Chinese for Beginners (9780804849463)

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Tuttle Publishing
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Includes Free Online Audio; Fully Romanized with manga illustrations
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Trim Size:
7 1/2 x 10

This beginner-friendly guide teaches you how to speak Chinese quickly and easily by drawing parallels with something you already know—English!

Chinese is a fascinating language that can seem quite difficult to learn at first, but can be picked up easily if you focus on practical, daily conversations. This revised edition contains new dialogues, cultural notes, IT and social media vocabulary, and new manga illustrations.

Designed for anyone who wants to speak and understand conversational Chinese—whether for business, pleasure, or travel to China—this lighthearted guide makes language learning fun!
  • Real-life dialogues and situations help you to converse with confidence
  • Sentence pattern exercises and drills help to reinforce what you are learning
  • Native-speaker audio recordings enable you to pronounce Chinese vocabulary accurately
  • Interesting notes, idioms, sayings and poems introduce you to Chinese culture

Chinese for Beginners contains many extra hints and tips drawn from the authors' many years of experience in teaching the language to foreigners. Answer keys for the exercises are provided, and an "Extend Your Vocabulary" section in each chapter helps you to remember and understand more words than you'd think possible!

About the Author:
Yi Ren has had over 25 years of experience teaching Chinese. She teaches students at the high school and adult level and has published three Chinese language learning books. She lives with her family in Denver, Colorado.

Xiayuan Liang is currently a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. In her spare time, Xiayuan likes to read and discuss interesting topics with her friends--in Chinese, of course!