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978-0-8048-3390-5 / 0804833907

Making Out in Chinese: Revised Edition (Making Out Books)

by Daniels, Ray

Publisher:Tuttle Publishing

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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About the book:

Making Out in Chinese is a fun, accessible and thorough guide to the Mandarin Chinese language as it's really spoken.

Wo xiang geng liao jie ni. You kong ma?(I want to know more about you. Do you have free time?) Answer this correctly in Chinese and you may be going on a date. Incorrectly, and you could be hurting someone's feelings or getting a slap! Mandarin Chinese classes and textbooks tend to spend a lot of time rehearsing for the same fictitious scenarios but chances are while in China you will spend a lot more time trying to make new friends or start new romancessomething you may not be prepared for.

If you are a student, businessman or tourist traveling to China or Taiwan and would like to have an authentic and meaningful experience, the key is being able to speak like a local. This friendly and easy-to-use phrasebook makes this possible. Making Out in Chinese has been carefully designed to act as a guide to modern colloquial Mandarin Chinese for use in everyday informal interactionsgiving access to the sort of catchy Chinese expressions that aren't covered in traditional language materials. As well as the Romanized forms (hanyu pinyin), each expression is given in authentic Chinese characters (zhong wen), so that in the case of difficulties the book can be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with. In addition, phonetic spellings are also given making speaking Mandarin a breeze. For example, "Who?"shei? is also given as shay?

This phrasebook includes:

  • A guide to pronouncing Chinese words correctly, including a complete guide to Chinese tones
  • An explanation of tenses
  • Romanized forms of words and phrases (hanyu pinyin)
  • Complete Chinese translations of all words and phrases
  • Useful and interesting notes on Japanese language and culture
  • Lots of colorful, fun and useful expressions not covered in other phrasebooks


Titles in this unique series of bestselling phrase books include: Making Out in Chinese, Making Out in Indonesian, Making Out in Thai, Making Out in Korean, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Japanese, Making Out in Vietnamese, Making Out in Burmese, Making Out in Tagalog, Making Out in Hindi, Making Out in Arabic, Making Out in English, More Making Out in Korean, and More Making Out in Japanese.

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