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Mandarin Chinese for Beginners: Mastering Conversational Chinese (Fully Romanized and Free Online Audio) by [Ren, Yi, Liang, Xiayuan]
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Mandarin Chinese for Beginners: Mastering Conversational Chinese (Fully Romanized and Free Online Audio) Kindle Edition

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Length: 224 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Page Flip: Enabled
Language: English

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..".well-written and helps you speak Chinese in no time."

"One other thing I really enjoyed about this book is the inclusion of traditional Chinese poetry. Before, I never dared approach Chinese poetry, but this book gives me the understanding to read great poems without needing a specialty text." --Silvia Gleizer, Vision Times

"This is a good book for non-native speaking parents. Each chapter included vocabulary, dialogues and culture information. This is a book written by an experienced Chinese instructor." --Miss Panda Chinese

"A fantastic place to start... offers a less intimidating barrier to Chinese than other textbooks."--Greg Bell, En Route To Fluency blog

"I loved my Chinese classes with Yi Ren. She didn't just teach the language--but also Chinese culture and history. Her new book reflects her warmth and breadth of teaching." --Mike Farer, former student, and City Planner

"I really liked how the book is packed with cultural details. It's a nice touch that gives you some background knowledge about Chinese culture. Indeed, I was impressed to see Chinese poems from the Tang dynasty appearing at the end of most chapters!" --Perapera Language Tools blog

"As a teacher myself, I have always been impressed with Yi's knowledge of language acquisition. As her pupil, I found her passion and determination inspiring. Learning with Yi gave me the feeling of being in China all over again." --Karen Enos, Mandarin learner

"Thanks to Yi Ren, I actually learned about the Mandarin language, to speak phrases, to understand snippets of Mandarin conversations when I hear others speak, and to have the confidence to tackle this very complex language." --Beth A. Buonanno, Mandarin learner

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This user-friendly guide to the basics helps you learn how to speak 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, Mandarin 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
Mandarin 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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 8006 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; Paperback with disc edition (1 June 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KO9K5K2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #201,909 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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