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Yi Ren, Xiyuan Liang

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This user-friendly guide to the basics helps you learn how to speak Mandarin Chinese quickly and easily by drawing parallels with something you already know--English.

Chinese is a fascinating language that can seem impossibly difficult to learn at first, but is relatively easy if you focus on the spoken aspect. This revised edition contains new dialogues, cultural notes, IT and social media vocabulary, and new manga illustrations.

This book is designed for everyone who wants to learn to speak and understand colloquial Chinese--whether it is for business, pleasure, or travel to China. A lighthearted guide that brings Chinese to life in a down-to-earth fashion, Chinese for Beginners makes language learning fun.
  • Real-life dialogues and situations help you to converse with confidence
  • Sentence pattern exercises and drills help to reinforce what you are learning
  • Native-speaker audio recordings enable you to pronounce Chinese vocabulary accurately
  • Interesting notes, idioms, sayings and poems introduce you to Chinese culture

Chinese for Beginners contains lots of extra hints and tips drawn from the authors' many years of experience in teaching the language to foreigners. Answer keys for the exercises are provided, and an "Extend Your Vocabulary" section in each chapter helps you to remember and understand more words that you'd think possible.
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 208 pages
ISBN-10: 0804849463
Item Weight: 1.4 lbs
Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.92 x 10.0 inches
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"A fantastic place to start… offers a less intimidating barrier to Chinese than other textbooks."--Greg Bell, En Route To Fluency blog
Yi Ren has had over 25 years of experience teaching Chinese. She teaches students at the high school and adult level and has published three Chinese language learning books. She lives with her family in Denver, Colorado.

Xiayuan Liang is currently a professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. In her spare time, Xiayuan likes to read and discuss interesting topics with her friends--in Chinese, of course!