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Mandarin Chinese for Beginners: Learning Conversational Chinese (Fully Romanised

Yi Ren Xiyuan Liang



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11 June 2019
Language: reference & general; Languages & ESL; Chinese - Beginner Self-Study; Chinese - Speaking Skills; Chinese - Languages
Chinese is a fascinating language that can seem impossibly difficult to learn at first but is relatively easy if you focus on the spoken language. This user-friendly guide to the basics helps you learn how to speak Chinese quickly and easily by drawing parallels with something you already know: English. This revised edition contains new dialogues, cultural notes, IT, smartphone and social media vocabulary and new manga illustrations. This book is designed for anyone who wants to learn to speak and understand colloquial spoken Chinese, whether it is for business, pleasure, or travel in China, and it allows you to enjoy the process of learning the language. A lighthearted guide that brings Chinese to life in a down-to-earth fashion, real-life dialogues and situations help you to converse with confidence. Sentence pattern exercises and drills help to reinforce what you are learning. Native-speaker audio recordings teach you to pronounce Chinese accurately. Interesting notes, idioms, sayings, and poems introduce you to Chinese culture. Mandarin Chinese for Beginners contains lots of extra hints and tips drawn from the authors' many years of experience in teaching the language in adult evening classes. Answer Keys to the exercise questions are provided, and an Extend Your Vocabulary section in each chapter helps you to remember and understand more words than you'd think possible. Photos and insider tips about China's culture and its many unique places, add spice to the adventure.
By:   Yi Ren, Xiyuan Liang
Imprint:   Tuttle
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 191mm,  Width: 254mm, 
ISBN:   9780804849463
ISBN 10:   0804849463
Series:   Tuttle Learning Conversational Language
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   11 June 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Language:   Chinese
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Yi Ren taught chemistry in Beijing after graduating from Tsinghua University. On moving to the U.S., she began to teach Chinese and has now had over 25 years of experience doing this. She teaches students at the high school and adult level and has published three Chinese language learning books. She lives with her family in Denver, colourado. Xiayuan Liang practiced medicine in China before coming to the US. She is currently a professor at the University of colourado School of Medicine. In her spare time, Xiayuan likes to read and discuss interesting topics with her friends;in Chinese, of course!

Reviews for Mandarin Chinese for Beginners: Learning Conversational Chinese (Fully Romanised

I loved my Chinese classes with Yi Ren. She didn't just teach the language-but also Chinese culture and history. Her new book reflects her warmth and breadth of teaching. -Mike Farer, former student, and City Planner Thanks to Yi Ren, I actually learned about the Mandarin language, to speak phrases, to understand snippets of Mandarin conversations when I hear others speak, and to have the confidence to tackle this very complex language. -Beth A. Buonanno, Mandarin learner This is a good book for non-native speaking parents. Each chapter included vocabulary, dialogues and culture information. This is a book written by an experienced Chinese instructor. -Miss Panda Chinese One other thing I really enjoyed about this book is the inclusion of traditional Chinese poetry. Before, I never dared approach Chinese poetry, but this book gives me the understanding to read great poems without needing a specialty text. -Silvia Gleizer, Vision Times As a teacher myself, I have always been impressed with Yi's knowledge of language acquisition. As her pupil, I found her passion and determination inspiring. Learning with Yi gave me the feeling of being in China all over again. -Karen Enos, Mandarin learner ...well-written and helps you speak Chinese in no time. I really liked how the book is packed with cultural details. It's a nice touch that gives you some background knowledge about Chinese culture. Indeed, I was impressed to see Chinese poems from the Tang dynasty appearing at the end of most chapters! -Perapera Language Tools blog A fantastic place to start... offers a less intimidating barrier to Chinese than other textbooks. -Greg Bell, En Route To Fluency blog

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