Chinese for Dummies, 2ed

Introduction

 

Part I: Getting Started

Chapter 1: Chinese in a Nutshell

Chapter 2: The Written Word: Checking out Chinese Characters

Chapter 3: Warming Up with the Basics: Chinese Grammar

Chapter 4: Getting Started with Basic Expressions: N¨« H¨£o!

Chapter 5: Getting Your Numbers, Times, and Measurements Straight

Chapter 6: Speaking Chinese at Home

 

Part II: Chinese in Action

Chapter 7: Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk

Chapter 8: Dining Out and Shopping for Food

Chapter 9: Shopping Made Easy

Chapter 10: Exploring the Town

Chapter 11: Taking Care of Telecommunications

Chapter 12: Chinese at School and at Work

Chapter 13: Recreation and Outdoor Activities

 

Part III: Chinese on the Go

Chapter 14: Planning a Trip

Chapter 15: Making Cents of Money

Chapter 16: Getting Around

Chapter 17: Asking for Directions

Chapter 18: Finding a Place to Stay

Chapter 19: Handling Emergencies

 

Part IV: The Part of Tens

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Learn Chinese Quickly

Chapter 21: Ten Things Never to Do in China

 

Part V: Appendixes

Appendix A: Mini-Dictionary

Appendix B: Chinese Verbs

Appendix C: On the CD

Appendix D: Answer Key

Index