Using Chinese: A Guide to Contemporary Usage

Using Chinese: A Guide to Contemporary Usage

by Yvonne Li Walls, Jan W. Walls
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521785650

ISBN-13: 9780521785655

Pub. Date: 05/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a guide to Chinese usage for students who have already acquired the basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. Unlike conventional grammars, it addresses many aspects of Chinese language usage, such as letter writing, idioms, proverbs, and riddles. It also provides new and recent words, including internet vocabulary, which enables

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This book is a guide to Chinese usage for students who have already acquired the basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. Unlike conventional grammars, it addresses many aspects of Chinese language usage, such as letter writing, idioms, proverbs, and riddles. It also provides new and recent words, including internet vocabulary, which enables students to understand and properly use the most up-to-date expressions alongside everyday language. Useful sections on common social interactions are included, along with an invaluable guide to the finer nuances of body language. Clear, readable, and easy to consult, this is an essential reference for learners seeking access to one of the world's most important languages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521785655
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2009
Edition description:
Bilingual
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Varieties of language and register; 2. Vocabulary and usage; 3. Functional language; 4. Letters; 5. Grammar; 6. Body language.

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