New PDF release: Basic Chinese : a grammar and workbook

By Quzhen, Yip Li; Zhang, Xiaoming; Yip, Po-ching; Rimmington, Don; Henson, Rachel

ISBN-10: 0203883403

ISBN-13: 9780203883402

This paintings is pitched at post-GCSE competence point, providing a clean strategy of combining grammar and workouts. it truly is excellent to be used on all direction kinds and comprises an workout resolution key and Chinese-English/English-Chinese vocabularies.

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Introduces the necessities of chinese language syntax. This ebook offers chinese language entries in either Pinyin romanization and chinese language characters, and are observed, mostly, through English translations to Read more...

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Nh ns’ér jcnnián jh suì (le) How old is your daughter (this year)? nh hb le jh bbi píjij How many glasses of beer did you drink? nh shbn shang dài le dudshao qián How much money do you have on you? zhdngguó yiu dudshao rén How many people are there in China? nh qù guo dudshao guójia How many countries have you been to? : zhdngguó yiu jh qian nián de lìshh How many thousand years of history does China have? nèi tian wfnhuì | nh qhng le jh shí gè tóngxué How many (lit. tens of) classmates did you invite to the party that evening?

One uses shàng ‘previous, last’ or xià ‘next’ followed by a numeral, a measure and the noun. g. ‘the next person in the queue’) the previous volume, etc. in a series Therefore notice the following: ( ) ( ) xià (yc) gè zhàn (xià chb) (I’m getting off at) the next stop, please As zhàn itself may be used as a measure word, one may often hear this expressed as ( ) xià yc zhàn (xià chb/xia). I Approximate numbers in Chinese can be expressed by placing zuiyòu or shàngxià ‘approximately’ after the ‘numeral + measure word’ phrase or dàyub ‘about’ or chàbudud ‘almost’ before it: / 42 san gdngjcn zuiyòu wj mh shàngxià dàyub lifng difn zhdng dàyub lifng gè xifoshí/zhdngtóu chàbudud san shí ycnglh about three kilograms about five metres about two o’clock about two hours almost thirty miles Note: Observe the difference between lifng difn zhdng ‘two o’clock’ and / lifng gè zhdngtóu/xifoshí ‘two hours’ (see Unit 8).

These ones are cheaper. nh mfi nF lifng bgn she wi mfi nà lifng bgn she Which two books are you going to buy? I’m buying those two books. nGi bf sfn shì nh de zhèi bf sfn shì wi de Which umbrella is yours? G nfr ‘where’ and ally ask about location. This umbrella is mine. shénme dìfang ‘what place’ natur- (i) They may occur at the object position, particularly after go (to)’ and zài ‘to be at/in/on’: qù ‘to / nh qù nFr/shénme dìfang Where are you going? wi qù péngyou jiA I’m going to my friend’s place.

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