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Chinese Character Fast Finder
Chinese Character Fast Finder
Paperback      ISBN: 0804836345
Chinese Character Fast Finder allows users to find Chinese characters based on their appearance alone, without knowing their pronunciation, radical or stroke count. This reference book has been designed for serious learners of Chinese as well as readers with an interest in written Chinese. Convenient features include printed thumb-index marks for rapid access to any character; all the characters prescribed for the Chinese government's official HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Koshi) Language Proficiency Test, and simplified characters and their pinyin pronunciation.
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
Chinese Characters
Paperback      ISBN: 0486213218
Rich analysis of 2,300 characters according to traditional systems into primitives. Also reference lexicon of 7,000 characters.
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 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
Chinese for Beginners: Mastering Conversational Chinese
Chinese for Beginners
Mastering Conversational Chinese
by Ren, Yi
Paperback      ISBN: 0804842353
Chinese is a fascinating language that seems impossibly difficult to many people, but is actually very learnable. This user-friendly approach to the basics helps you learn Chinese quickly and easily by drawing parallels with something you already know: English. This book will work for anyone who wants to speak and understand Chinese for business, for pleasure, or for travel—and who wants to enjoy the process of learning a new language while they're at it! Chinese for Beginners abounds with extra hints and tips drawn from the authors' many years of experience teaching the language in adult evening classes. Answer Keys help you keep track of your learning process; an "Extend Your Vocabulary" feature in each chapter helps you to remember and understand more words that you'd think possible; and photos and insider tips about China's culture, special places, and everyday life add to the adventure. Chinese for Beginners focuses on realistic situations you'll encounter when you meet people in China. New words are explained in terms of how you'll actually use them to communicate with new friends. The disc lets you listen and repeat and remember the sentences with ease, and will help you soon declare with pride, "I can say that in Chinese!" - * A lighthearted guide brings Chinese to life in a down-to-earth fashion - * Real-life dialogues and situations help you converse with confidence - * Native-speaker audio recordings teach you to pronounce Chinese accurately - * Interesting notes, idioms, sayings, and poems introduce you to Chinese culture
Chinese for Dummies
Chinese for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 1119475449
The fun way to learn to speak Chinese With more than 1.2 billion speakers across the globe — and with nearly 3 million in the U.S. alone — Mandarin Chinese claims the top spot as the world’s most common language. If you want to learn this language to get ahead at school or work, or to make your travel to China easier, this is the handy reference you’ll want by your side. Chinese For Dummies teaches basic grammar, as well as the necessary vocabulary to make introductions and greetings, use proper etiquette, make small talk, make transportation arrangements, order food and beverages, ask directions, deal with money, shop, access recreation, and handle an emergency. - Concentrates on Mandarin Chinese and features new and revised content - Includes major updates to all the necessary foundational information needed to speak Chinese - Covers grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations - Offers a refreshed mini-dictionary complete with even more vocabulary - Find free conversational audio tracks online As the Chinese economy continues to grow, the importance of Chinese as a trade language will also increase. If you’re a student or business professional who has a basic understanding of the language, you’ll be poised to surpass your peers when it comes to dealing with international markets. So get started today!
Chinese Handwriting Recognition: An Algorithmic Perspective
Chinese Handwriting Recognition
An Algorithmic Perspective
Paperback      ISBN: 3642318118
Designing machines that can read handwriting like human beings has been an ambitious goal for more than half a century, driving talented researchers to explore diverse approaches. Obstacles have often been encountered that at first appeared insurmountable but were indeed overcome before long. Yet some open issues remain to be solved. As an indispensable branch, Chinese handwriting recognition has been termed as one of the most difficult Pattern Recognition tasks. Chinese handwriting recognition poses its own unique challenges, such as huge variations in strokes, diversity of writing styles, and a large set of confusable categories. With ever-increasing training data, researchers have pursued elaborate algorithms to discern characters from different categories and compensate for the sample variations within the same category. As a result, Chinese handwriting recognition has evolved substantially and amazing achievements can be seen. This book introduces integral algorithms used in Chinese handwriting recognition and the applications of Chinese handwriting recogniers. The first part of the book covers both widespread canonical algorithms to a reliable recognizer and newly developed scalable methods in Chinese handwriting recognition. The recognition of Chinese handwritten text is presented systematically, including instructive guidelines for collecting samples, novel recognition paradigms, distributed discriminative learning of appearance models and distributed estimation of contextual models for large categories, in addition to celebrated methods, e.g. Gradient features, MQDF and HMMs. In the second part of this book, endeavors are made to create a friendlier human-machine interface through application of Chinese handwriting recognition. Four scenarios are exemplified: grid-assisted input, shortest moving input, handwritten micro-blog, and instant handwriting messenger. All the while, the book moves from basic to more complex approaches, also providing a list for further reading with literature comments.
Chinese in 10 Minutes a Day
Chinese in 10 Minutes a Day
Paperback      ISBN: 1931873356
A trip to China is magical, especially when you can speak the language. So before you visit the Great Wall, take the first step here. This book with itsnew digital download is a complete and fun, hands-on language learning experience. Useful study tools, fun interactive computer games and easy-to-use English phonetics make learning Chinese effortless and enjoyable. And with a focus on practical words and phrases, you’ll be able to order a meal, shop for those incredible bargains and find your way around town, with absolute ease. Spend just10 minutes a day
Chinese in 10 Minutes a Day with CD-ROM
Chinese in 10 Minutes a Day with CD-ROM
Chinese    Paperback      ISBN: 1931873011
CHINESE in 10 minutes a day® Book 132-page illustrated workbook Full color throughout Organized in 25 easy steps, by essential categories 150 Sticky Labels for home and office Ready-made Flash Cards Cut-out Menu Guide Pronunciation Guide Over 300 Free Words Glossary of over 2,000 new words, definitions and pronunciation CHINESE in 10 minutes a day® CD-ROM Included with the 10 minutes a day® Book Special language learning software features interactive Sticky Labels, Flash Cards, Colors and Numbers See and hear the words as you play with them on your computer screen PC and Mac friendly A trip to China is magical, especially when you can speak the language. Before you visit the Great Wall, take the first step here. This book and interactive CD-ROM combo is a complete, and fun, hands-on language learning experience. Useful study tools, fun interactive games and easy-to-use English phonetics make learning Chinese effortless and enjoyable. And with a focus on practical words and phrases, you ll be able to order a meal, shop for those incredible bargains and find your way around town, with absolute ease! Spend just 10 minutes a day® with this program and you ll be speaking Chinese in no time!