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 for Dummies Revised Ed

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

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.

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 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!

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

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.

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, www.LandlordZONE.co.uk 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

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.

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

Schizophrenia For Dummies

Author: Jerome Levine
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470444870
Release Date: 2008-11-24
Genre: Medical

Practical tools for leading a happy, productive life Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder that afflicts one percent of the population, an estimated 2.5 million people in America alone. The firsthand advice in this reassuring guide will empower the families and caregivers of schizophrenia patients to take charge, offering expert advice on identifying the warning signs, choosing the right health professional, understanding currently available drugs and those on the horizon (as well as their side effects), and evaluating traditional and alternative therapies.

Wedding Etiquette For Dummies

Author: Sue Fox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470502082
Release Date: 2009-12-02
Genre: Reference

Presents guidelines and advice for planning and implementing a proper and efficient wedding, focusing on practical logistics and tricky situations including ceremony protocol, reception mangement, and financial responsibilities.

Magic Cleaning

Author: Marie Kondo
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644491014
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Self-Help

Kaum jemandem macht es Spaß, aufzuräumen und sich von Dingen zu trennen. Die meisten von uns haben einfach nie gelernt, wirklich Ordnung zu halten. Denn auch beim Aufräumen gibt es den berühmten Jo-Jo-Effekt. Doch damit ist jetzt Schluss! Marie Kondo lässt keine Ausrede gelten. Die junge Japanerin hat eine bahnbrechende Strategie entwickelt, die auf wenigen simplen Grundsätzen beruht, aber dennoch höchst effektiv ist. So wird die Beschäftigung mit dem Gerümpel des Alltags schon mal zu einem Fest. Darüber hinaus sind die Auswirkungen, die Magic Cleaning tatsächlich auf unser Denken und unsere Persönlichkeit hat, noch viel erstaunlicher. Der Generalangriff auf das alltägliche Chaos macht uns zu selbstbewussten, zufriedenen, ausgeglichenen Menschen. Vereinfachen Sie Ihr Leben mit Magic Cleaning! Der Nr.-1-Bestseller aus Japan - über zwei Million verkaufte Exemplare

Warum Gott

Author: Timothy Keller
Publisher: Brunnen Verlag Gießen
ISBN: 9783765570377
Release Date: 2011-08-18
Genre: Religion

Warum Gott? Ist es heute noch vernünftig zu glauben? Ist der Glaube nicht irrelevant, ohne Antworten auf die drängenden Fragen der Zeit? Hat die Wissenschaft nicht den Glauben an Gott längst widerlegt? Mächtige Fragen an den Allmächtigen! Tim Keller findet Antworten, die nicht nur den Zweifler nachdenklich werden lassen. Und er nennt gute Gründe für den Glauben.

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