Chineasy

60 flashcards

Author: Shaolan,

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500952047

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Page: N.A

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This Box contains 60 flashcards that will help develop your Chinese vocabulary and pronunciation. To start learning the Chineasy way, just pick a card and flip it over.

Chineasy

The New Way to Read Chinese

Author: Shaolan,Shaolan Hsueh

Publisher: Collins Design

ISBN: 9780062365569

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 60

View: 2963

In this revolutionary new approach to learning one of the oldest written languages, the author creates a simple system for quickly understanding the basic building blocks of written Chinese by transforming Chinese characters into easy-to-remember pictograms.

Chineasy

The New Way to Read Chinese

Author: ShaoLan Hsueh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500650288

Category: Chinese characters

Page: 192

View: 5778

Learning Chinese is notoriously difficult and has long put off the most linguistically savvy Westerners... until now. Breaking down the Great Wall of language, ShaoLan Hsueh has unpicked Chinese characters and created a simple system for quickly understanding the basic building blocks of the written language. Working with renowned illustrator Noma Bar, she has developed a unique set of illustrations that are engaging and delightful, and offer a glimpse into the wonder of the Chinese language and culture. The books main section introduces the radicals the key characters on which the language is built and reveals how they can be combined to form a wealth of more complex words and phrases. In fewer than 200 pages, readers of all ages will have made the first steps towards a genuine appreciation of Chinese, loving every new character they learn.

Chineasy Workbook

Author: Shao Lan,Noma Bar

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500420607

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Page: 120

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Where Chineasy 's books, flashcards and memory game helped learners to recognize a diverse range of characters, this new workbook offers the opportunity to practise writing Chinese characters. Noma Bar's playful and appealing colour illustrations are interspersed with practical pages showing learners how to write the characters themselves. Short facts illuminate the meaning of a character or the origin of its shape, while a guide to the correct stroke order and grids to help with spacing allow learners to perfect their writing skills. Maintaining the innovative visual identity of the Chineasy brand, the workbook is the perfect complement to the existing range, but is also self- standing and doesn't require learners to be familiar with the method. Suitable for everyone from schoolchildren to businesspeople, it will foster a genuine appreciation of the Chinese language and provide a fun introduction to the art of Chinese calligraphy

Chineasy Everyday

Learning Chinese Through Its Culture

Author: ShaoLan

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780062439734

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 7908

A unique and highly entertaining introduction to the richness of Chinese language, culture, and civilization, built on the groundbreaking and hugely popular Chineasy visual learning method. To educate the world about the richness and character of China’s people, customs, and heritage, entrepreneur ShaoLan Hsueh created Chineasy, a special building-block learning method that uses highly recognizable and appealing illustrations. She introduced her revolutionary teaching methodology and graphic language in her bestseller, Chineasy. In this standalone guide, she expands her scope to include all facets of Chinese life and culture, including Numbers, Time & Dates, The Solar System & the Five Elements, People, Nature, Animals, How to Describe Things, Health & Well-being, Travel, City & Country, Shopping, Food & Drink, and Internet & Technology. She begins all twelve sections with an overview of key Chineasy characters, then presents the specific symbols relevant to each—providing insight into how Chinese thinking has shaped its language and civilization in a way that anyone can understand and appreciate. Whether you are a student learning Mandarin, an executive pursuing business ties to Chinese companies, or a curious tourist traveling to China, this single-volume encyclopedia will stimulate the mind, enchant the culturally minded and inspire everyone who seeks new experiences and a wider understanding of our world.

Chineasy Every Day

The World of Chinese Characters

Author: ShaoLan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500292266

Category: Chinese characters

Page: 256

View: 9854

ShaoLan Hsueh, a Taiwanese entrepreneur based in London, couldn't find an effective way of teaching her children Chinese, so she developed a groundbreaking visual method to make reading characters fun and easy. By learning the most commonly occurring characters � the building blocks of the entire language � readers of all ages can swiftly grasp basic concepts and words. Chineasy™ Everyday teaches over 400 of the most used and useful Chinese characters, phrases and sentences. Organized into eleven themes that reflect our daily lives, it brings the stories and myths behind the characters to life, providing a unique perspective into Chinese history and culture. 'Learning Mandarin just got Chineasy™... May revolutionize the teaching of Chinese around the world' The Sunday Times

Chineasy for Children

Learn 100 Words

Author: ShaoLan Hsueh,Noma Bar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500651216

Category:

Page: 80

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The simple, super-smart way for children to learn their first 100 Chinese words

Chineasy® Travel

Author: ShaoLan Hsueh,Noma Bar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500294260

Category:

Page: 96

View: 332

The essential pocket-sized Chineasy guide to characters, phrases, and culture for travelers makes learning Chinese fun and easy.

A Yorkshire Vet Through the Seasons

Author: Julian Norton

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782438513

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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Warm and heartfelt stories and amusing anecdotes from the life of a vet in God's Own County. Julian Norton has been a vet for over twenty years, and in that time he has treated animals of every kind - snakes and lizards, fish and fowl, sheep, goats, alpacas, cows, horses, swans . you name it, Julian has seen it and, most likely, made it better! In A Yorkshire Vet Through the Seasons, Julian recounts more inspirational tales from his life, the animals he has treated and the people he has met, as well as taking us through the seasons, showing the challenges and surprises that occur at the most unlikely times. His voice, well known from the television series A Yorkshire Vet on Channel 5, comes over loud and clear in his writing, and the compassion and professionalism he is known for on the TV shines brightly through these pages. Whether he's tending to a domestic pet at his practice in Thirsk or called out to an injured swan in the middle of a cold Yorkshire night, the animals always come first and Julian's passion and commitment are always to the fore. Full of drama, small triumphs, sadness and happiness, this book is an inspiration for anyone who loves animals as well as those who dream of becoming a vet.

How to Speak Any Language Fluently

Fun, stimulating and effective methods to help anyone learn languages faster

Author: Alex Rawlings

Publisher: Robinson

ISBN: 1472138570

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

View: 4215

This book will give you the skills to learn to speak any language with confidence. It uses techniques that can easily be incorporated into your daily life, while making use of whatever resources you have available. Whether you are starting out with your first foreign language or wishing to add to your repetoire, you'll find a wealth of easy-to-follow advice and achievable goals. Discover how to: -Speak with greater confidence and accuracy -Effectively learn vocabulary and grammar -Use time on the internet and social media to learn a language -Read real books, websites and articles in a foreign language -Pass exams that certify your language skills

Easy German Step-by-Step

Author: Ed Swick

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071840451

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 400

View: 965

Take the most direct path to mastering the German language! The best route to learning German starts with a solid grounding in the basics--and that's exactly what Easy German Step-by-Step provides. You won't find a lot of pointless discussion; instead, you get a unique step-by-step approach to learning German, with important concepts linked together by clear explanations, appropriate exercises, and helpful answers. The first steps introduce you to the most common German expressions, enabling you to communicate in everyday situations almost immediately. From there, you're led through a series of interconnected steps taking you from simple to more-challenging concepts at your own pace; along the way are increasingly difficult exercises for practicing what you've learned. This step-by-step approach provides the confidence and tools you need to understand German in no time. Easy German Step-by-Step features: A unique “building-block” approach to mastering grammar, verbs, and vocabulary Easy-to-grasp descriptions of essential rules and concepts Key verbs and hundreds of key terms introduced on the basis of frequency Numerous exercises that give you valuable practice Access to a FREE flashcard app for studying and practicing on the go

Side-By-Side French and English Grammar, 3rd Edition

Author: C. Frederick Farrell

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071788603

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 192

View: 6094

A simple approach for learning French grammar by comparing it to your first language, English! Side-by-Side French and English Grammar present explanations of the essential elements of French grammar alongside their English-language equivalents. This method allows you to build on what you already know; not only do you learn French grammar but also enjoy the added benefit of strengthening your grammar skills in your native tongue! Each lesson clearly explains functions and uses of the different parts of speech and includes abundant examples for each entry. Because the vocabulary is limited to frequently used words, you can concentrate more on a sentence's structure instead of becoming tangled in its meaning. A "Quick Check" section summarizes main ideas in each section and helps you retain the most important information. This third edition features a new exercise section to further reinforce what you have learned.

Japanese For Dummies Audio Set

Author: Eriko Sato

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780470178133

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 96

View: 3567

Want to speak Japanese? Don’t have a lot of time? Japanese For Dummies Audio Set is designed to help you learn quickly and easily at home or on the road. From basic greetings and expressions to grammar and conversations, you’ll grasp the essentials and start communicating right away. This completely practical, portable learning system lets you set your own pace and skip around to explore topics that interest. Three one-hour CDs introduce the basics of Japanese, get you familiar with the languages structure, and prepare you to use the language in real-world situations. You can play them on any car or home stereo, copy them to your computer, and load the pre-converted files onto your mp3 to play them wherever and whenever you want. A 96-page compact guide helps you find your way around the CDs and handy Japanese/English dictionary for quick reference on the go. You’ll discover how to: Begin communicating in Japanese on a basic level Handle greetings and introductions Ask questions and understand the answers Build your vocabulary Talk about numbers, time, and the calendar Ask for directions Order a meal at a restaurant Understand Japanese parts of speech Form complete sentences and converse in Japanese If you’re ready to start speaking Japanese, Japanese For Dummies Audio Set is the most effective, convenient, and friendliest tool you can use.

Essential Korean Grammar

Your Essential Guide to Speaking and Writing Korean Fluently!

Author: Laura Kingdon

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462917755

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

View: 7408

Do you want your Korean language skills to shine? Then Essential Korean Grammar offers exactly what you need to finally understand and express which grammar option is best. Having a solid understanding of grammar is essential to effectively learn Korean. Essential Korean Grammar gives you excellent examples that lay out the best grammar options for communicating, and when to use each option. The grammar items are cleverly rated so you can determine what's most useful for you to study, based on your Korean knowledge level and your plans. There is a star rating system, from 5 stars ("critical"; with these under your belt you can communicate almost everything you need to say) to 1 star (don't worry about this unless there's some reason you need to know it—for example, the TOPIK exam). Essential Korean Grammar is a toolbox to help you form correct and natural-sounding sentences, and determine which grammar you need for reading or writing Korean. It details: How to combine grammar points with each type of word. How it is similar to and different from related grammar points. Commonly used expressions. Things for learners to watch out for. The example sentences for each grammar point use simple vocabulary that even a beginner will know. A perfect supplement to any Korean language textbook!

My First Book of Chinese Words

An ABC Rhyming Book

Author: Faye-Lynn Wu

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462911838

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8882

My First Book of Chinese Words introduces young children to basic words and concepts in the Chinese language through colorful rhymes and beautiful imagery. It is a book that parents and young children will enjoy reading together. The Chinese words in the book are all common, everyday items, and the rhymes are informative and fun for children. The goal of My First Book of Chinese Words is to familiarize children with the basic sounds and written characters of Chinese, to introduce core concepts of Chinese culture and to illustrate the ways in which Chinese sounds differ from English ones. Teachers and parents will welcome the cultural notes at the back of the book and appreciate how the book is organized using a familiar ABC structure. Each word is presented in Chinese characters (both Simplified and Traditional) as well as Romanized Pinyin for easy pronunciation. With the help of this book, we hope more children (and adults) will soon join the more than one billion people worldwide who speak Chinese!

Bibliophilia

100 Literary Postcards

Author: Evan Robertson

Publisher: Potter Style

ISBN: 0553447890

Category: Design

Page: 100

View: 6979

"Illustrator Evan Robertson of Obvious State Studio offers eye-catching, thought-provoking illustrations accompanied by literature's most memorable quotes in this postcard box set. Each card features a line from a classic book, such as an F. Scott Fitzgerald quote set against a Jazz Age champagne glass, Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights visualized as puzzle pieces, or Immanuel Kant's musings juxtaposed with a constellation-filled night sky. This is the perfect stationery for any bibliophile, and a set sure to be repurposed by many design and decor buffs for wall art. Format- Postcard boxed set, 4 1/2" x 6 1/2", 100 postcards Content- 50 illustrated postcards (reproduced twice)"

How to Learn Chinese

Without Even Trying

Author: Freya Yang

Publisher: Batsford

ISBN: 9781849944557

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 8691

An easy way to learn Chinese – with games and activities Most people will tell you understanding Chinese is hard, but we’ve made learning this increasingly important language as simple as can be with fun games and activities. With simple tracing, diagrams, stories and memorable phrases, this book for the absolute beginner will have you mastering pinyin, so you can write and pronounce Chinese words, understanding perfect pitch and tone, simple grammar rules and basic vocabulary. This practical, useful guide will easily equip you with the fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese, covering all the material needed to pass HSK Chinese Proficiency Test Level 1. Discover Chinese characters, practise writing them and explore the stories behind the ancient graphics. Fall in love with this fascinating language and ignite a passion for a captivating culture. There are chapters on People: how to refer to yourself and others; Time: indicating and asking about time; Encounters: Greetings, interactions and introductions; Travelling: Transport and places; Food and Drink: Eating and shopping; Home: Around the house and describing locations; Activities: Actions and activities; Descriptions: How to describe things, including the weather; Work and Study: Learning and jobs. Each chapter includes a language lesson with Longlong the Dragonand Xiongmao the Panda, as well as an activity and an in-depth look at the basic characters. Written by Freya Yang, a native speaker and enthusiastic teacher of the language with experience of teaching both children and adults. Her use of original, engaging and easy-to-follow activities means learning is so simple, you won’t even know you’re doing it! Using simple, easy-to-understand games and activities and a friendly conversational style as well as fun illustrations, this modern language book is perfect for enthusiastic beginners.

Pretty Pattern Postcards

Author: Beth Gunnell

Publisher: Buster Books

ISBN: 9781780553337

Category:

Page: 50

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These beautiful postcards are perfect for coloring in before you send them off to your friends and family This lovely, small-format book contains 25 beautifully intricate illustrated postcards to color in. Each postcard is easily detached and has space on the back for a message and address, so they can be easily removed, colored, and sent as a stunning and sophisticated gift. With an eye-catching foil cover and detailed black-and-white designs to color in, The Pretty Pattern Postcards Coloring Book would make a gorgeous gift for the artistically inclined.

Collins Chinese Language and Culture

Author: Collins

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007502427

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 256

View: 9896

The language and culture of China: over 3,000 years of history, more than a billion inhabitants, and a country that stretches from the tundra to the tropics. Surely it would take years of study to even scratch the surface of this subject. Wrong!