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Instant Chinese: How to Express 1,000 Different Ideeas with Just 100 Key Words and Phrases (Paperback)

Instant Chinese: How to Express 1,000 Different Ideeas with Just 100 Key Words and Phrases (Paperback)
Author/Publisher: Boye De Mente
Format: paperback
Emphasis: Chinese Phrases
Level: Beginning - Intermediate
List Price: $6.95

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This phrase book for travelers includes 100 key words to unlock the secret of instant communication. The idea is simple- learn 100 words and say 1,000 things. This book presents the basic vocabulary that will be used over and over again. All words are repeated in different combinations, building familiarity without effort. All phrases are given in both simplified Chinese characters and standard Hanoi Pinyin romanization. A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the phrases correctly.

About the Author
Boyé Lafayette De Mente is the author of more than 30 books on Japan, Korea and China, including Instant Japanese and Korean Business Etiquette. He lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona.


Product Details
  • Paperback: 123 pages
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing (September 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0804833745
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 4.1 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 ounces.
  • Average Customer Review: based on 1 review.

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A Perfect Phrasebook for Visitors to China, December 15, 2005
Reviewer: Thomas J. Leiby (Washington, D.C.)

With plans to study at Beijing University next spring, I thought that it would be helpful to purchase a Chinese phrasebook so as to be able to fully take advantage of all that Beijing has to offer. From what I have already read of this little, but surprisingly effective, book, I am quite confident that I will have no problems at all exploring the city.

The phrasebook is broken into several practical sections, including ones concerning greetings and introductions, eating out, shopping, doing business, and almost anything else imaginable. Do not be fooled by the book's diminuitive size; it certainly packs a punch!

Although this phrasebook is by no means a comprehensive guide to the Chinese language, it is extremely helpful for anyone wanting to gain a basic understanding of the language before venturing out to China for a trip.


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