Chineasy Travel


Chineasy Travel

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 96 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780500294260
  • DDC分類 495

Full Description

Chineasy (R) Travel presents over 100 of the most used and useful Chinese characters, phrases and sentences for travellers, wherever they may find themselves in the Chinese-speaking world. Ingeniously illustrated throughout by Noma Bar, this guide breaks down the essentials in six themed chapters, from reading directions and using public transport, to ordering food off a menu. A chapter on culture explores the country's history, philosophy and religion, including annual festivals. Whether you are planning a business trip, holiday or longer adventure, the Chineasy method provides a great starting point to broadening your knowledge of the language and culture. Including a list of useful phrases and instructions on Chinese pronunciation and basic grammar, this handy pocket guide brings the stories and myths behind the characters to life, providing a welcome primer for breaking down the barriers of language.

Table of Contents

What is Chineasy?                                  6 (6)
Chapter One The Basics
Yes and No 12(2)
Numbers 14(4)
Money 18(2)
The Calendar 20(6)
Chapter Two Where In China
Provinces and Cities 26(4)
Describing the Landscape 30(4)
Chapter Three Chinese Culture
Dynasties and Emperors 34(2)
Religion 36(2)
Yin and Yang 38(2)
Chinese Medicine 40(2)
Feng Shui 42(2)
Chinese Festivals 44(2)
The Chinese Zodiac 46(8)
Chapter Four Food And Drink
Eating and Drinking 54(2)
Rice and Noodles 56(2)
Meat Dishes 58(2)
Tea and Wine 60(4)
Chapter Five Transport
Car, Bus and Tram 64(2)
Train 66(2)
Boat and Aeroplane 68(4)
Chapter Six Reading Signs
Points of the Compass 72(2)
Left and Right 74(2)
Up and Down 76(2)
Entrance and Exit 78(1)
Public and Private 79(1)
Female and Male 80(2)
Police and Doctor 82(4)
Chapter Seven Reference
Reading Chinese 86(2)
Writing Chinese 88(2)
Speaking Chinese 90(2)
Index of Characters and Phrases 92