These easy-to-use, pocket-sized language guides are a great way to learn to speak hundreds of basic words and phrases in the most popular foreign languages. With these fun visual guides, just follow the illustrated prompts and read the English words out loud. Soon you'll be speaking the language well enough to be understood by most native speakers while asking directions, ordering food at a restaurant, shopping, or just making new friends! Mike Ellis is a web designer with expertise in e-commerce, online marketing, search engine optimization, and affiliate marketing. He runs the popular Web site www.slanguage.com and is the author of seven previous Slanguage books. He lives with his family near Philadelphia.
Having aided millions of travellers on their journeys, DK's iconic EyewitnessPhrase Book series is back and better than ever.The perfect language survival guide for everyday situations, Eyewitness PhraseBook: Chinese provides all the key words and phrases you need. Word lists andstunning photographs make learning basic Chinese phrases easier than everbefore, and every guide includes a menu guide and two-way dictionary to ensureyou're always covered.The brand new audio app allows you to hear many key words spoken aloud bynative speakers, making pronunciation simple. Every word is accompanied by awritten pronunciation guide to keep your communications smooth and simple asyou travel.
You can learn to speak and understand Mandarin Chinese in just 12 weeks. From ordering in a restaurant to buying a train ticket, learn to speak Mandarin Chinese with 15-Minute Mandarin Chinese. No writing or homework - just use the cover to hide the answers and test yourself as you learn. Real-life examples cover every holiday and business situation, along with cultural and conversational tips and a pronunciation guide to help with words and phrases. Review and repeat sections at the end of each chapter of this new edition help you to consolidate your new speaking skills. Perfectly pocket-sized so you'll have it to hand in all situations with a complete survival guide for when you are out and about, this phrase book has the structure of a distance learning course, perfect for all language learning travellers. Practise 15 minutes a day, 5 days a week and you'll be able to learn Mandarin Chinese in just 12 weeks. Whether you are starting from scratch or just in need of a refresher, 15-Minute Mandarin Chinese is the quickest way to learn Mandarin Chinese fast.
The DK Chinese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary introduces the vocabulary of the modern world through themed chapters filled with full-colour photographs and artworks which display and label all elements of everyday life. With sections ranging from home and work to leisure and the environment, every item is clearly labelled in Chinese with the translation and pronunciation guide directly below. "The Chinese-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary" is a colourful and stimulating learning resource ideal for all levels and ages. With more than 6,000 terms annotated, the illustrations in the dictionary provide a quick and intuitive route to learning a language, defining the words visually so it is easier to remember them. Learning Chinese has never been easier!
With its completely redesigned interior making the book even more accessible than before, the "Mandarin Chinese Phrase Book" is ideal for travellers of all ages who are looking for a reliable and up-to-date phrase book that contains all the phrases they really need when they are in China. The new and improved content has a more visually appealing colour-coding system, enabling users to find what they want, when they want it, and in less time. The book also provides simplified phonetics to ensure that users pronounce the Chinese words and phrases correctly, and the updated CD is ideal for users who wish to practise their pronunciation in advance. Stunning images enhance the content and make this the most visually attractive Mandarin Chinese phrase book on the market.
This new first edition of the Collins Essential Chinese Dictionary has been specially designed to meet the needs of learners of both Chinese and English. A clear layout, up-to-date coverage of everyday words and phrases and a user-friendly language supplement make this dictionary the ideal portable companion. Collins Essential Chinese Dictionary has been written for all those learning Chinese or English for study or for travel. It is the ideal text for anyone who needs a wealth of reliable information in a portable format. The Collins Essential Chinese Dictionary contains all the everyday words and phrases used in today's Chinese and English that you will need to know, with a practical language supplement. This dictionary offers extra help with essential vocabulary, and thousands of useful phrases to guide you to the correct translation. To help with the pronunciation of Chinese words, the dictionary includes pinyin for all Chinese headwords, translations, phrases and examples. Pinyin is the official phonetic system for transcribing Chinese characters into the Roman alphabet, and is accepted in all Chinese-speaking countries. In addition, the dictionary also includes both simplified and traditional or complex Chinese characters. Simplified characters are generally used in mainland China and Singapore, while traditional characters are mainly used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. The radical index is a clear guide to looking up Chinese characters, helping the user to navigate the dictionary and find Chinese characters without knowing their pronunciation. Other titles available in the Collins Chinese range are the Collins Gem Chinese Dictionary, the Collins Pocket Chinese Dictionary, the Collins Easy Learning Mandarin Chinese Dictionary and the Collins Chinese Dictionary.
DK's Visual Guide to Grammar and Punctuation is a clear, precise, and comprehensive book that will give a child the tools to build confidence in grammar, reading, writing, and comprehension.Supporting the national curriculum, Visual Guide to Grammar and Punctuation teaches grammar for kids in a fun new way. It uses colourful photographs and illustrations to make grammar and punctuation - and how to use them - crystal-clear, from when to use a preposition or pronoun to how to use a comma or colon.Visual Guide to Grammar and Punctuation will increase a child's confidence in using the building blocks of writing and reading - and help them to enjoy and understand both.
A complete beginner's conversational course. The bestselling, beginning language course from Berlitz, Berlitz basic Mandarin Chinese concentrates on everyday conversation and authentic situations, and Berlitz has tailored the materials so learners become comfortable with the most frequently required words and phrases. With Basic Mandarin Chinese, listeners can follow along to audio dialogues and activities in the audio program and course book. What Do I Get? 3 audio CDs with native speakers who assure correct pronunciation (3 hours total). 128-page fully illustrated course book. Go online for free additional materials-easy to read audio script and learner's guide for those who like to read along with the audio. Save up to $100 on Berlitz language classes. How easy is it? Build confidence as you use the course book and audio CDs to learn basic languages skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Course book is arranged in short, succinct lessons so learners aren't overwhelmed, and learn gramma without having to memorize any rules. Practice and reinforce what you've learned by listening to the audio at home or on the go. Go to berlitzpublishing.com for free additional materials to help you learn your new language. Compatible with your iPod® or MP3 devices.
We've all travelled abroad with the best of intentions when it comes to speaking the language, only to falter when it comes to the crunch. This quick and constructive course gives you the Mandarin Chinese you need to talk to the locals - and crucially, the confidence to put it into practice. As well as providing essential vocabulary and phrases, the course also aims to improve your understanding of spoken Mandarin Chinese, so that you can feel sure of yourself in two-way conversations. Based on the ten situations you are most likely to find yourself in while travelling abroad, the course builds your knowledge and understanding gradually, and is suitable for complete beginners. A booklet is included, with the dialogues and their English translations. A glossary of the words and phrases used also provides you with a handy phrasebook while you travel. By the end of this course, you will be at Level A2 of the Common European Framework for Languages: Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions. Can communicate in simple and routine tasks.
A fun and interactive way for children to listen to and learn 128 everyday words in Mandarin Chinese spoken by a native speaker. Select one of four double-sided topic cards, each with sixteen words and pictures about clothes, food, animals and more. Then slot the card into the book’s special frame and press the pictures to hear the words read aloud.
An innovative visual approach to learning and using basic Spanish phrases. Do you need to brush up on your Spanish, or learn the language full stop? Then pick up a copy of Spanish Visual Phrase Pack and start learning today. Whether you're visiting Spain for business or pleasure, you want to make sure you're understood and this guide will ensure you are. Find key phrases fast in this effective survival language guide for real-life situations. Galleries of words and pictures make it easy to find key basic Spanish vocabulary at a glance and help you remember what you've seen. No prior knowledge required so you can learn phrases to help you find your way around, eat out, shop and go sightseeing. Plus, a 60-minute audio CD will help you practise beforehand. An easy-to-use pronunciation guide for every word and phrase will help you communicate with the native speakers when you've arrived. So pop Spanish Visual Phrase Pack in your pocket when you're out and about in Spain so you can converse with the locals without any trouble. Now with a new look.
This book includes a complete visual workbook for beginners learning Mandarin Chinese, the perfect companion to DK's Easy Peasy Chinese. Learning Mandarin will be easy peasy with this practical workbook. From ordering at a restaurant to buying a train ticket Easy Peasy Chinese Workbook helps you master the language through practical exercises and hands-on activities. Whether your child is learning Mandarin at school or you're learning the language for travel, Easy Peasy Chinese Workbook is ideal for beginners of all ages. Covering the basics of Mandarin such as writing characters and everyday words, and progressing to essential Chinese vocabulary and conversation practice, Easy Peasy Chinese Workbook makes mastering Chinese enjoyable and easy. This practical fill-in workbook helps you develop and perfect your Mandarin Chinese writing skills. Easy peasy!
Nearly 47 million people in the U.S. speak a language other than English at home, and many of us who only speak English hardly know the difference between when to use whether opposed to if, for exampIe, I wonder whether I should have added a little more poison to his tea. English is Not Easy presents the intricacies of the English language in a whimsically illustrated format that is appealing even to the grammar averse. Author Luci Guierrez, a Barcelona-based illustrator whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, found her English class taught by a professor with a dubious accent to be lacking in substance. So she turned to her love of drawing as a tool to retain what she'd learned in class. She soon found that English may not be simple, but it can be fun. English Is Not Easy has already been successfully published in several countries, and now it's America's turn to have fun with our own language. English Is Not Easy doesn't offer run-of-the-mill phrases about extreme sports and atmospheric conditions that you'll learn in a generic English textbook. This book offers vocabulary for situations the reader will actually find themselves in. Need an insult? Those are here, too, and imbecile is the kindest in the bunch. From 'to be' to complicated verb tenses and seemingly nonsensical idioms, Luci's characters, cheeky dialogue, and playful sentences bring the vocabulary, grammar and usage topics to life. For those who haven't brushed up on grammar since high school or non-native English speakers looking improve conversation, English Is Not Easy is a fresh and infectious guide to revisiting the rules with striking illustrative adventure along the way.
This is an innovative visual approach to learning and using basic German phrases. Do you need to brush up on your German, or learn the language full stop? Then pick up a copy of "German Visual Phrase Book" and start learning today. Whether you're visiting Germany for business or pleasure, you want to make sure you're understood and this guide will ensure you are. Find key phrases fast in this effective survival language guide for real-life situations. Galleries of words and pictures make it easy to find key basic German vocabulary at a glance and help you remember what you've seen. No prior knowledge required so you can learn phrases to help you find your way around, eat out, shop and go sightseeing. Plus, an easy-to-use pronunciation guide for every word and phrase will help you communicate with native speakers when you've arrived. So pop "German Visual Phrase Book" in your pocket when you're out and about in Germany so you can converse with the locals without any trouble. Now with a new look.
This is an innovative visual approach to learning and using basic phrases in any language. Do you need to brush up on your Italian, or learn the language full stop? Then pick up a copy of "Italian Visual Phrase Book" and start learning today. Whether you're visiting Italy for business or pleasure, you want to make sure you're understood and this guide will ensure you are. Find key phrases fast in this effective survival language guide for real-life situations. Galleries of words and pictures make it easy to find key basic Italian vocabulary at a glance and help you remember what you've seen. No prior knowledge required so you can learn phrases to help you find your way around, eat out, shop and go sightseeing. Plus, an easy-to-use pronunciation guide for every word and phrase will help you communicate with the native speakers when you've arrived. So pop "Italian Visual Phrase Book" in your pocket when you're out and about in Italy so you can converse with the locals without any trouble. Now with a new look.