Streetwise Mandarin Chinese (Book+ Audio CD) / Edition 1

Streetwise Mandarin Chinese (Book+ Audio CD) / Edition 1

by Rongrong Liao, David Dai, Jack Franke
     
 

From the side of the Silk Route to the edge of the Great Wall, the Chinese language as spoken by everyday people

Uncover the everyday Mandarin Chinese as it's spoken on the streets and in the alleys of China. With the help of Streetwise Mandarin Chinese, you'll get clued in on the frequently used idioms, colloquialisms, and slang currently used by Chinese

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Overview

From the side of the Silk Route to the edge of the Great Wall, the Chinese language as spoken by everyday people

Uncover the everyday Mandarin Chinese as it's spoken on the streets and in the alleys of China. With the help of Streetwise Mandarin Chinese, you'll get clued in on the frequently used idioms, colloquialisms, and slang currently used by Chinese speakers of all walks of life. The accompanying audio recordings include thirty dialogues performed by native speakers that bring the language of the streets alive and make remembering new terminology easy.
Streetwise Mandarin Chinese with MP3 Disc is your guide to:

  • Polishing your Chinese skills and testing your comprehension with engaging exercises
  • Discovering the cultural attitudes behind many expressions
  • Encountering new vocabulary through lists of essential words and phrases and a mini audio dictionary

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071474894
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
10/17/2008
Series:
Streetwise...Series Series
Edition description:
List
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Greeting people; Asking how they are; Saying how you feel; Addressing each other

Chapter 2: Complaining; Envy, admiration

Chapter 3: Grumbling; Teasing

Chapter 4: Gossiping; Disbelief; Opinions on character

Chapter 5: Making friends with a girl; Flattering a girl; Self-introduction; Expressing love and affection

Chapter 6: Acclaiming, praising, commending; Being proud of something; Showing affection

Chapter 7: Asking and giving directions; Saving from getting lost; Asking for a person; Expressing gratitude; Making modest remarks; Making a friend

Chapter 8: Issuing orders; Making a request

Chapter 9: Bargaining; Complacency

Chapter 10: Betting; Arguing; Boasting; Bragging

Chapter 11: Taking a trip; Throwing a party

Chapter 12: Worrying; Persuading, advising; Encouraging; Convincing, reasoning

Chapter 13: Blaiming; Criticizing; Explaining

Chapter 14: Getting angry; Advising; Comforting

Chapter 15: Quarreling

Answers to Exercises

Indexes

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