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Using Chinese
A Guide to Contemporary Usage

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  • Date Published: March 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521785655

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  • This book is a guide to Chinese usage for students who have already acquired the basics of the language and wish to extend their knowledge. Unlike conventional grammars, it addresses many aspects of Chinese language usage, such as letter writing, idioms, proverbs, and riddles. It also provides new and recent words, including internet vocabulary, which enables students to understand and properly use the most up-to-date expressions alongside everyday language. Useful sections on common social interactions are included, along with an invaluable guide to the finer nuances of body language. Clear, readable, and easy to consult, this is an essential reference for learners seeking access to one of the world's most important languages.

    • Designed to promote accurate and effective communication in Chinese
    • Tailored to the needs and interests of English speakers
    • Uses a clear and friendly format, with many practical examples
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    • Date Published: March 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521785655
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 240 x 169 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Varieties of language and register
    2. Vocabulary and usage
    3. Functional language
    4. Letters
    5. Grammar
    6. Body language.

  • Authors

    Yvonne Li Walls
    Yvonne Li Walls is Director of the Canadian Institute of Chinese Art, and an editor and translator at the North American Fine Arts Publishing House in Vancouver.

    Jan W. Walls
    Jan W. Walls is Professor Emeritus of Humanities, Simon Fraser University.

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