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Chinese demystified, hard stuff made easy, Claudia Ross

Chinese demystified, hard stuff made easy, Claudia Ross
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Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Chinese demystified
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Responsibility statement
Claudia Ross
Series statement
Demystified series
Sub title
hard stuff made easy
"Chinese Demystified walks you step by step through the fundamentals and moves on to more advanced topics. Each chapter concludes with a self-test that allows you to track your progress, and a comprehensive final exam at the end of the book gives instant feedback on new language skills. The book includes characters in simplified and traditional formats along with pinyin phonetic translation for easy pronunciation."--, Publisher description
Table Of Contents
pt. I: The basics of Mandarin Chinese -- 1. Mandarin Chinese pronunciation and characters -- Chinese around the world -- Spoken Mandarin -- The structure of the Mandarin syllable -- Tones -- Consonants -- Vowels -- Traditional and simplified Chinese characters -- Strokes -- 2. An overview of Mandarin grammar -- Parts of speech -- The building blocks of a Mandarin sentence --The order of information in a Mandarin sentence -- 3. Chinese names and titles -- Chinese names -- Titles and terms of address -- Addressing others -- 4. Numbers -- The numbers 1-10 and zero -- The number 11-19 -- The numbers 20-90 -- The numbers 100-999 -- The numbers 1,000-9,000 -- The numbers 10,000 and up -- Ordinal numbers -- 5. Using pronouns and nouns -- Pronouns -- Nouns -- Expressing And -- Expressing Both and All -- Indicating the number of nouns -- Expressing This and Thatpt. II: Actions and verbs -- 6. Identifying nouns with linking verbs -- Expressing identity -- Expressing Family names -- Expressing someone's name -- 7. Adjectival and stative verbs -- Describing things with common adjectival verbs -- Using adjectival verbs with intensifiers -- Adjectival verbs in the predicate -- Expressing feelings with stative verbs -- Using stative verbs with intensifiers -- Expressing past states -- Comparing stative verbs that have similar meanings -- 8. Action verbs : talking about habitual, future, and ongoing actions -- Action verbs and duration -- Action verbs and their objects -- Talking about habitual actions -- Talking about future actions -- Talking about present-time actions and ongoing actions -- 9. Completed actions and actions that did not happen -- 10. Indicating possibility, ability, and permission with modal verbs -- 11. Expressing obligations, suggestions, and prohibitions -- Expressing commandspt. III: Nouns, questions, and connections -- 12. Indicating possession -- Possession phrases that don't specify the thing possessed -- Word order and possession -- 13. Describing nouns with adjectival verbs and description clauses -- Describing nouns with adjectival verbs -- Describing nouns with clauses -- Composing Mandarin noun phrases with description clauses -- Translating Mandarin noun phrases with description clauses into English -- Identifying noun descriptions when the main noun is omitted -- Translating English relative pronouns -- Describing a noun with more than one description -- 14. Asking and answering yes-no questions -- 15. Asking and answering content questions -- Mandarin content question words -- Asking questions with content question words -- 16. Expressing "all" or "both" in relation to nouns -- 17. Linking verbs and verb phrases with "and" and "only."pt. IV: Time and space, actions and comparisons -- 18. Location and distance -- Location words -- Indicating location with respect to a reference point -- Talking about things that exist at a location -- Indicating the place where an action happens -- Using location phrases to describe people, places, and things -- Words that indicate distance -- Expressing the distance between two locations -- Expressing near and far -- 19. Talking about time -- Talking about hours and minutes -- Reciting time -- Talking about the parts of the day -- Combining time expressions -- Talking about weeks and the days of the week -- Counting days and referring to surrounding days -- Talking about months and the dates of the month -- Talking about years -- Reciting complete dates: year, month, and date -- 20. Describing how actions are performed -- Describing an action when there is no object -- Describing an action when there is an object noun phrase -- Asking how someone performs an action -- Describing how someone performs a specific action -- 21. Making comparisons
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