Instant Chinese: How to Express Over 1,000 Different Ideas by Boye Lafayette De Mente

By Boye Lafayette De Mente

It's notable how a hundred keywords and words supply quick communication!

Do you must converse uncomplicated Mandarin chinese language yet are too busy to check it? Are you vacationing China for a little while and wish a Mandarin word publication that will help you speak within the chinese? if that is so, this Mandarin phrasebook is for you. It's tiny 0.4 x 4.1 x 5.9 inches dimension makes it particularly handy to shuttle with yet with no wasting the main crucial content material for conversation. This new, multiplied version comprises 15% extra content material, enjoyable manga-style illustrations, and extra details on which locations, personalities and traits are scorching in China correct now!

The suggestion of Instant Chinese is simple—learn a hundred phrases and words and say 1,000 issues. The trick is understanding which a hundred phrases to profit, however the writer Boye Lafayette De Mente has solved the matter, making a choice on simply these phrases you'll pay attention many times. in spite of a vocabulary this small, you'll be stunned how speedy and fluently it's also possible to converse in Mandarin chinese language. phrases are repeated in numerous combos, construction familiarity with out attempt. All words are given in either simplified chinese language characters and traditional Hanoi Pinyin romanization. a short advisor to pronunciation permits the consumer to assert the words safely. An English–Chinese word list makes having a look up a observe or word basic and fast. Here's a pattern of what you'll manage to do with this chinese language phasebook:

• Meet people.
• cross shopping.
• Ask directions.
• trip the subway.
• Order meals and drinks.
• and masses extra.

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Wǒ xūyào jiǎozhǐ fěn. indd 32 32 6/24/15 1:27 PM I need some shampoo. Wǒ xūyào xǐfàjì. (Woh she-yee-ow see-fa-jee) 我需要洗发剂。 I need some razor blades. Wǒ xūyào guāhú dāo. (Woh she-yee-ow gwah-hoo dow) 我需要刮胡刀。 I need some eyedrops. Wǒ xūyào yǎn yàoshuǐ. (Woh she-yee-ow yahn-yee-ow shway) 我需要眼药水。 I need an umbrella. Wǒ xūyào yǔsǎn. indd 33 fēijī (fay-jee) 飞机 hángkōnggōngsī 航空公司 (hahng-kohng-gohng-suh) lǚguǎn jiē sòng chē 旅馆接送车 (lwee-gwahn jee-eh sohng-cher) hángbān hàomǎ 航班号码 (hahng-bahn how-mah) yùdìng (yuu-deeng) 预定 piào (pee-ow) 票 tóuděng cāng (toe-derng tsahng) 头等舱 33 6/24/15 1:27 PM tóuděng piào (toe-derng pee-ow) 头等票 jīngjì cāng economy class (jeeng-jee tsahng) 经济舱 pǔtōng piào economy class (poo-tohng pee-ow) 普通票 ticket quèrèn (chwee-uh-wren) 确认 confirm connecting flight xiánjiē hángbān 衔接航班 (shee-an jee-eh hahng-bahn) dēngjī kǎ boarding card (derng-jee kah) 登机卡 carry-on baggage shǒutíbāo (show-tee bow) 手提包 kào zǒudào zuòwèi aisle seat (kow-zow dow zwoh-way) 靠走道坐位 kào chuāng zuòwèi 靠窗座位 window seat (kow-chwahng zwoh-way) hùzhào (hoo-jow) 护照 passport first-class ticket Please help me with my luggage.

Indd 52 52 6/24/15 1:27 PM 9 10 jiǔ (jeo) 九 shí (shr) 十 *Sometimes, for easier pronunciation, the number 1 can be pronounced yāo (yow) instead of yī (yee). From 10 on, the numbers are combinations of the first ten numbers. Eleven is 10 and 1, 12 is 10 and 2, etc. Twenty is 2-10; 30 is 3-10, and so on. 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 … 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 shíyī (shr-ee) 十一 shíèr (shr-urr) 十二 shísān (shr-sahn) 十三 shísì (shr-suh) 十四 shíwǔ (shr-woo) 十五 shíliù (shr-leo) 十六 shíqī (shr-chee) 十七 shíbā (shr-bah) 十八 shíjiǔ (shr-jeo) 十九 èrshí (urr-shr) 二十 sānshí (sahn-shr) 三十 sìshí (suh-shr) 四十 wǔshí (woo-shr) 五十 liùshí (leo-shr) 六十 qīshí (chee-shr) 七十 bāshí (bah-shr) 八十 jiǔshí (jeo-shr) 九十 yībǎi (ee-by)* 一百 *bǎi (by) is the designator for 100.

Wǒ jiāng zài nǎlǐ huàn chē? 我将在哪里换车? (Woh jee-ahng zigh nah-lee hwan-cher) 39 Walk / Stroll Zǒu (Dzow) 走 / Sànbù (Sahn-boo) 散步 Let’s go for a stroll. Wǒmen qù sànbù. (Woh-mern chwee sahn-boo) 我们去散步。 I prefer to walk. Wǒ xǐhuan zǒu lù. (Woh she-hwahn dzow-loo) 我喜欢走路。 Is it too far to walk? Zǒu lù qù tài yuǎn le ma? (Dzow loo chwee tie ywahn-ler ma) 走路去太远了吗? Can I walk there from the hotel? Wǒ néng cóng lǚguǎn zǒu qù ma? 我能从旅馆走去吗? indd 48 48 6/24/15 1:27 PM I don’t have a reservation. Wô méiyôu yùdìng le fángjän.

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