Basic Chinese - Talking About Yourself
Learn to talk about yourself in Chinese.Publisher: Cambridge University
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Building on the ‘First Contact’ course you will learn how to say more about yourself, from stating where you are from and what languages you speak to telling others what you are studying and describing your family. When talking about age you are introduced to numbers. You will also learn about the formation of the written Chinese characters, the types of strokes and the order in which the strokes are placed, the formation of words and the different styles of writing.
The difference between Simplified and Traditional Chinese is briefly explained as well as how to use a Chinese dictionary. Words and phrases are presented via audio, Chinese script, Pinyin and English to facilitate learning. The content is broken down in key terms, vocabulary. There are also video clips accompanied by a transcript and translation with key cultural and grammatical points being highlighted and explained.
This Chinese language course will be of great interest to anybody wanting to travel to China, either as a tourist or for business, business people who have regular contact with Chinese colleagues and for any learner who has an interest in speaking or reading Chinese.
Having studied this course you will be able to: - Understand how characters are formed in written Chinese, and how the words are composed as well as the different styles of writing; - Understand how to use a Chinese dictionary and the main difference between Simplified and Traditional Chinese; - Meet and greet people, introducing yourself, and say what you do or what you are studying; - State you are from or where you work, what language you speak or are learning.
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