9780071474894

Streetwise Mandarin Chinese with MP3 Disc Speak and Understand Everyday Mandarin Chinese

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    9780071474894

  • ISBN10:

    0071474897

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 2008-10-28
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill
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Summary

The next best thing to a year abroad . . .. "Streetwise Chinese with MP3 Disk" offers you a unique opportunity to learn. first-hand how Chinese is actually spoken. With the help of 30 everyday. dialogues performed by native speakers, you pick up on the idioms, colloquialisms, slang, and. vulgarisms currently used by people from all walks of life.. Fascinating features help explain the cultural attitudes behind many expressions. And exercises. enable you to flex your comprehension and conversational skills.. Includes one 80-minute MP3 disk..

Author Biography

Jack Franke, Ph.D., is a professor of Russian at the Defense Language Institute.

Rongrong Liao, Ph.D. , and David Y. Dai are professors of Chinese at the Defense Language Institute.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Greetings and Forms of Address

Chapter 2: Grumbling and Teasing

Chapter 3: Bragging and Criticizing

Chapter 4: Admiration and Politeness

Chapter 5: Review chapter

Chapter 6: Love and Hate

Chapter 7: Gossip and Commenting

Chapter 8: Negotiating, Bargaining, and Saying "No"

Chapter 9: Giving Advice and Moral Support

Chapter 10: Review chapter

Chapter 11: Persuading and Surprise

Chapter 12: Warning and Explaining

Chapter 13: Discussing and Giving Orders

Chapter 14: Forbidding and Negating

Chapter 15: Review chapter

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