Chinese Slanguage

A Fun Visual Guide to Mandarin Terms and Phrases

Author: Mike Ellis

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423615182

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 1825

It’s simple: follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud, and soon you’ll be speaking Chinese. This handy, easy-to-read language guide is easy to carry and gives the basic phrases you need while traveling, asking directions, or ordering food at a restaurant. It also includes phrases for medical or legal emergencies, as well as terminology for hotels, airports, and so on. But most of all, it’s just plain fun! Mike Ellis is a web designer and runs the popular website www.slanguage.com. He lives with his family in Philadelphia.

Spanish Slanguage

A FUN Visual Guide to Spanish

Author: Michael Ellis

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423615224

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 2544

It’s simple: follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud, and soon you’ll be speaking Spanish. This handy, easy-to-read language guide is easy to carry and gives the basic phrases you need while traveling, asking directions, or ordering food at a restaurant. It also includes phrases for medical or legal emergencies, as well as terminology for hotels, airports, and so on. But most of all, it’s just plain fun!

German Slanguage

Author: Mike Ellis

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423631935

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 4973

With this fun visual guide, just follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud. Soon you’ll be speaking simple German words and phrases well enough to be understood by most native speakers. Try asking someone their name: Vee Highs An Zee? Or tell them to "Be patient": Get Dual Dig.

Korean Slanguage

A Fun Visual Guide to Korean Terms and Phrases

Author: Mike Ellis

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423639383

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 1227

The newest volume in Mike Ellis’s best-selling Slanguage series will help you learn the basics of the Korean language. Just in time for the 2018 Olympics, Korean Slanguage provides translations and pronunciation guides for approximately 300 English words and phrases. Just use the pronunciation guide to say them out loud, and soon you’ll be speaking basic Korean words and phrases like “It’s cool” (Show Not Dad) and “Are you okay?” (Quinn Send Eye Oh?). Fun and helpful illustrations paired with easy English words to pronounce will have you speaking Korean in no time. Both Hangul and romanized versions of the Korean terms are provided. Mike Ellis is a Web designer with expertise in e-commerce, online marketing, search engine optimization, and affiliate marketing. He’s the author of nearly a dozen previous Slanguage books. Mike helps run a youth athletic league and loves coaching kids in his spare time. He lives with his family near Philadelphia.

Italian Slanguage

Author: Mike Ellis

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423624920

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 1577

With this fun visual guide, simply follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud: soon you'll be speaking Italian! Ask how someone is doing: "Comb Mess Tie" or say breakfast: "Cole Lot See Owe Nay." The simple icons are easy to follow and this pocket-sized guide is easy to carry with you. It will give you the basic phrases you need to get around while traveling, whether asking directions, ordering food at a restaurant, or shopping. But most of all, it's just plain fun!

Portuguese Slanguage

Author: Mike Ellis

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423639359

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 850

A Fun Visual Guide to Portuguese Terms and Phrases This latest volume in the popular Slanguage series is geared to helping you learn how to communicate in Portuguese—in plenty of time for your trip to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics! Just follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud. Soon you’ll be speaking simple Portuguese words and phrases well enough to be understood—such as Where do you live? (Own Day Mode Eh?) or Nice to meet you (Praise Aid Aim Con Said). Mike Ellis is a Web designer with expertise in e-commerce, online marketing, search engine optimization, and affiliate marketing. He runs the popular website www.slanguage.com and is the author of eight previous Slanguage books. Mike helps run a youth athletic league and loves coaching kids in his spare time. He lives with his family near Philadelphia

Dirty Chinese

Everyday Slang from "what's Up?" to "F*%# Off!"

Author: Matt Coleman,Edmund Backhouse,Lindsay Mack

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569757275

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 161

View: 6338

GET D!RTY Next time you’re traveling or just chattin’ in Chinese with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including: *Cool slang *Funny insults *Explicit sex terms *Raw swear words Dirty Chinese teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of China: *What’s up? Zenmeyàng? *Fuck it, let’s party. Qù tama, zánmen chuqù feng ba. *Who farted? Shéi fàng de pì? *Wanna try doggy-style? Yàobù zánliar shìshì gou cào shì? *Son of a bitch!Gouniángyang de! *I’m getting smashed. Wo ganjué heduo le. *I can’t eat this shit! Wo chi bù xià qù!

Russian Slanguage

A Fun Visual Guide to Russian Terms and Phrases

Author: Mike Ellis

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423646827

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 8525

Learn hundreds of Russian words and phrases the fun and unique Slanguage way! This latest volume in the popular Slanguage series is geared toward helping you learn how to speak Russian, either for your next trip to Moscow or to talk with your great aunt Zlata from the old country. Just follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud. Soon you’ll be speaking simple Russian words and phrases well enough to be understood—such as Good evening (Doe Bray Vee Sure) and How are you? (Cock Tee). The simple icons are easy to follow and this pocket-sized guide is easy to carry with you. It will give you the basic words and phrases you need for greeting people, asking directions, ordering food at a restaurant, shopping, and dozens of other common situations. And best of all, it’s a fun and quick way to learn Russian! Mike Ellis is a Web designer with expertise in e-commerce, online marketing, search engine optimization, and affiliate marketing. He runs the popular Web site www.slanguage.com and is the author of eleven previous Slanguage books. Mike helps run a youth athletic league and loves coaching kids in his spare time. He lives with his family near Philadelphia.

Making Out in Chinese

Revised Edition (Mandarin Chinese Phrasebook)

Author: Ray Daniels

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804833905

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 6015

Catchy Mandarin expressions not covered in traditional language materials

Instant Korean

How to Express Over 1,000 Different Ideas with Just 100 Key Words and Phrases! (A Korean Language Phrasebook)

Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462918638

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 5364

It's amazing how 100 key words and phrases provide instant communication! Do you want to speak simple Korean but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting Korea for a short time and want a Korean phrase book to help you communicate? If so, this Korean phrasebook for you. It's tiny 0.4 x 4.1 x 5.9 inches size makes it incredibly convenient to travel with but without losing the most essential content for communication. This new, expanded edition contains 15% more content, fun manga-style illustrations, and additional information on which destinations, personalities and trends are hot in Korea right now! The idea of Instant Korean is simple—learn 100 words and phrases and say 1,000 things. The trick is knowing which 100 words to learn, but the author Boye Demente has solved the problem, choosing only those words you'll hear again and again. Even with a Korean language vocabulary this small, you'll be surprised how quickly you can learn Korean and how fluently you too can communicate in Korean. An English–Korean dictionary makes looking up words and phrases simple and quick. Here's a sample of what you'll be able to do with this Korean phrasebook: Meet people. Go shopping. Ask directions. Ride the subway. Order food and drinks. And much more. About the new edition: This revised edition has manga illustrations to give visual cues for language use in context, and useful cultural notes on what's proper in Korea—how to address someone based on the hierarchy in societal structure (age, gender and how well acquainted with the other party), how to get the attention of a wait staff in a restaurant, etc.

Travel Slanguage

How to Find Your Way in 10 Different Languages

Author: Mike Ellis

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423642341

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 96

View: 6066

The popular Slanguage series has helped hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic fans learn to easily communicate better in foreign languages either while traveling abroad or at home. Now it takes on the topic of travel itself, presenting more than two dozen travel-related words and phrases in ten different languages. So if you’re in France looking for a nice hotel (Bell Oh Tell), or if you’d like to know how much (Kwan Toe?) a souvenir from Italy costs, Travel Slanguage is the book for you Mike Ellis is a Web designer with expertise in e-commerce, online marketing, search engine optimization, and affiliate marketing. He’s the author of ten previous Slanguage books. Mike helps run a youth athletic league and loves coaching kids in his spare time. He lives with his family near Philadelphia.

Survival Chinese

How to Communicate without Fuss or Fear Instantly! (A Mandarin Chinese Language Phrasebook)

Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462917828

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 3869

A handy Mandarin Chinese phrasebook and guide to the Chinese language, Survival Chinese contains basic vocabulary necessary for getting around. This book contains all the necessary words and phrases for speaking Mandarin Chinese in any kind of setting. Perfect for students, tourists, or business people learning Mandarin or traveling to China or Taiwan, it also contains a beginner guide to the Mandarin language, allowing for a deeper understanding of Chinese than a typical Mandarin phrasebook or Chinese dictionary. The book is broken into four basic sections: Common Chinese Expressions and Key Words, Essential Chinese Communication Tools, Chinese Travel Vocabulary, and making your own sentences. All Chinese words and phrases are written in Romanized form (pinyin) as well phonetically, making pronouncing Chinese a breeze. For example, the word for "reservation", yuding is also written as yuu-deeng. Authentic Chinese characters are also included so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with. Key features of Survival Chinese include: Hundreds of useful Chinese words and expressions. An A-Z index which allows the book to function as a English to Chinese dictionary. Romanized forms, phonetic spellings, and Chinese Characters (Hanzi) for all words and phrases. A concise background and history of the Chinese language. A complete guide to Chinese pronunciations. A concise guide to using Chinese tones. A brief introduction to Chinese grammar.

Chinese Phrase Book

Learn Chinese Quick and Easy with Chinese Phrases

Author: Zhang Jing

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537177731

Category:

Page: 98

View: 4887

Chinese Phrase Book *** FLASH CARDS SECTION INCLUDED *** Learn the Phrases Then Test Your Skills If you are interested in learning Chinese quick and easy then you need to read this book! The problem with most phrase books is that they are teaching the wrong phrases or at least the uncommon phrases. This book is full of the most common phrases you will use while speaking Chinese. In this book you will learn about: Chinese Numbers Time & Date Family Directions Greetings Jobs & Education Hotels & Lodging Feelings Eating, Drinking, & Nightlife Hobbies & Sports Common Questions & Answers Reacting to Good News Clothing & Appearance Problem Solving The Body Airplanes & Airports Sentence Starters Shopping & Negotiating Dating & Personal Relationships Click on the Orange Buy Now Button! Keywords: Learn Chinese, Chinese for beginners, Chinese flash cards, Chinese Phrasebook, Chinese Audio book, Chinese Phrase book, Chinese for kids, Chinese 101, Chinese Phrases, Easy

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: 6661

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!

The Chinese Language

Fact and Fantasy

Author: John DeFrancis

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824810689

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 330

View: 701

"DeFrancis's book is first rate. It entertains. It teaches. It demystifies. It counteracts popular ignorance as well as sophisticated (cocktail party) ignorance. Who could ask for anything more? There is no other book like it. ... It is one of a kind, a first, and I would not only buy it but I would recommend it to friends and colleagues, many of whom are visiting China now and are adding 'two-week-expert' ignorance to the two kinds that existed before. This is a book for everyone." --Joshua A. Fishman, research professor of social sciences, Yeshiva University, New York"Professor De Francis has produced a work of great effectiveness that should appeal to a wide-ranging audience. It is at once instructive and entertaining. While being delighted by the flair of his novel approach, the reader will also be led to ponder on some of the most fundamental problems concerning the relations between written languages and spoken languages. Specifically, he will be served a variety of information on the languages of East Asia, not as dry pedantic facts, but as appealing tidbits that whet the intellectual appetite. The expert will find much to reflect on in this book, for Professor DeFrancis takes nothing for granted." --William S.Y. Wang, professor of linguistics, University of California at Berkeley

Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters Volume 1

The Quick and Easy Way to Learn Chinese Characters! (HSK Level 1 & AP Exam Prep)

Author: Yi Ren

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462919138

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

View: 7828

Reinforce your written Chinese with this practice book for the best-selling Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters. Learning Mandarin Chinese Characters helps students quickly learn the basic Chinese characters that are fundamental to the language. Intended for self-study and classroom use, this character workbook presents 178 Chinese characters and over 534 common words using these characters. These are the characters and words students need to know if they plan to take the official Chinese government HSK Level 1 Exam or the Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Language and Culture Exam. Each character is presented in a very simple and clear way. A step-by-step diagram shows how to write the character, and boxes are provided for freehand writing practice. The meaning and pronunciation are given along with the key vocabulary compounds and an example sentence. Review exercises reinforce the learning process and an index at the back allow you to look up the characters according to their English meanings or romanized Hanyu Pinyin pronunciation. Key features of this Chinese workbook include: Designed for HSK Level 1 and AP exam prep Learn the 178 most basic Chinese characters Example sentences and over 534 vocabulary items Step-by-step writing diagrams and practice boxes

Chinese at a Glance

Phrase Book & Dictionary for Travelers

Author: Scott D. Seligman,I-Chuan Chen

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764112508

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 317

View: 1297

This language phrasebook presents more than 1,500 Chinese expressions with translations to help English-speaking travelers get around in hotels, airports, train stations, restaurants, and other travel sites. The newly revised edition has been improved with more attractive and useful city maps, availability of ATMs, faxes, and other modern facilities in far-away cities and towns, and much more.

Chineasy

The New Way to Read Chinese

Author: ShaoLan Hsueh

Publisher: Harper Design

ISBN: 9780062332097

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 2073

Chinese is considered one of the most difficult languages to master. However, using the Chineasy system, anyone can begin to understand and read Chinese. It works by transforming Chinese characters into illustrations to make them easy to remember. This book teaches the key characters on which the language is built and how these characters can be combined to form more complex words and phrases. Learning Chinese has never been this simple or more fun!

Slanguage of Love

Author: Mike Ellis

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 1423639324

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 6723

The Slanguage of Love is a new visual guide in the best-selling Slanguage series, featuring more than two dozen phrases centered around the theme of love, with each phrase translated into ten different languages: Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Russian, Greek, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. MIKE ELLIS is a Web designer with expertise in e-commerce, online marketing, search engine optimization, and affiliate marketing. ) He runs the popular Web site www.slanguage.com and is the author of seven previous Slanguage books. Mike helps run a youth athletic league and loves coaching kids in his spare time. He lives with his family near Philadelphia.

Niubi!

The Real Chinese You Were Never Taught in School

Author: Eveline Chao

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101149302

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 5845

How to talk dirty and influence people?in Chinese! You can study Chinese for years, but do you really know how to talk like a native speaker? The next book in Plume?s foreign language slang series, Niubi! will make sure you learn all the colorful vernacular words and phrases used by Chinese people of all ages in a variety of situations, including flirting and dating, wheeling and dealing, and even specific Internet slang?not to mention plenty of Chinese words that are . . . well, best not to mention. Accessible and useful to complete novices (Niubi! newbies), intermediate students of Mandarin Chinese, or just anyone who enjoys cursing in other languages, this irreverent guide is packed with hilarious anecdotes and illustrations, mini cultural lessons, and contextual explanations. So whether you?re planning a trip to Beijing, flirting with an online acquaintance from Shanghai, or just want to start a fight in Chinatown?Niubi! will ensure that nothing you say is lost in translation.