Chinese For Dummies

If you want to learn this language to get ahead at school or work, or to make your travel to China easier, this is the handy reference you’ll want by your side.

Author: Wendy Abraham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119475446

Category: Foreign Language Study

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The fun way to learn to speak Chinese With more than 1.2 billion speakers across the globe — and with nearly 3 million in the U.S. alone — Mandarin Chinese claims the top spot as the world’s most common language. If you want to learn this language to get ahead at school or work, or to make your travel to China easier, this is the handy reference you’ll want by your side. Chinese For Dummies teaches basic grammar, as well as the necessary vocabulary to make introductions and greetings, use proper etiquette, make small talk, make transportation arrangements, order food and beverages, ask directions, deal with money, shop, access recreation, and handle an emergency. Concentrates on Mandarin Chinese and features new and revised content Includes major updates to all the necessary foundational information needed to speak Chinese Covers grammar, verb conjugations, and pronunciations Offers a refreshed mini-dictionary complete with even more vocabulary Find free conversational audio tracks online As the Chinese economy continues to grow, the importance of Chinese as a trade language will also increase. If you’re a student or business professional who has a basic understanding of the language, you’ll be poised to surpass your peers when it comes to dealing with international markets. So get started today!
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Chinese Phrases For Dummies

Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips Speak Chinese - instantly!

Author: Wendy Abraham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780764584770

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 224

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Hundreds of useful phrases at your fingertips Speak Chinese - instantly! Traveling to China but don't know Chinese? Taking Chinese at school but need to kick up your conversation skills? Don't worry! This handy little phrasebook will have you speaking Chinese in no time. Discover how to Get directions, shop, and eat out Talk numbers, dates, time, and money Chat about family and work Discuss sports and the weather Deal with problems and emergencies
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Chinese for Dummies

FOR Chinese DUMMIES Revised Edition Dialogues from the book on audio CD A Reference for the Rest of Us ! FREE e Tips at dummies.com® Dr. Wendy Abraham Chinese teacher and Associate Director , Stanford Center for Buddhist Studies Useful ...

Author: Wendy Abraham

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105114573194

Category: Chinese language

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Speak Mandarin Chinese -- the fun and easy way.
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Chinese Cooking For Dummies

Market Forces: Where to Find Essential Chinese Ingredients .................36 Getting Sauced: Classic Chinese Sauces and Condiments........................37 Black bean sauce (See tzup jeng; shi zhi jiang) ...

Author: Martin Yan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780764552472

Category: Cooking

Page: 360

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Forget about takeout! Have you ever had a craving for fried dumplings or hot and sour soup at midnight? Ever wonder how your local Chinese takeout makes their food taste so good—and look so easy to make? Still don’t know the difference between Sichuan, Cantonese, and Mandarin cooking? Discovering how to cook the Chinese way will leave you steaming, stir-frying, and food-styling like crazy! The indescribably delicious cuisine of a fascinating country can finally be yours. And in Chinese Cooking For Dummies, your guide to the wonders and magic of the Chinese kitchen is none other than Martin Yan, host of the award-winning TV show Yan Can Cook. In no time at all, you’ll be up to speed on what cooking tools to use, how to stock your pantry and fridge, and the methods, centuries old, that have made dim sum, Egg Fu Young, Kung Pao Chicken, and fried rice universal favorites. You’ll also be able to: Think like a Chinese chef—usin g the Three Tenets of Chinese Cooking Choose and season a wok, select a chef’s knife, plus other basic tools of the trade Find the essential ingredients—and ask for them in Chinese with a Chinese language (phonetic) version of black bean sauce, hoisin sauce, plum sauce, bamboo shoots, and more Cook using a variety of methods—including stir frying, steaming, blanching, braising, and deep frying And with over 100 recipes, arranged conveniently like a Chinese menu, Chinese Cooking For Dummies lets you select from any column in the comfort of your own kitchen...which is when the fun really begins. Imagine putting together your ideal meal from the book’s rich offering of recipes: Delectable morsels—including Baked Pork Buns, Spring Rolls, Potstickers, Steamed Dumplings, and Shrimp Toast Seafood dishes—including Sweet and Sour Shrimp, and Oysters in Black Bean Sauce Poultry dishes—including Moo Goo Gai Pan, Kung Pao Chicken, and Honey Garlic Chicken Pork, beef, and lamb dishes—including Sichuan Spareribs, Tangerine Beef, and Mongolian Lamb Chinese Cooking For Dummies gives you all of the basics you’ll need, letting you experience the rich culinary landscape of China, one delicious dish at a time—and all, without leaving a tip!
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Wilderness Survival For Dummies

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Author: Cameron M. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470542314

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 480

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Learn to: Use survival techniques to stay alive on land or at sea Understand basic navigation Find enough water and food Signal for help and get rescued Your one-stop guide to surviving and enjoying the Great Outdoors Want to know how to stay alive in extreme situations? This practical, accurate guide gives you all the expert, field-tested tools and techniques you need to survive. Whether you find yourself lost in the woods, adrift on a life raft, bitten by a snake, or needing shelter in cold weather, this hands-on resource teaches you how to stay safe (and sane), find rescue, and live to tell the tale! Know the basics of survival — perform life-saving first aid, make fire and shelter, and find water and food Manage your emotions — cope with panic and anger, get the "survivor's attitude," and foster cooperation and hope with others Increase your chances of rescue — signal for help and navigate using a compass or the sky Practice expert survival methods — tie essential knots, craft your own weapons and tools, and make natural remedies Gain wisdom for water emergencies — stay afloat when your ship or boat sinks, avoid dehydration and starvation, and make it to shore Open the book and find: Common survival scenarios you may encounter Tried-and-tested advice for individuals or groups The items you need to stay alive Basic orientation skills Ways to keep warm or cool The best methods for building a fire in any environment What you can (and can't) eat and drink in the wild True stories of survival
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Chinese for Dummies Revised Ed

This book teaches basic Chinese grammar and numbers, vocabulary to make introductions and greetings, address with proper etiquette and gestures and helps readers make great first impressions.§ Getting to Know a Little Chinese.§ The Nitty ...

Author: Dr.Wendy Abraham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 8126507217

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Chinese For Dummies, Rev. focuses on China's official dialect, Mandarin and includes guidelines so that readers can pronounce words in standard Mandarin like a native speaker. This book teaches basic Chinese grammar and numbers, vocabulary to make introductions and greetings, address with proper etiquette and gestures and helps readers make great first impressions.§ Getting to Know a Little Chinese.§ The Nitty Gritty: Basic Chinese Grammar and Numbers.§ Introductions and Greetings: Ni Hao!§ Getting to Know You: Making Small Talk.§ Eating and Drinking: Ganbei!§ Shopping Made Easy.§ Exploring the Town.§ Enjoying Yourself: Recreation and Sports.§ Talking on the Phone.§ At the Office and Around the House.§ Money, Money, Money.§ Taking the Road Less Traveled: Asking for (and Giving) Directions.§ Staying at a Hotel.§ Transportation.§ Traveling Abroad.§ Handling Emergencies.§ Ten Ways to Pick Up Chinese Quickly.§ Ten Things Never to Do in China.§ Ten Favorite Chinese Expressions.§ Ten Phrases That Make You Sound Chinese.
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Happiness for Dummies

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Author: W. Doyle Gentry

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 9781442991712

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 360

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Happiness is an important part of life-no less than anger, sadness, and fear. It begins with life itself: What mother doesn't recognize the look of happiness on the face of her newborn? Human beings are wired with an innate, neurological potential for happiness, but whether this potential eventually becomes a reality depends on how we choose to live our lives. In other words, happiness isn't an accident, and it isn't a gift from the gods-it's the gift you give yourself! Unlike Shangri-La, a mythical paradise on Earth, happiness is not confined to a particular place, nor is it the result of any one specific activity or life circumstance. Happiness is a personal state of physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being that you can experience anywhere at any time. This morning, for example, before I began to work on this book, I spent a few happy moments sitting in my driveway quietly watching my two basset hounds, Max and Dixie, experiencing another day through the many divergent smells on a crisp fall morning in Virginia. If you're like me, you're far too passive when it comes to experiencing happiness. You wait for it to find you instead of exercising your right to pursue it. It's because most people are passive when it comes to happiness that happiness seems so elusive! Face it: We live in proactive times. People around the world don't wait for freedom-they fight for it. Wealth is no longer something you have to inherit (despite what Paris Hilton may think)-you can create it. People are living longer these days. Why? Because we're learning that we can improve quality of life through the everyday choices we make. Happiness For Dummies tells you how to fight for, create, and live a long and happy life. It makes you the master of your own happy destiny!
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The Travel Diary of Amos Lee

She spoke in Mandarin rapidly, making her arm writhe, cackling like a witch as she pointed to the plaque that read yan jing she. ... I said quickly with a phrase I remembered from Chinese for Dummies, “Anything will do!

Author: Adeline Foo

Publisher: Epigram Books

ISBN: 9789810778736

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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11 days in TAIPEI, TAIWAN with my best friends. No naggy parents, no pesky siblings. I should be ecstatic, right? But nooo…Mum decided my first trip abroad should be culturally enriching. Which meant boring Chinese lessons. I told myself, stay positive! There’d be lots of bubble tea, all the street snacks I could find, sightseeing…
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