Modern Mandarin Chinese for Beginners

Modern Mandarin Chinese for Beginners

Book - 2008
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Baker & Taylor
Presents an introduction to spoken and written Chinese that focuses on presenting passages in Chinese characters, Pinyin Romanization, literal English translations, and English translations intended to convey the meaning of the passage.

Barron's Educational Publishing
Language students and international travelers are introduced to Mandarin Chinese in the course of this book's "guided tour" of various regions throughout China. Instruction in Mandarin Chinese is presented in words, phrases, and reading passages as follows: First, the passage is printed in Chinese characters. Next, the passage is given phonetic pronunciation, using the Western alphabet (Pinyin). What follows next is a literal, word-for-word English translation of the Chinese. Concluding is an English translation that presents the passage's general sense and intended meaning. Two bilingual audio CDs are enclosed with the book. They present the text's dialogues and teach correct Mandarin pronunciation while also giving students practice in listening comprehension.
(back cover)
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 it’s 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 passage’s general sense and intended meaning.

And as you learn the language, the author takes you on a fascinating “guided tour� of China’s various regions. Two enclosed audio CDs present the text’s vocabulary and dialogues while they teach you correct Mandarin pronunciation and give you practice in listening comprehension.

Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, c2008
Edition: 1st ed. for the United States and Canada
ISBN: 9780764194566
0764194569
Characteristics: 160 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm. + 2 CD-ROMs (4 3/4 in.)

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