Basic Chinese: A Grammar and Workbook

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Routledge, Jan 13, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 232 pages
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Basic Chinese introduces the essentials of Chinese syntax. Each of the 25 units deals with a particular grammatical point and provides associated exercises. Features include:

a clear, accessible format

many useful language examples

jargon-free explanations of grammar ample drills and exercises a full key to exercises. All Chinese entries are presented in both Pinyin romanization and Chinese characters, and are accompanied, in most cases, by English translations to facilitate self-tuition as well as classroom teaching in both spoken and written Chinese. Basic Chinese is designed for students new to the language. Together with its sister volume, Intermediate Chinese, it forms a compendium of the essentials of Chinese syntax.
 

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Contents

singular and plural
1
UNIT TWO Definite and indefinite reference and demonstratives
8
UNIT THREE Personal pronouns
17
UNIT FOUR Interrogative pronouns
28
UNIT FIVE Numbers
38
UNIT SIX Measure words
49
UNIT SEVEN Indefinite plurals
63
UNIT EIGHT Times and dates
73
UNIT SIXTEEN Modal verbs
165
UNIT EIGHTEEN Types of question 1
185
UNIT NINETEEN Types of question 2
196
UNIT TWENTY Imperatives and exclamations
206
UNIT TWENTYONE Complements of direction and location or destination
214
UNIT TWENTYTWO Complements of result and manner
225
UNIT TWENTYTHREE Potential complements
234
UNIT TWENTYFOUR Coverbal phrases
242

UNIT NINE More interrogative expressions
84
attributive and predicative
93
UNIT ELEVEN
103
UNIT TWELVE Comparisons
113
UNIT THIRTEEN Verbs and location expressions
127
UNIT FOURTEEN Verbs and time expressions
139
UNIT FIFTEEN Verbs and aspect markers
154
UNIT TWENTYFIVE Disyllabic prepositions
255
KEY TO EXERCISES
264
VOCABULARY LIST
320
VOCABULARY LIST
340
GLOSSARY OF GRAMMATICAL TERMS
359
INDEX
364
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About the author (2009)

Yip Po-Ching is Senior Lecturer in Chinese at Leeds University.

Don Rimmington is Emeritus Professor of Chinese formerly at Leeds University.

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