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I actually find it harder to read pinyin than it is to read the traditional characters. Lists with This Book. Beginning Chinese Reader was first published just after simplified characters were introduced.

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Beginning versus Beginners Chinese, for example can miss lots of different offers. Zio Enzo added it Jul 20, Since I started the book, I have found that any Chinese text is less intimidating. It’s a very different feeling from when I had to consciously try to figure those things out! I will go ahead and order a copy of the Beginning Chinese textbook.

At the beginning level, there is a textbook, Beginning Chinese pinyin onlya character text no grammatical explanations, just the text of BC in traditional charactersand a two-volume set of Beginning Chinese Reader no significant explanation of the grammar required is included.

Beginning Chinese Reader promises to aid in fluency with reading “fluency” for a near-beginner, of course and in my experience, it does just that. Want to add to the discussion? Supplement for Advanced Comprehension Vicki Hoffer.


The experience of reading new material that is progressively more challenging is just joyful. But the BC text book goes to great lengths to give character counts about or so and distributions including counts of characters used in this book, but not in that one, etc.

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Chinnese is the book you should start with, hopefully accompanied at first by the character text for BC. James rated it liked it Apr 30, If you have the book already just try it, no reason to get nervous about it: Then you can add the reader when you feel up for it. Other books in this series. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. I have been given refunds, free books, or a better copy to make things right when I complained about something. Rebecca rated it it was amazing Dec 18, First, for some background: Ioana is currently reading it Jul 18, For example, with the Defrancis books, the tags used by the database to track the books: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business chhinese When will my order arrive? Felix marked it as to-read May 03, Intermediate Cambodian Reader Franklin E. If beginninf seeking a translation, please post your question in our readfr translation thread. In the s he wrote a full series of Chinese textbooks. Alien Citizen rated it really liked it Jun 18, I haven’t seen this one mentioned on here before, so I thought I would point it out since I was very impressed with it.


Do I really need to buy the other book and study it at the same time? PaperbackSecond Editionpages. I have found the sellers to be honest in their ratings of the books, and have been pleasantly surprised that the books can often turn out better than the description.

The associated textbook Beginning Chinese has grammar lessons relevant to the readers, but they’re not as far as I know closely synchronised or anything.

BC is the text on which the rest of the system is built. Arto Bendiken marked it as to-read Oct 11, You should chihese check out the newer Mandarin Companion [ www.

No need for iTunes. No trivia or quizzes yet. I have taken some samplers from the book. Laurel added it Nov 29, So yes, any textbook will do, but perhaps BC may do it better.


Textbooks for learning Chinese Search In. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Beginning Chinese Reader is still in print after more than 50 years, so while it seems to be a little bit obscure I am apparently begihning the only person to love it!