Mandarin Grammar Quick Reference Guide

Author: Lung-Hua Gail Hu

Publisher: Quickstudy

ISBN: 9781423204206

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 6

View: 9495

Featuring Mandarin characters (ideograms), pinyin (Mandarin transliterated into the Latin alphabet) and English translations, this 3-panel guide provides grammar essentials for students, travelers, and business people.
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Chinese Grammar Wiki BOOK

Elementary

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941875261

Category:

Page: 406

View: 4918

The AllSet Learning Grammar Wiki BOOK series brings to ebook format everything that made the online wiki the internet's #1 reference for Mandarin Chinese grammar:- Each grammar point is presented for learners at a specific level (in this case, absolute beginners and elementary learners ONLY)- Each grammar point is explained in plain language, dropping technical grammatical terms whenever possible- At least 10 clear, useful example sentences for each grammar point, accompanied with pinyin and English translations- Common mistakes with corrections provided where relevant- Related grammar points are all interlinked, allowing learners to form connections between similar grammar points- ?Beginner's Guide? introduction provided as a starting point for absolute beginners- The book's content was produced by the AllSet Learning staff in Shanghai, representing dozens of contributors (both native speakers of Chinese and leaners of Chinese)- Foreword by linguist Dr. David Moser, author of the well-known ?Why Chinese is So Damn Hard?- All content edited by John Pasden, seasoned expert in Chinese learningWith close to 800 pages of useful explanations, this is the guide to Chinese grammar that no serious learner should be without.
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Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar

A Practical Guide

Author: Claudia Ross,Jing-heng Sheng Ma

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317805445

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 404

View: 2766

Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar provides an innovative reference guide to Mandarin Chinese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as phrase order, nouns, verbs and specifiers. Part B is carefully organized around language functions and notions such as: Communication strategies Making comparisons Giving and seeking information Expressing apologies, regrets and sympathies The two parts of the Grammar are closely linked by extensive cross-references, providing a grammatical and functional perspective on many patterns. All grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples, with a strong focus on contemporary usage. Main features of the grammar include: Examples given in simplified characters, traditional characters and romanization (pinyin) Clear explanations and accessible descriptions Particular attention to areas of particular difficulty for learners of Mandarin Chinese Implementing feedback from users of the first edition of the Grammar, this second edition has been revised throughout to offer expanded explanations, examples, cross-referencing, and indexing and brand new chapters on aspect, resultative verbs, directional verbs and "ba" sentences. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Mandarin Chinese at all levels, from elementary to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammar is accompanied by the Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook (978-0-415-83488-9; available for separate purchase) which features related exercises and activities.
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Basic Patterns of Chinese Grammar

A Student's Guide to Correct Structures and Common Errors

Author: Qin Xue Herzberg,Larry Herzberg

Publisher: Stone Bridge Press

ISBN: 9781611725285

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

View: 1450

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 as well as Chinese Proverbs and Popular Sayings.
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Chinese For Dummies

Author: Wendy Abraham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118436547

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 9660

The fast and easy way to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese China has become a major influence in the world today, and Mandarin Chinese is the world's most widely spoken language. Not only is China full of opportunities in business and politics, but Chinese culture, continues to make its way into the western world. With an updated CD including real-life conversations, Chinese For Dummies expands grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations—and includes a refreshed mini-dictionary complete with even more essential vocabulary. Basic vocabulary Everyday conversations, including phone dialogue and small talk Speaking in perfect pitch and tone Easy-to-understand grammar rules Getting around in a Chinese-speaking country Cultural references like maintaining face, dining etiquette, and social mores Also included is an audio CD that features actual Chinese conversations by native Chinese speakers, which allows you to hear how Chinese is really spoken. Written by a leading Chinese language teacher in the United States, Chinese for Dummies introduces an often-daunting language to you in a fun-and-easy For Dummies manner. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
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Side by Side Chinese and English Grammar

Author: Feng-hsi Liu,Rongrong Liao,Xiaozhou Wu,C. Frederick Farrell

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071797076

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

View: 4964

Learn and review Chinese grammar at a glance Of all the obstacles you face while learning a new language, grammar is one of the toughest. But now there's a way to learn the subtleties of grammar without all the headaches. Side by Side Chinese & English Grammar is the perfect tool to help you understand the similarities and differences between English and Chinese grammar. By learning Chinese grammar through comparisons to your native English language, you are able to build on what you already know. You will be better able to understand and remember Chinese grammar while writing, speaking, and being tested on Chinese usage. This innovative grammar guide includes: Clear and comprehensive introductions to the parts of speech, explaining their functions and answering common questions about them Quick Check sections that summarize main ideas Appendices that identify possible grammar trouble spots, such as measure words and individual classifiers Numerous verb charts with side-by-side Chinese and English translations for easy understanding of each tense's meaning An exercise section with answer key to test and review your knowledge Side by Side Chinese & English Grammar gives you a firm grasp of the structure of both languages and sets the stage for true language mastery.
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Chinese Phrases For Dummies

Author: Wendy Abraham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471776635

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 216

View: 5443

Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips Speak Chinese - instantly! Traveling to China but don't know Chinese? Taking Chinese at school but need to kick up your conversation skills? Don't worry! This handy little phrasebook will have you speaking Chinese in no time. Discover how to Get directions, shop, and eat out Talk numbers, dates, time, and money Chat about family and work Discuss sports and the weather Deal with problems and emergencies
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Colloquial Chinese 2

The Next Step in Language Learning

Author: Kan Qian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317305531

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 310

View: 439

Colloquial Chinese 2 is designed for those who already have some knowledge of Chinese. It is ideal for refreshing and extending your grasp of Chinese grammar and vocabulary, either in preparation for travel or work. Key features include revision material to help the consolidation of basics a range of Chinese reading texts presented in simplified characters and pinyin romanization lessons based on practical everyday topics and supplemented by useful cultural notes lots of spoken and written exercises in each lesson for practice and consolidation a grammar summary detailed answer key Chinese-English glossary Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
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Mandarin Vocabulary

Author: Lung-Hua Gail Hu

Publisher: Quickstudy

ISBN: 9781423204213

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 6

View: 3256

This 6-page guide provides vocabulary essentials for students, travelers and businesspeople. Divided into tables that show the Mandarin character (ideogram), the pinyin (Mandarin transliterated into the Latin alphabet) and the English translation for every vocabulary word/phrase covered, this guide is both comprehensive and user-friendly.
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Chinese Grammar Wiki Book

Just the Basics

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941875384

Category:

Page: 112

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These are the basic 26 grammar points a beginner needs to master in order to start using and comprehending Mandarin Chinese. The AllSet Learning Grammar Wiki BOOK series brings to ebook format everything that made the online wiki the internet's #1 reference for Mandarin Chinese grammar: - Beginner's Guide introduction provided as a starting point - Each of 26 grammar points has been carefully selected for beginners - Each grammar point is explained in plain language, dropping technical grammatical terms whenever possible - At least 10 clear, useful example sentences for each grammar point, accompanied with pinyin and English translations - Common mistakes with corrections provided where relevant - Related grammar points are all interlinked, allowing learners to form connections between similar grammar points - The book's content was produced by the AllSet Learning staff in Shanghai, representing dozens of contributors (both native speakers of Chinese and leaners of Chinese) - Foreword by linguist Dr. David Moser, author of the well-known "Why Chinese is So Damn Hard" - All content edited by John Pasden, seasoned expert in Chinese learning The 26 grammar points contained in this book are also contained in the longer "Elementary" book; this book is intended as a shorter introduction for beginners who are just looking for a taste in the Chinese Grammar Wiki's friendly format.
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Chinese Verbs & Essentials of Grammar

Author: Julian Wheatley

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780071713047

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

View: 8493

Your one-stop guide to mastering the basics of Chinese Can one book have all you need to communicate confidently in a new language? Yes--and that book is Chinese Verbs & Essentials of Grammar. It offers a solid foundation of major verbal and grammatical concepts of the language. Each unit is devoted to a single topic, so you can find what you need and get concentrated instruction immediately. Concise yet thorough, the explanations are supported by numerous examples to help you master each concept. Topics range from tones to verb suffixes, from dictionaries to proverbs, from measure words to onomatopoeia, and include a list of common verbs organized by semantic area. This book gives you: An excellent introduction to the basics of Chinese (if you are a beginner) or a quick, thorough refresher (if you already have experience with the language) Essential information on the Chinese language--its history, varieties, tonal features, character writing system, and lean grammatical structure Numerous examples presented in Chinese characters, Pinyin transcription, word-for-word and idiomatic translations
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Chinese

Learn Chinese in 21 Days! a Practical Guide to Make Chinese Look Easy! Even for Beginners

Author: Henry Ray

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781530076215

Category: Chinese language

Page: 150

View: 6161

Learn Chinese In 21 DAYS! This book contains 21 highly-informative chapters on the fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese, the most widely spoken language in the world. It is written to address the needs of travellers, entrepreneurs, and students who want to have a good grasp of the language in no time at all. This book is designed for beginners and intermediate learners of Chinese who prefer to learn at their own pace and convenience. It aims to provide self-learners an excellent foundation of the language by imparting essential grammar features, pronunciation, vocabulary, and key phrases in everyday conversations. The book starts with a few chapters on the basics of the Chinese language - pronunciation, numbers, telling time, months, days, and seasons, telling the year and date, colors, and common greetings. The succeeding chapters cover grammar topics such as parts of speech, word order, forming questions, making comparisons, and other unique features of Mandarin. Each grammar lesson is presented in a straightforward manner and features relevant examples and charts, which were carefully selected and created to enhance the learner's comprehension and appreciation of the language, as well as to shorten learning time considerably. Finally, to fast-track your learning path, the book provides vocabulary listings as well as common phrases for different occasions - introducing yourself, talking about your family, asking for directions, eating out, shopping, booking a hotel, and getting around. Here is what you will find inside: The Basics Of Mandarin Chinese The Four Tones In Mandarin Counting And Numbers Telling Time Months, Days, and Seasons Pronouns Prepositions Adverbs Adjectives Forming Sentences Asking Questions In Mandarin making Comparisons Chinese In Action Useful Phrases Vocabulary And Much, Much More... Get Your Copy Right Now!
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Schaum's Outline of Chinese Grammar

Author: Claudia Ross

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071702447

Category: Study Aids

Page: 288

View: 2400

Tough Test Questions? Missed Lectures? Not Enough Time? Fortunately for you, there's Schaum's Outlines. More than 40 million students have trusted Schaum's to help them succeed in the classroom and on exams. Schaum's is the key to faster learning and higher grades in every subject. Each Outline presents all the essential course information in an easy-to-follow, topic-by-topic format. You also get hundreds of examples, solved problems, and practice exercises to test your skills. This Schaum's Outline gives you: Practice problems with full explanations that reinforce knowledge Coverage of the most up-to-date developments in your course field In-depth review of practices and applications Fully compatible with your classroom text, Schaum's highlights all the important facts you need to know. Use Schaum's to shorten your study time-and get your best test scores! Schaum's Outlines-Problem Solved.
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Chinese in 10 Minutes a Day

Author: Kristine K. Kershul

Publisher: Bilingual Books (WA)

ISBN: 9781931873352

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 132

View: 8912

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 its new 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 just "10 minutes a day” with this program and you’ll be speaking Chinese in no time! The "10 minutes a day” Program: The "10 minutes a day” proven methodology guarantees success--all you have to do is set aside 10 minutes and you’ll be on your way. Why 10 minutes a day? Because 10 minutes is doable, it fits easily into your life and it’s not overwhelming. The program is created so that you can work at your own pace. You set the pace and you decide when you’re ready to move to the next Step. The book is purposely designed to look like a child’s workbook--it’s not intimidating or overwhelming. Instead, it’s approachable and engaging for everyone at any age. The book covers material equivalent to more than a year of high school Chinese or the 1st quarter of Chinese at university. The vocabulary hones in on key essential words that you’ll actually use when traveling. You’ll learn Key Question Words so you can ask for what you need; money and numbers so you can shop and pay bills; directions so you can get to your destination smoothly, and so much more that will make your experience abroad enjoyable. Study aids and fun activities such as word games, puzzles and interactive modules are academically designed and strategically interwoven into the program to help you succeed. Contents include: The 132-page illustrated workbook: Use the book to guide you, step-by-step, through learning and speaking Mandarin Chinese. Full color throughout: Visually engages you and is conducive to learning quickly. Digital download of "10 minutes a day” language learning software: Use the interactive modules to hear the words, practice and play, track your score and have fun! (PC and Mac friendly) 150 Sticky Labels (both in the book and for your computer): Place the Sticky Labels around the house and office to learn new words without any extra time or effort. Use the interactive Sticky Labels module on your computer to hear the words, review, keep track of your score and improve. Ready-made Flash Cards (both in the book and for your computer): Take the ready-made flash cards with you and review your vocabulary on the go. Use the interactive Flash Card module on your computer to hear the words, practice and test yourself. Cut-out Menu Guide: Practice at your local restaurant and take it on your trip. Pronunciation Guide: With the Guide and simple phonetics above each Chinese word, it’s easy for native English speakers to begin speaking Chinese with the correct pronunciation. Glossary of over 2,000 new words, definitions, and pronunciation: So you can quickly look up a Chinese word, its pronunciation and definition.
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The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation

An Easy-to-Use Guide with Clear Rules, Real-World Examples, and Reproducible Quizzes

Author: Jane Straus,Lester Kaufman,Tom Stern

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118785568

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 874

A revised and updated new edition of the bestselling workbook and grammar guide The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation is a concise, entertaining workbook and guide to English grammar, punctuation, and usage. This user-friendly resource includes simple explanations of grammar, punctuation, and usage; scores of helpful examples; dozens of reproducible worksheets; and pre- and post-tests to help teach grammar to students of all ages. Appropriate for virtually any age range, this authoritative guide makes learning English grammar and usage simple and fun. This updated Eleventh Edition reflects the latest updates to English usage and grammar and features a fully revised two-color design and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying. Clear and concise, easy-to-follow, offering "just the facts" Fully updated to reflect the latest rules in grammar and usage along with new quizzes Ideal for students from seventh grade through adulthood in the US and abroad For anyone who wants to understand the major rules and subtle guidelines of English grammar and usage, The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation offers comprehensive, straightforward instruction.
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The Chinese Language

Fact and Fantasy

Author: John DeFrancis

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824810689

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 330

View: 2580

"DeFrancis's book is first rate. It entertains. It teaches. It demystifies. It counteracts popular ignorance as well as sophisticated (cocktail party) ignorance. Who could ask for anything more? There is no other book like it. ... It is one of a kind, a first, and I would not only buy it but I would recommend it to friends and colleagues, many of whom are visiting China now and are adding 'two-week-expert' ignorance to the two kinds that existed before. This is a book for everyone." --Joshua A. Fishman, research professor of social sciences, Yeshiva University, New York"Professor De Francis has produced a work of great effectiveness that should appeal to a wide-ranging audience. It is at once instructive and entertaining. While being delighted by the flair of his novel approach, the reader will also be led to ponder on some of the most fundamental problems concerning the relations between written languages and spoken languages. Specifically, he will be served a variety of information on the languages of East Asia, not as dry pedantic facts, but as appealing tidbits that whet the intellectual appetite. The expert will find much to reflect on in this book, for Professor DeFrancis takes nothing for granted." --William S.Y. Wang, professor of linguistics, University of California at Berkeley
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Russian Grammar

Author: Mark E. Kiken

Publisher: Quickstudy

ISBN: 9781572226982

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 6

View: 7150

Basics of the Russian language in our quick-access format.
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Chang Yong Han Zi

Author: William McNaughton,Li Ying

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 9780804832069

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 348

View: 8441

This is a compete and easy–to–use guide for reading and writing traditional Chinese characters. Reading and Writing Chinese has been the leading text for foreign students and teachers of the Chinese writing system since it was first published in 1978. This completely revised edition draws on the lessons learnt from the use of the book in classrooms so as to provide a more convenient and up–to–date introduction to written Chinese. Over 1,100 new combinations of characters have been added, increasing the total vocabulary significantly to about 4,500 items. There are also new notes on usage to give students insight into the contemporary state of the Chinese language. The student's ability to read Chinese and write Chinese are reinforced throughout. For each of the basic 1,062 characters, the pronunciation, definition and derivation are given, with examples of the use of most words and a chart showing how to write each character. Memorization tips and cautionary cross–reference to look–alike characters are also provided, as well as notes to help clarify those overlooked aspects of the Chinese writing system. Key features of this book: The Student's 1,020 List. The Official 2,000 List. Over 2,000 characters and 2,500 combinations. Definitions and explanations. Standard Hanyu Pinyin romanization. Memorization hints and stroke–order diagrams. Hong Kong/Taiwan and China/Singapore forms. Traditional and modern radical systems.
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Schaum's Outline of Chinese Vocabulary

Author: Yanping Xie,Duanduan Li

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071378352

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 275

View: 6575

This companion volume to Schaum's Outline of Chinese Grammar features a clear, concise, and proven format to help students with any course in Chinese, plus 200 sets of practise exercises and Chinese glossaries.
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Chinese in a Flash

Author: Philip Yungkin Lee

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 146291537X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 48

View: 4722

Chinese in a Flash Volume 4 continues to provide more resources for Chinese language students wishing to learn Chinese quickly and easily. This unique set of Chinese flash cards enables learners to acquire more Chinese words and their derivatives in an easy-to-use manner, at a pace to be set by the learners themselves. Common idiomatic expressions are widely distributed among the cards; learners who master these will come to appreciate the beauty of the Chinese language by using a few words to say a thousand different things.
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