Instant Chinese: How to Express Over 1,000 Different Ideas with Just 100 Key Words and Phrases! A Mandarin Chinese Language Phrasebook
Boye Lafayette De Mente
Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub
It's amazing how 100 key words and phrases provide instant communication!
Do you want to speak simple Mandarin Chinese but are too busy to study it? Are you visiting China for a short time and want a Mandarin phrase book to help you communicate in the Chinese language? If so, this Mandarin phrasebook is for you. It's tiny 0.4 x 4.1 x 5.9 inches size makes it incredibly convenient to travel with but without losing the most essential content for communication. This new, expanded edition contains 15% more content, fun manga-style illustrations, and additional information on which destinations, personalities and trends are hot in China right now!
The idea of Instant Chinese is simple—learn 100 words and phrases and say 1,000 things. The trick is knowing which 100 words to learn, but the author Boye Lafayette De Mente has solved the problem, choosing only those words you'll hear again and again. Even with a vocabulary this small, you'll be surprised how quickly and fluently you too can communicate in Mandarin Chinese. Words are repeated in different combinations, building familiarity without effort. All phrases are given in both simplified Chinese characters and standard Hanoi Pinyin romanization. A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the phrases correctly. An English–Chinese glossary makes looking up a word or phrase simple and quick. Here's a sample of what you'll be able to do with this chinese phasebook:
• Meet people.
• Go shopping.
• Ask directions.
• Ride the subway.
• Order food and drinks.
• And much more.
draft beer shēng pí (sherng pee) 生啤 black beer hēi píjiǔ (hay pee-jew) 黑啤酒 wine pútaojiǔ (poo-tao-jew) 葡萄酒 red wine hóng pútaojiǔ (hohng poo-tao-jew) 红葡萄酒 white wine bái pútaojiǔ (bigh poo-tao jew) 白葡萄酒 martini Mǎdīngní (mah-deen-nee) 马丁尼 tea set chájù (chah-jwee) 茶具 whisky with soda Wēishìjì jiā sūdá 威仕忌加苏达 (way-shr-jee jah soo-dah) whisky with water Wēishìjì jiā shuǐ (way-shr-jee jah shway) 威仕忌加水 Let’s go get a drink. Wǒmen qù hē jiǔ. (Woh-mern
computer software ruǎnjiàn (roo-an-jee-an) 软件 cord diànxiàn (dee-an-she-an) 电线 modem tiáozhì jiětiáoqì 调制解调器 (tee-ow jr jay tee-ow chee) hard disk yìngpán (eeng-pahn) 硬盘 CD disk CD guāngdié (Cee-Dee guang-deen) CD光碟 computer mouse diànnǎo shǔbiāo (dee-an-now shuu-biao) 电脑鼠标 printer dǎyìnjī (dah-een jee) 打印机 English word processing Yīngwén wénzì chǔlǐ (Eeng-wern wern-dzu choo-lee) 英文文字处理 I don’t have a computer. Wǒ méiyǒu jìsuànjī / diànnǎo. (Woh may you
工人文化宫 Xijiao Park Xījiǎo Gōngyuán (She Jow Gohng Ywahn) 西角公园 Yu Garden Yùyuán (Yuu Ywahn) 豫园 10 Most Well-known Chinese Personalities It is always good to know about these people, since they are often mentioned or cited in conversations in China. Confucius, or Kǒngzǐ (Koong-dzu) 孔子 — a Chinese teacher, politician, philosopher and the founder of Confucian of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history. He left behind a philosophy that is still much adopted in modern China.
gānbèi (gahn-bay) 干贝 scenery fēngjǐng (ferng-jeeng) 风景 school xuéxiào (shway-she-ow) 学校 Science fiction (movie) kēhuàn piàn (ker hwahn pee-an) 科幻片 scientist kēxuéjiā (ker-shway-jah) 科学家 seafood hǎixiān (high-she-an) 海鲜 secretary mìshū (me-shoo) 秘书 security guard ānquán rényuán (ahn-chwahn wren-ywahn) 安全人员 seminar yántǎo huì (yahn-tow-hway) 研讨会 Seoul Shǒuěr (Show-ur) 首尔 service fee fúwù fèi (foo-woo fay) 服务费 set meal tàocān (tao-tsahn) 套餐 sex (gender)
ice bīng (beeng) 冰 soya-bean milk dòujiāng (doe-jee-ahng) 豆浆 tomato juice fānqié zhī (fahn-chee-eh jr) 番茄汁 coconut milk yēzi zhī (yeh-dzu jr) 椰子汁 grapefruit juice xīyòu zhī (she-yuu jr) 西柚汁 vegetable juice shūcài zhī (shoo-tsigh jr) 蔬菜汁 ginger ale jiāngzhī qìshuǐ 姜汁汽水 (jee-ahng-jr chee-shway) sarsaparilla shāshì (shah-shr) 沙士 coco-cola (coke) kěkǒu kělè (ker-koe ker-ler) 可口可乐 lemon tea níngméng chá (neeng-merng) 柠檬茶 soda water sūdá shuǐ (soo-dah