Chineasy Everyday

Chineasy Everyday Author ShaoLan
ISBN-10 0062439731
Year 2016-06-14
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher HarperCollins
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A unique and highly entertaining introduction to the richness of Chinese language, culture, and civilization, built on the groundbreaking and hugely popular Chineasy visual learning method. To educate the world about the richness and character of China’s people, customs, and heritage, entrepreneur ShaoLan Hsueh created Chineasy, a special building-block learning method that uses highly recognizable and appealing illustrations. She introduced her revolutionary teaching methodology and graphic language in her bestseller, Chineasy. In this standalone guide, she expands her scope to include all facets of Chinese life and culture, including Numbers, Time & Dates, The Solar System & the Five Elements, People, Nature, Animals, How to Describe Things, Health & Well-being, Travel, City & Country, Shopping, Food & Drink, and Internet & Technology. She begins all twelve sections with an overview of key Chineasy characters, then presents the specific symbols relevant to each—providing insight into how Chinese thinking has shaped its language and civilization in a way that anyone can understand and appreciate. Whether you are a student learning Mandarin, an executive pursuing business ties to Chinese companies, or a curious tourist traveling to China, this single-volume encyclopedia will stimulate the mind, enchant the culturally minded and inspire everyone who seeks new experiences and a wider understanding of our world.

Chineasy Everyday

Chineasy Everyday Author ShaoLan
ISBN-10 0062439715
Year 2016-05-03
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Harper Design
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A unique and highly entertaining introduction to the richness of Chinese language, culture, and civilization, built on the groundbreaking and hugely popular Chineasy visual learning method. To educate the world about the richness and character of China’s people, customs, and heritage, entrepreneur ShaoLan Hsueh created Chineasy, a special building-block learning method that uses highly recognizable and appealing illustrations. She introduced her revolutionary teaching methodology and graphic language in her bestseller, Chineasy. In this standalone guide, she expands her scope to include all facets of Chinese life and culture, including Numbers, Time & Dates, The Solar System & the Five Elements, People, Nature, Animals, How to Describe Things, Health & Well-being, Travel, City & Country, Shopping, Food & Drink, and Internet & Technology. She begins all twelve sections with an overview of key Chineasy characters, then presents the specific symbols relevant to each—providing insight into how Chinese thinking has shaped its language and civilization in a way that anyone can understand and appreciate. Whether you are a student learning Mandarin, an executive pursuing business ties to Chinese companies, or a curious tourist traveling to China, this single-volume encyclopedia will stimulate the mind, enchant the culturally minded and inspire everyone who seeks new experiences and a wider understanding of our world.

Chineasy Everyday

Chineasy Everyday Author Shaolan
ISBN-10 0500292264
Year 2016-02-01
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher
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Chineasy, the brainchild of entrepreneur ShaoLan Hsueh, has been a publishing phenomenon. Its special building-block learning method brought to life by highly recognizable and appealing graphic illustrations has attracted a substantial online following and has been published in fifteen languages. But it marks only the beginning of a larger ambition to educate the world about the richness and character of China's people, its customs and its heritage. The first volume of Chineasy introduced the method and visual language. This follow-up volume, which requires no experience of the first, expands the scope to include all facets of Chinese life and culture in twelve central sections. Each begins with an overview of key characters before a presentation of the subject using those characters as a basis, providing insight into how Chinese thinking has shaped its language and civilization in a way that anyone can understand and appreciate. As children are increasingly taking up Mandarin, and as business exchange with China develops, this is a single-volume encyclopedia on China that will stimulate young minds, enchant the culturally minded and inspire everyone who seeks new experiences and a wider understanding of the world we live in.

Chineasy

Chineasy Author ShaoLan Hsueh
ISBN-10 0062332090
Year 2014-03-11
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Harper Design
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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!

Dirty Chinese

Dirty Chinese Author Matt Coleman
ISBN-10 9781569757277
Year 2010
Pages 161
Language en
Publisher Ulysses Press
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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!

Chineasy Workbook

Chineasy Workbook Author Shao Lan
ISBN-10 0500420602
Year 2016-09-01
Pages 120
Language en
Publisher Thames & Hudson
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Where Chineasy 's books, flashcards and memory game helped learners to recognize a diverse range of characters, this new workbook offers the opportunity to practise writing Chinese characters. Noma Bar's playful and appealing colour illustrations are interspersed with practical pages showing learners how to write the characters themselves. Short facts illuminate the meaning of a character or the origin of its shape, while a guide to the correct stroke order and grids to help with spacing allow learners to perfect their writing skills. Maintaining the innovative visual identity of the Chineasy brand, the workbook is the perfect complement to the existing range, but is also self- standing and doesn't require learners to be familiar with the method. Suitable for everyone from schoolchildren to businesspeople, it will foster a genuine appreciation of the Chinese language and provide a fun introduction to the art of Chinese calligraphy

Chinese For Dummies

Chinese For Dummies Author Wendy Abraham
ISBN-10 9781118436547
Year 2013-02-05
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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The fast and easy way to learn to speak Mandarin Chinese China has become a major influence in the world today, and Mandarin Chinese is the world's most widely spoken language. Not only is China full of opportunities in business and politics, but Chinese culture, continues to make its way into the western world. With an updated CD including real-life conversations, Chinese For Dummies expands grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations—and includes a refreshed mini-dictionary complete with even more essential vocabulary. Basic vocabulary Everyday conversations, including phone dialogue and small talk Speaking in perfect pitch and tone Easy-to-understand grammar rules Getting around in a Chinese-speaking country Cultural references like maintaining face, dining etiquette, and social mores Also included is an audio CD that features actual Chinese conversations by native Chinese speakers, which allows you to hear how Chinese is really spoken. Written by a leading Chinese language teacher in the United States, Chinese for Dummies introduces an often-daunting language to you in a fun-and-easy For Dummies manner. CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.

Confucius Says There Are No Fortune Cookies in China

Confucius Says     There Are No Fortune Cookies in China Author Edward V. Yang
ISBN-10 9781491706862
Year 2013-11-27
Pages 206
Language en
Publisher iUniverse
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Even though instant communications and strides in transportation have made it easier for individuals to travel and communicate, the great divide across global cultures continues. Nowhere is this more evident than between the cultures of China in the East and the United States in the West. With China’s elevation to global superpower status, it is vital for Americans to improve their understanding of the principles that are core to the way our friends and counterparts in China think and act. In Confucius Says … There Are No Fortune Cookies in China, authors Edward V. Yang, Kate Ou, and Dennis Smith discuss the customs, history, and business practices in China, with an eye toward enhancing relationships through a better understanding of the culture of the East through American eyes. Yang, Ou, and Smith translate more than one hundred combined years of real-world living and working experience in China and across Asia into practical, everyday lessons intended for anyone wishing to build better business and personal relationships in China. This guide contains one hundred lessons, including common sayings, proverbs, idioms, quotes from ancient Chinese philosophers, and the authors’ own experiences. Yang shares fundamental lessons derived from his personal experience—knowledge gained through his upbringing, through his traditional Chinese and US education, through his work experience in Asia and the United States, and, most importantly, through his mistakes.

Chineasy 100 Postcards

Chineasy  100 Postcards Author Shaolan
ISBN-10 006236555X
Year 2014-08-22
Pages 100
Language en
Publisher Collins Design
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A collection of 100 gorgeous full-color postcards featuring delightful Chineasy pictograms—the revolutionary visual method that makes learning to read and write Chinese simple and fun. ShaoLan Hsueh used her entrepreneurial and cultural background to create Chineasy—a groundbreaking system for quickly learning the basic building blocks of written Chinese, which is considered one of the most difficult languages to master. Working with renowned illustrator Noma Bar, she “unpicked” Chinese characters, turning them into pictograms that are engaging, delightful, and easy to remember. This charming companion to Chineasy—the acclaimed book that made her graphic educational system available to everyone—contains dozens of postcards, each featuring one large Chinese character in pictogram on the front. The back includes the original “unpicked” Chinese character, its English translation, and a concise description. The pictogram is also repeated in miniature in the postage area. With Chineasy Postcards, anyone can express a sentiment in Chinese—and share this groundbreaking learning system—one character at a time.

Chineasy Memory Game

Chineasy Memory Game Author Chineasy
ISBN-10 0500420122
Year 2015-04-01
Pages 60
Language en
Publisher
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Learning Chinese is notoriously difficult and has long put off even the most linguistically savvy Westerners until now. ShaoLan has used her entrepreneurial and software background to unpick Chinese characters and create a simple system for quickly understanding the basic building blocks of the written language. Working with renowned illustrator Noma Bar, she has developed a unique set of illustrations that are engaging and delightful and offer a glimpse into the wonder of the Chinese language and culture.

China

China Author Cecilia Lindqvist
ISBN-10 9780786731992
Year 2009-04-27
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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The origins of Chinese ideographs were not known until 1899, when a scholar went to an apothecary for some medicine made of “dragon bone.” To his surprise, the bone, which had not yet been ground into powder, contained a number of carved inscriptions. Thus began the exploration of the 3000-year-old sources of the written characters still used in China today. In this unparalleled and deeply researched book, Cecilia Lindqvist tells the story of these characters and shows how their shapes and concepts have permeated all of Chinese thought, architecture, art, and culture.

Complete Cantonese Beginner to Intermediate Course

Complete Cantonese Beginner to Intermediate Course Author Hugh Baker
ISBN-10 1473600820
Year 2016-03-01
Pages 432
Language en
Publisher Teach Yourself
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Complete Cantonese is a comprehensive book and audio language course that takes you from beginner to intermediate level. The new edition of this successful course has been fully revised and is packed with new learning features to give you the language, practice and skills to communicate with confidence. -Maps from A1 to B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages -22 learning units plus four review sections and grammar summary -Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns to make the language stick -Teaches the key skills - reading, listening and speaking -Learn to learn - tips and skills on how to be a better language learner -Culture notes - learn about the people and places of Hong Kong and Southern China -Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims -Authentic listening activities - everyday conversations give you a flavour of real spoken Cantonese -Test Yourself - see and track your own progress

Chinese Phrases For Dummies

Chinese Phrases For Dummies Author Wendy Abraham
ISBN-10 0471776637
Year 2005-10-03
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
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Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips Speak Chinese - instantly! Traveling to China but don't know Chinese? Taking Chinese at school but need to kick up your conversation skills? Don't worry! This handy little phrasebook will have you speaking Chinese in no time. Discover how to Get directions, shop, and eat out Talk numbers, dates, time, and money Chat about family and work Discuss sports and the weather Deal with problems and emergencies