The Resource Chinese For Dummies, (electronic resource)

Chinese For Dummies, (electronic resource)

Label
Chinese For Dummies
Title
Chinese For Dummies
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The fast and easy way to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese China has become a major influence in the world today, and Mandarin Chinese is the world's most widely spoken language. Not only is China full of opportunities in business and politics, but Chinese culture, continues to make its way into the western world. With an updated CD including real-life conversations, Chinese For Dummies expands grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations-and includes a refreshed mini-dictionary complete with even more essential vocabulary. Basic vocabularyEveryday convers
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abraham, Wendy
Dewey number
495.182421
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL1129.E5 A37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chinese language -- Self-instruction
  • Chinese language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English
  • Chinese language
  • FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Chinese
Label
Chinese For Dummies, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D780B89C-5B26-4332-9384-02E534826813
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Description based upon print version of record
  • Passports and Visas: Don't Leave Home without 'Em
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Chinese For Dummies; About the Author; Dedication; Author's Acknowledgments; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; Foolish Assumptions; How This Book Is Organized; Icons Used in This Book; Where to Go from Here; Part I: Getting Started; Chapter 1: Chinese in a Nutshell; Grasping Chinese Dialects; Pīnyīn Spelling: Beijing, Not Peking; Sounding Off: Basic Chinese Sounds; Adding Idioms and Popular Expressions to Your Repertoire; Chapter 2: The Written Word: Checking out Chinese Characters
  • Perusing Pictographs, Ideographs, and the Six ScriptsThe Chinese Radical: A Few Clues to a Character's Meaning; Following the Rules of Stroke Order; Which Way Did Those Characters Go? Unraveling Character Order; Separating Traditional and Simplified Characters; Using a Chinese Dictionary . . . without an Alphabet!; Chapter 3: Warming Up with the Basics: Chinese Grammar; The Basics of Chinese Nouns, Articles, and Adjectives; Getting Into Verbs, Adverbs, Negation, and Possession; Asking Questions; Chapter 4: Getting Started with Basic Expressions: Nǐ Hǎo!; Making Introductions
  • Greeting and ChattingChapter 5: Getting Your Numbers, Times, and Measurements Straight; Counting in Chinese; Telling Time; Save the Date: Using the Calendar and Stating Dates; Sizing Up Weights and Measures; Chapter 6: Speaking Chinese at Home; Hanging Out at Home; Hunting for an Apartment; Decorating Your New Digs; Appointing Your Rooms, Fēng Shuǐ Style; Part II: Chinese in Action; Chapter 7: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk; Establishing a Connection; Making Small Talk on the Job; Talking About Where You Live; Chapter 8: Dining Out and Shopping for Food; All About Meals
  • Getting to Know Chinese CuisinesDining Out; All the Tea in China; Taking Your Chinese to Go; Chapter 9: Shopping Made Easy; Going to Stores; Getting What You Want at a Department Store; Shopping for Clothes; Shopping for Other Items; Getting a Good Price and Paying; Chapter 10: Exploring the Town; Attending a Performance; Exploring Museums and Galleries; Visiting Historical Sites; Going to the Movies; Hopping Around Bars and Clubs; Chapter 11: Taking Care of Telecommunications; Getting Familiar with Telephone Terms; Going Mobile with a Cellphone; Making a Phone Call
  • Sorry, I'm Not Home Right Now . . .Using the Internet; Checking Your E-Mail; Chapter 12: Chinese at School and at Work; Going to School; Settling into Your Office Digs; Conducting a Meeting; Discussing Business and Industry; Chapter 13: Recreation and Outdoor Activities; Naming Your Hobbies; Exploring Nature; Tapping into Your Artistic Side; Striking Up the Band; Playing on a Team; Part III: Chinese on the Go; Chapter 14: Planning a Trip; Talking about When You Want to Travel; Celebrating the Chinese Holidays; Where To? Deciding on a Destination
Control code
ocn828299339
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (387 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781118436547
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828299339
Label
Chinese For Dummies, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=D780B89C-5B26-4332-9384-02E534826813
Publication
Note
  • Description based upon print version of record
  • Passports and Visas: Don't Leave Home without 'Em
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Chinese For Dummies; About the Author; Dedication; Author's Acknowledgments; Contents at a Glance; Table of Contents; Introduction; About This Book; Conventions Used in This Book; Foolish Assumptions; How This Book Is Organized; Icons Used in This Book; Where to Go from Here; Part I: Getting Started; Chapter 1: Chinese in a Nutshell; Grasping Chinese Dialects; Pīnyīn Spelling: Beijing, Not Peking; Sounding Off: Basic Chinese Sounds; Adding Idioms and Popular Expressions to Your Repertoire; Chapter 2: The Written Word: Checking out Chinese Characters
  • Perusing Pictographs, Ideographs, and the Six ScriptsThe Chinese Radical: A Few Clues to a Character's Meaning; Following the Rules of Stroke Order; Which Way Did Those Characters Go? Unraveling Character Order; Separating Traditional and Simplified Characters; Using a Chinese Dictionary . . . without an Alphabet!; Chapter 3: Warming Up with the Basics: Chinese Grammar; The Basics of Chinese Nouns, Articles, and Adjectives; Getting Into Verbs, Adverbs, Negation, and Possession; Asking Questions; Chapter 4: Getting Started with Basic Expressions: Nǐ Hǎo!; Making Introductions
  • Greeting and ChattingChapter 5: Getting Your Numbers, Times, and Measurements Straight; Counting in Chinese; Telling Time; Save the Date: Using the Calendar and Stating Dates; Sizing Up Weights and Measures; Chapter 6: Speaking Chinese at Home; Hanging Out at Home; Hunting for an Apartment; Decorating Your New Digs; Appointing Your Rooms, Fēng Shuǐ Style; Part II: Chinese in Action; Chapter 7: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk; Establishing a Connection; Making Small Talk on the Job; Talking About Where You Live; Chapter 8: Dining Out and Shopping for Food; All About Meals
  • Getting to Know Chinese CuisinesDining Out; All the Tea in China; Taking Your Chinese to Go; Chapter 9: Shopping Made Easy; Going to Stores; Getting What You Want at a Department Store; Shopping for Clothes; Shopping for Other Items; Getting a Good Price and Paying; Chapter 10: Exploring the Town; Attending a Performance; Exploring Museums and Galleries; Visiting Historical Sites; Going to the Movies; Hopping Around Bars and Clubs; Chapter 11: Taking Care of Telecommunications; Getting Familiar with Telephone Terms; Going Mobile with a Cellphone; Making a Phone Call
  • Sorry, I'm Not Home Right Now . . .Using the Internet; Checking Your E-Mail; Chapter 12: Chinese at School and at Work; Going to School; Settling into Your Office Digs; Conducting a Meeting; Discussing Business and Industry; Chapter 13: Recreation and Outdoor Activities; Naming Your Hobbies; Exploring Nature; Tapping into Your Artistic Side; Striking Up the Band; Playing on a Team; Part III: Chinese on the Go; Chapter 14: Planning a Trip; Talking about When You Want to Travel; Celebrating the Chinese Holidays; Where To? Deciding on a Destination
Control code
ocn828299339
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (387 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781118436547
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)828299339

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