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Barron's Traveler's Language Guide -- Mandarin (Barron's Traveler's Language Guides) Paperback – October 1, 2005

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Text: English, Chinese (translation)
Original Language: German --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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BARRON’S Traveler’s Language Guides

MANDARIN

Find the right words and phrases for all travel situations, plus tips on enjoying an active and creative vacation, traveling with children, and traveling if you are physically handicapped.

Words, phrases and information on food and dining, the Chinese people and their culture, renting a car, getting medical help in cases of illness or accident, and much more

Filled with cross-cultural tips
Features a Mandarin-English and English-Mandarin glossary plus a brief overview of Mandarin Chinese grammar

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Color-coded pages give you quick reference to specific topics

BARRON’S Traveler’s Language Guides available in
Chinese • French • German • Italian • Japanese • Russian • Spanish
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Product Details

  • Series: Barron's Traveler's Language Guides
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series; Bilingual edition (October 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764132040
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764132049
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 4.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,822,369 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By J. Chung on February 17, 2007
Format: Paperback
I highly recommend this book for anyone who's interested in learning day-to-day, practical Chinese vocabulary. The book spans 11 chapters, with each chapter representing a likely environment or scenario you would encounter every day (e.g., Health, Eating & Drinking, On the Road, Services, etc.). I would say that each chapter is comprised of 90% vocabulary/phrases and 10% cultural education (etiquette, situational background, & advice). Be forewarned, however: this book is written entirely in English and Pinyin, so people expecting Chinese characters should steer clear!

Overall, this is a fantastic book for Chinese vocabulary immersion. And the best part is, all the vocabulary is practical in nature. Great for "every day" situations, and great for learners of Chinese (like myself).
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