A Practical Chinese Grammar (Mandarin)
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- Publisher : The Chinese University of Hong Kong Press (January 22, 2002)
- Language: : English
- Paperback : 520 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9622015956
- ISBN-13 : 978-9622015951
- Item Weight : 5.51 pounds
- Dimensions : 7.25 x 1.07 x 10.28 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #168,285 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The language and examples are easy to read and understand. The authors seem to take pains to not be obscuring.
I am the author or the Michel Thomas courses in spoken Mandarin.
I picked up a copy of the traditional character version of this in Taiwan at a used bookstore. It was my last week in the country and I was just browsing around when I came across a book that I had never known existed.
At the time I was studying advanced Chinese at a local school in Tai pei. I was hungry for something that would supplement the excellent instruction that I was receiving at the school ( International Chinese Language Program, National Taiwan University).
This book answered my need.
It is really almost like having a friend who knows the problems Western students have in studying Chinese, sit down and explain things to you.
It is not that I hadn't been exposed to the topics. The book covers the same topics that most first year texts cover, so no surprises here. However, it is how they are covered that made me buy the book. They are presented in one of the most user-friendly ways I have yet encountered in such texts.
I figured that even if I could learn just a few things it would be worthwhile. Well, I have learned more than just a few things.
I collect exemplary language learning-aids and consider this one such aid.
The edition I have is published by SMC Publishing, Inc. Taipei, Taiwan. 1994. ISBN 957-638-355-2. It is the traditional character edition, not the one advertised here.
Top reviews from other countries
I love the book!