Basic Chinese

A Grammar and Workbook, 2nd Edition

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Paperback: 9780415472159
pub: 2009-01-29
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About the Book

‘Very well structured and clearly explained’ – Dr Kan Qian, The Open University, UK

Basic Chinese introduces the essentials of Chinese syntax. Each of the 25 units deals with a particular grammatical point and provides associated exercises. Features include:

  • a clear, accessible format
  • many useful language examples
  • jargon-free explanations of grammar
  • ample drills and exercises
  • a full key to exercises.

All Chinese entries are presented in both Pinyin romanization and Chinese characters, and are accompanied, in most cases, by English translations to facilitate self-tuition as well as classroom teaching in both spoken and written Chinese.

Basic Chinese is designed for students new to the language. Together with its sister volume, Intermediate Chinese, it forms a compendium of the essentials of Chinese syntax.

Reviews

Praise for the first edition:

‘Very well structured and clearly explained’ Dr Qian Kan, Open University

About the Series

Grammar Workbooks

These titles combine explanation with exercise work. The Basic Grammar Workbooks are for learners starting at elementary level. Intermediate Grammar Workbooks follow on from these and are for learners who have achieved basic proficiency and wish to progress to more complex language. Each combines clear, concise grammar explanations with communicatively oriented exercises to help build confidence and fluency.
Suitable for independent learners and students on taught courses, the Basic and Intermediate volumes together form a structured course of the essentials of each language's grammar.

All Grammar Workbooks are available as inspection copies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
FOR000000
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / General
FOR003000
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / Chinese
JNF020000
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Foreign Language Study / General
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN006000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Grammar & Punctuation