Chinese Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide / Edition 1

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Learning Chinese is a no-brainer with Demystified

Chinese Demystified walks you step by step through

the fundamentals and moves on to more advanced topics. Each chapter concludes with a self-test that allows you to track your progress, and a comprehensive final exam at the end of the book gives instant feedback on new language skills. The book includes

characters in simplified and traditional formats along with pinyin phonetic translation for easy pronunciation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071477253
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/15/2010
  • Series: Demystified Series
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 517,307
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Claudia Ross, Ph.D., is a professor of Chinese at Holy Cross University. She is the author of Schaum’s Outline of Chinese Grammar.

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Table of Contents

Ch 1: Pronunciation
(basics, pronuncation)
Ch 2: People and Things
(greetings, “who is”, and “what is”)
Ch 3: Asking Questions
(describing people/nationalities)
Ch 4: Making Plans
(talking on the phone)
Ch 5: Happy Birthday
(numbers, dates)
Ch 6: Sick and Tired
(Future tense, accusative case)
Ch 7: In a Restaurant(food and drink)
Ch 8: Going Shopping
(telling time, colors, possession)
Ch 9: Traveling by Train
(imperatives, using “should have”)
Ch 10: Trip to the Beach
(weather, superlatives)
Ch 11: Rich and Poor
(possessives, the Euro)
Ch 12: Car Trouble
Ch 13: Time for Fun
(past tense, contractions)
Ch 14: Home Life
(rooms, reflexives)
Ch 14: Staying Informed
(inanimate pronouns)

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  • Posted October 30, 2011

    Great, but not on normal nook

    The book explains everything in a clear, concise manner but when you try to change the font on a normal nook (not color), the characters stay really tiny and are hard to read. Other than that, no complaints. On the computer screen, it is clear.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2013

    Do not buy for nook

    Agree with the other reviewer. Good book but the characters are grey and illegible

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