Chinese the Easy Way

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Barron's Educational Series, 1999 - Foreign Language Study - 343 pages
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This lively volume makes speaking and understanding Chinese relatively easy for English-speaking learners. After outlining the sound system of Chinese, the book introduces basic sentence patterns and key vocabulary through a wide variety of practical, true-to-life, and often humorous conversational situations. The book's final chapter introduces readers to the use of written characters. Practice exercises.
  

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page 12, how to pronouce neutral tone
page 13, the change of yi and bu

Contents

Wo xiang qmg nimen chT
11
Pronouncing Syllables in Combination
12
Laoshu hao Hello Mouse
18
Zhongguo zi zenme xue?
20
Hen gaoxing renshi nin Glad to meet you
29
NT you meiyou xidngdi jiemei?
42
or Alone as a Noun
49
Summary
56
Ni weishenme gei ta xie xin?
165
Summary
179
Wo yao zuo jilu che?
193
Summary
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220
NT kanguo JIngju meiyou?
237
Summary
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Summary
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Nimen you fangjian ma? Do you have any rooms?
86
Nimen dasuan zhu duojiu?
100
Summary
117
New Vocabulary
135
Summary
148
How do you study Chinese characters?
269
Answers to Exercises in Chapters 319
279
Chinese PTnymEnglish Glossary
299
EnglishChinese PTnym Glossary
309
Chinese PlnymChinese Character Glossary
317
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About the author (1999)

Philip F. Williams is Professor and Head, Schoolof Language Studies, Massey University, New Zealand. His previous books include "Village Echoes: The Fiction of Wu Zuxiang "(1993). Yenna Wu is Professor of Chinese and Director of the Asian Languages and Civilizations Program at the University of California at Riverside and author of "The Chinese Virago: A Literary Theme "(1995), "Ameliorative Satire" (1999), among other books.

Yenna Wu is Assistant Professor of Chinese at the University of California, Riverside.

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