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By Kan Qian

This re-creation of the simplest promoting Colloquial chinese language has been revised and up-to-date to make studying chinese language more straightforward and extra stress-free than ever before.
Specially written through an skilled instructor for self-study or type use, the direction deals a step by step method of glossy spoken Mandarin chinese language. No previous wisdom of the language is required.

Interactive – plenty of routines for normal practice
Clear – concise grammar notes
Practical – beneficial vocabulary and pronunciation guide
Complete – together with resolution key and reference section

Whether you're a enterprise traveler, or approximately to take in a bold problem in experience tourism, you can be learning to educate or perhaps watching for a vacation - if you'd wish to wake up and working with chinese language this worthwhile path will take you from whole newbie to hopefully placing your language abilities to exploit in a variety of daily events.

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B) Lko Wáng looks very young. (c) You look a little tired. Characters The following are the Chinese characters for the numbers 1–10: Pinyin Character Stroke order English yc one èr two san three sì four wo five liù six qc seven ba eight jio nine shí ten Now let us learn how to write zàijiàn (goodbye): 52 Lesson 2: Xìngmíng, guójí hé niánlíng Character analysis Head component and its meaning + rán Stroke order (one) English again to see (Unexplained component - rán: slowly) Exercise 14 (1) Write the following numbers in characters: (a) (b) (c) (d) 6 18 23 45 (2) Draw some square boxes and write in the right stroke order.

For example: Tài hko le. Extremely good. adjective Tài xikng le. I want it very much. verb Wn tài xikng hb kafbi le. I’d very much like to have a coffee. verbal phrase However, the word le is omitted when the negation word bù is used. For example: Bú tài lèi. Bú tài shùnlì. Not too tired. Not too smooth. ■ 17 Demonstrative pronouns zhè (this) and nà (that) When the demonstrative pronoun zhè is used on its own, it can only appear in the subject position, that is, before the verb shì. It is the same for the other demonstrative pronoun nà: Lesson 1: Meeting somone for the first time Zhè/Nà shì nmde kafbi.

Hko de, Yubhàn. Hln gkoxìng jiàndào nm. Wn yl hln gkoxìng jiàndào nm. Nm lèi ma? Ynu ycdiknr lèi. Yclù hln bú shùnlì. Nm xikng hb yc bbi kafbi ma? Tài xikng le. QUESTIONS (1) (2) (3) (4) What does John Smith prefer to be called? Did John Smith have a pleasant trip? What suggestion does Zhang Ping make? What is John Smith’s response to Zhang Ping’s suggestion? Lesson Two Xìngmíng, guójí hé niánlíng Name, nationality and age By the end of this lesson, you should be able to: • • • • • • • • say what your name is say what your nationality is and where you come from say how old you are ask other people questions regarding the above three subjects use some appropriate expressions to respond to compliments count from 0 to 99 say goodbye write more characters Dialogue 1 Nm jiào shénme?

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