Essential Chinese Vocabulary: Rules and Scenarios is an indispensable guide for beginner to intermediate students of Chinese who wish to use essential Chinese words and phrases accurately.
The book provides the crucial context and explanations of grammar structures and language rules related to important Chinese words and phrases, too often glossed over in primary textbooks. Students are given the tools necessary to refine their use of these words and phrases in order to communicate effectively in Chinese.
In-depth explanations of commonly used words and phrases contextualized with a range of authentic examples providing learners with a comprehensive understanding of the vocabulary-use and allowing them to express themselves accurately and appropriately.
Bridges the gap between grammar and vocabulary by presenting the frequently-neglected rules that govern the use of words and phrases.
Clear and systematic comparisons between the uses of ostensibly similar words, highlighting the nuances of the Chinese language.
Examples provided in simplified Chinese characters, pinyin and English
Identifies common mistakes made by learners and ways to avoid them
Essential Chinese Vocabulary: Rules and Scenarios is a unique reference and useful complement to basic and intermediate Chinese language textbooks.
Wen-Hua Teng is a senior lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.
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