• Foreign Language Study

Chinese Slanguage

A Fun Visual Guide to Mandarin Terms and Phrases
Author: Mike Ellis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423615182
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 96
View: 3854
It’s simple: follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud, and soon you’ll be speaking Chinese. This handy, easy-to-read language guide is easy to carry and gives the basic phrases you need while traveling, asking directions, or ordering food at a restaurant. It also includes phrases for medical or legal emergencies, as well as terminology for hotels, airports, and so on. But most of all, it’s just plain fun! Mike Ellis is a web designer and runs the popular website www.slanguage.com. He lives with his family in Philadelphia.

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Korean Slanguage

A Fun Visual Guide to Korean Terms and Phrases
Author: Mike Ellis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423639383
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 96
View: 9815
The newest volume in Mike Ellis’s best-selling Slanguage series will help you learn the basics of the Korean language. Just in time for the 2018 Olympics, Korean Slanguage provides translations and pronunciation guides for approximately 300 English words and phrases. Just use the pronunciation guide to say them out loud, and soon you’ll be speaking basic Korean words and phrases like “It’s cool” (Show Not Dad) and “Are you okay?” (Quinn Send Eye Oh?). Fun and helpful illustrations paired with easy English words to pronounce will have you speaking Korean in no time. Both Hangul and romanized versions of the Korean terms are provided. Mike Ellis is a Web designer with expertise in e-commerce, online marketing, search engine optimization, and affiliate marketing. He’s the author of nearly a dozen previous Slanguage books. Mike helps run a youth athletic league and loves coaching kids in his spare time. He lives with his family near Philadelphia.

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Spanish Slanguage

A FUN Visual Guide to Spanish
Author: Michael Ellis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 9781423615224
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 96
View: 741
It’s simple: follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud, and soon you’ll be speaking Spanish. This handy, easy-to-read language guide is easy to carry and gives the basic phrases you need while traveling, asking directions, or ordering food at a restaurant. It also includes phrases for medical or legal emergencies, as well as terminology for hotels, airports, and so on. But most of all, it’s just plain fun!

    • Foreign Language Study

Italian Slanguage


Author: Mike Ellis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423624920
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 96
View: 1008
With this fun visual guide, simply follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud: soon you'll be speaking Italian! Ask how someone is doing: "Comb Mess Tie" or say breakfast: "Cole Lot See Owe Nay." The simple icons are easy to follow and this pocket-sized guide is easy to carry with you. It will give you the basic phrases you need to get around while traveling, whether asking directions, ordering food at a restaurant, or shopping. But most of all, it's just plain fun!

    • Foreign Language Study

French Slanguage


Author: Michael Ellis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423622456
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 96
View: 9496
With this fun visual guide, simply follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud: soon you’ll be speaking French! Ask how someone is doing: “Comet Haley View” or say thank you very much: “Mare See Bow Cool.” The simple icons are easy to follow and this pocket-sized guide is easy to carry with you. It will give you the basic phrases you need to get around while traveling, whether asking directions, ordering food at a restaurant, or shopping. But most of all, it’s just plain fun!

    • Foreign Language Study

German Slanguage


Author: Mike Ellis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423631935
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 96
View: 7158
With this fun visual guide, just follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud. Soon you’ll be speaking simple German words and phrases well enough to be understood by most native speakers. Try asking someone their name: Vee Highs An Zee? Or tell them to "Be patient": Get Dual Dig.

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Russian Slanguage

A Fun Visual Guide to Russian Terms and Phrases
Author: Mike Ellis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423646827
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 96
View: 5523
Learn hundreds of Russian words and phrases the fun and unique Slanguage way! This latest volume in the popular Slanguage series is geared toward helping you learn how to speak Russian, either for your next trip to Moscow or to talk with your great aunt Zlata from the old country. Just follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud. Soon you’ll be speaking simple Russian words and phrases well enough to be understood—such as Good evening (Doe Bray Vee Sure) and How are you? (Cock Tee). The simple icons are easy to follow and this pocket-sized guide is easy to carry with you. It will give you the basic words and phrases you need for greeting people, asking directions, ordering food at a restaurant, shopping, and dozens of other common situations. And best of all, it’s a fun and quick way to learn Russian! Mike Ellis is a Web designer with expertise in e-commerce, online marketing, search engine optimization, and affiliate marketing. He runs the popular Web site www.slanguage.com and is the author of eleven previous Slanguage books. Mike helps run a youth athletic league and loves coaching kids in his spare time. He lives with his family near Philadelphia.

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Making Out in Chinese

Revised Edition (Mandarin Chinese Phrasebook)
Author: Ray Daniels
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804833905
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 96
View: 3657
Catchy Mandarin expressions not covered in traditional language materials

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Dirty Chinese

Everyday Slang from "what's Up?" to "F*%# Off!"
Author: Matt Coleman,Edmund Backhouse,Lindsay Mack
Publisher: Ulysses Press
ISBN: 1569757275
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 161
View: 2817
GET D!RTY Next time you’re traveling or just chattin’ in Chinese with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including: *Cool slang *Funny insults *Explicit sex terms *Raw swear words Dirty Chinese teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of China: *What’s up? Zenmeyàng? *Fuck it, let’s party. Qù tama, zánmen chuqù feng ba. *Who farted? Shéi fàng de pì? *Wanna try doggy-style? Yàobù zánliar shìshì gou cào shì? *Son of a bitch!Gouniángyang de! *I’m getting smashed. Wo ganjué heduo le. *I can’t eat this shit! Wo chi bù xià qù!

    • Foreign Language Study

Survival Chinese

How to Communicate without Fuss or Fear Instantly! (A Mandarin Chinese Language Phrasebook)
Author: Boye Lafayette De Mente
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462917828
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 192
View: 4800
A handy Mandarin Chinese phrasebook and guide to the Chinese language, Survival Chinese contains basic vocabulary necessary for getting around. This book contains all the necessary words and phrases for speaking Mandarin Chinese in any kind of setting. Perfect for students, tourists, or business people learning Mandarin or traveling to China or Taiwan, it also contains a beginner guide to the Mandarin language, allowing for a deeper understanding of Chinese than a typical Mandarin phrasebook or Chinese dictionary. The book is broken into four basic sections: Common Chinese Expressions and Key Words, Essential Chinese Communication Tools, Chinese Travel Vocabulary, and making your own sentences. All Chinese words and phrases are written in Romanized form (pinyin) as well phonetically, making pronouncing Chinese a breeze. For example, the word for "reservation", yuding is also written as yuu-deeng. Authentic Chinese characters are also included so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with. Key features of Survival Chinese include: Hundreds of useful Chinese words and expressions. An A-Z index which allows the book to function as a English to Chinese dictionary. Romanized forms, phonetic spellings, and Chinese Characters (Hanzi) for all words and phrases. A concise background and history of the Chinese language. A complete guide to Chinese pronunciations. A concise guide to using Chinese tones. A brief introduction to Chinese grammar.

    • Foreign Language Study

Portuguese Slanguage


Author: Mike Ellis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423639359
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 96
View: 7805
A Fun Visual Guide to Portuguese Terms and Phrases This latest volume in the popular Slanguage series is geared to helping you learn how to communicate in Portuguese—in plenty of time for your trip to Rio for the 2016 Summer Olympics! Just follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud. Soon you’ll be speaking simple Portuguese words and phrases well enough to be understood—such as Where do you live? (Own Day Mode Eh?) or Nice to meet you (Praise Aid Aim Con Said). Mike Ellis is a Web designer with expertise in e-commerce, online marketing, search engine optimization, and affiliate marketing. He runs the popular website www.slanguage.com and is the author of eight previous Slanguage books. Mike helps run a youth athletic league and loves coaching kids in his spare time. He lives with his family near Philadelphia

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

Travel Slanguage

How to Find Your Way in 10 Different Languages
Author: Mike Ellis
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
ISBN: 1423642341
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 96
View: 4730
The popular Slanguage series has helped hundreds of thousands of enthusiastic fans learn to easily communicate better in foreign languages either while traveling abroad or at home. Now it takes on the topic of travel itself, presenting more than two dozen travel-related words and phrases in ten different languages. So if you’re in France looking for a nice hotel (Bell Oh Tell), or if you’d like to know how much (Kwan Toe?) a souvenir from Italy costs, Travel Slanguage is the book for you Mike Ellis is a Web designer with expertise in e-commerce, online marketing, search engine optimization, and affiliate marketing. He’s the author of ten previous Slanguage books. Mike helps run a youth athletic league and loves coaching kids in his spare time. He lives with his family near Philadelphia.

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The Chinese Language

Fact and Fantasy
Author: John DeFrancis
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824810689
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 330
View: 2058
"DeFrancis's book is first rate. It entertains. It teaches. It demystifies. It counteracts popular ignorance as well as sophisticated (cocktail party) ignorance. Who could ask for anything more? There is no other book like it. ... It is one of a kind, a first, and I would not only buy it but I would recommend it to friends and colleagues, many of whom are visiting China now and are adding 'two-week-expert' ignorance to the two kinds that existed before. This is a book for everyone." --Joshua A. Fishman, research professor of social sciences, Yeshiva University, New York"Professor De Francis has produced a work of great effectiveness that should appeal to a wide-ranging audience. It is at once instructive and entertaining. While being delighted by the flair of his novel approach, the reader will also be led to ponder on some of the most fundamental problems concerning the relations between written languages and spoken languages. Specifically, he will be served a variety of information on the languages of East Asia, not as dry pedantic facts, but as appealing tidbits that whet the intellectual appetite. The expert will find much to reflect on in this book, for Professor DeFrancis takes nothing for granted." --William S.Y. Wang, professor of linguistics, University of California at Berkeley

Chinese Phrase Book

Learn Chinese Quick and Easy with Chinese Phrases
Author: Zhang Jing
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537177731
Category:
Page: 98
View: 3515
Chinese Phrase Book *** FLASH CARDS SECTION INCLUDED *** Learn the Phrases Then Test Your Skills If you are interested in learning Chinese quick and easy then you need to read this book! The problem with most phrase books is that they are teaching the wrong phrases or at least the uncommon phrases. This book is full of the most common phrases you will use while speaking Chinese. In this book you will learn about: Chinese Numbers Time & Date Family Directions Greetings Jobs & Education Hotels & Lodging Feelings Eating, Drinking, & Nightlife Hobbies & Sports Common Questions & Answers Reacting to Good News Clothing & Appearance Problem Solving The Body Airplanes & Airports Sentence Starters Shopping & Negotiating Dating & Personal Relationships Click on the Orange Buy Now Button! Keywords: Learn Chinese, Chinese for beginners, Chinese flash cards, Chinese Phrasebook, Chinese Audio book, Chinese Phrase book, Chinese for kids, Chinese 101, Chinese Phrases, Easy

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Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar

A Practical Guide
Author: Claudia Ross,Jing-heng Sheng Ma
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317805437
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 404
View: 6611
Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar provides an innovative reference guide to Mandarin Chinese, combining traditional and function-based grammar in a single volume. The Grammar is divided into two parts. Part A covers traditional grammatical categories such as phrase order, nouns, verbs and specifiers. Part B is carefully organized around language functions and notions such as: Communication strategies Making comparisons Giving and seeking information Expressing apologies, regrets and sympathies The two parts of the Grammar are closely linked by extensive cross-references, providing a grammatical and functional perspective on many patterns. All grammar points and functions are richly illustrated with examples, with a strong focus on contemporary usage. Main features of the grammar include: Examples given in simplified characters, traditional characters and romanization (pinyin) Clear explanations and accessible descriptions Particular attention to areas of particular difficulty for learners of Mandarin Chinese Implementing feedback from users of the first edition of the Grammar, this second edition has been revised throughout to offer expanded explanations, examples, cross-referencing, and indexing and brand new chapters on aspect, resultative verbs, directional verbs and "ba" sentences. This is the ideal reference grammar for learners of Mandarin Chinese at all levels, from elementary to advanced. No prior knowledge of grammatical terminology is assumed and a glossary of grammatical terms is provided. This Grammar is accompanied by the Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook (978-0-415-83488-9; available for separate purchase) which features related exercises and activities.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

My First Book of Chinese Words

An ABC Rhyming Book
Author: Faye-Lynn Wu
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462911838
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 3476
My First Book of Chinese Words introduces young children to basic words and concepts in the Chinese language through colorful rhymes and beautiful imagery. It is a book that parents and young children will enjoy reading together. The Chinese words in the book are all common, everyday items, and the rhymes are informative and fun for children. The goal of My First Book of Chinese Words is to familiarize children with the basic sounds and written characters of Chinese, to introduce core concepts of Chinese culture and to illustrate the ways in which Chinese sounds differ from English ones. Teachers and parents will welcome the cultural notes at the back of the book and appreciate how the book is organized using a familiar ABC structure. Each word is presented in Chinese characters (both Simplified and Traditional) as well as Romanized Pinyin for easy pronunciation. With the help of this book, we hope more children (and adults) will soon join the more than one billion people worldwide who speak Chinese!

    • Foreign Language Study

Chineasy

The New Way to Read Chinese
Author: ShaoLan Hsueh
Publisher: Harper Design
ISBN: 9780062332097
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 192
View: 4309
Chinese is considered one of the most difficult languages to master. However, using the Chineasy system, anyone can begin to understand and read Chinese. It works by transforming Chinese characters into illustrations to make them easy to remember. This book teaches the key characters on which the language is built and how these characters can be combined to form more complex words and phrases. Learning Chinese has never been this simple or more fun!

    • Humor

Niubi!

The Real Chinese You Were Never Taught in School
Author: Eveline Chao
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101149302
Category: Humor
Page: 160
View: 2841
How to talk dirty and influence people?in Chinese! You can study Chinese for years, but do you really know how to talk like a native speaker? The next book in Plume?s foreign language slang series, Niubi! will make sure you learn all the colorful vernacular words and phrases used by Chinese people of all ages in a variety of situations, including flirting and dating, wheeling and dealing, and even specific Internet slang?not to mention plenty of Chinese words that are . . . well, best not to mention. Accessible and useful to complete novices (Niubi! newbies), intermediate students of Mandarin Chinese, or just anyone who enjoys cursing in other languages, this irreverent guide is packed with hilarious anecdotes and illustrations, mini cultural lessons, and contextual explanations. So whether you?re planning a trip to Beijing, flirting with an online acquaintance from Shanghai, or just want to start a fight in Chinatown?Niubi! will ensure that nothing you say is lost in translation.

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Chinese for Beginners

Mastering Conversational Chinese (Downloadable Audio Included)
Author: Yi Ren,Xiayuan Liang
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462914764
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 192
View: 3893
This is an excellent, user–friendly book for learning the Chinese language. Yi Ren has taught thousands of Americans to speak Chinese fluently. Now, she and co-author Xiayuan Liang share their secrets for fast mastery of Mandarin Chinese with you. China has 1.3 billion people and due to initiatives to phase out regional dialects in favor of Mandarin Chinese, nearly all of them can communicate in Mandarin. Don't let yourself be intimidated by this rewarding language. Although it is true that mastery of the Chinese language takes time, Mandarin Chinese actually has simpler grammar than English and there are no conjugations—meaning anyone can learn a few important phrases in no time. Chock full of extra hints and tips drawn from the authors' many years of experience teaching Mandarin Chinese in adult evening classes, Chinese for Beginners focuses on realistic situations you'll encounter when you meet people in China. New words are explained in terms of how you'll actually use them to communicate with new friends. The downloadable audio is another great way to learn Chinese and lets you listen and repeat and remember the sentences with ease, and will help you soon declare with pride, "I can say that in Chinese!" Chinese for Beginners includes: Lighthearted approaches that bring Chinese to life in a down-to-earth fashion. Real-life dialogues and situations to help you converse with confidence . An "Extend Your Vocabulary" feature in each chapter helps you to remember and understand more words that you'd think possible . Native-speaker audio recordings teach you to pronounce Chinese tones accurately. Answer Keys help you keep track of your learning process . Interesting notes, idioms, sayings, photos, poems, and insider tips about China's culture, special places, and everyday life add to the adventure. This user-friendly guide to learning the basics will work for anyone who wants to speak and understand Chinese for business, for pleasure, or for travel—and who wants to enjoy the process of learning a new language while they're at it!

    • Travel

China Survival Guide

How to Avoid Travel Troubles and Mortifying Mishaps, 3rd Edition
Author: Larry Herzberg,Qin Herzberg
Publisher: Stone Bridge Press
ISBN: 1611725526
Category: Travel
Page: 264
View: 9710
“An ideal, pocket-sized, 264 page compendium packed from cover to cover with practical advice, insightful commentary, and invaluable tips on places to go, things to see, what to do, and what to avoid. . . . China Survival Guide should be considered an essential 'take-along' for anyone visiting China for business or pleasure.” — Midwest Book Review, May 2014 "Like [having] a professional guide walking alongside you answering your many questions. . . . A must for your next China visit!"—Travel Answer Man Online Compact, affordable, reliable, a delight to read—these qualities are what has made China Survival Guide so popular with first-time and seasoned China travelers. This third edition has a brand new section on train travel, plus updates and fresh recommendations. Includes practical strategies for lodging, walking, haggling, medical and bathroom emergencies, etiquette, crowds, and learning the twin arts of patience and persistence. Frequent China visitors Larry Herzberg and Qin Herzberg are professors of Chinese language and culture at Calvin College in Michigan.