ShaoLan Hsueh, a Taiwanese entrepreneur based in London, couldn't find an effective way of teaching her children Chinese, so she developed a groundbreaking visual method to make reading characters fun and easy. By learning the most commonly occurring characters � the building blocks of the entire language � readers of all ages can swiftly grasp basic concepts and words. Chineasy™ Everyday teaches over 400 of the most used and useful Chinese characters, phrases and sentences. Organized into eleven themes that reflect our daily lives, it brings the stories and myths behind the characters to life, providing a unique perspective into Chinese history and culture. 'Learning Mandarin just got Chineasy™... May revolutionize the teaching of Chinese around the world' The Sunday Times
Author: ShaoLan Hsueh
Publisher: Harper Design
Chinese is considered one of the most difficult languages to master. However, using the Chineasy system, anyone can begin to understand and read Chinese. It works by transforming Chinese characters into illustrations to make them easy to remember. This book teaches the key characters on which the language is built and how these characters can be combined to form more complex words and phrases. Learning Chinese has never been this simple or more fun!
Complete Cantonese is a comprehensive book and audio language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence. -Maps from A1 to B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages -22 learning units plus four review sections and grammar summary -Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick -Teaches the key skills - reading, listening and speaking -Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner -Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Hong Kong and Southern China -Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims -Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Cantonese -Test Yourself - see and track your own progress
Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar provides an innovative reference guide to Mandarin Chinese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as phrase order, nouns, verbs and specifiers. Part B is carefully organized around language functions and notions such as: Communication strategies Making comparisons Giving and seeking information Expressing apologies, regrets and sympathies The two parts of the Grammar are closely linked by extensive cross-references, providing a grammatical and functional perspective on many patterns. All grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples, with a strong focus on contemporary usage. Main features of the grammar include: Examples given in simplified characters, traditional characters and romanization (pinyin) Clear explanations and accessible descriptions Particular attention to areas of particular difficulty for learners of Mandarin Chinese Implementing feedback from users of the first edition of the Grammar, this second edition has been revised throughout to offer expanded explanations, examples, cross-referencing, and indexing and brand new chapters on aspect, resultative verbs, directional verbs and "ba" sentences. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Mandarin Chinese at all levels, from elementary to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammar is accompanied by the Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook (978-0-415-83488-9; available for separate purchase) which features related exercises and activities.
See John Run
Author: Kevin Joslin
Eight million listeners to BBC Radio 2's Wake Up To Wogan were beguiled and bewitched by the naughty but nice adventures of John and his wife Janet. In the style of children's stories of yesteryear, John gets up to all sorts. Then he tells Janet all about his day, by which time every perfectly innocent big end, back passage and stiff one acquires a whole new meaning... After selling over a quarter of a million recordings of their adventures, they're now available in hard covers for the first time.
This Mandarin Chinese Dictionary is for elementary to intermediate learners of Chinese Tuttle Learner's Chinese-English Dictionary is a totally new dictionary designed specifically for elementary to intermediate learners of Chinese, and contains all 3,051 vocabulary items prescribed for Levels A and B of the internationally recognized test of Mandarin language proficiency, Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). This self-contained dictionary has over 5,000 headwords—those required for HSK Levels A and B, plus important proper nouns and common idioms. Extensive notes on culture, grammar and meaning are included to enhance understanding and ensure correct usage. Students attempting to learn Chinese will find this dictionary to be an essential guide to the Chinese language as well as a reliable reference tool. This Chinese dictionary contains: The 5,000+ most frequently used Chinese vocabulary items. All entries contain Romanized Chinese forms (hanyu pinyin), simplified Chinese characters (hanzi) as well as traditional Chinese characters if they exist. Terms are searchable by Chinese–English or English–Chinese. All Chinese entries are arranged alphabetically by Romanized Mandarin Chinese forms (hanyu pinyin). Chinese word components are listed and analyzed to facilitate understanding. Over 3,500 sample sentences to demonstrate how each word is used. Detailed notes on culture, grammar and usage. Chinese translations for common English names and places in China.
Author: Edoardo Fazzioli
Explains the development of 214 root pictographs, the classic key characters that are the base for all Chinese writing characters
Author: Shao Lan, Noma Bar
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Where Chineasy 's books, flashcards and memory game helped learners to recognize a diverse range of characters, this new workbook offers the opportunity to practise writing Chinese characters. Noma Bar's playful and appealing colour illustrations are interspersed with practical pages showing learners how to write the characters themselves. Short facts illuminate the meaning of a character or the origin of its shape, while a guide to the correct stroke order and grids to help with spacing allow learners to perfect their writing skills. Maintaining the innovative visual identity of the Chineasy brand, the workbook is the perfect complement to the existing range, but is also self- standing and doesn't require learners to be familiar with the method. Suitable for everyone from schoolchildren to businesspeople, it will foster a genuine appreciation of the Chinese language and provide a fun introduction to the art of Chinese calligraphy
This Box contains 60 flashcards that will help develop your Chinese vocabulary and pronunciation. To start learning the Chineasy way, just pick a card and flip it over.
Author: Margaret Nester, Burkhard Dretzke