Basic Chinese For Everyone
The Sociology of Culture in Southeast Asia

By Ang Lay Hoon & Ooi Bee Lee
September 2002
Pelanduk Publications
ISBN: 967-978-831-8
148 pages, Illustrated, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
$16.50 Paper Original

Mandarin is one of the world's most widely spoken languages. It is the official language of China and Taiwan, and is very popular in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and in many parts of the world. This book is specially designed for those wishing to learn Chinese in an easy and systematic way, especially students and adults who want to learn Chinese in the shortest time possible. There are 15 carefully graded lessons and a total vocabulary of 410 words. Topics covered include one's daily communicative needs such as social greetings, numbers, time, date, weather, colors, job, family, and money matters. Ample exercises after each lesson serve as a supplement to enhance the learning of the skills taught. Answers are provided at the end of the book. There is also a table on the order strokes of every character used in the lessons, instructing the learner the proper way to write Chinese characters.

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