A handy Mandarin Chinese phrasebook and guide to the Chinese language, Survival Chinese contains basic vocabulary necessary for getting around.This book contains all the necessary words and phrases for speaking Mandarin Chinese in any kind of setting. Perfect for students, tourists, or business people learning Mandarin or traveling to China or Taiwan, it also contains a beginner guide to the Mandarin language, allowing for a deeper understanding of Chinese than a typical Mandarin phrasebook or Chinese dictionary. All Chinese words and phrases are written in Romanized form (pinyin) as well phonetically, making pronouncing Chinese a breeze. For example, the word for reservation, yuding is also written as yuu-deeng. Authentic Chinese characters (hanzi) are also included so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with.This phrasebook includes:Hundreds of useful Chinese words and expressionsAn A-Z index which allows the book to function as a English to Chinese dictionaryRomanized forms, phonetic spellings, and Chinese Characters (Hanzi) for all words and phrasesA concise background and history of the Chinese languageA complete guide to Chinese pronunciationsA concise guide to using Chinese tonesA brief introduction to Chinese grammar
- 2004 Boyé Lafayette De Mente
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