The Easy Way to Learn Modern Mandarin Chinese
First, you see a passage written in Chinese characters . . .
Second, you read and pronounce the passage as itâs presented phonetically in the Western alphabet (Pinyin) . . .
Third, you read its literal, word-for-word English translation from Mandarin Chinese . . .
Finally, you get an English translation that presents the passageâs general sense and intended meaning.
And as you learn the language, the author takes you on a fascinating âguided tourâ? of Chinaâs various regions. Two enclosed audio CDs present the textâs vocabulary and dialogues while they teach you correct Mandarin pronunciation and give you practice in listening comprehension.