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Niubi: The Real Chinese You Were Never Taught in School

Eveline Chao Chris Murphy

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Plume
24 November 2009
Language teaching & learning material & coursework; Humour; Languages & ESL; Chinese - Cultural Material; Chinese - Idioms; Chinese - Languages
How to talk dirty and influence people--in Chinese! You can study Chinese for years, but do you really know how to talk like a native speaker? The next book in Plume's foreign language slang series, Niubi! will make sure you learn all the colorful vernacular words and phrases used by Chinese people of all ages in a variety of situations, including flirting and dating, wheeling and dealing, and even specific Internet slang--not to mention plenty of Chinese words that are...well, best not to mention.

Accessible and useful to complete novices (Niubi! newbies), intermediate students of Mandarin Chinese, or just anyone who enjoys cursing in other languages, this irreverent guide is packed with hilarious anecdotes and illustrations, mini cultural lessons, and contextual explanations. So whether you?re planning a trip to Beijing, flirting with an online acquaintance from Shanghai, or just want to start a fight in Chinatown--Niubi! will ensure that nothing you say is lost in translation.
By:   Eveline Chao
Illustrated by:   Chris Murphy
Imprint:   Plume
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 134mm,  Spine: 11mm
Weight:   177g
ISBN:   9780452295568
ISBN 10:   0452295564
Pages:   188
Publication Date:   24 November 2009
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Language:   Chinese
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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