Colloquial Chinese: A Complete Language Course

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Psychology Press, 1995 - Foreign Language Study - 330 pages
A major title for a language spoken by 70% of the Chinese population. The official language of Taiwan and Hong Kong, and known as "Mandarin Chinese" in English-speaking countries,Colloquial Chinesehas been specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use. This paperback in the Colloquial Language Learning Series is available individually or as part of a pack. For more information, please refer to the cassette pack listing for this language.
 

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Having worked through a number of beginner books for learning Chinese, this book is the best. It has interesting dialogs that aid memory, excellent grammar points, and useful exercises with answer keys. The accompanying CD's are well recorded. My only negatives are characters in my edition are done by hand, which makes them less readable, and the occasional recording is a little too fast. However, the overall standard is very professional and the book provides a good reference even after you complete the course. I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to get started on Chinese and make serious progress. 

Contents

Introduction
1
Chu ci jianmian
17
Xingming guoji he nianling
34
Zai gongsT de juhui shang
52
Wen shijian
69
Jiaren he pengyou
88
RiqT he tianqi
108
Mai dongxi
124
Mai qiche piao he huoche piao
195
Zai fandian
209
Da dianhua
221
Shejiao
236
Haiwai laixin
253
Key to the exercises and reading
275
ChineseEnglish glossary in both
300
EnglishChinese glossary
315

Mai dongxi ll
140
Zai canguan
159
Wen
178
additional useful expressions
328
Index to grammar and cultural notes
341
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Kan Qian teaches in Oriental Studies at the University of Cambridge.

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