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Title: Using Chinese
Subtitle: A Guide to Contemporary Usage
Written By: Yvonne Li Walls
Jan W. Walls
Description:

This 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.

2009/304 pp.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521785650
ISBN-13: 9780521785655
Prices: U.S. $ 34.99
U.K. £ 19.99