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Beginner's Chinese [With 2 CDs]

By Yong Ho

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Format: Paperback, 320 pages, 2nd Edition
Other Information: Includes Cd (Audio)
Published In: United States, 04 November 2010
Book & 2 CDs. This Hippocrene best-seller has been redesigned and updated, making learning to speak, read, and write Mandarin Chinese easier than ever! Spoken by over 850 million people world-wide, Mandarin Chinese is the standard dialect for business and trade in China, one of the six official languages of the United Nations, and the world's most widely spoken language. Mandarin is also a useful study tool for stu-dents of the Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Tibetan languages, all of which have strong cultural roots in Chinese. New features in this edition include: Ten practical lessons with dialogues, vocabulary, and exercises; New audio CDs featuring professional actors from Beijing; Updated cultural and language notes; An attractive, easy-to-read presentation of the Chinese characters; Additional exercises for teaching stroke order and writing skills; An index providing traditional character equivalents; New technology sections on how to read and write Chinese characters on a computer.

About the Author

Yong Ho received his Ph.D. in anthropology and linguistics, with a specialty in Chinese anthropology and language, from Columbia University. He served as the Director of Language at the China Institute in New york City and has taught Chinese at various institutions in the U.S. His other books include Chinese Practical Dictionary, Beginner's Chinese with 2 Audio CDs (Second Edition), China: An Illustrated History, and Chinese Dictionary & Phrasebook, all published by Hippocrene Books.

EAN: 9780781812573
ISBN: 0781812577
Publisher: Hippocrene Books
Dimensions: 21.59 x 14.22 x 2.03 centimetres (0.43 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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