Chinese in a Flash, Vol. 2 (Tuttle Flash Cards)
Author/Publisher: Philip Yungkin Lee
List Price: $22.95
A companion to Chinese in a Flash Volume 1, this boxed set contains
another 448 flash cards featuring the most common Chinese vocabulary used in
everyday speech. An accompanying booklet explains how to use the cards and
lists all the characters covered, with indices by radical and stroke count
and by pinyin romanization.
About the Author
Philip Yungkin Lee, a native speaker of Chinese, is a Senior Lecturer at the
University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He has published several
language learning titles and has received a Teaching Excellence award from
his university. He is also the author of the Pocket Mandarin Chinese
Dictionary, the Pocket Cantonese Dictionary, the Essential Chinese Mandarin
Phrase Book, the Essential Cantonese Phrase Book, 250 Essential Chinese
Characters for Everyday Use, Vol. 1 and Chinese in a Flash, Vols. 1 & 2,
from Tuttle Publishing and Periplus Editions.
- Paperback: 448 pages
- Publisher: Tuttle Publishing; Kit edition (May 2004)
- Language: Chinese
- ISBN: 0804833621
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.3 x 1.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds.
- Average Customer Review:
based on 4 reviews.
|2 of 2 people found the following review
Printing error on this set of cards, February 27, 2006
Vol. 2 of Chinese in a Flash (flashcards) has a printing error. The top
of the front of the cards is the same edge as the top of the back of the
cards. This means you cannot "flip" the card by holding it on the side to
read the back of the card. Vol. 1 of this set is printed correctly so you
you can flip them by holding the side of the card. This makes it a real
pain when trying to mix cards from both sets. Tuttle Publishing realizes
this problem and corrected cards will be available the end of April 2006.
Tuttle may be contacted for an excahnge if you already have the misprinted
second set. Otherwise these cards have been useful to me when used with
the asociated books in my study of Chinese characters.
|3 of 3 people found the following review
EXCELLENT TOOL FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS, November 18, 2005
First, I would like to say that i'm really happy with my purchase.
I bought the cards vol1 and vol2 by amazon, both are great, excellent
price-value, and exceeded my expectations.
Second, this cards are not for begginers, are not to learn by yourself,
you have to know pinyin and have some formal instruction before use this
cards, in particular with volume 2, that introduces more complicated
Third, can help you with simplified chinese and traditional.
Fourth, each card include valuable information as:
4.-Chinese Proverb or expression that use that word in pinyin/hanzi/english.-
5.-3 or 4 common words that includes the symbol (pinyin/hanzi/english)
However, the volume 2 doesn't include the order of the strokes.
Volume 1 includes the order. I have no idea the volumes why are different,
or i received and older version of volume 2, but for me it's the only lack
of this cards.-
Finally, the cards are in package that has the shape of a book. That it's
great to carry the cards everywhere.
This it's important for me because i used other cards before and the box
was a nightmare, every day the box opened in my purse, and i have to order
de 500 cards by number again.
I totally recommend this volume.
Carolina from the south of the world
PD: Sorry for my english, i speak spanish and some chinese
|7 of 23 people found the following review
do not buy, December 23, 2004
The cards offer sentences in chinese and english with no clue on which
words mean what. For example 'I was busy last wednesday' allegedly equals
'shang xingqisan wo you shir' but it doesn't teach you anything... 'last
wednesday I was [literally 'have'] busy' would be a bit more informative
and accurate. Since they do not tell you the meaning of the words, and
also do not provide a dictionary, you can only learn from the cards if
your Chinese is pretty good (or if you plan to learn a language by
learning sentences without knowing what the words mean, a really
ridiculous premise, but I have seen tourist language books like that
before). I speak some Chinese but not enough by far to use these cards.
|13 of 15 people found the following review
Useful Tool for Learning Chinese Characters, October 30, 2004
Since I have both "Chinese in a Flash" and "Chinese Character
Flashcards 888" flashcard sets, I wanted to offer a comparison between the
Flashcards 888 are organized in the order of frequency of use of
characters; Chinese in a Flash are arranged in the order of frequency and
complexity. Someone learning Chinese language is more likely to encounter
characters in the order presented in Chinese in a Flash cards.
Flashcards 888 are of a sturdier quality than Chinese in a Flash cards.
Both are approximately the same size.
Both have radicals mentioned. On Flashcards 888, radicals are provided in
the upper right corner on the front of the card; on Chinese in a Flash
cards, beside the radical is also noted the name of the character as well
as character components.
On Flashcards 888, you'll also find a stroke order, helpful to know when
you practice writing characters; Chinese in a Flash cards, do not provide
a stroke order.
Both sets also mention several character combinations, together with their
pronounciation in pinyin and the meaning in English.
Chinese in a Flash also provide a sample sentence where the particular
character / word is used; Flashcards 888 don't.
Flashcards come in one set of 888 cards; Chinese in Flash come in two sets
of 448 cards.
I am very happy with both sets and enjoy using them both.
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