Survival Chinese

Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462917822
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Genre: Foreign Language Study

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.

Instant Chinese

Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462917839
Release Date: 2016-02-02
Genre: Foreign Language Study

It's amazing how 100 key words and phrases provide instant communication! Do you want to speak simple Mandarin Chinese but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting China for a short time and want a Mandarin phrase book to help you communicate in the Chinese language? If so, this Mandarin phrasebook and dictionary is 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 China right now! The idea of Instant Chinese 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 Lafayette De Mente has solved the problem, choosing only those words you'll hear again and again. Even with a vocabulary this small, you'll be surprised how quickly and fluently you too can communicate in Mandarin Chinese. Words are repeated in different combinations, building familiarity without effort. All phrases are given in both simplified Chinese characters and standard Hanoi Pinyin romanization. A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the phrases correctly. An English–Chinese dictionary makes looking up a word or phrase simple and quick. Here's a sample of what you'll be able to do with this chinese phasebook: Meet people. Go shopping. Ask directions. Ride the subway. Order food and drinks. And much more.

Instant Chinese

Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462913077
Release Date: 2013-08-20
Genre: Foreign Language Study

It's amazing how 100 key words and phrases provide instant communication! Do you want to speak simple Mandarin Chinese but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting China for a short time and want a Mandarin phrase book to help you communicate in the Chinese language? If so, this Mandarin phrasebook and dictionary is 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 China right now! The idea of Instant Chinese 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 Lafayette De Mente has solved the problem, choosing only those words you'll hear again and again. Even with a vocabulary this small, you'll be surprised how quickly and fluently you too can communicate in Mandarin Chinese. Words are repeated in different combinations, building familiarity without effort. All phrases are given in both simplified Chinese characters and standard Hanoi Pinyin romanization. A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the phrases correctly. An English–Chinese dictionary makes looking up a word or phrase simple and quick. Here's a sample of what you'll be able to do with this chinese phasebook: Meet people. Go shopping. Ask directions. Ride the subway. Order food and drinks. And much more.

Survival Hindi

Author: Sunita Mathur Narain
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462910366
Release Date: 2013-11-14
Genre: Foreign Language Study

A handy Hindi phrasebook and guide to the Hindi language, Survival Hindi contains basic vocabulary necessary for getting around. This book contains all the necessary words and phrases for speaking Hindi in any kind of setting. Perfect for students, tourists, or business people learning Hindi or travelling to India, it also contains a beginner guide to the Indian language, allowing for a deeper understanding of Hindi than a typical Hindi phrasebook or Hindi dictionary. The book is broken into eight basic sections, covering everything from common Hindi expressions and key words to ordering in a restaurant. All Hindi words and phrases are written in Romanized form as well phonetically, making pronouncing Hindi a breeze. For example, one of the words for hello, namaskar is also written as num-us-kaar. Authentic Indian script (Devanagari) is also included so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with. This phrasebook includes: Hundreds of useful Hindi words and expressions. An A-Z index with more than 1,000 words allowing the book to function as an English to Hindi dictionary. Romanized forms, phonetic spellings, and Hindi script (Devanagari) for all words and phrases. A concise background and history of the Hindi language. An introduction to the Hindi Alphabet. A pronunciation guide for Hindi. A guide to Hindi grammar. Not everyone has time to attend regular Hindi classes. A busy schedule, however, does not mean you cannot learn Hindi. With this fun and easy Hindi phrase book you will soon be speaking Hindi without fear or fuss! Titles in this bestselling phrase book series include: Survival Japanese, Survival Arabic, Survival Chinese, Survival Tagalog, Survival Hindi, and Survival Korean

Lonely Planet Mandarin Phrasebook Dictionary

Author: Lonely Planet
Publisher:
ISBN: 1743216076
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Lonely Planet Mandarin Phrasebook & Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful Mandarin phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs. With language tools in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of wherever you go, so begin your journey now!

Hide This Mandarin Chinese Phrase Book

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Publisher: Hide This
ISBN: 9812685820
Release Date: 2011-02-05
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Travelers will be able to speak like locals by using the vocabulary that is really used and not what is taught in schools. Hide This Phrase Book includes conversation starters, ATM and bank info, hostel expressions, fun entertainment options, making friends with the locals, and more. Also included is a two way dictionary, featuring slang terminology, and cultural tips to help users fit in with the locals.

Chinese Phrase Book

Author: Zhang Jing
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1537177737
Release Date: 2016-08-20
Genre:

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

China Dreams

Author: Isabelle Maynard
Publisher: University of Iowa Press
ISBN: 1587291444
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: History

An unusually structured memoir reflecting an equally unique childhood. Maynard paints her youth as a Russian Jewish emigre in Tientsin, China, with short, broad strokes, recreating conversations and events in short vignettes and vividly conveying the "alien" community separated from the Chinese and each other by virtue of the difference none seem prepared to bridge. The characters, a British diplomat's wife and daughter, the anti-semitic Russian Orthodox Christians, the French nuns, all take on a new life through the author's sure footed and sensitive prose. Includes photographs. Paper edition (unseen), $13.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Chinese at a Glance

Author: Scott D. Seligman
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 0764112503
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Foreign Language Study

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.

Chinese English Bilingual Visual Dictionary

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Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 9780241234716
Release Date: 2015-06-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The DK Chinese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary introduces the vocabulary of the modern world through themed chapters filled with full-colour photographs and artworks which display and label all elements of everyday life. With sections ranging from home and work to leisure and the environment, every item is clearly labelled in Chinese with the translation and pronunciation guide directly below. The Chinese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary is a colourful and stimulating learning resource ideal for all levels and ages. With more than 6,000 terms annotated, the illustrations in the dictionary provide a quick and intuitive route to learning a language, defining the words visually so it is easier to remember them. Learning Chinese has never been easier!

Illuminations from the Past

Author: Ban Wang
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804750998
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

This book offers a cultural history of modern China by looking at the tension between memory and history. Mainstream books on China tend to focus on the hard aspects of economics, government, politics, or international relations. This book takes a humanistic look at modern changes and examines how Chinese intellectuals and artists experienced trauma, social upheavals, and transformations. Drawing on a wide array of sources in political and aesthetic writings, literature, film, and public discourse, the author has portrayed the unique ways the Chinese imagine and portray their own historical destiny in the midst of trauma, catastrophe, and runaway globalization.

Intermediate Spoken Chinese

Author: Cornelius C. Kubler
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462915491
Release Date: 2016-02-03
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Welcome to the world's most effective method of learning Mandarin! This widely-acclaimed series continues to impress and inspire learners whether they're studying Chinese on their own, or in a classroom setting. Intermediate Spoken Chinese and the corresponding Practice Essentials allow you to experience real-life situations in different Mandarin-speaking locales. Each of the common situations explored here—from shopping at a market to playing unexpected phone tag—is one you're most likely to encounter as you interact with Mandarin Chinese speakers. Downloadable audio and video reinforce listening comprehension and correct pronunciation. The breakthrough foundation of these books is that you don't need to know the characters in order to speak and understand Chinese. This series provides separate "tracks" to help you master the skills of speaking and writing Chinese at your own pace. Some learners wish to learn reading and writing as well as speaking, while others focus on developing their knowledge of spoken Chinese first, and then learn the characters. Both approaches are perfectly valid ways to learn Chinese, and the one you adopt will depend on your personal goals and the amount of time you have for weekly study. This series allows you total flexibility in this regard. Additional key features of Intermediate Spoken Chinese: Clear and detailed explanations of natural, colloquial Chinese pronunciation, grammar and usage. Recommended strategies to help you learn to speak Chinese more efficiently. Notes on Chinese culture and society allow you to understand situational etiquette. Discussions of challenges faced by English speakers who are learning Chinese and how to overcome them. A digital Instructors Guide is available gratis from the publisher. A digital Chinese Character Transcription (simplified and traditional characters) The downloadable audio and video content features: 56 videos with dozens of native speakers filmed on location in mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia. 6 hours of native–speaker audio, including all of the book's conversations. Build up sections, new words, and pronunciation exercises. Available separately, Intermediate Spoken Chinese Practice Essentials is the companion workbook for Intermediate Spoken Chinese. This practical guide includes a broad range of drills and exercises designed to dramatically enhance your proficiency in speaking and comprehending. While designed for use with the companion textbook, it can be used together with any Chinese textbook or teaching program to hone your Chinese language skills.

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.

Arabic Stories for Language Learners

Author: Hezi Brosh
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9781462911714
Release Date: 2013-08-06
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Arabic Stories for Language Learners—a language learning experience for beginner to intermediate students of the Arabic language. The traditional stories of a country are invaluable at providing insight into understanding the culture, history and language of a people. A great way to learn Arabic, the sixty-six stories found in Arabic Stories for Language Learners present the vocabulary and grammar used everyday in Arabic-speaking countries. Pulled from a wide variety of sources that have been edited and simplified for learning purposes, these stories are presented in parallel Arabic and English, facilitating language learning in the classroom and via self-study. Each story is followed by a series of questions in Arabic and English to test comprehension and encourage discussion. Arabic Stories for Language Learners brings Arab culture to life in a colorful and immediate way. Regardless of whether or not you have a working knowledge of Arabic, this book gives readers a tantalizing introduction to the wisdom and humor of these ancient desert-dwelling peoples. The downloadable in audio helps students of Arabic improve their pronunciation and inflection, and immerses non-students into the uniquely Arabic storytelling style.