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by Don Rimmington,Po-Ching Yip

Intermediate Chinese is the ideal reference and practice book for students with some knowledge of the language. Each of the 25 units deals with a particular grammatical point and provides associated exercises. Features include:

clear, accessible format

many useful language examples

jargon-free grammar explanations

sample drills and exercises with full answer key.

All Chinese entries are presented in both pinyin romanisation and Chinese characters, and are accompanied, in most cases, by English translations to facilitate self-tuition in both the spoken and the written language. This new edition also includes a glossary of vocabulary and aglossary of grammatical terms.

Intermediate Chinese reviews the principal elements presented in its sister volume, Basic Chinese, and introduces more complicated structures. The two books form a compendium of the essentials of Chinese grammar.

Download Intermediate Chinese: A Grammar and Workbook (Grammar Workbooks) epub
ISBN: 0415486300
ISBN13: 978-0415486309
Category: Children
Subcategory: Education & Reference
Author: Don Rimmington,Po-Ching Yip
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 2 edition (July 13, 2009)
Pages: 392 pages
ePUB size: 1563 kb
FB2 size: 1824 kb
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 929
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This book is exactly what I needed. It has positive and negative examples: what to do and what not to do. I've already studied Chinese for a while and as a self-taught language learner, this book addresses my particular written errors and points out more about Chinese than I had seen before. It has plenty of exercises with answers and a vocabulary list of the words in the book in the back and manages to teach some linguistic terms ( with a glossary at the back as well ) at the same time.

To those just starting out I would say to buy the book anyway for two reasons: 1. If you are teaching yourself you will tend to buy books ahead of when they actually become useful anyway. This is not a 'beginner' book. 2. When it becomes useful, you can somewhat measure your progress by that benchmark and look ahead to understand sentences you may be encountering.

Also, one of the pitfalls of teaching yourself something is that you tend to learn what you want to and ignore the things that are not immediately useful. Books like this force you to go back, after having armed you with some terminology and pick up the infrastructure you passed over in your rush to get the written portion of the language up and running and see your mistakes.

I'm pretty much a master by now of how to learn a language for free. A mixture of anki,, downloading e-sword as biblical software ( which has bibles in almost any language you can name..) combined with downloading audio of those bibles from wordproject.(org?) to get reading and pronunciation practice gets you started and is extremely valuable even when you get 'advanced'. All of that is free. But at some point you need books like this to know how to take apart sentences. In romance languages, you know you need to find the verbs, nouns, objects, prepositional phrases and so on to get the meaning. But you can't just use those same methods in Chinese even though some of Chinese can roughly be described in those terms. This book gives you familiarization and practice with different types of sentence structures that you will not encounter in western languages or in any alphabetized language for that matter. I've been using anki for years and this book made me recognize sentence structures in the same sentences I had been reading and couldn't put in a model of some order of subject-verb-object and was stumped as to how the word order in the sentence got that way.

I ordered this book and Claudia Ross' Schaum's Chinese Grammar at the same time. A great pair. Good examples. What to do and what not to do. Answers in the back.
A great book, not for beginners but a great companion book to help supplement your grammar needs.