The Chinese Language for Beginners
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Introduce your young linguists to Chinese! Simple illustrations, pronunciations, and explanations of how Chinese drawings are woven into language are introduced in the beginning, and are followed by a short story with illustrations and simple Chinese sentences. Increasing in difficulty, related words are explained in relation to the character that represents them, building up a small base of Chinese to expand upon. 39 pages with vocabulary list, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 39
Vendor: Tuttle Publishing
Publication Date: 1971
Dimensions: 8.23 X 5.84 X 0.17 (inches)
ISBN: 0804809186
ISBN-13: 9780804809184

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Publisher's Description

A simple introduction to Chinese writing, pronunciation and intonation using short stories. Appropriate for beginner Chinese students of all ages.

Reading basic Chinese becomes simplified in this highly attractive and unique manual designed for readers of all ages. Chinese writing, pronunciation, and vocabulary are described here in an entertaining and interesting manner to help beginners learn Chinese quickly. The author starts with simple characters and then combines these to make sentences and stories. This step–by–step process allows the reader to develop a basic knowledge of the complex Mandarin Chinese language with maximum comprehension. A section dealing with pronunciation and intonation and a vocabulary list of the characters used in the book are included as an aid for the reader. Beautiful, imaginative Chinese characters, hand painted by a professional calligrapher and amusing illustrations by the author supplement the text and make learning to read Chinese fun along with fancy.

Author Bio

Lee Cooper is the author of several popular and successful books on language arts and folklore for children, including Fun with Spanish, Fun with French, Fun with Italian, and Fun with German. An award-winning writer, Lee Cooper is listed in Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Contemporary Authors, and the Directory of British and American Writers. Her home is in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Editorial Reviews

Praise from beginning Chinese learners: "Yi is a fantastic teacher. She understands how adult students learn a new language and makes every part of the experience fun! Her enthusiasm is infectious and her methods work." —Sharon Scott
Praise from beginning Chinese learners: "Immerses you in the great culture of China so you feel as if you are actually experiencing the language." —Jason Hayes
Praise from beginning Chinese learners: "Exceptional. As an adoptive parent to a Chinese child, learning Chinese was very important to me… Yi made learning Mandarin easier." —Rosy Aburto McDonough

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