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