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perfect book to supplement learning Mandarin,
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This review is from: Chinese Characters for Beginners (Book & CD-ROM) (Chinese Edition) (Paperback)
My sons, 11 and 13, are currently learning Mandarin from a young lady from Taiwan. This book is perfect for the supplementation we do at home because it allows me to teach them more about the etiology of Chinese characters and how to write them. I don't know if a non-native speaker will be able to use the book in quite the same manner, but I have had my first 3 grades of schooling in Hong Kong, and am able to read and write a bit in Chinese, which helps me tremendously when I teach the boys.
I've not used the CD yet, but the book itself, as I think another review has mentioned, is well worth the price on its own.