One Minute Mandarin: A beginner's guide to spoken Chinese for professionals
Heading off to China for a business trip? Don't know a word but want to impress? Grab One Minute Mandarin and make the most of your travelling time!
One Minute Mandarin is designed for anyone who hasn't got time to study Mandarin seriously, but wants the essential phrases to get by in the street and in meetings. It is written in pinyin rather than Chinese script to make learning easy, and it covers the basics of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation, with an emphasis on spoken Mandarin.
It includes invaluable phrases and quotes that can be worked into speeches, and tips on etiquette and culture that will make even a brief stay in China a richer experience.
One Minute Mandarin is accompanied by a website with downloadable audio files for your iPod or laptop. You can use it to tune in your ear to key phrases in Mandarin and practise your pronunciation.
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1 How do you do Mr Wang?
2 I am very happy to meet you
3 Welcome to China
4 Long time no see
5 Heshe is Chinese
6 Can you speak English?
7 Let me invite you to dinner
8 Who is he?
14 No problem
15 How do you know that?
16 What is this?
17 Let me think about it
18 Heavens above
19 Climb higher see further
20 Ladies and Gentlemen
21 A beginners vocabulary for adults
9 What time is it now?
10 I like to eat Chinese food
11 May I? Ok?
12 We are old friends
13 Beijing is beautiful
22 An introduction to the Chinese writing system
Common Chinese surnames and forms of address
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bié bú yào cháng characters chéng chī China Chinese Chinese language Confucian Confucius Cultural note cuò dào Daoist diăn didn dŏng example fāng foreign gong gong xian guest guó hăo hén jing ké yi lái language lăo lĭ bài liăng lidng liung Mandarin meaning méi méi y6u ming Nèi néng nián o’clock one’s péng pinyin polite pronunciation Proverb Qin dynasty Qing Ràng Related expressions rén sān sheng shénme shì shuo sound speakers spoken spoken Chinese surnames syllable tài tiān tone unstressed verb Wáng wén Wŏ bù Wŏ men word xi huan xiān xiang Xiăo xidng Xiè xie xìn xing xiun ying yŏu yuán yuè zhăng Zhao Gao Zhè zhēn zhī zhōng zhong guo zhu yi