Titles of related interest. Basic Chinese: A Grammar and Workbook by Yip Po- Ching and Don Rimmington. Intermediate Chinese: A Grammar and Workbook. Basic Chinese introduces the essentials of Chinese syntax. Each of the 25 units deals with a particular grammatical point and provides associated exercises. Basic Chinese introduces the essentials of Chinese syntax. Each of the 25 units deals with a particular grammatical point and provides associated exercises. DownloadPDF MB Read online. Basic Chinese introduces.

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I think it's something to do with the way they introduce new material. Some texts are absolutely slavish about starting from the beginning, and only ever using words and constructions that they've already explained.

The problem is that, for most of the book, you can hardly say anything at all. These authors have a freer style.

They're happy to use things they haven't explained yet, but they do it in moderation, and in contexts where you can half guess how it works. Then when you get to the formal explanation, you already have some feel for it, so it immediately makes sense.

It's a bit of a tightrope act, but it certainly seems to work. I got to the end of the book easily, and was able to follow almost everything. I'm not sure how much passive vocabulary I've picked up, but it feels like quite a lot.

One organizational point is worth mentioning: they are completely consistent about giving everything in both Chinese characters and Romanized form, so that you always know both how it's written and how it's pronounced. It sounds obvious, and maybe it's standard for Chinese; but it certainly isn't in Japanese texts, where often you only get one form and have to guess the other.

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It's extremely distracting, and I hate it. Full marks to these people for taking the trouble to get it right.

As several people had told me, Chinese is quite fascinating. I think it's the most logical language I've ever come across These are shown, with the vowel a as an example, in the following table.

In musical terms, the difference between the high and mid-level tones is about one and a half tones a minor third , while that between the mid-level and lowlevel tones is one whole tone. The 'h' marking the three low tones in the Yale romanization system comes in useful here, effectively marking the lower register.

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To distinguish between the various lower tones, especially between the low level and low falling, is more demanding. We've done it! What is it this time? In Cantonese the word haih 'yes' must be pronounced with a low-level tone regardless of the context, otherwise it will sound like another word.

Word stress and intonation patterns as used in English and other European languages often interfere with production of tones. If this is added to a Cantonese question it may change the identity of the last word or two.

Consequently, the scope for stress and intonation is limited largely to sentence particles. Tone change A 'changed tone' occurs in colloquial speech in certain combinations.

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The affected syllable is pronounced with a high rising tone instead of the usual low level or falling tone. Learners will develop a feel for this phenomenon on exposure to colloquial Cantonese.

Exercise 3. Who on earth is living with him? Nor are there any possessive forms as such, since the pronouns combine with the possessive ge to indicate possession see Unit 5. The plural forms are produced in regular fashion by adding the suffix -deih to the corresponding singular forms. The forms in brackets are the result of sound changes, and are the object of a certain amount of controversy: courses rarely teach them; teachers may treat them as incorrect, and television advertising campaigns have even sought to outlaw them.

The suffix -deih One of the few grammatical suffixes in the language, the suffix -deih cannot be used to form plural forms of nouns e.

Where are you going? Ying does what job?

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What does Ying do for a living? Unit 4 B: Jouh wuhsih ge lit. Would you like some wine? I very much like! Thank you! I like it! Again, when several statements are made about the same subject, it is usually understood after its first mention. It is not normally used to refer to inanimate things, and hence there is typically nothing corresponding to the English pronoun it, whether as subject or object of the verb.

I want It's beautiful! I want it! Do you like Hong Kong? How was the weather yesterday?

Who can help me? Are you hungry? Have they left? Who did he lend money to? Have you sold the car? Is the picture beautiful? Is the car mended? Have the shares gone up? This is yours The money is his Is it mine?Adam Wik rated it it was amazing Aug 19, Incredibly well done instructional book.

Exercise 5. Asim rated it it was amazing Oct 24, A Grammar and Workbook Grammar Workbooks All Chinese entries are presented in both Pinyin romanization and Chinese characters, and are accompanied, in most cases, by English translations to facilitate self-tuition as well as classroom teaching in both spoken and written.

Basic Chinese is designed for students new to the language. I think it's the most logical language I've ever come across Renan Virginio marked it as to-read Aug 01,