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

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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071474894
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 10/17/2008
  • Series: Streetwise...Series Series
  • Edition description: Paperback with Audio CD
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Rongrong Liao, Ph.D., and David Y. Dai, Ph.D. are professors of Chinese at the Defense Language Institute.

Jack Franke, Ph.D., is a head of department at the Defense Language Institute.

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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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