Chinese Demystified: A Self-Teaching Guide
Learning Chinese is a no-brainer with Demystified
Chinese Demystified walks you step by step through the fundamentals and moves on to more advanced topics. Each chapter concludes with a self-test that allows you to track your progress, and a comprehensive final exam at the end of the book gives instant feedback on new language skills. The book includes characters in simplified and traditional formats along with pinyin phonetic translation for easy pronunciation.
numbers in Mandarin. The Numbers 10,000 and Up The word for 10,000 is Beginning with 10,000, numbers are counted differently in Chinese than they are in English. In English, numbers are counted by thousands until you reach the next category, one million. That is, you say nine thousand, ten thousand, eleven thousand, and so on, all the way up to nine hundred ninety-nine thousand. In Mandarin, ten thousand is the beginning of a new category, and numbers are counted by ten thousands until you
takes one of the following forms. The following examples show the construction. If the object is neither definite nor specific, may come after the object (see Chapter 9). The following examples illustrate the construction. The sentence may also take the following form, although the ending is more common. Written Practice 14-4 Ask your roommate whether he or she performed each of the following actions last night, using Verb-Not-Verb questions. Note that you can only use in these questions, not
phrase may be translated into English with different prepositions, depending on the location word. In Mandarin, indicates a general location, and the location word that follows provides more precise information about whether the location is at, on, in, over, under, and so on. The following construction is used to say that a person, place, or thing is at a particular location. Written Practice 18-1 Write a complete Mandarin sentence indicating where each of the following people, places, or
loves her puppy. Written Practice 7-6 Written Practice 7-7 Written Practice 7-8 1. (a) or (c) 2. (b) 3. (c) 4. (b) QUIZ CHAPTER 8 Written Practice 8-1 Written Practice 8-2 Written Practice 8-3 Written Practice 8-4 Written Practice 8-5 Written Practice 8-6 QUIZ CHAPTER 9 Written Practice 9-1 Written Practice 9-2 Written Practice 9-3 Written Practice 9-4 Written Practice 9-5 QUIZ CHAPTER 10 Written Practice 10-1 Written Practice 10-2 1. (a) 2. (b) 3. (a) preferred.
phrases in a sentence, 31 Every, emphasized with 250–51 Family names. See Names, family Future actions, 130–33 as a general classifier, 69–70 linking nouns and pronouns, 63–65 as a preposition, 64 Greetings, 98 used to express past actions, 147–48, 149 used with 150, 225 used with 219 Guoyu, 4 Habitual actions, 127–28, 218 in addition, 260, 263 indicating that an action continues into the future, 263 introducing additional information, 264, 265 introducing an additional action,