Learning Chinese (9780804855303)

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Tuttle Publishing
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b&w manga illustrations; Online Audio & Printable Flash Cards
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6 X 9

Learn to speak Chinese quickly with manga comics!

This book teaches you all the basics of the Chinese language, including practical conversations, vocabulary, and how to write the basic characters—with manga comic strips for easy learning! It enables you to begin communicating effectively from the first day. All Chinese words and sentences are given in Chinese characters and hanyu pinyin romanized form for easy pronunciation, with English translations.

Key features of this book include:
  • 20 easy lessons with dialogues and manga-style comic strips
  • Basic sentences and vocabulary used by young people in daily conversations
  • Designed for self-study learners as well as beginning level classes
  • Printable flash cards to help you learn the basic vocabulary
  • Free online audio recordings of all the Chinese dialogues, vocabulary and exercises

The book includes useful notes and explanations on pronunciation, the Chinese script, greetings and requests, basic sentence structure and vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, etiquette dos and don'ts, and important cultural notes. A useful bi-directional dictionary of commonly-used Chinese words and phrases is provided at the back.

About the Author:
Dr. Haohsiang Liao is Senior Lecturer directing the Chinese Language Program at MIT. Before joining MIT, he taught at various universities including Williams, Harvard, and Ohio State.