The Complete Course for Beginners
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|Format:||Paperback, 304 pages, 2nd Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 26 May 2010|
Colloquial Cantonese is easy to use and completely up-to-date! Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Cantonese. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes Colloquial Cantonese your best choice in personal language learning? Interactive -- lots of exercises for regular practice. Clear -- concise grammar notes. Practical -- useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide. Complete -- including answer key and reference section. Whether you're a business traveller, or about to take up a daring challenge in adventure tourism, you may be studying to teach or even looking forward to a holiday -- if you'd like to get up and running with Cantonese this rewarding course will take you from complete beginner to confidently putting your language skills to use in a wide range of everyday situations. Two 60-minute CDs or MP3s are available to purchase separately. Recorded by native speakers, these complement the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
About the Author
Dana Bourgerie is an Associate Professor of Chinese at Brigham Young University.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Gaaujai Meeting People 2. Maaih-yeh Shopping 3. Sihou Interests and Leisure Activities 4. Sihgaan Telling the Time 5. Ngoihbiu Physical Appearances 6. Gachihn Prices 7. Faan-gong Commuting 8. Keuihdeih jouh-gan matyeh? What are they Doing? 9. Bong ngoh jouh di yeh Can You Help Me? 10. Hai bindouh? Where is it? 11. Giu yeh sihk Ordering Food 12. Tinhei The Weather 13. Yifuhk The Clothes We Wear 14. Leuihhahng gingyihm Traveling Experiences 15. Da-dihnwa On the Telephone Key to Exercises Cantonese-English Glossary English-Cantonese Glossary Further Reading Appendix Index of Grammatical Structures
|Dimensions: ||21.0 x 13.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.38 kg)|