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Chinese for Dummies - Audio 3 CDs plus booklet

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Chinese for Dummies - Audio 3 CDs plus booklet

Chinese for Dummies

3 Audio CDs and reference Booklet

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Chinese for Dummies 3 Audio Cds and Booklet - Discover to Speak Chinese

Brand New :  3 Audio CDs and Booklet

The fun and convenient method to communicate effectively in a modern language!

Want to speak Chinese? Don't have a great deal of time? This useful sound set is made to aid you discover promptly and conveniently at house or found on the road. From basic greetings and expressions to grammar and conversations, you'll grasp the essentials and begin interacting right away! Plus, you are able to follow together with the handy, 96-page handheld guide — filled with all the words and words you'll hear found on the CDs, and a mini-dictionary.

Skip around and discover at your pace

CD1: Get started with simple words and words.

CD 2: Form sentences and practice components of speech.

CD 3: Handle real-world conditions.

Discover how to:

* Handle greetings and introductions
* Ask concerns and know answers
* Build your vocabulary
* Talk about numbers, time, and the calendar
* Ask for directions

Includes all Audio Files in mp3 formats in addition to CD formatting - to copy them over to your iPOD or mp3 player

Mengjun Liu teaches Chinese at Wesleyan University and Hopkins School in Connecticut.

Mike Packevicz lives in China and teaches English to Chinese pupils.

About the Chinese Language

Traditional Chinese is a category of associated Chinese dialects spoken across nearly all of northern and south-western China. When taken as a separate code, as is usually performed in educational literature, the Mandarin dialects have more speakers than any alternative code.

In English, Mandarin may refer to either of 2 distinct concepts:

* to Standard Chinese or Standard Mandarin (Putonghua/Guoyu/Huayu/Hanyu), that is based found on the specific Mandarin dialect spoken in Beijing. Standard Mandarin functions as the official spoken code of the People's Republic of China, the official code of the Republic of China (Taiwan), and among the 4 official languages of Singapore. ‘Chinese’ — in practice Standard Mandarin — is regarded as the six official languages of the United Nations.
* to the Mandarin dialects spoken in northern and south-western China.

In everyday employ, Mandarin pertains generally to only Standard Mandarin (Putonghua/Guoyu). In its broader sense, Mandarin is a diverse group of connected dialects, some less mutually intelligible than others. It is a grouping defined and selected primarily by linguists, and is not popular outside of educational circles as a self-description. Instead, when asked to describe the spoken shape they are utilizing, Chinese talking a shape of non-Standard Mandarin may describe the variant that they are talking, for illustration Sichuan dialect or Northeast China dialect, and consider it distinct from ‘Standard Mandarin’ (putonghua); they might not know it is the fact is classified by linguists as a shape of ‘Mandarin’ in a broader sense. Nor is there a prevalent ‘Mandarin’ identity based on language; quite, there are strong territorial identities centred on individual dialects, due to the broad geographical distribution and cultural variety of its speakers. Moreover, it is actually of note that despite its broad utilize in the Occident, many native Mandarin speakers are hesitant to know the expression 'Mandarin', since the term refuses to reflect any Chinese origin. Instead, they would quite call the code merely 'standard Chinese'.

From an official point of view, there are 2 versions of Standard Chinese Mandarin, since the Beijing government pertains to that found on the Mainland China as Putonghua, whereas the Taiwanese government pertains to their official code as Kuo-yü (Guoyu in pinyin).

Technically, both Putonghua and Guoyu base their phonology found on the Beijing Chinese highlight, though Putonghua furthermore takes some ingredients from additional sources. Comparison of dictionaries yielded in the 2 regions might show that there are limited significant variations. But, both versions of ‘school’ Standard Chinese Mandarin are frequently very different within the Mandarin dialects that are spoken in accordance with territorial practices, and neither is wholly identical to the Beijing dialect. Putonghua and Guoyu moreover vary within the Beijing dialect in vocabulary, grammar, and use.

It is significant to note that the terms ‘Putonghua (The Common Language)’ and ‘Guoyu’ refer to speech, and therefore the difference in the utilization of simplified characters and conventional characters is not normally considered to be a difference between these 2 concepts.

 

Chinese for Dummies 3 Audio Cds and Booklet - Discover to Speak Chinese


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