Mandarin Conversation for English Speakers

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AuthorHouse, 2010 - Education - 268 pages
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This Chinese conversation book is compiled for English speaking people, especially for American learners. All the Chinese words, phrases, sentences in the book are marked with pinyin (phonetic symbols) and have their English translations. Its contents cover all the activities of daily life. The dialogues in the book are interesting and absorbing with Chinese culture as the background. The more you read them, the more you want to read them. The vocabulary contains not only the words used in the text, but supplementary words that relate to the topic, so that the learners can apply them to expand their vocabulary in their practice. In addition to the main lessons, the book contains a collection of slang and colloquial expressions frequently heard in Beijing dialect. This material is not to be found in other conversation books, but it is what every learner of Chinese must learn. The four main sections of the book are arranged side by side for the convenience of the learners to refer to each section easily. It takes less than a year to finish the book. After finishing the book, the learner will possess a very solid foundation of Mandarin, the standard spoken Chinese dialect, and be able to communicate with Chinese people on daily topics. Since China is rising rapidly in the world, and since no one can afford to ignore that country and its immense market, a person who is bilingual (English and Chinese) no doubt will have many advantages in dealing with the Chinese people in whatever field he is in. This book will prove to be a gateway to your successful future.
 

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Contents

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The authors of the book are a combination of a senior professor and a young writer. Cinanheim Shi is a spirited young writer, born in the U.S. and educated in both the U.S. and China. He is bilingual and bicultural. He knows what topics American learners are interested in and knows where the shoe pinches for those who set themselves to learn the Chinese language. With this background, he selected topics, wrote the texts, and provided the helping notes -- all the materials that will appeal to American learners.The other author, M. Shi, former director of the Department of Foreign Language Training at a Chinese university, taught Chinese, Chinese culture, English, and other subjects in universities in China and the United States for over 30 years. Experienced in teaching English speaking people the Chinese language, he designed the lay-out of the book, added key materials, and supervised the whole work. The two authors combined will definitely produce what will meet the needs of American learners.

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