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The Second 100 Chinese Characters: Simplified Character Edition: The Quick and Easy Way to Learn the Basic Chinese Characters
The Second 100 Chinese Characters: Simplified Character Edition
The Quick and Easy Way to Learn the Basic Chinese Characters
Paperback      ISBN: 0804849374
The Second 100 Chinese Characters adopts a structural approach that helps students to learn, recognize and write the second 100 most common Chinese characters.

The characters listed have been carefully selected and sequenced for rapid and effective learning and are intended for beginning Chinese students. Each Chinese character is shown separately on a single page, along with its English definitions, pinyin romanization, alternate form (if any), a stroke-order guide and ample space for writing practice. The gray stroke-order guides introduce the student to the standard stroke sequence used in writing the characters by tracing them. After learning the correct stroke order, the student can then practice writing the characters on their own, thus reinforcing the recognition and memorization. Large boxes with grid lines for correct proportions are provided.

Related compounds and phrases containing each character are also included to assist in vocabulary building. Three indexes--alphabetically arranged by the English meanings, by pinyin romanization, and by radicals--are provided at the back of the book for quick and easy reference.

This Chinese character book features:
  • The second 100 most frequently-used characters
  • Foundation characters for HSK Level 1 test
  • Standard pinyin romanizations
  • Step-by-step stroke order guides and ample space for writing practice
  • Special practice boxes with grid lines
  • Lots of extra practice sheets
  • Over 500 words and phrases containing the basic characters
  • Concise English definitions
The Second 100 Chinese Characters: Traditional Character Edition: The Quick and Easy Method to Learn the Second 100 Most Basic Chinese Characters
The Second 100 Chinese Characters: Traditional Character Edition
The Quick and Easy Method to Learn the Second 100 Most Basic Chinese Characters
Chinese    Paperback      ISBN: 0804844968
This book is a quick and easy way to learn the second 100 basic Chinese traditional characters.

The major struggle facing all beginning Chinese language students is to learn to recognize, read and write hundreds of Chinese characters. A working knowledge of characters is essential for any student wishing to learn Chinese. The Second 100 Chinese Characters adopts a structural approach that helps students to overcome this initial difficulty and quickly master the basic Chinese characters that are fundamental to this language. This book contains characters that have been carefully selected and sequenced for rapid and effective learning.

For effective learning, memorization and practice, each Chinese character is shown separately on a single page, together with its English definitions, hanyu pinyin romanization, alternate form (if any), a stroke order guide and ample space for writing practice. The stroke order guides introduce the student to the standard stroke sequence used in writing the characters, by tracing over them. After learning the correct stroke order, the student can then practice writing the character on their own, thus reinforcing recognition and memorization. Large boxes with grid lines for correct proportions are provided. Related compounds and phrases containing each character are also included to assist in vocabulary building. Three indexes (alphabetically by the English meanings and the pinyin romanization, and by radicals) are provided at the back of the book for quick and easy reference, along with extra sheets of blank boxes for writing practice. This book features
  • The second 100 most frequently-used Chinese characters.
  • Foundation characters for the HSK A level language proficiency test.
  • Standard hanyu pinyin romanizations.
  • Step-by-step stroke order guides and ample space for writing practice.
  • Over 500 words and phrases containing the basic characters.
  • Concise English definitions.
15-Minute Mandarin Chinese
15-Minute Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin    Paperback      ISBN: 1465415785

Whether starting from scratch or just in need of a refresher, discover how to speak and understand Mandarin Chinese with 15-minute-a-day lessons. 15-Minute Mandarin Chinese contains two hour-long CDs, a full-color course book with themed chapters and real-life examples, a menu guide, and translation dictionaries. Now with brand-new packaging and plastic snap-shut case.

Periplus Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary: Chinese-English English-Chinese (Fully Romanized)
Periplus Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary
Chinese-English English-Chinese (Fully Romanized)
Chinese    Paperback      ISBN: 0794607756
This handy Mandarin dictionary allows you to look up words quickly and easily--and be understood while speaking.

The Periplus Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary is a pocket-sized dictionary designed for travelers, business people and beginning Chinese language students. It contains all the most common Chinese vocabulary you will need. This new edition has been extensively revised and expanded to include over 12,000 entries.

A reference guide to the essentials of Chinese grammar and pronunciation are provided to ensure you will be understood when speaking.

Features of this Chinese dictionary include:
  • Complete English-Chinese and Chinese-English sections
  • Headwords are printed in bold for easy reference
  • Alternate meanings of the same word (in English or Chinese) are clearly distinguished
  • Includes the latest IT, mobile phone, Internet and social media terminology
A Learners' Handbook of Modern Chinese Written Expressions
A Learners' Handbook of Modern Chinese Written Expressions
Paperback      ISBN: 9622018688

This handbook serves as an introduction to the most important written expressions and classical idiomatic phrases in modern Chinese for students of intermediate and advanced Chinese. It has the following features: (1) It is comprehensive. The twelve chapters in the first section deal with common knowledge of written expressions such as grammar, syntax, and vocabulary. Various patterns, phrases, words and their usage are also explained in detail. The second section contains six chapters in which the distinctive features of various sub-types of written expressions, such as news reports, academic treatises, literary description, advertisements, correspondence and other "applied" writings, are introduced. (2) It is concise and practical. (3) It is amply illustrated with sample writings to enhance students' comprehension. (4) An exercise section is included so that students can apply what they have learned. (5) As students using this handbook have not fully mastered the Chinese language, it is bilingual.

Get Started in Mandarin Chinese Absolute Beginner Course: The Essential Introduction to Reading, Writing, Speaking and Understanding a New Language
Get Started in Mandarin Chinese Absolute Beginner Course
The Essential Introduction to Reading, Writing, Speaking and Understanding a New Language
Paperback      ISBN: 1444174800
Do you want a solid foundation to your Mandarin Chinese studies?
If you are looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will get you speaking, writing, reading and understanding Mandarin Chinese in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the Mandarin Chinese you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family.

What will I learn?
Basic Mandarin Chinese is slowly and carefully introduced to ensure you progress confidently through the course and build up a foundation to allow you to feel confident in everyday situations and move to the next level of your learning. It teaches grammar, vocabulary and listening, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills. By the end of the course you will reach a solid Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL (The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and A2 Beginner level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines.

Is this course for me?
Get Started in Mandarin Chinese is for absolute and false beginners of Mandarin Chinese. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning Mandarin Chinese. There are extensive illustrations to support the learner working on his or her own. This course is also ideal to use with one-to-one tutoring and as a classroom course.

What do I get?
This book has a learner-centred approach that incorporates the following features:
- 10 units of learning content - covering everyday topics from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family
- Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick
- Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
- Vocabulary building - thematic lists and activities to help you learn vocabulary quickly
- Test yourself - see and track your own progress
- Native speaker audio - available as a digital download
- Free, downloadable audio transcripts and vocabulary and language reference lists

This pack includes a book and one MP3 CD of audio material.

Where do I go next?
If you want to advance your Mandarin Chinese, our Complete Mandarin Chinese course (9781444199376) will take you to an intermediate level of Mandarin Chinese.

If you want to practice your speaking and listening skills, Get Talkingand Keep Talking Mandarin Chinese (9781444185416) is the perfect audio course.

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Play and Learn Chinese
Play and Learn Chinese
Chinese    Hardcover      ISBN: 0071759700

Choose the children's language course trusted by other moms and dads. The Parents' Choice award winning-language program will get your child speaking Chinese while having fun

Introduce your child, age 1-7, to a new language with this easy-to-follow, fun learning program. From taking a bath to going shopping, Play and Learn Chinese turns your everyday routines into enjoyable language-learning activities for you and your child This unique course features:

  • Fun songs, games, and activities
  • Key word illustrations
  • An audio CD that includes all the songs, games, and expressions in the course
  • Engaging comic strips
  • Sidebars with fun cultural information
  • English translations for all activities

Give your child the gift of a second language while enjoying your time together. Play and Learn Chinese gives you the resources to make that happen.

The Second 100 Chinese Characters: Traditional Character Edition: The Quick and Easy Method to Learn the Second 100 Most Basic Chinese Characters
The Second 100 Chinese Characters: Traditional Character Edition
The Quick and Easy Method to Learn the Second 100 Most Basic Chinese Characters
Chinese    Paperback      ISBN: 080483833x
This book is a quick and easy way to learn the second 100 basic Chinese traditional characters.

The major struggle facing all beginning Chinese language students is to learn to recognize, read and write hundreds of Chinese characters. A working knowledge of characters is essential for any student wishing to learn Chinese. The Second 100 Chinese Characters adopts a structural approach that helps students to overcome this initial difficulty and quickly master the basic Chinese characters that are fundamental to this language. This book contains characters that have been carefully selected and sequenced for rapid and effective learning.

For effective learning, memorization and practice, each Chinese character is shown separately on a single page, together with its English definitions, hanyu pinyin romanization, alternate form (if any), a stroke order guide and ample space for writing practice. The stroke order guides introduce the student to the standard stroke sequence used in writing the characters, by tracing over them. After learning the correct stroke order, the student can then practice writing the character on their own, thus reinforcing recognition and memorization. Large boxes with grid lines for correct proportions are provided. Related compounds and phrases containing each character are also included to assist in vocabulary building. Three indexes (alphabetically by the English meanings and the pinyin romanization, and by radicals) are provided at the back of the book for quick and easy reference, along with extra sheets of blank boxes for writing practice. This book features
  • The second 100 most frequently-used Chinese characters.
  • Foundation characters for the HSK A level language proficiency test.
  • Standard hanyu pinyin romanizations.
  • Step-by-step stroke order guides and ample space for writing practice.
  • Over 500 words and phrases containing the basic characters.
  • Concise English definitions.
A Practical English-Chinese Pronouncing Dictionary: English, Chinese Characters, Romanized Mandarin and Cantonese
A Practical English-Chinese Pronouncing Dictionary
English, Chinese Characters, Romanized Mandarin and Cantonese
Paperback      ISBN: 0804818770
This is a user-friendly English to Chinese dictionary.

A practical English-Chinese Pronouncing Dictionary contains more that 15,000 entries, providing the reader easy access to all the words needed for everyday Chinese language conversation. This concise volume provides both Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese romanizations and pronunciations along with the Chinese characters. This totally practical dictionary follows a clear four-column arrangement: 1) the English world, 2) the Chinese character(s) with Chinese phonetics, 3) romanization in Mandarin with tone signs, 4) romanizations in Cantonese with tone signs. The entries have been selected to provide the most comprehensive listing possible and to obviate the time-waisting device of cross referencing.
  • Contains over 15,000 Entries.
  • Complete conversation guide.
  • Romanized Mandarin and Chinese.
  • Simplified tone and sound indications.
  • Numerical list of radicals.
Nowhere else will the user find such a tool to learn Chinese that so effectively combines simplicity with such utility
Teach Yourself Last-Minute Mandarin Chinese: Getting by Level 1
Teach Yourself Last-Minute Mandarin Chinese
Getting by Level 1
Chinese    Compact Disc      ISBN: 007175136x

In just 75 minutes you can learn enough Chinese to get by on your vacation

Elisabeth Smith has used her wide teaching experience to write a fun audio course that teaches you enough Chinese to communicate all your basic needs. The course comes on one 75-minute CD and teaches only the essential words and phrases, which are extended by the use of body language. An accompanying 16-page booklet lists the words and phrases taught on the recording.
The action takes place during a flight from London to China. Following a challenge from the passenger in the next seat to her, Elisabeth Smith agrees to teach him enough Chinese to be able to get around on his vacation. The dialogue is broken up by in-flight announcements, meals and drinks being served and even some turbulence, making for an engaging and fun learning experience.