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Essential Chinese Vocabulary: Rules and Scenarios

1st Edition

By Wen-Hua Teng

Routledge

330 pages

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Essential Chinese Vocabulary: Rules and Scenarios is an indispensable guide for beginner to intermediate students of Chinese who wish to use essential Chinese words and phrases accurately.

The book provides the crucial context and explanations of grammar structures and language rules related to important Chinese words and phrases, too often glossed over in primary textbooks. Students are given the tools necessary to refine their use of these words and phrases in order to communicate effectively in Chinese.

Key features:

  • In-depth explanations of commonly used words and phrases contextualized with a range of authentic examples providing learners with a comprehensive understanding of the vocabulary-use and allowing them to express themselves accurately and appropriately.
  • Bridges the gap between grammar and vocabulary by presenting the frequently-neglected rules that govern the use of words and phrases.
  • Clear and systematic comparisons between the uses of ostensibly similar words, highlighting the nuances of the Chinese language.
  • Examples provided in simplified Chinese characters, pinyin and English
  • Identifies common mistakes made by learners and ways to avoid them
  • Extensive cross-references.
  • Essential Chinese Vocabulary: Rules and Scenarios isa unique reference and useful complement to basic and intermediate Chinese language textbooks. 

Table of Contents

bān 必须bìxū 别的 biéde 不必 bú bì 不但…而且 (也) … búdàn … érqiě (yě) … 不但 … 反而 (还) … búdàn…fǎn’ér (hái) … 不得不 bù dé bù 不管bùguǎn 不好意思 bù hǎo yìsi 不见得 bú jiànde and 不一定 bù yīdìng 不仅/不仅仅 bùjǐn/bù jǐnjǐn 不论 búlùn 不然 bùrán 不如 bùrú 不是… (而) 是… bú shì… (ér) shì 不是… 就是 … bú shì … jiù shì… 不用 bú yòng 不只 bùzhǐ 不住 búzhù 除非 chúfēi 除了 Chúle 除了… 就是 … chúle … jiù shì 从来 cónglái 到底 dàodǐ dé/děi 的话dehuà 地方dìfāng 顿号dùnhào duō 多少 duōshǎo 而且érqiě 反而 fǎn’ér 否则 fǒuzé gāng and 刚才gāngcái 告诉 gàosù gòu 关系  guānxì 还是 háishì 还是 … 吧!háishì …ba! 害 (得) hài(de) hǎo/hào 好多hǎo duō and 好几hǎo jǐ 好了hǎo le 好 (不) 容 易hǎo (bù) róngyì 好意思 hǎo yìsi huì 或者huòzhě 即使jíshǐ jiàn and 见面jiànmiàn jiào 尽管 jǐnguǎn 究竟 jiūjìng 就是 … 也 … jiùshì … yě … 就算 … 也 … jiùsuàn … yě … 就要 …了 jiù yào … le 觉得juéde 开始 kāishǐ 可以 kěyǐ kuài 快 …了 and 快要 … 了 kuài … le and kuài yào … le lái 连 … 也/都 lián … yě/dōu lìng 另外 lìngwài and 别的biéde 哪里nǎlǐ néng 宁可nìngkě píng and other ‘container’ words 其实 qíshí 其他 qítā qǐng què ràng 认得rènde 认识 rènshì 认为rènwéi 仍然 réngrán 如果 rúguǒ 如何 rúhé shǎo 甚至shènzhì 甚至于 shènzhìyú 使 shǐ 使得 shǐ de 事实上 shìshí shàng 舒服shūfú shuō and说话 shuō huà 说不定 shuō búdìng 太 … (了) tài … (le) 谈tán and 谈话tán huà 万一wànyī 唯一wéiyī 未必 wèibì wèn 无论 wúlùn 相干 xiānggān xiǎng 向来 xiànglái and 一向yīxiàng 晓得 xiǎode xiē 需要 xūyào 要 … 了 yào…le 要不yào bù and 要不然 yào bùrán 要是 yàoshì 一个人 yī ge rén 一点 yīdiǎn and related expressions 一定yīdìng 依旧 yījiù 一下 yīxià 一向 yīxiàng 一直 yīzhí 以为yǐwéi 意思 yìsi 应该 yīnggāi yòu 与其yǔqí 在 + person + 看来 zài + person + kàn lái 再也不 … 了zài yě bù … le 再也没有 … 过 (了) zài yě méiyǒu …. guo (le) 造成 zàochéng 怎么zěnme 怎么样zěnme yàng zhǎo , 看kàn and 见jiàn + person zhèng 正好  zhènghǎo 正在 zhèng zài 知道 zhīdào zhǐ and related words 只好 zhǐhǎo 只是 zhǐshì 住 zhù 自己 zìjǐ 自我 zìwǒ zǒng zǒu

About the Author

Wen-Hua Teng is a senior lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Chinese
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LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General