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Yufa! A Practical Guide to Mandarin Chinese Grammar (Routledge Concise Grammars) (Chinese Edition) (Chinese) Paperback – March 26, 2011

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  • Series: Routledge Concise Grammars
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (March 26, 2011)
  • Language: Chinese
  • ISBN-10: 1444109138
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444109139
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #447,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Yufa provides an admirably clear and comprehensive account of Mandarin Chinese Grammar. It is accessible and free of confusing jargon without ever trivialising or over-simplifying its subject matter. Excellent use is made of examples to explain grammatical points in context. This will be an invaluable tool for both students and teachers alike. I will certainly recommend it to my own students.


Dr Lili Chen, Lecturer in Chinese Studies, School of East Asian Studies, University of Sheffield, UK

'I have studied Mandarin on and off for some years to intermediate level....I was very pleasantly surprised to come across Yufa! since I have searched for a well-presented reference work that has English/Pinyin/Hanzi....Yufa! is incredibly handy for revision'


Anthony Archer, Independent Language Learner

'I find that the scope is wider and deeper than that of many similar titles. Moreover, its fidelity to the conventions of standard Mandarin distinguishes it from a number of other resources in this field....this is the Chinese grammar I've been waiting for.'


Dr Ruth Herd, Co-ordinator of East Asian Languages, Humanities Department, Imperial College London, UK

'If you want to learn standard Chinese sentence structures, Yufa! is a good choice.'


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WEN-HUA TENG is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin, USA, where she has been teaching Chinese since 1986. She won Top Honors for Institutional Approach in the University of Texas 2010 Innovative Instructional Technology Award.

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By vorpal^ on August 31, 2011
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I am an intermediate level Chinese student, and I have invested in a number of Chinese grammar books. While I would certainly recommend Claudia Ross' two books, I have to say that I've found Yufa! to be a far more thorough, well-designed text. Chapter divisions are well thought out and clear, and the subject matter is categorized according to three levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) so that students know what to focus on depending on their own personal level of Chinese knowledge.

I feel that this book has really helped me to unlock some confusing points of the Chinese language that had not been clearly explained to me by my previous teachers or other grammar books (e.g. the distinction between determinate, indeterminate, and general nouns, and the rules of grammar concerning all three in shi, zai, and you sentences, and the different types of de complements and sentence structures for each). Every time I pick up this book, I walk away a better student than beforehand.

My only complaint is that the book is only in simplified characters and pinyin, so those of us focusing on traditional characters are left to try to decipher simplified text or forced to resort to reading pinyin. Otherwise, this book is the shining star of my collection of Chinese textbooks.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Gary on December 29, 2013
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The kindle edition is filled with errors. For instance, every instance of 老师 (laoshi/teacher) is incorrectly written as 老纸(laozhi/old paper). Many Characters are also needlessly replaced with jpg images as well. The replacements are completely unnecessary as the kindle is able to display all of the characters which have been digitized. The digitization of Characters messes up the formatting and greatly reduces the readability of the text.
Whoever edited the Kindle edition should find a new job, because editing is not for you.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Lincoln Berkley on August 27, 2012
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Prior to buying Yǔfǎ! (语法!), I had been using Mandarin Chinese: A Functional Reference Grammar. Yǔfǎ! has these advantages: use of Chinese characters 汉字, exercises to test and train the student, and clear formatting. The formatting includes several fonts, indenting, and tables; all of these make it easier to locate information and assimilate it. I have not yet accessed the Website, but anticipate that the additional exercises and audio of the correct answers there will be additional advantages.

However, Mandarin Chinese: A Functional Reference Grammar has two features that Yǔfǎ! would do well to add to future editions: interlinear glosses and more comprehensive examples. For the non-linguists reading this review, an interlinear gloss is a word-by-word literal translation of a sentence, with tags added to show syntactic functions, such as RVC for Resultative Verb Compound. Interlinear glosses allow the student to see a sort of "Chinglish", that is, the English words with the Mandarin Chinese syntax.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Samoody79 on October 19, 2012
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I have acquired a number of Chinese grammars and I agree with the other commenters, this is the best there is. The explanations may be a bit short, but they are thorough, and the questions at the end are actually challenging without being too much so. I especially appreciate the differing levels. If I have any complaint, it's that the only hanzi used are simplified characters. I am hoping the author creates more!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By rasputin on May 13, 2014
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difficult to fairly review this book since, in fairness, it seems designed for the relatively advanced student -- a class of which i am not yet a member. organization is well thought out and coverage is very detailed. chapter on definiteness is excellent. there are several problems, however, the most annoying which is in the choice of examples. contrary to what logic might dictate, examples of usage, rather than being simple and to the point, involve multi-sentence, contrived conversations with needlessly complex syntax and expansive vocabulary. if one wishes to demonstrate to a learner the essence of usage, why not start with a simple, declarative sentence that doesn't contain excess material? in many instances, there is even need to search for the word or phrase under study as it is buried in four or five long exchanges between two "speakers." moreover, many examples involve advanced structures which only promote uncertainty with regard to proper usage in basic expression. no doubt a more seasoned student -- especially one able to read mandarin with some fluency -- would find this less inconvenient. but for someone dependent upon pinyin, very awkward and time-consuming. so for an intermediate/advanced student, probably four or five stars. modern mandarin chinese grammar (ross), though less detailed and more focused on vocabulary, would be a wiser choice for beginner/intermediate students.
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