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Beginner's Chinese

Author: Scurfield, Elizabeth ; Lianyi, SongPublisher: Teach Yourself, 2003.Language: English, Chinese (China)Description: 265 p. ; 20 cm. includes CD-ROM / DVDISBN: 0340870230Type of document: Book Bibliography/Index: Contents Note: 2 CDs available inside back cover
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Book Europe Campus
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Print P1000 .CH S38 2003
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Available 2 CDs available inside back cover 001225840
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2 CDs available inside back cover


Teach Yourself Beginners' Chinese Contents about the course VII pronunciation guide xiv 01 ni hao! ni hao ma? hello! how are you? 1 saying hello and goodbye · exchanging greetings · saying please and thank you · making a simple apology · observing basic courtesies 02 ni jiao shénme? what's your name? 11 saying who you are · making simple introductions · asking who other people are · addressing people correctly · denying something 03 ni shi na guó rén? where are you from? 21 saying where you come from and what nationality you are · asking for and giving an address · numbers 0-10 · asking for and giving a telephone number · filling out a form 04 ni you xingdi jieméi ma? do you have brothers and sisters? 32 talking about yourself and your family · asking other people about their family · asking someone if they are married and/or have children · saying how old 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 you are · asking how old somebody is · counting up to 100 ji dain le? what time is it now? days of the week · months of the year · telling the time · asking what time it is · useful expressions of time · giving the date · making arrangements ni juntian xiang zuò shénme? what do you want to do today? saying what you want to do · understanding and asking for advice · expressing similarities · comparing and contrasting duoshao gián? how much is it? asking for things (in shops) · asking the price · stating quantities · numbers 100-1,000 · expressing the distance between two points zenmeyàng? what's it like? asking about sizes · talking about clothes and shoes · describing things · expressing likes and dislikes · making comparisons qù ... zemme zou? how do I get to . . . ? asking for and understanding directions · using public transport · asking people if they have ever done something · expressing how long something happens for nín xiang chi shénme? what would you like to eat? ordering a meal and drinks · paying the bill · saying you have given up something (such as smoking) · more about verb endings women kànkan Hànzí! let's look at Chinese characters! the structure of Chinese characters · the rules of writing · writing the numbers 1-99, the days of the week, the date and the time 43 55 68 83 95 108 121 12 13 14 15 zài luguan at the hotel checking into a hotel · saying if something is wrong · making requests · making complaints huoché, piào hé chuzuché trains, tickets and taxis asking for and understanding information about trains · understanding train announcements · buying train tickets · useful time expressions yúlé hudong free time and entertainment saying what you like doing in your free time · asking somebody what they would like to do · sports and hobbies · making arrangements · summer and winter, indoor and outdoor activities zai yóujú hé huàn qián at a post office and changing money buying stamps · sending and collecting a parcel · making a long distance call · sending a fax · numbers above 1,000 133 143 153 164 16 17 zuo ké being a guest making a toast · making appropriate remarks and responses during a meal kàn yishèng seeing a doctor describing your symptoms to the doctor or pharmacist · understanding the instructions on the medicine bottle · acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, tàijíquán and qìgong duìfu wéntí coping with problems asking for help · key expressions to describe your problem · expressions required in an emergency · the basic Highway Code in China xuéxí Zhongwén learning Chinese basic vocabulary to describe the characteristics of a language · talking about your future plans · responding to compliments or forthright remarks 174 185 18 195 19 204 lüxíng hé tianqi travel and weather saying how to get somewhere · Chinese festivals · regional differences · talking about the weather 21 tán ganxiang experiences, feelings and reflections talking about things that happened in the past · asking people about their impressions · expressing regret · expressing satisfaction · writing a thank you note taking it further key to the exercises Chinese--English vocabulary English--Chinese vocabulary 20 212 221 231 233 247 260

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