Get Talking Chinese

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Penguin, Jun 4, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 128 pages
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Ready...set...talk! Get Talking Chinese is a concise guide that provides a fun and easy way to get a handle on all aspects of Mandarin Chinese - reading, writing, speaking, and listening - as well as a look at the fantastic culture of China. Culture pages reveal amazing facts about modern China. Get Talking Chinese also includes 200 characters that most guides leave out.
 

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User Review  - laf - LibraryThing

Ever wanted to talk in the Chinese language, but you've tried Rosetta Stone, and all those other programs, and they just don't work? Well, I've got good news for you. There's a new program called Get ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chinese Immersion - Borders

A great find. It explain well the basic of Simplified Mandarin Chinese and what our kids learn in the first 2 to 3 years of Immersion. The CD is fun and the varied voices help with comprehension. I recommend it to all parents of Kids in Immersion. Read full review

Contents

4 Foreword
4
6 Pinyin pronunciation
6
12 The tones
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16 Characters
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18 Four types
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20 Different strokes
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22 Stroke order
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24 How characters are made
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70 Seasons
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72 Weather words
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74 Vroom
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76 Buying a ticket
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78 Asking the way
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80 Questions
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82 Getting around
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84 Conversation practice 4
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26 Memory tips
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28 Its radical
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30 Easy Grammar
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32 First words
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34 Welcome
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36 How do you do?
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38 Chinese names
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40 Conversation practice 1
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42 Where are you from?
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44 My body
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46 Face facts
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48 Family and friends
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50 Respect
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52 Conversation practice 2
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54 Numbers 110
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56 Its simple math
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58 Number rules
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60 Whats the date?
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62 Birthday party
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64 Signs of the Zodiac
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68 Conversation practice 3
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86 Place settings
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88 Dont flip the fish
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90 Live to eat
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92 At a restaurant
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94 Conversation practice 5
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96 Fun and games
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98 I like it
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100 Table tennis and Mahjong
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102 Whats hot?
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104 Slang
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106 Conversation practice 6
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108 Beijing
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110 A day in the country
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112 At the market
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114 How to bargain
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116 Lunar New Year
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118 Festival
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120 Conversation practice 7
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122 Useful words
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128 Index and Picture credits
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