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Beginner's Chinese

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This popular introduction to Mandarin Chinese is now accompanied by two audio CDs. The audio feature covers material in each of the ten lessons and ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Rygel_XVI

good for self-learners

by Rygel_XVI on Mar 18, 2011

I think this is one of the best books for self-learners. Together with the continuing book 'intermediate chinese' (Yong Ho) it is equal to a one year course at university. The vocabulary is focused on practicality and avoids "college-dialogue". Despite the small size of the book there are many exercises in each chapter, altough I would have liked to have had more drill-based grammar exercises. The audio is also good. I want to particularly mention the grammar, Dr.Ho is a both an anthropologist and linguist and this shows in his explanations, I think they are clearer and deeper than in other books I have used. [Note: I have the 4th printing, 2008.]

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