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Chinese in Plain English, Second Edition : In Plain English - Boye Lafayette De Mente

Chinese in Plain English, Second Edition

In Plain English

Paperback Published: 13th February 2007
ISBN: 9780071482950
Number Of Pages: 352

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Next time someone asks if you know how to speak Chinese, you can say "Wo zhidao" (Waw jr-dow).*

With "Chinese in Plain English," you can speak Chinese in no time Its easy-to-use pronunciation system and straightforward presentation of the basics of the language--with plenty of useful sentences--help you break the language barrier quickly and confidently. How? All the words and phrases in this book are written in Roman script--in plain English--in a form you can use immediately and in the right context. Instantly you'll know the basics of Chinese, from polite pleasantries to the latest technological jargon.

Start on the right foot and speak Chinese with ease:

Good morning "Zaoshang hao " (Zow-shahng how)

Thank you "Xiexie " (She-eh-she-eh)

Please call the doctor. "Qing jiao yiwei yisheng." (Cheeng jee-ow ee-way ee-shuung)

Another round, please. "Qing zai lai yi-ge." (Cheeng zigh lie ee-guh)

Is Beijing hot during the summertime? "Beijing-de xiatian re ma?" (Bay-jeeng-duh shee-ah-tee-in run mah)

I will be here for about two weeks. "Wo meiyou yao baoguan-de dongxi." (Waw may-yoe yow bow-gwahn-duh doong-she)

*I know

Prefacep. v
Breaking the Language Barrierp. 1
Some Facts About Chinap. 2
Chinese Pronunciationp. 4
p. 8
p. 10
p. 12
p. 16
p. 18
Making Yourself at Home in Chinap. 22
The Chinese Connectionp. 22
Foreign Nationalitiesp. 25
China's Provincesp. 27
Autonomous Regions of Chinap. 28
Major Cities in Chinap. 29
Beijing Landmarksp. 32
Beijing Vicinityp. 35
Department Stores in Beijingp. 35
Shopping Districts in Beijingp. 36
Beijing's Main Streetsp. 36
Guangzhou Landmarksp. 38
Shopping Districts in Guangzhoup. 41
Guangzhou's Main Streetsp. 41
Landmarks in Shanghaip. 43
Special Clubsp. 45
Shopping Districts in Shanghaip. 45
Shanghai's Main Streetsp. 45
Communicating in Chinesep. 49
Common Expressionsp. 50
Key Words and Example Sentencesp. 56
Useful Adjectivesp. 78
Numbers and Countingp. 81
Timep. 91
Daysp. 98
Weeksp. 102
Monthsp. 104
Yearsp. 108
Money Mattersp. 111
Immigration and Customsp. 116
Transportationp. 119
Hotel Mattersp. 134
Introductionsp. 142
Seasons and Weatherp. 147
Eating and Drinkingp. 152
Telephone and Faxp. 179
Shoppingp. 183
Business Mattersp. 189
At the Post Officep. 194
Health Mattersp. 197
Housing Mattersp. 201
Visiting a Homep. 202
Entertainment and Recreationp. 204
Emergency Situationsp. 212
At the Barber Shop/Beauty Parlorp. 214
Signs in Chinap. 216
Colorsp. 221
Measurementsp. 222
Making up Your Own Sentencesp. 223
Public Holidays and Festivalsp. 232
General Vocabularyp. 235
21st-Century Chinap. 333
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780071482950
ISBN-10: 0071482954
Series: In Plain English
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 13th February 2007
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 12.7  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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