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Chineasy: The New Way to Read Chinese
Chineasy
The New Way to Read Chinese
by Shaolan
Chinese    Paperback      ISBN: 0062365568
In this revolutionary new approach to learning one of the oldest written languages, the author creates a simple system for quickly understanding the basic building blocks of written Chinese by transforming Chinese characters into easy-to-remember pictograms.
Chineasy: The New Way to Read Chinese
Chineasy
The New Way to Read Chinese
by Shaolan
Paperback      ISBN: 0062332090
In this revolutionary new approach to learning one of the oldest written languages, the author creates a simple system for quickly understanding the basic building blocks of written Chinese by transforming Chinese characters into easy-to-remember pictograms.
Chineasy Everyday: Learning Chinese Through Its Culture
Chineasy Everyday
Learning Chinese Through Its Culture
by Shaolan
Paperback      ISBN: 0062439715
A unique and highly entertaining introduction to the richness of Chinese language, culture, and civilization, built on the groundbreaking and hugely popular Chineasy visual learning method. To educate the world about the richness and character of China’s people, customs, and heritage, entrepreneur ShaoLan Hsueh created Chineasy, a special building-block learning method that uses highly recognizable and appealing illustrations. She introduced her revolutionary teaching methodology and graphic language in her bestseller, Chineasy. In this standalone guide, she expands her scope to include all facets of Chinese life and culture, including Numbers, Time & Dates, The Solar System & the Five Elements, People, Nature, Animals, How to Describe Things, Health & Well-being, Travel, City & Country, Shopping, Food & Drink, and Internet & Technology. She begins all twelve sections with an overview of key Chineasy characters, then presents the specific symbols relevant to each—providing insight into how Chinese thinking has shaped its language and civilization in a way that anyone can understand and appreciate. Whether you are a student learning Mandarin, an executive pursuing business ties to Chinese companies, or a curious tourist traveling to China, this single-volume encyclopedia will stimulate the mind, enchant the culturally minded and inspire everyone who seeks new experiences and a wider understanding of our world.
Chinese: A Comprehensive Grammar
Chinese
A Comprehensive Grammar
2nd Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1138840173
Chinese: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to Chinese grammar. It presents a fresh and accessible description of the language, concentrating on the real patterns of use in modern Chinese. The Grammar is an essential reference source for the learner and user of Chinese, irrespective of level. It is ideal for use in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types and will remain the standard reference work for years to come. The volume is organized to promote a thorough understanding of Chinese grammar. It offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the language, and provides full and clear explanations. Throughout, the emphasis is on Chinese as used by present-day native speakers. An extensive index and numbered paragraphs provide readers with easy access to the information they require. The new edition features a revised and expanded chapter on prosody: 'Prosody and Syntax', as well as four completely new chapters: - Morphology and Syntax (1), which looks at Chinese word formation - Morphology and Syntax (2), which explores the interaction between words, expressions, and sentences - Intralingual Transpositions, which reviews the possible conversions between possible sentential constructions - Interlingual Conversions, which examines the differences between Chinese and English
A Chinese Character a Day: Practice Pad
A Chinese Character a Day
Practice Pad
Paperback      ISBN: 0804845840
This calendar–like practice pad allows you to effectively practice Chinese characters and learn a year's wroth of characters in just minutes a day. Although more people are studying the Chinese language than ever before, others are still wary of starting because they believe, "it's too difficult." But A Chinese Character A Day, Volume 2 will show beginner–intermediate students that learning Mandarin Chinese characters is highly manageable when absorbed in small doses. It will help intermediate and advanced Chinese learners review and improve upon their past studies and practice written Chinese every day. Chinese characters (hanzi) are fascinating pictographic symbols that each have a specific meaning. After a few weeks of gradual progress your ability to read Chinese, write Chinese and pronounce Chinese will grow tremendously. This calendar like desk companion starts with the most basic Chinese characters and builds upon itself, one day at a time. For easy reference and review, a booklet listing the 365 Chinese characters is included. Each of the 365 pages contain these six components: - The featured Chinese character. - The English meaning. - The pronunciation written in romanized Chinese (hanyu pinyin). - Related compounds with their meanings and pronunciations. - Stroke–order diagrams. - 28 practice squares. To get started with A Chinese Character a Day, turn to Day One and begin by studying the character, its readings, meanings and sample compounds. Then tear off the sheet and, using the stroke–order guide, practice writing the character in the spaces provided. In a matter of days you'll be on your way to reading and writing Chinese with ease!

Chinese Character Writing For Dummies: Website Associated W/Book
Chinese Character Writing For Dummies
Website Associated W/Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1119475538
Learn to write 100 characters in Chinese Billions of people worldwide speak Chinese—and now you can learn to write 100 characters in the world’s most-spoken language! Whether you’re taking a course, looking to get ahead at work, or just want to up the ante when you’re communicating with Chinese-speaking family and friends, Chinese Character Writing For Dummies gets you up to speed fast. This workbook will guide your first steps in learning Chinese characters. It contains 100 basic characters, including 44 simple characters (pictograms and symbols) and 56 composite characters (ideograms and ideo-phonograms). It helps you little by little to familiarize yourself with the pieces of the puzzle most frequently used, as well as some basic Chinese writing rules. - Offers online bonus content that includes instructional videos, downloadable flashcards, and printable writing pages - Shows you how to write 100 Chinese characters - Provides instruction for beginners, students, and lifelong learners - Gives you helpful tips on how to memorize characters Speaking Chinese will take you far—and learning to write some of the most common characters will only take you farther! Find out how Chinese Character Writing For Dummies can help you today!

Chinese Characters Flash Cards: Characters 1-349: HSK Elementary Level
Chinese Characters Flash Cards
Characters 1-349: HSK Elementary Level
Paperback      ISBN: 0804842019
A native speaker of Chinese knows 5,000 to 10,000 characters. For English speakers, that fact alone summarizes the challenges of learning Chinese! To succeed in mastering Chinese characters, there are 3 secrets: learners need to begin with the most useful characters, study them in the most effective order, and use repetition galore. Flash cards are ideal for this, and the Chinese Characters Flash Cards Kit offers the learner the right characters in the right learning order.
Chinese Demystified: Hard Stuff Made Easy
Chinese Demystified
Hard Stuff Made Easy
Chinese    Paperback      ISBN: 007147725x
Organized as self-teaching guides, the books in this series come complete with key points, background information, end-of-chapter review questions and more and are designed to help readers tackle all the tough subjects.

Chinese Flash Cards: Characters 623-1070: HSK Upper Intermediate Level
Chinese Flash Cards
Characters 623-1070: HSK Upper Intermediate Level
Chinese    Paperback      ISBN: 0804842035
Flash cards are one of the quintessential keys to successful language learning, and Chinese Flash Cards Kit Volume 3 contains all the necessary ingredients you need to read and write Chinese. Many students who study the langauge understand that there are three secrets to committing these Chinese characters, or Hanzi, to memory: start with the basic characters first, then study the others in the correct order, and use constant repetition to reinforce them until they stick in your long-term memory. No other study tool is better equipped to handle this task other than flash cards, making this kit an ideal resource for practicing Chinese. These handy flash cards present the characters in the correct order and the cards have a full range of features to help you master the 448 Upper Intermediate level characters, along with their associated 2,240+ words and sentences. All characters needed for the HSK Upper Intermediate Level exam are covered. The HSK is China's standard test of Chinese proficiency for non-native speakers, required of foreigners who wish to study or work at Chinese universities and firms. Whether at home or on the go, you can use these cards to learn several new characters every day, and watch your knowledge develop rapidly over time. This kit features: - 448 hole-punched cards presenting the essential intermediate-level characters - Native-speaker audio recordings of 2,240+ example words and sentences - A 32-page study booklet with sorting indexes and practice tips - Radicals, compounds and idiomatic phrases, plus traditional forms where applicable - A handy organizing ring is included to hold the cards - Ideal as a study tool to prepare for China's official HSK exam

Chinese Flash Cards Kit: HSK Intermediate Level: Characters 350-622
Chinese Flash Cards Kit
HSK Intermediate Level: Characters 350-622
Paperback      ISBN: 0804842027
Flash cards remain an easy, effective tool for rapid memorization, and Tuttle's flash cards are the best available today. The front of each card gives one Chinese character. On the reverse is as much information as a dictionary entry: stroke order, radicals, vocabulary, idiomatic phrases, and sample sentences. An audio CD gives native-speaker pronunciations. An excellent tool for HSK study, this second volume will help you master the 273 intermediate-level characters, along with their associated 1,360+ words and sentences.

Whether at home or on the go, you can use these cards to learn several new characters every day, and watch your knowledge develop rapidly over time. This kit features:
  • 273 hole-punched cards presenting the essential intermediate-level characters
  • Native-speaker audio recordings of 1,360+ example words and sentences
  • A 32-page study booklet with sorting indexes and practice tips
  • Radicals, compounds and idiomatic phrases, plus traditional forms where applicable<
  • A handy organizing ring is included to hold the cards