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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc; 3rd edition (August 31, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1119475449
  • ISBN-13: 978-1119475446
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 535 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3.140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

  • Grasp grammar and cultural references
  • Make small talk, ask for directions, and order food
  • Find FREE conversational audio tracks online

Learn to speak Chinese--with ease

If you want to learn Mandarin Chinese to get ahead at school or work--or to make your travel to China easier--this is the handy reference you'll want by your side. Inside, you'll find easy-to-follow coverage of basic grammar, as well as the necessary vocabulary to make introductions and greetings, use proper etiquette, make small talk, make transportation arrangements, order food and beverages, ask directions, deal with money, shop, access recreation, and handle an emergency.


  • Basic Chinese sounds
  • Help with pronunciations
  • How verbs work in Chinese
  • A look at the pīnyīn system
  • Chinese phrases and gestures
  • Numbers, times, and measurements
  • Jump-start your vocabulary with a two-way mini-dictionary

About the Author

Dr. Wendy Abraham is an award-winning public speaker who has taught Chinese language, literature, and culture at universities throughout the U.S. Wendy is the creator and director of international academic, cultural, and travel programs, holds a doctorate from Columbia University, and pursued a PhD in Chinese literature at Stanford University. FREE access to conversational audio tracks online

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