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Read and Write Chinese Script: A Teach Yourself Guide

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By the end of the book, you will be reading and writing Chinese with confidence!

Read and Write Chinese Scripts is a step-by-step introduction to the script that will enable you to read Chinese signs, notices, advertisements and headlines. Script is introduced in stages, accompanied with lots of practice. There are plenty of example words and phrases that are seen everywhere in any Chinese-speaking environment so you can familiarize yourself ...

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Overview

By the end of the book, you will be reading and writing Chinese with confidence!

Read and Write Chinese Scripts is a step-by-step introduction to the script that will enable you to read Chinese signs, notices, advertisements and headlines. Script is introduced in stages, accompanied with lots of practice. There are plenty of example words and phrases that are seen everywhere in any Chinese-speaking environment so you can familiarize yourself with the most common signs and directions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071759915
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/12/2011
  • Series: TY: Language Guides Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,383,442
  • Product dimensions: 4.94 (w) x 7.72 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Scurfield was until recently Chair of the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Westminster in London, where she was a founder member of the Chinese section.

Song Lianyi grew up and was educated in Beijing. He has taught Chinese as a foreign language for more than 13 years. He is at present Lecturer in Chinese at SOAS.

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Table of Contents

Introduction / 01 Origins of the script / 02 How Chinese characters are formed / 03 Writing Chinese characters: basic rules, strokes and word order / 04 How words are formed / 05 Signs (1): At the hotel / 06 Signs (2): Directions / 07 Signs (3): Shopping / 08 Entertainment: Going places / 09 The weather / 10 How to use a Chinese-English dictionary / Key to the exercises / Table of radicals / Pronunciation guide / Some useful public signs and notices / Chinese-English vocabulary / English-Chinese vocabulary

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