Get Talking Chinese

With useful tips, practice exercises, and fascinating insights into Chinese culture, Get Talking Chinese teaches you how to read, write, and speak Mandarin Chinese step by step.

Get Talking Chinese

Do you want to learn the world's most spoken language? This easy-to-use beginner's e-guide and audio app will get you speaking basic Mandarin in no time. With useful tips, practice exercises, and fascinating insights into Chinese culture, Get Talking Chinese teaches you how to read, write, and speak Mandarin Chinese step by step. The accompanying audio app covers all the vocabulary in the ebook, helping you perfect your pronunciation and quickly get to grips with the Mandarin tones. Aimed at children aged 8+, but of appeal to beginners of all ages, it will teach you all the words and phrases you'll need to get by in China, so you can introduce yourself, read and write numbers, and chat about the weather, food, and interests. What's more, you can give yourself a Chinese name, haggle over shop prices, and learn all about the national culture. The ebook covers Pinyin, the system used to spell out Chinese characters using Roman letters, and introduces the Chinese writing system, identifying more than 200 of the most frequently used Chinese characters. Bold illustrations and photographs, and a compact, super-stylish design help make the process of learning fun and accessible. There is no Great Wall stopping you from learning now.

Get Talking Chinese Workbook

Children, adults, and students of any age will benefit from this easy workbook, featuring plenty of knowledge-reinforcing practice and tips.

Get Talking Chinese Workbook

A complete visual workbook for beginners learning Mandarin Chinese. A perfect companion to DK's Get Talking Chinese, sections follow a logical progression, starting with everyday words -- such as "hello," "good-bye," and "thank you" -- and ending with the essential vocabulary needed when shopping, ordering in a restaurant, or visiting a museum. Get Talking Chinese Workbook is more than just talk, too: An introduction to writing Chinese characters identifies the 200 most useful characters for readers to see, learn to identify, and try writing for themselves. Children, adults, and students of any age will benefit from this easy workbook, featuring plenty of knowledge-reinforcing practice and tips.

Get Started in Beginner s Mandarin Chinese Teach Yourself New Edition

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Get Started in Beginner s Mandarin Chinese  Teach Yourself  New Edition

If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, reading and understanding Mandarin Chinese in no time. Through an engaging story line, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will pick up the Mandarin Chinese you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from shopping and travelling to food and daily life. Engaging with our interactive Discovery Method, you'll absorb language rules faster, remember what you learn easily, and put your Mandarin into use with confidence. Get Started in Mandarin Chinese has a learner-centered approach that incorporates the following features: Outcomes-based approach - focus your learning with clear goals Discovery method -- figure out rules and patterns for yourself to aid in understanding and language recall 10 easy-to navigate units + review units - be in control of your learning. Self-check and Test Yourself - see and assess your own progress Personalization - use the language in real situations

Chinese Immigration

Sometimes they get talking on the street about gambling houses on I Street , and Chinamen blame me for stopping them . Q. - What do they threaten to do - threaten to kill you ? A. - Talking about killing me .

Chinese Immigration


The Chinese Question

Sometimes they get talking on the street about gambling houses on I Street , and Chinamen blame me for stopping them . Q. What do they threaten to do - threaten to kill you ? A. - Talking about killing me .

The Chinese Question


The Chinese at Home and Abroad

Q .- " Have they threatened to kill you when you did not get Chinamen clear ? ” A .- " No ; not yet . Sometimes they get talking on the street about gambling - houses on I street , and Chinamen blame me for stopping them .

The Chinese at Home and Abroad


Easy Peasy Chinese

Download the free DK Get Talking Chinese app from the App Store or Google Play, and play the track number shown. 1.1 These are the characters for 'pinyin' Pinyin was adopted by mainland China in 1958 and is the romanisation system used ...

Easy Peasy Chinese

Do you want to learn the world's most spoken language? This easy-to-use beginner's e-guide and audio app will get you speaking basic Mandarin in no time. With useful tips, practice exercises, and fascinating insights into Chinese culture, Easy Peasy Chinese teaches you how to read, write, and speak Mandarin Chinese step by step. The accompanying audio app covers all the vocabulary in the book, helping you perfect your pronunciation and quickly get to grips with the Mandarin tones. Aimed at children aged 8+, but of appeal to beginners of all ages, it will teach you all the words and phrases you'll need to get by in China, so you can introduce yourself, read and write numbers, and chat about the weather, food, and interests. What's more, you can give yourself a Chinese name, haggle over shop prices, and learn all about the national culture. The ebook covers Pinyin, the system used to spell out Chinese characters using Roman letters, and introduces the Chinese writing system, identifying more than 200 of the most frequently used Chinese characters. Bold illustrations and photographs, and a compact, super-stylish design help make the process of learning fun and accessible. There is no Great Wall stopping you from learning now.

The Scientification of China

Get Talking Chinese , Mandarin Chinese for Beginners . London , England : DK Publisher . [ 41 ] . CASS , Linguistics Institute . 2004. Xinhua Zidian ( 10th Edition ) . Beijing : Commercial Press . [ 42 ] . CCTV . 2019.

The Scientification of China

This book provides a novel, strategic solution to where China will go in the coming decades, utilising the common interest shared by Chinese people and people from other countries to realize the common dream of all of mankind. It investigates the scientification of China, Chinese words, the Chinese language, and Chinese culture based on 10 scientific paradigms. Scientific Chinese words, scientific Chinese language and scientific Chinese culture form what is termed here as ‘the scientific Chinese trinity’, which will create a scientific China in the near future and facilitate the scientification of Chinese society and the development of the digital economy. The book will serve to convey to students, scholars, professionals, managers and practitioners the status of the evolution of Chinese culture and civilization.

Pimsleur Chinese Mandarin Level 1 CD

The Pimsleur Method We make no secret of what makes this powerful method work so well. Paul Pimsleur spent his career researching and perfecting the precise elements anyone can use to learn a language quickly and easily.

Pimsleur Chinese  Mandarin  Level 1 CD

The Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn Mandarin Chinese Did you know that Mandarin Chinese is the world’s most widely spoken language with over one billion native speakers? Once you get the basics down, you’ll be surprised how quickly you’re able to begin speaking it. And even knowing a little bit of the language will make travel to China far easier, and much more fun. Whether your goal is to travel, communicate with friends or colleagues, reconnect with family, or just understand more of what’s going on in the world around you, learning to speak Mandarin Chinese will expand your horizons and immeasurably enrich your life. The best part is that it doesn’t have to be difficult or take years to master. Thirty minutes a day is all it takes, and we get you speaking right from the first day. Pimsleur courses use a scientifically proven method that puts you in control of your learning. If you’ve tried other language learning methods but found they simply didn’t stick, then you owe it to yourself to give Pimsleur a try. Why Pimsleur? - Quick + Easy – Only 30 minutes a day. - Portable + Flexible – Core lessons can be done anytime, anywhere, and easily fit into your busy life. - Proven Method – Works when other methods fail. - Self-Paced – Go fast or go slow – it’s up to you. - Based in Science – Developed using proven research on memory and learning. - Cost-effective – Less expensive than classes or immersion, and features all native speakers. - Genius – Triggers your brain’s natural aptitude to learn. - Works for everyone – Recommended for ages 13 and above. What’s Included? - 30, 30-minute audio lessons - 60 minutes of recorded Notes to provide you some insight into Mandarin Chinese culture - In total, 16 hours of audio, all featuring native speakers - a Notes Booklet and a User’s Guide What You’ll Learn In the first 10 lessons, you’ll cover the basics: saying hello, asking for or giving information, scheduling a meal or a meeting, asking for or giving basic directions, and much more. You’ll be able to handle minimum courtesy requirements, understand much of what you hear, and be understood at a beginning level, but with near-native pronunciation skills. In the next 10 lessons, you’ll build on what you’ve learned. Expand your menu, increase your scheduling abilities from general to specific, start to deal with currency and exchanging money, refine your conversations and add over a hundred new vocabulary items. You’ll understand more of what you hear, and be able to participate with speech that is smoother and more confident. In the final 10 lessons, you’ll be speaking and understanding at an intermediate level. In this level, more directions are given in the Mandarin Chinese language, which moves your learning to a whole new plane. Lessons include shopping, visiting friends, going to a restaurant, plans for the evening, car trips, and talking about family. You’ll be able to speak comfortably about things that happened in the past and make plans for the future. One hour of recorded Cultural Notes are included at the end of Lesson 30. These notes are designed to provide you with some insight into Mandarin Chinese culture. A Notes booklet is also included. The Pimsleur Method We make no secret of what makes this powerful method work so well. Paul Pimsleur spent his career researching and perfecting the precise elements anyone can use to learn a language quickly and easily. Here are a few of his “secrets”: The Principle of Anticipation In the nanosecond between a cue and your response, your brain has to work to come up with the right word. Having to do this boosts retention, and cements the word in your mind. Core Vocabulary Words, phrases, and sentences are selected for their usefulness in everyday conversation. We don’t overwhelm you with too much, but steadily increase your ability with every lesson. Graduated Interval Recall Reminders of new words and structures come up at the exact interval for maximum retention and storage into your long-term memory. Organic Learning You work on multiple aspects of the language simultaneously. We integrate grammar, vocabulary, rhythm, melody, and intonation into every lesson, which allows you to experience the language as a living, expressive form of human culture. Learning in Context Research has shown that learning new words in context dramatically accelerates your ability to remember. Every scene in every Pimsleur lesson is set inside a conversation between two people. There are no drills, and no memorization necessary for success. Active Participation The Pimsleur Method + active learner participation = success. This method works with every language and every learner who follows it. You gain the power to recall and use what you know, and to add new words easily, exactly as you do in English. The Mandarin Chinese Language Over one billion people speak Chinese. The two most common dialects are Mandarin and Cantonese. They are not mutually intelligible. Mandarin is the official language in Mainland China, Taiwan, and Singapore. The Mandarin dialect is used in most Chinese schools, and in most TV programs, movies, and radio stations throughout the country, even in Guangzhou (formerly Canton), where people speak Cantonese in their daily lives. Mandarin is one of the six official languages of the United Nations. Tech Talk - CDs are formatted for playing in all CD players, including car players, and users can copy files for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.

Read and speak Chinese

Every title in the series includes a free 60-minute audio CD for pronunciation, listening and speaking practice. "Read and Speak Chinese" teaches Mandarin Chinese, fast becoming one of the popular languages amongst western learners.

Read and speak Chinese

Series features: Quick rewards; Designed for beginners of all ages; Entertaining and informative: Learn through activities and games; 8 Everyday topics to get you talking: Names and Introductions; Saying where you are from; Ordering drinks and snacks; Describing your house and town; Describing objects and people; Getting around; Meeting the family; Living and working. Every title in the series includes a free 60-minute audio CD for pronunciation, listening and speaking practice. "Read and Speak Chinese" teaches Mandarin Chinese, fast becoming one of the popular languages amongst western learners. Makes understanding basic spoken and written Chinese a realistic prospect.

The New China Policy Its Impact on the United States and Asia

... in which I seemed to be involved only a little less than the people around me . Of course a visit has its illusions , as does absence . You feel the human simplicities of China too acutely . You get talking to Shanghai citizens ...

The New China Policy  Its Impact on the United States and Asia


The New China Policy Its Impact on the United States and Asia

You feel the human simplicities of China too acutely . You get talking to Shanghai citizens about bringing up children , to a professor in Peking about how he teaches modern history . As if you and they stood on the same ground ...

The New China Policy  Its Impact on the United States and Asia


Breakthrough Chinese

If the prospect of viewing the Chinese countryside from the carriage window is not a sufficient attraction, consider what you have to gain in your impression of Chinese culture and society. It is also a good way to get talking to people ...

Breakthrough Chinese

A new approach to the teaching of Mandarin Chinese, this course concentrates on the essentials needed for everyday situations while travelling in China and provides a sound basis for further study. Based on authentic recordings made on location in Beijing, it exposes the learner to the genuine sound of the language, supported by carefully explained notes and scripted studio recordings with a wealth of practice activities. Unlike other Mandarin Chinese courses it focuses heavily on listening and speaking skills, backed up by simple, clear but short grammar explanations and exercises. One page in each of the fifteen units is devoted to providing fascinating background detail about China and the Chinese. Pinyin is used throughout rather than the Chinese characters.

Situation in Indochina

You feel the human simplicities of China too acutely . You get talking to Shanghai citizens about bringing up children , to a professor in Peking about how he teaches modern history . As if you and they stood on the same ...

Situation in Indochina


Hearings

Frankly , I don't think she is on a collision course . because China's weakness is so outstanding in relation to the ... for example , the students and teachers I talked to ; and if that is sentimental , let's have a bit more of it .

Hearings


Inquiry Into Activities of Charles F Hille with Relation to Certain Chinese Refugees

Mr. VAILE . Where did you get that information ? Mr. HILLE . From Chinese . Mr. VAILE . Did they say more definitely than ... You admitted awhile ago that you had not talked to anyone except one . Mr. HILLE . I am sure I have talked ...

Inquiry Into Activities of Charles F  Hille  with Relation to Certain Chinese Refugees


China and the WTO

The questions I have is for all the panelists — but we won't hold Mr. Vastine on that . I have two questions . The first one concerns competing . We hear an awful lot of talk about the American workers have to be able to compete with ...

China and the WTO


China and the West

And got home and started thinking, 'can I go over and make a living at teaching' and I was talking to friends about ... to teach them something, they gave him the hardest time: not answering, not getting into groups, speaking Chinese.

China and the West

The meeting point between China and the West is a striking subject in a wide range of disciplines. This collection scrutinises how China and the West interact in aspects of culture, arts, politics and everyday life. Within a complex web of actors, dimensions, technologies, spaces and social structures, cultural encounters are nevertheless problematic. China and the West come together within the stream of a global world. The essays in this anthology analyse new and emerging dynamics that challenge authoritative views imposed on the other, while deconstructing traditional responses to otherness too. Bringing these essays together responds to a commitment to a critical assessment of the various shapes that such convergence takes within globalisation. China and the West: Encounters with the Other in Culture, Arts, Politics and Everyday Life will appeal to scholars and practitioners in communications, the visual arts, cultural studies, sociology, media studies, anthropology, literature and politics. The non-academic reader interested in the vibrant and emerging interface between China and the West will find this enlightening too.

Chinese Leadership

As he nears his home he sees a young archer shooting at a wild pig and they get talking. This is, of course, his son, but neither of them realizes this. The young man challenges him to an archery contest and accidentally the young man ...

Chinese Leadership

Avoid cultural, social and organizational faux pas when working and doing business with Chinese companies and understand how leadership and management styles differ

China Inc

With coaxing, with time, with tea and beer, older people in China do tell of their struggles through the century. More than that, they are glad to have an ear. If they get talking, and friends draw near, they nod in recognition of each ...

China  Inc

The updated edition of journalist Ted C. Fishman's bestselling explanation of how China is rapidly becoming a global industrial superpower and how the American economy is challenged by this new reality. China today is visible everywhere -- in the news, in the economic pressures battering the globe, in our workplaces, and in every trip to the store. Provocative, timely, and essential -- and updated with new statistics and information -- this dramatic account of China's growing dominance as an industrial superpower by journalist Ted C. Fishman explains how the profound shift in the world economic order has occurred -- and why it already affects us all. How has an enormous country once hobbled by poverty and Communist ideology come to be the supercharged center of global capitalism? What does it mean that China now grows three times faster than the United States? Why do nearly all of the world's biggest companies have large operations in China? What does the corporate march into China mean for workers left behind in America, Europe, and the rest of the world? Meanwhile, what makes China's emerging corporations so dangerously competitive? What will happen when China manufactures nearly everything -- computers, cars, jumbo jets, and pharmaceuticals -- that the United States and Europe can, at perhaps half the cost? How do these developments reach around the world and straight into all of our lives? These are ground-shaking questions, and China, Inc. provides answers. Veteran journalist Ted C. Fishman shows how China will force all of us to make big changes in how we think about ourselves as consumers, workers, citizens, and even as parents. The result is a richly engaging work of penetrating, up-to-the-minute reportage and brilliant analysis that will forever change how readers think about America's future.