• Chinese: The Chinese Language Learning Guide for Beginners

  • By: Zhan Yin
  • Narrated by: Fei Ren, Sam Yeow
  • Length: 14 hrs and 7 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (40 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

If you are looking for an efficient way to learn the Chinese language without any previous knowledge, then pay attention...

Two manuscripts in one audiobook:

  • Chinese for Beginners: A Comprehensive Guide for Learning the Chinese Language Quickly
  • Mastering Chinese Words: Expanding Your Vocabulary with 2500 of the Most Common Chinese Words

Many language learning audiobooks for the Chinese language are designed for full-time training over a long time; this audiobook will help you start communicating as soon as possible!

By using many words and dialogues concerning daily life, you will quickly be confident to start speaking in Chinese.

The content is both practical and fun, making you eager to continue expanding your knowledge.

Numerous examples are included, which will help you find the right phrases during conversations.

Here’s just a fraction of what you’ll learn in part one of this audiobook:

  • The basics, such as the Chinese alphabet, nouns, and verbs
  • The grammar of phrases and sentence elements
  • The grammar of simple and complex sentences
  • How to converse around many different topics
  • Many common Chinese words and phrases
  • And much, much more!

Part two of this audiobook contains 2500 of the most common Chinese words so you can get a head start.

Usually, Chinese audiobooks rely on learners to learn the characters.

But here, Pinyin is introduced, allowing learners to quickly remember every word.

As you will discover, these words will be more than enough for your travels, and you’ll start to be able to have conversations in Chinese

So, what are you waiting for? Buy this audiobook, and start the journey today!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2020 Zhan Yin (P)2020 Zhan Yin

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Great,

Great, You've learned your first semester of Chinese. You've done the exercises, and you can READ most of the Chinese Characters, but you still struggle with WRITING them. Now you are on summer break, or you are taking Chinese second semester, and you need to review or relearn your writing skills. This book is just right: not too long, not too short. It takes the HSK level 1 characters you've learned, puts them in context, and allows you to practice your writing, review your reading, and also comes with common usage of the characters and a review section.

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Very helpful!

Very helpful! With stokes order listed, writing Chinese characters gets much easier! It is very well written

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Well Written

It gathered all the characters with PinYin and breaks them down stroke by stroke. It provides writing practicing areas as well as exercises for vocabulary, grammar, and reading. Very handy!

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Easy to follow.

It has rich contents and it is so easy to follow. You will be able to write the Chinese characters and simple sentences easily after finishing this book.

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Perfect

This book is perfect for the students who learn Chinese as their second language. I bought it right after I read it the first time.

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Well Done

The chapters are organized by interesting topics that will reinforce your language learning too! I look forward to completing this book

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Awesome

I'll use it over the summer with my children (who are in an immersion Chinese School) to practice our writing so that we can start next Chinese School year with a head start! (Now if they just had a book with the Radicals used for the characters to complement this book, I'd be in Tiāntáng.)

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This book is pretty cool

This book is pretty cool. A little bit boring but a good starter book! Recommended!

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Helpful

This has really helped me in my journey to learn Mandarin. Thank you for a splendid product.

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Easy to follow.

Easy to follow. Slow pace learning with great examples. I use a translator to hear the pronunciation as a phonetic guide. I also use a blank sheet of paper to write my answers so I can keep my book clean.

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  • George C Parker
  • 07-08-21

Highly recommended

I had been an avid learner of Chinese and had been looking for easy reference material to summarize my studies. This audible turned out to be just that, not that I need to learn and remember each and every word or phrase mentioned here, but having all the major keywords, scenarios, and grammar rules in one place makes my study of the Chinese language much much easier. Highly recommended

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  • Lucas Z Austin
  • 07-08-21

Very Good

I have bought many audiobooks to learn Chinese. This one is really good. I bought a 2nd set to give to a friend who was struggling to learn Chinese. Very Good.

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  • Jacob M Wallis
  • 07-08-21

Great

Great, it's repetitive but stick with it and you will know words and phrases by the end. Very well done sir.

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  • Katherine T Harper
  • 07-08-21

Totally recommend

Excellent. I never thought that Chinese would be so easy and it's made even simpler with this audible book. I hope to continue with his further Chinese. Totally recommend.

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  • Hilton Twiford
  • 07-08-21

A great way of starting to learn Chinese

A great way of starting to learn Chinese that I enjoy listening to and saying out loud while going to work in the car. a different way of learning the four tones which I found interesting giving them different names. I tried to use this with also trying to write and remember Chinese writing which I found too hard to remember at this stage. so I am just going to listen to this audio for now and then start to write down the words as my memory and recollection gets better.

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  • Loretta Claytor
  • 07-08-21

Brilliant

The author introduces phrases in a very accessible way, linking vocabulary to words already known or the English concept. There is a lot of needed repetition and phrases and words are gradually built on. Brilliant course!

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  • Gussie Ehrenberg
  • 07-08-21

Best

I put my headphones on and listen to and from work, I really look forward to it. When learning a language in the past, I used to sit down with grammar exercises, now I realize this is not the best way

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  • Miranda Carraway
  • 07-08-21

fantastic

I am sorry to drop a star as this is a fantastic way to learn Chinese - I have lived in China for some years now and tried a number of books or one-to-one with Chinese colleagues and nothing sticks! I have learned more Chinese from this book in a month than in years in other ways! For the first time, as a convinced 'i am bad a learning languages' disciple I don't agree with that statement - because of this excellent course I now enjoy learning Chinese and wish I had found it years ago!

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  • Masonn
  • 09-30-20

Perfect guide

This audiobook is amazing for anyone looking to go from beginner to advanced Chinese. It emphasizes audio and tons of exercises, making it ideal for self-study. I used this item a few summers ago to keep up with my Chinese and by the time I turned, I was ready to test out of 2 of my Chinese classes!

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  • Scott McCallum
  • 09-29-20

Guide for Beginners

Living Language is the best opening point, and Pimsleur is an excellent place to continue with exciting audio exercises.