Chinese For Dummies

Chinese For Dummies

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by Wendy Abraham
     
 

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The fast and easy way to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese

China has become a major influence in the world today, and Mandarin Chinese is the world's most widely spoken language. Not only is China full of opportunities in business and politics, but Chinese culture, continues to make its way into the western world.

With an updated CD including real-life

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The fast and easy way to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese

China has become a major influence in the world today, and Mandarin Chinese is the world's most widely spoken language. Not only is China full of opportunities in business and politics, but Chinese culture, continues to make its way into the western world.

With an updated CD including real-life conversations, Chinese For Dummies expands grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations—and includes a refreshed mini-dictionary complete with even more essential vocabulary.

  • Basic vocabulary
  • Everyday conversations, including phone dialogue and small talk
  • Speaking in perfect pitch and tone
  • Easy-to-understand grammar rules
  • Getting around in a Chinese-speaking country
  • Cultural references like maintaining face, dining etiquette, and social mores

Also included is an audio CD that features actual Chinese conversations by native Chinese speakers, which allows you to hear how Chinese is really spoken. Written by a leading Chinese language teacher in the United States, Chinese for Dummies introduces an often-daunting language to you in a fun-and-easy For Dummies manner.

CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118436547
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
656,182
File size:
27 MB
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Meet the Author

Dr. Wendy Abraham has taught Chinese language, literature, and culture at universities throughout the United States. She has Master's degrees in both Chinese Language and Education, an EdD in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University, and was a PhD candidate in Chinese literature at Stanford University. Dr. Abraham has lived in the People's Republic of China and Taiwan, where she conducted post-graduate research on oracle bones and the origins of the Chinese writing system.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of course its not! They just wanted to call it that! For example i was tottaly like JAPANESE IS TOTTALLY NOT FOR DUMMIES but then I relized its just a book to LEARN it. For example, my dad got "Java Programming For dummies" And he is A SMARTIE the oppisite of DUMMY maybe YOU Could become A Smartie with chinese! Like i am with Japanese! (But Just a Tip Before you Press BUY, get the REAL book like I did because It dosent show you the chinese symbols on this version. Thanks! Plz reply!
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Notaclimber More than 1 year ago
Prior to my visit to China, I wanted to become familiar with the language, customs, and other pertinent information. The book gave some information that was useful, but the language tapes were ineffective. Simply listening to conversations, without the English translation was pointless. It was the least helpful book I purchased for my trip.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not FUNNY wait yes it is so FUNNY.Lol.Thx for reading my review about this book even know i only have the sample.Sread this book even if you cant read this book.BTW im not a dummy. Lol thx for reading my review. This one driection love talk to u later. BYE!:) l l lol bye O