Basic Mandarin Chinese Speaking & Listening Practice Book
Paperback ISBN: 0804847258
This comprehensive Mandarin workbook can be used with any textbook or on its own to dramatically enhance your Mandarin speaking and listening skills. No matter what textbook you're using to learn Mandarin, it requires a lot of practice. Here is a wealth of effective activities and drills—plus over 16 hours of audio recordings—to help you improve your spoken Mandarin Chinese quickly and effectively. This book follows the Basic Mandarin Chinese—Speaking & Listening textbook but works equally well with other coursebooks or on its own. The free disc contains hours of audio recording as well as printable PDF files providing hundreds of pages of extra practice exercises and activities. Basic Mandarin Chinese—Speaking & Listening Practice Book includes hundreds of carefully designed activities to help you with every aspect of your speaking skills, including: - Pronunciation exercises - Vocabulary and Grammar summaries - Substitution drills - Transformation and Response drills - Role Playing and Listening Comprehension - Dictation exercises - Translation exercises The accompanying disc contains: - 16 hours of audio recordings by native Mandarin speakers - Printable practice pages - Printable exercises and activities About the Basic Mandarin Chinese series: Respected Chinese language educator Dr. Cornelius Kubler has taught Mandarin Chinese to diplomats, business people and students for several decades—using an effective learning system with two separate but integrated "tracks" to help you learn the spoken and written forms of the language more efficiently and more successfully. The materials in this series have been acclaimed as a breakthrough in Mandarin Chinese language learning. This book is a new edition of Basic Spoken Chinese: Practice Essentials.
Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar
A Student's Guide to Correct Structures and Common Errors
Paperback ISBN: 1933330899
Here is a concise guide to supplement any course of study and help with homework, travel, and test preparation. Topics include word order, time, nouns, verbs, adjectives, word choices with verbs and adverbs, and letter writing. The simple format has one goal: quick mastery and growing confidence. Qin Xue Herzberg, a graduate of Beijing Normal University, has taught Chinese for decades and has been an upper-level Chinese professor at Calvin College for ten years. Larry Herzberg did his PhD work in Chinese and founded the Chinese language programs at Albion College and Calvin College. Qin and Larry live in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and are co-authors of the popular China Survival Guide.
Beginner's Mandarin Chinese Dictionary
The Ideal Dictionary for Beginning Students: HSK Levels 1-5
Paperback ISBN: 0804846685
This is an ideal dictionary for students of the Chinese language. The Beginner's Chinese Dictionary is specifically designed for learners of Chinese. It covers the 2,500 basic vocabulary items, including all vocabulary prescribed for Levels 1-5 of the standard test of proficiency in Chinese, Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). Entries are arranged alphabetically according to the pinyin transliteration. For each character, the radical and stroke count are given. An analysis of word formation is also provided to aid understanding of how words of two or more syllables are formed. Sample sentences are presented in Chinese characters with pinyin and English equivalents, to show how each headword should be used. A radical and character index allows quick access to any headword. Key features of this Chinese character dictionary: - Over 2,500 basic vocabulary items - English–Chinese and Chinese–English sections. - Entries arranged alphabetically by pinyin transliteration. - Includes all words for HSK Levels 1-5. - Sample sentences demonstrate how to use words correctly. - Characters and pinyin for all headwords and examples. - Introduces and explains radicals, stroke counts, and components. - Key character components are given for easy recognition. - Useful notes on culture, grammar and usage provided.
Beginning Mandarin Chinese Characters
Learn 300 Chinese Characters and 1200 Chinese Words Through Interactive Activities and Exercises (Ideal for HSK + AP Exam Prep)
Paperback ISBN: 0804845077
Learn the essential Mandarin Chinese characters and words in everyday use in China! Anyone planning to learn Chinese knows that there are 300 primary characters they must learn to function in China. This systematic introduction to Mandarin is designed to help you learn them fast—along with how to pronounce, write, and remember 1,200 key vocabulary words and phrases. Essential for anyone wishing to pass the official Chinese government HSK Level 1 & 2 proficiency exam or the Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Language and Culture Exam, Beginning Mandarin Chinese Characters, Volume 1 presents these 300 characters in a series of very simple and easy lessons that: - The characters are grouped into themes with a warm-up narrative for each character - Each character's pronunciation and meanings in combination with other characters are presented - Exercises to practice recognizing the characters and using the vocabulary are provided - Writing guides show you how to write each correctly - Includes easy access to online native speaker audio recordings and free, printable flashcards
Berlitz Cantonese Chinese for Your Trip
Chinese Compact Disc ISBN: 1780044356
Being able to speak a little of the local language enhances any trip abroad, and this beginner-level Cantonese audio course contains all the key travel phrases you need to communicate with confidence. The 60-minute audio CD features native Cantonese speakers using phrases you’re likely to encounter in typical travel situations. In no time, you will be able to meet and greet people, be familiar with numbers, time and days of the week, find your way around transport, shops, and restaurants, and make new friends. The case includes a sturdy booklet that is easily extracted and portable. It features phonetic transcriptions of the phrases on the CD, plus handy tips and key word reminders. The contents of the CD can be easily downloaded to your iPod or MP3 player.
A Comprehensive Grammar
Paperback ISBN: 0415471311
Cantonese: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Cantonese as spoken by native speakers in Hong Kong. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in current Cantonese. This makes it the ideal reference source for all learners and users of Cantonese, irrespective of level, in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types. Moreover, it will provide a lasting and reliable resource for all fluent speakers of the language. The book is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Cantonese grammar. Arranged by both syntactic categories and language functions, the Grammar provides an in-depth treatment of structures and pays special attention to idiom and speech registers, including trendy language. Explanations are full, clear and free of jargon. A glossary, extensive index and generous use of cross-references provide readers with easy access to the information they require.
Cantonese Dictionary & Phrasebook
Cantonese-english / English-cantonese
Paperback ISBN: 0781812798
Cantonese is an official language of Hong Kong and Macau, and the dominant dialect of Chinese spoken in the province of Guangdong. Spoken by nearly 60 million people worldwide, it is understood by much of the Chinese diaspora population across the world and rivals Mandarin as the lingua franca of south China and ethnic Chinese living abroad. Unique among all the Chinese dialects, Cantonese also has a writing system that is distinct from Mandarin Chinese and makes use of characters generally not understood by non-Cantonese speakers. Contains 4,000 dictionary entries, and each entry includes Cantonese characters and intuitive phonetics. Also provides concise grammar and pronunciation sections.
Cantonese Practical Dictionary
Cantonese-english / English-cantonese
Paperback ISBN: 0781813123
Spoken by nearly 60 million people, Cantonese rivals Mandarin as the lingua franca of both south China and of the worldwide Chinese diaspora population. Unique among all the Chinese dialects, Cantonese also has a writing system that is distinct from Mandarin Chinese and makes use of characters generally not understood by non-Cantonese speakers. It is an official language of Hong Kong and Macau, and written Cantonese is commonly found on street signs in Hong Kong as well as in newspapers and novels. The spoken language also exerts a strong cultural influence on East Asia, due to the prominence of Hong Kong’s film and music industries. This dictionary with over 14,000 entries provides students and travelers with a portable, yet comprehensive resource for everyday use.