Chinese Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide

Paperback | October 13, 2010

byClaudia Ross

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Learning Chinese is a no-brainer with Demystified

Chinese Demystified walks you step by step throughthe fundamentals and moves on to more advanced topics. Each chapter concludes with a self-test that allows you to track your progress, and a comprehensive final exam at the end of the book gives instant feedback on new language skills. The book includescharacters in simplified and traditional formats along with pinyin phonetic translation for easy pronunciation.

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Learning Chinese is a no-brainer with DemystifiedChinese Demystified walks you step by step throughthe fundamentals and moves on to more advanced topics. Each chapter concludes with a self-test that allows you to track your progress, and a comprehensive final exam at the end of the book gives instant feedback on new language skills. Th...

Claudia Ross, Ph.D., is a professor of Chinese at Holy Cross University. She is the author of Schaum’s Outline of Chinese Grammar.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9 × 7.3 × 0.9 inPublished:October 13, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:007147725X

ISBN - 13:9780071477253

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Table of Contents

Ch 1: Pronunciation
(basics, pronuncation)
Ch 2: People and Things
(greetings, "who is", and "what is")
Ch 3: Asking Questions
(describing people/nationalities)
Ch 4: Making Plans
(talking on the phone)
Ch 5: Happy Birthday
(numbers, dates)
Ch 6: Sick and Tired
(Future tense, accusative case)
Ch 7: In a Restaurant(food and drink)
Ch 8: Going Shopping
(telling time, colors, possession)
Ch 9: Traveling by Train
(imperatives, using "should have")
Ch 10: Trip to the Beach
(weather, superlatives)
Ch 11: Rich and Poor
(possessives, the Euro)
Ch 12: Car Trouble
(prepositions)
Ch 13: Time for Fun
(past tense, contractions)
Ch 14: Home Life
(rooms, reflexives)
Ch 14: Staying Informed
(inanimate pronouns)