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Mandarin Chinese at a Glance

Scott D. Seligman and I-chuan Chen

Barron's Educational Series

Simon & Schuster


This attractive, illustrated Mandarin Chinese phrasebook for travelers has been updated and re-designed. Perfect as a take-along guide for visitors to the Far East, it features city maps, information on public transportation systems, general information for visitors to China, and bilingual lists of more than 1,500 most-often-used words and expressions for travelers, in the form of phonetic spellings of Mandarin words with their English translations. The book’s page edges are color-coded by topic for quick reference.


There are separate sections for Getting Around Town, Planning a Trip, Entertainment and Diversions, Food and Drink, Getting to Know People, Shopping, Personal Care and Services, Medical Care and Communications. The General Information section gives useful phrases for Telling Time, Days of the Week, Months of the Year, Seasons, Weather, Directions, Signs, Measurements, Public Holidays and Traditional Celebrations. The book also features a Mini-Dictionary for the Business Traveler and a Quick Grammar Guide.

The book is sold by itself and may also be purchased bundled with an audio CD that includes approximately 70 minutes of bilingual dialogue and an audioscript.


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