Colloquial Chinese 2 / Edition 2

Colloquial Chinese 2 / Edition 2

by Kan Qian
     
 

Colloquial Chinese 2 is designed for people who already have some knowledge of the language but want to progress a stage further. It is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge and to extend your skills, either in preparation for a visit, or to brush up on the language for work.

Structured to give you the opportunity to listen to and read lots of modern,

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Overview

Colloquial Chinese 2 is designed for people who already have some knowledge of the language but want to progress a stage further. It is the ideal way to refresh your knowledge and to extend your skills, either in preparation for a visit, or to brush up on the language for work.

Structured to give you the opportunity to listen to and read lots of modern, everyday Chinese, it has been developed to work systematically on reinforcing and extending your grasp of Chinese grammar and vocabulary. Key features include:

  • revision material to help you consolidate and build up your basics
  • Chinese texts presented in simplified characters and pinyin romanization throughout
  • lessons based on practical everyday topics and supplemented by useful cultural notes
  • lots of spoken and written exercises in each lesson for practice and consolidation
  • a grammar summary, detailed answer key and Chinese-English glossary
  • supplementary exercises and Chinese web-links at www.routledge.com/colloquials/chinese

Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on CD/MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquials Pack.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415328180
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Series:
Colloquial Series
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


Introduction     vii
Aknowledgements     x
The Chinese language and China     1
Traveling in China     19
Health     37
Get-togethers and food     53
Celebrate Chinese New Year     71
Interests and hobbies     87
Education     103
Work     121
Transport and environment     136
Computers and the internet     150
Marriage and children     169
Reform and change     192
Key to exercises and reading/listening comprehension questions     212
Texts, dialogues, reading comprehension texts and listening comprehension scripts in complex characters     241
English translation of the authentic texts in Units 10, 11 and 12     262
Chinese-English glossary     265
Index to language points     294
Index to culture notes     296

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