Dreaming in Chinese: Lessons in Love, Life and Mandarin

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WHY DON'T THE CHINESE SAY "I LOVE YOU"? HOW DO THEY GET BY WITHOUT MAPS? CAN IT EVER BE RUDE TO BE POLITE? In this intelligent, sympathetic book, Deborah Fallows opens up a window onto Chinese life through its notoriously difficult language. She shows how even small advancements, such as mastering a single word or phrase, can unlock grammatical and cultural secrets. Whether it's learning not to say 'please', or understanding why the Chinese hate the number 4, Fallows uses stories from three years of living and working in ...

Dreaming in Chinese: Lessons in Love, Life and Mandarin 2012, Short Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781780720852

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