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15 Minute Mandarin Chinese Book & App (15 Minute Language Series)

15 Minute Mandarin Chinese Book & App (15 Minute Language Series)

DK

$16.99
The perfect book for anyone who wants to learn Mandarin Chinese fast. Comes with a free downloadable audio app for Apple and Android phones, enabling learners to hear words and phrases spoken by native Mandarin Chinese speakers.12 themed chapters are broken down into 15-minute daily lessons, spanning a range of practical themes, from socialising to doing business. Each lesson combines Mandarin Chinese vocabulary and grammar essentials with full-colour photographs for a user-friendly, accessible language guide. The ideal Mandarin Chinese language course for beginners, the 15-Minute language series will teach you how to speak a new language in just 12 weeks.

Topics covered: introductions, eating and drinking, making arrangements, travel, getting about, accommodation, shopping, work and study, health, at home, services, leisure and socialising, with a menu guide and two-language dictionary.
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Chineasy for Travellers

Chineasy for Travellers

ShaoLan ,  Noma Bar

$14.99
Chineasy (R) Travel presents over 100 of the most used and useful Chinese characters, phrases and sentences for travellers, wherever they may find themselves in the Chinese-speaking world. Ingeniously illustrated throughout by Noma Bar, this guide breaks down the essentials in six themed chapters, from reading directions and using public transport, to ordering food off a menu. A chapter on culture explores the country's history, philosophy and religion, including annual festivals. Whether you are planning a business trip, holiday or longer adventure, the Chineasy method provides a great starting point to broadening your knowledge of the language and culture.

Including a list of useful phrases and instructions on Chinese pronunciation and basic grammar, this handy pocket guide brings the stories and myths behind the characters to life, providing a welcome primer for breaking down the barriers of language.
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How to Learn Chinese Without Even Trying

How to Learn Chinese Without Even Trying

Freya Yang

$29.95
An easy way to learn Chinese - with games and activities - without even trying.

Most people will tell you understanding Chinese is hard, but we've made learning this increasingly important language as simple as can be with games and activities. With simple tracing, diagrams, stories and memorable phrases, this book for the absolute beginner will have you mastering pinyin, so you can write and pronounce Chinese words, understanding perfect pitch and tone, simple grammar rules and basic vocabulary. This practical, useful guide will easily equip you with the fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese. Discover Chinese characters, practise writing them and explore the stories behind the ancient graphics. Fall in love with this fascinating language and ignite a passion for a captivating culture.

There are chapters on People: how to refer to yourself and others; Time: indicating and asking about time; Encounters: Greetings, interactions and introductions; Travelling: Transport and places; Food and Drink: Eating and shopping; Home: Around the house and describing locations; Activities: Actions and activities; Descriptions: How to describe things, including the weather; Work and Study: Learning and jobs. Each chapter includes a language lesson with Longlong the Panda and Xionmao the Dragon, as well as an activity and an indepth look at the basic characters.

Written by Freya Yang, a native speaker and enthusiastic teacher of the language with experience of teaching both children and adults. Her use of original, engaging and easy-to-follow activities means learning is so simple, you won't even know you're doing it!

Using simple, easy-to-understand games and activities and a friendly conversational style as well as fun illustrations, this modern language book is perfect for enthusiastic beginners.
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Andrea the Ant (#2 Carlos and Friends Chinese/English)

Andrea the Ant (#2 Carlos and Friends Chinese/English)

Murray, Fiona & Dabarera, Dinalie

$11.95
Join Carlos the Caterpillar and friends in these bilingual short stories designed for preschool and early primary students. Featuring charming illustrations and simple text in both Mandarin and English, they are the perfect addition to any home or school library. Buy a pack of five and get a free bag!
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Benita the Bee (#3 Carlos and Friends Chinese/English)

Benita the Bee (#3 Carlos and Friends Chinese/English)

Murray, Fiona & Dabarera, Dinalie

$11.95
Join Carlos the Caterpillar and friends in these bilingual short stories designed for preschool and early primary students. Featuring charming illustrations and simple text in both Mandarin and English, they are the perfect addition to any home or school library. Buy a pack of five and get a free bag!
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Carlos the Caterpillar (#1 Carlos and Friends Chinese/English)

Carlos the Caterpillar (#1 Carlos and Friends Chinese/English)

Murray, Fiona & Dabarera, Dinalie

$11.95
Join Carlos the Caterpillar and friends in these bilingual short stories designed for preschool and early primary students. Featuring charming illustrations and simple text in both Mandarin and English, they are the perfect addition to any home or school library. Buy a pack of five and get a free bag!
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Izzy the Lizard (#4 Carlos and Friends Chinese/English)

Izzy the Lizard (#4 Carlos and Friends Chinese/English)

Murray, Fiona & Dabarera, Dinalie

$11.95
Join Carlos the Caterpillar and friends in these bilingual short stories designed for preschool and early primary students. Featuring charming illustrations and simple text in both Mandarin and English, they are the perfect addition to any home or school library. Buy a pack of five and get a free bag!
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Sammy the Slug (#5 Carlos and Friends Chinese/English)

Sammy the Slug (#5 Carlos and Friends Chinese/English)

Murray, Fiona & Dabarera, Dinalie

$11.95
Join Carlos the Caterpillar and friends in these bilingual short stories designed for preschool and early primary students. Featuring charming illustrations and simple text in both Mandarin and English, they are the perfect addition to any home or school library. Buy a pack of five and get a free bag!
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