Chinese For Dummies

Author: Wendy Abraham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118436547
Release Date: 2013-02-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study

The fast and easy way to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese China has become a major influence in the world today, and Mandarin Chinese is the world's most widely spoken language. Not only is China full of opportunities in business and politics, but Chinese culture, continues to make its way into the western world. With an updated CD including real-life conversations, Chinese For Dummies expands grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations—and includes a refreshed mini-dictionary complete with even more essential vocabulary. Basic vocabulary Everyday conversations, including phone dialogue and small talk Speaking in perfect pitch and tone Easy-to-understand grammar rules Getting around in a Chinese-speaking country Cultural references like maintaining face, dining etiquette, and social mores Also included is an audio CD that features actual Chinese conversations by native Chinese speakers, which allows you to hear how Chinese is really spoken. Written by a leading Chinese language teacher in the United States, Chinese for Dummies introduces an often-daunting language to you in a fun-and-easy For Dummies manner. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Chinese Phrases For Dummies

Author: Wendy Abraham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471776637
Release Date: 2005-10-03
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips Speak Chinese - instantly! Traveling to China but don't know Chinese? Taking Chinese at school but need to kick up your conversation skills? Don't worry! This handy little phrasebook will have you speaking Chinese in no time. Discover how to Get directions, shop, and eat out Talk numbers, dates, time, and money Chat about family and work Discuss sports and the weather Deal with problems and emergencies

Chinese for Dummies Revised Ed

Author: Dr.Wendy Abraham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 8126507217
Release Date: 2006-02-14

Chinese For Dummies, Rev. focuses on China's official dialect, Mandarin and includes guidelines so that readers can pronounce words in standard Mandarin like a native speaker. This book teaches basic Chinese grammar and numbers, vocabulary to make introductions and greetings, address with proper etiquette and gestures and helps readers make great first impressions.§ Getting to Know a Little Chinese.§ The Nitty Gritty: Basic Chinese Grammar and Numbers.§ Introductions and Greetings: Ni Hao!§ Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk.§ Eating and Drinking: Ganbei!§ Shopping Made Easy.§ Exploring the Town.§ Enjoying Yourself: Recreation and Sports.§ Talking on the Phone.§ At the Office and Around the House.§ Money, Money, Money.§ Taking the Road Less Traveled: Asking for (and Giving) Directions.§ Staying at a Hotel.§ Transportation.§ Traveling Abroad.§ Handling Emergencies.§ Ten Ways to Pick Up Chinese Quickly.§ Ten Things Never to Do in China.§ Ten Favorite Chinese Expressions.§ Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Chinese.

Doing Business in China For Dummies

Author: Robert Collins
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118050941
Release Date: 2011-02-10
Genre: Business & Economics

Navigate China's business culture and etiquette The fun and easy way to grow your business in China This authoritative, friendly guide covers all the basics, from the nuts and bolts of Chinese business and bureaucracy to negotiating with your Chinese partners. You'll also get the know-how you need to manage day to day, from travel tips and advice on converting money to getting past language barriers. Discover how to: * Understand Chinese markets * Develop a strong business plan * Find the right employees * Work with currency controls and the Chinese banking system * Sell and source in China Explanations in plain English * "Get in, get out" information * Icons and other navigational aids * Tear-out cheat sheet * Top ten lists * A dash of humor and fun

Chinese Cooking For Dummies

Author: Martin Yan
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118069295
Release Date: 2011-04-18
Genre: Cooking

Have you ever had a craving for fried dumplings or hot and sour soup at midnight? Ever wonder how your local Chinese takeout makes their food taste so good—and look so easy to make? Still don’t know the difference between Sichuan, Cantonese, and Mandarin cooking? Discovering how to cook the Chinese way will leave you steaming, stir-frying, and food-styling like crazy! The indescribably delicious cuisine of a fascinating country can finally be yours. And in Chinese Cooking For Dummies, your guide to the wonders and magic of the Chinese kitchen is none other than Martin Yan, host of the award-winning TV show Yan Can Cook. In no time at all, you’ll be up to speed on what cooking tools to use, how to stock your pantry and fridge, and the methods, centuries old, that have made dim sum, Egg Fu Young, Kung Pao Chicken, and fried rice universal favorites. You’ll also be able to: Think like a Chinese chef—usin g the Three Tenets of Chinese Cooking Choose and season a wok, select a chef’s knife, plus other basic tools of the trade Find the essential ingredients—and ask for them in Chinese with a Chinese language (phonetic) version of black bean sauce, hoisin sauce, plum sauce, bamboo shoots, and more Cook using a variety of methods—including stir frying, steaming, blanching, braising, and deep frying And with over 100 recipes, arranged conveniently like a Chinese menu, Chinese Cooking For Dummies lets you select from any column in the comfort of your own kitchen...which is when the fun really begins. Imagine putting together your ideal meal from the book’s rich offering of recipes: Delectable morsels—including Baked Pork Buns, Spring Rolls, Potstickers, Steamed Dumplings, and Shrimp Toast Seafood dishes—including Sweet and Sour Shrimp, and Oysters in Black Bean Sauce Poultry dishes—including Moo Goo Gai Pan, Kung Pao Chicken, and Honey Garlic Chicken Pork, beef, and lamb dishes—including Sichuan Spareribs, Tangerine Beef, and Mongolian Lamb Chinese Cooking For Dummies gives you all of the basics you’ll need, letting you experience the rich culinary landscape of China, one delicious dish at a time—and all, without leaving a tip!

Chinese for Beginners

Author: Yi Ren
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462914760
Release Date: 2014-06-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

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 Business Etiquette

Author: Scott D. Seligman
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 9780446551144
Release Date: 2008-11-15
Genre: Business & Economics

East-West business is booming as thousands of people flock to China. The author, with 25 years of experience dealing with the Chinese, provides up-to-date advice on how to succeed, avoid gaffes, interpret behaviour and make positive impressions.

Beginner s Chinese

Author: Yong Ho
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
ISBN: 0781810957
Release Date: 2005-03-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

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.

Feng Shui For Dummies

Author: David Kennedy
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470769324
Release Date: 2010-12-28
Genre: Architecture

The second edition of Feng Shui For Dummies features 25 percent new and updated content, including additional Feng Shui practices to make the practical application of Feng Shui even more accessible. Principles are explained in easy-to-understand language and illuminated with practical tips on how to incorporate the traditions of Feng Shui into daily life. Expert author David Kennedy provides hands-on advice and tips to help readers incorporate Feng Shui into their lives. New and updated content for this edition includes: Feng Shui for multi-family living — including apartments, condos, townhouses, and duplexes (based on reader feedback on the first edition) Expanded coverage on placement of Ba gua (one of the tools used in Feng Shui) to help determine preferred locations, in the home or office, for functions such as wealth, health, fame, love, and more Before and after illustrations and photos of real-life Feng Shui makeovers, as well as an all-new 8-page color insert New coverage on Feng Shui of attics and basements Outdoor Feng Shui New tips and advice on how to energize the home or workplace New and expanded coverage on making the most of the space in your home, both inside and outside Expanded methods to tap into the power of the five elements New ways to jazz up the bedroom for increased health, energy, and romance New coverage on navigating the Feng Shui world when there’s more than one door (entrance) utilized in the household

Hypnotherapy For Dummies

Author: Mike Bryant
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119996724
Release Date: 2011-02-15
Genre: Psychology

An easy-to-follow, reassuring and responsible guide that shows how you can use hypnotherapy to identify and overcome unhealthy modes of thinking, deal with emotional issues, improve performance, and banish bad habits. Whether you’re seeking to overcome anxiety or depression, improve your performance professionally or personally, lose weight or beat an addiction, hypnotherapy can help you make the changes you want.

Taoism For Dummies

Author: Jonathan Herman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118423981
Release Date: 2013-05-30
Genre: Religion

The definitive guide to understanding Taoism—no matter your background or faith Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching is the second most translated book in the world, and the practice of religious Taoism is on the rise in China, where adherents currently number in the hundreds of millions. Yet there remains a remarkable lack of reliable information about Taoism for curious westerners. Taoism For Dummies provides comprehensive coverage of Taoism's origins in China's Chou Dynasty, its underlying quietist principles, its emergence as a major religion, various interpretation of its core texts, including both Eastern and Western interpretations, key Taoist concepts, and much more. It also provides a fascinating glimpse of Taoism in contemporary China. The ideal guide for readers interested in this influential religion, as well as those taking an introductory course on Taoism or Chinese Religion A valuable source of insight for those with an interest in modern Chinese culture and beliefs

Renting Out Your Property For Dummies

Author: Melanie Bien
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119996597
Release Date: 2011-02-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Advice on profitable strategies, problem tenants, UK legal issues, and more! Minimise rental headaches and maximise cash flow - without agent's fees Whether you want to become a property tycoon or just rent out a second home, this guide to the UK rental market is your roadmap to success. Now fully updated with extra coverage on tax issues and company formation, let successful landlords Melanie Bien and Robert Griswold show you how to buy the right property, avoid legal problems, retain the best tenants, and maximise your rental income. Praise for Renting Out Your Property For Dummies "This book is a comprehensive guide to the process of renting out your property, brim full of sound practical advice based on years of experience. It's an absolute must for the bookshelf of any would-be landlord, novice and experienced alike." —Tom Entwistle, Editor of the rental property Web site, Discover how to Market your property and screen tenants Set the right rent and manage increases properly Master maintenance issues, from DIY to 'contractor dream team' Stay on top of your finances and record keeping

The Origins of the Universe for Dummies

Author: Stephen Pincock
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119998198
Release Date: 2011-02-15
Genre: Science

Do you want to learn about the physical origin of the Universe, but don’t have the rest of eternity to read up on it? Do you want to know what scientists know about where you and your planet came from, but without the science blinding you? ‘Course you do – and who better than For Dummies to tackle the biggest, strangest and most wonderful question there is! The Origins of the Universe For Dummies covers: Early ideas about our universe Modern cosmology Big Bang theory Dark matter and gravity Galaxies and solar systems Life on earth Finding life elsewhere The Universe’s forecast

Urban Planning For Dummies

Author: Jordan Yin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118101674
Release Date: 2012-02-21
Genre: Architecture

How to create the world's new urban future With the majority of the world's population shifting to urban centres, urban planning—the practice of land-use and transportation planning to help shape cities structurally, economically, and socially—has become an increasingly vital profession. In Urban Planning For Dummies, readers will get a practical overview of this fascinating field, including studying community demographics, determining the best uses for land, planning economic and transportation development, and implementing plans. Following an introductory course on urban planning, this book is key reading for any urban planning student or anyone involved in urban development. With new studies conclusively demonstrating the dramatic impact of urban design on public psychological and physical health, the impact of the urban planner on a community is immense. And with a wide range of positions for urban planners in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors—including law firms, utility companies, and real estate development firms—having a fundamental understanding of urban planning is key to anyone even considering entry into this field. This book provides a useful introduction and lays the groundwork for serious study. Helps readers understand the essentials of this complex profession Written by a certified practicing urban planner, with extensive practical and community-outreach experience For anyone interested in being in the vanguard of building, designing, and shaping tomorrow's sustainable city, Urban Planning For Dummies offers an informative, entirely accessible introduction on learning how.

Personal Development All In One For Dummies

Author: Rhena Branch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111999828X
Release Date: 2011-02-23
Genre: Self-Help

A complete guide to understanding how you think, and discovering how to think differently. Personal Development All-in-One For Dummies is a complete guide to the key techniques that help you master your thoughts: Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy. Discover the basic principles of each approach and receive sensible, practical and effective expert advice on how each one can help you challenge negative beliefs and change your attitudes. Whether you wish to conquer an anxiety, beat an addiction or simply think more positively, here you will find proven and popular methods that you can use to make major changes - improving your personal power and creating the life you want. Personal Development All-in-One For Dummies will include: Book I: Essential Concepts Exploring the Key Themes of NLP Understanding Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Examining Hypnotherapy Introducing Life Coaching Book II: Neuro-Linguistic Programming Taking Charge of Your Life Creating Rapport Reaching Beyond the Words People Say Exploring the Amazing Power of Your Senses Opening The Toolkit Understanding the Psychology Behind Your Habits and Behaviours Book III: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Correcting Your Thinking Overcoming Obstacles to Progress Putting CBT into Action Taking a Fresh Look at Your Past Setting Your Sights on Goals Book IV: Hypnotherapy Taking A Separate View of Yourself Considering How Hypnotherapy Can Help Feeling Good Expanding the Reach of Hypnotherapy Practising Self-Hypnosis Book V: Life Coaching Introducing Your Coaching Journey Visualising Your Whole-Life Goals Becoming Your Best Self Focusing on the Elements of Your Life Physical, Mental and Emotional Wellbeing Developing and Growing