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ISBN 9780415745406
Published March 31, 2016 by Routledge
330 Pages

 
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Book Description

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 is a 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     见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  kè  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  qù  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

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Biography

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