I Can Read That!: A Traveler's Introduction to Chinese Characters
This unique approach to learning characters features dozens of the most commonly used words and phrases encountered daily. By using photographs of actual street scenes, it differentiates between various styles of characters used in public places, and guides the reader through numbers, names, common words, money, directions and much more. An ideal reference for tourists and students.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AndrewCottingham - LibraryThing
Well written for the amateur learner but the Chinese font size is far too small to allow an amateur to really come to grips with the structure and differences between characters Read full review
Thank you, thank you, Julie Sussman! As a former technical editor, I was putting kisses all over this book. I'm currently planning my first trip to China, but had planned to study only the Pinyin for my basic travel vocabulary. By accident, I found "I Can Read That" on Amazon, and the reviews convinced me to purchase it. Amazing but true: Chinese characters actually help in learning the Pinyin! The illustrations are superb. Thank you, Julie, for presenting this information with logic, clarity, and humor.
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Pluralization and conjugation
Writing foreign words and names
Characters made out of other characters
Radicals and dictionaries
p 3 15 Directions
Phonetic information in characters
Zl 21 Some words and phrases
Zl f H 23 Reading practice
Pinyin and pronunciation