston Lee's Beginner English The lessons in this book have been carefully chosen to help the learner really understand a range of topics for everyday talk using correct grammar. This book includes everything you need to become an excellent and fluent English speaker!

Colloquial Chinese

The Complete Course for Beginners

Author: Qian Kan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317305493

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 385

View: 1292

Colloquial Chinese: The Complete Course for Beginners has been carefully developed by an experienced teacher to provide a step-by-step course to Chinese as it is written and spoken today. Combining a clear, practical and accessible style with a methodical and thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Chinese in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required. Colloquial Chinese is exceptional; each unit presents a wealth of grammatical points that are reinforced with a wide range of exercises for regular practice. A full answer key, a grammar summary, bilingual glossaries and English translations of dialogues can be found at the back as well as useful vocabulary lists throughout. Key features include: A clear, user-friendly format designed to help learners progressively build up their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills Jargon-free, succinct and clearly structured explanations of grammar An extensive range of focused and dynamic supportive exercises Realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of narrative situations Helpful cultural points explaining the customs and features of life in China An overview of the sounds of Chinese Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Chinese is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Chinese. Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.