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Modern Chinese (BOOK 1) - Learn Chinese in a Simple and Successful Way - Series BOOK 1, 2, 3, 4 - 2nd Edition - paperback - June 10, 2013 - 192 pages. Price: $11.99

Author Vivienne Zhang is a native Chinese speaker fluent in English who has been translating, interpreting and teaching for many years. She has tried, tested and perfected various lessons and techniques that apply well to Chinese studies. These modern techniques are now published in a series of four books.

Each book teaches the reader both Pinyin and Hanzi (Chinese characters). One of the unique features in these books is the literal translation into English of common Chinese expressions and vocabulary. For example, you can often see the annotation “lit.” with the grammar points in BOOK 1, showing the direct translation of the Chinese text. This technique reinforces an understanding of sentence structure and grammar which has proven to be instrumental in helping the students and readers to retain the Chinese that they have already learned. Other Chinese language books do not use this approach.

In BOOK 1, Part 1 teaches the Chinese Pinyin system, the Romanization of Mandarin, often considered the foundation for learning the language. After Part 1 is completed, you can move on to Part 2 which provides an understanding of grammar points. There are useful examples to help you grasp each of the grammar points. 

Part 2 is arranged in such a way that any topic in this part can be studied independently.
Upon completion of this book, you will attain mastery of Chinese grammar and vocabulary.

NOTE: After you have learnt Pinyin (initials, finals and tones) in Part 1 of BOOK 1, you are ready to continue studying any books within the Modern Chinese series...BOOK 1, 2, 3 and 4.
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Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters: A Revolutionary New Way to Learn and Remember the 800 Most Basic Chinese Characters: 1 - Kindle Edition - May 13, 2014. Price: $16.17

At last—there is a truly effective and enjoyable way to learn Chinese characters! This book helps students to learn and remember both the meanings and the pronunciations of over 800 characters. This otherwise daunting task is made easier by the use of techniques based on the psychology of leaning and memory. key principles include the use of visual imagery, the visualization of short "stories," and the systematic building up of more complicated characters from basic building blocks.

Key features:
Specially designed pictures and stories are used in a structured way to make the learning process more enjoyable and effective, reducing the need for rote learning to the absolute minimum.
The emphasis throughout is on learning and remembering the meanings and pronunciations of the characters. Tips are also included on learning techniques and how to avoid common problems.
Characters are introduced in a logical sequence, which also gives priority to learning the most common characters first.
Modern simplified characters are used, with pronunciations given in pinyin. Key information is given for each character, including radical, stroke–count, traditional form, compounds, and guidance on writing the character.
Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters: A Revolutionary New Way to Learn and Remember the 800 Most Basic Chinese Characters - Original Edition - paperback - August 15, 2007 - 384 pages​. Price: $21.97

See description for Kindle edition above.
Chinese for Travellers (Berlitz) - paperback - 1980 - 192 pages. USED

An English-to-Chinese dictionary, with the Chinese both in characters and English phonetics. Phrases and vocabulary are arranged in subject categories.

Condition: Good, but has writing on the inside front cover and the title page. All the main pages are in clean, unmarked, untorn condition.

     Price: $2.50 S&H: Media Mail: $2.00  (Total = $4.50)
The Rough Guide Phrasebook Mandarin Chinese - paperback - 1999 - 284 pages. NEW

Composed of an English-Chinese section, with words and phrases listed in dictionary fashion, and a smaller Chinese-English section, with material arranged by Chinese characters. You might want to brush up on your Chinese characters. But, hey, that’s what they use in China.

Condition: NEW

     Price: $1.95 S&H: Media Mail: $2.00  (Total = $3.95)
Mandarin (Lonely Planet Phrasebooks) - paperback - 2006 - 254 pages. NEW

Chinese equivalents in both characters and phonetics are give for English words and phrases, which are arranged by subject categories. A small English-Chinese glossary is included at the back.

Condition: NEW

     Price: $1.95 S&H: Media Mail: $2.00  (Total = $3.95)
250 Essential Chinese Characters for Everyday Use; Vol. 1 - by Philip Yungkin Lee - paperback - 2003 - 338 pages. USED      SOLD

This large-format text introduces the basic skills involved in writing Chinese characters. Each unit presents ten new characters which are shown in simplified (jiantizi) form along with Pinyin romanization and their English meaning.

Condition: Good. Some of the exercise graphs have been partially filled in up to page 37, but none after that. The bottom right corners of a few of the front pages are slightly bent. Overall the book is in very good, useable condition, even where some of the graphs have been partially filled in.

     Price: $4.95 S&H: Media Mail: $3.50
Essential Mandarin Chinese Phrase Book paperback - 2003 - 160 pages. NEW

An English-Mandarin Chinese phrasebook with words and phrases arranged by subject 
categories. Chinese words are in red Chinese script and black phonetics. Includes an English-Chinese glossary at the back.

Condition: NEW                     SOLD

     Price: $2.45 S&H: Media Mail: $2.00
Speak E-Z Chinese in Phonetic English - by Zhao Feng & Timothy Green - paperback - 2006 - 290 pages. USED

Gives the Chinese equivalents in phonetic form and Chinese characters for English phrases, terms and words, which are arranged in subject categories. Features a free audio companion online.

Condition: Excellent, like new. No marks, tears or damage.

     Price: $1.95 S&H: Media Mail: $2.00  (Total = $3.95)
Central Asia Phrasebook; Languages of the Silk Road (Lonely Planet) - paperback - 1998 - 240 pages. USED

This phrasebook for travelers to Central Asia puts English phrases and vocabulary into 10 Central Asian languages: Uyghur, Uzbek, Kyrgyz, Kazakh, Pashto, Tajik, Turkmen, Tashkorghani, Mandarin, and Russian, each in its own section.

Condition: Like new, but upper right corner of cover has a small dent and traces of a removed sticker. All pages are in mint condition.

     Price: $3.25 S&H: Media Mail: $2.00  (Total = $5.25)
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Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary; Chinese-English, English-Chinese - by Philip Yungkin Lee - paperback - 2002 - 88 pages. USED

ISBN: 9780794600433

A convenient pocket-sized Chinese-English and English-Chinese dictionary with the most common Chinese words that you will need to use and understand, whether as a traveler or as a beginning learner of the language.

Condition: USED - very good. Shows minor signs of use, but all pages are clean, unmarked and undamaged.

     Price: $1.98 S&H: Media Mail: $2.00 (Total = $3.98)
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