Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar: A Practical Guide (Modern Grammars)

Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar: A Practical Guide (Modern Grammars)

Claudia Ross


Modern Mandarin chinese language Grammar offers an leading edge reference advisor to Mandarin chinese language, combining conventional and function-based grammar in one volume.

The Grammar is split into elements. half A covers conventional grammatical different types comparable to word order, nouns, verbs and specifiers. half B is thoroughly prepared round language features and notions similar to:

  • Communication strategies
  • Making comparisons
  • Giving and looking information
  • Expressing apologies, regrets and sympathies

The components of the Grammar are heavily associated via wide cross-references, offering a grammatical and useful standpoint on many styles. All grammar issues and capabilities are richly illustrated with examples, with a powerful specialize in modern usage.

Main positive factors of the grammar contain:

  • Examples given in simplified characters, conventional characters and romanization (pinyin)
  • Clear factors and obtainable descriptions
  • Particular cognizance to parts of specific trouble for inexperienced persons of Mandarin chinese language

Implementing suggestions from clients of the 1st variation of the Grammar, this moment version has been revised all through to provide multiplied motives, examples, cross-referencing, and indexing and fresh chapters on element, resultative verbs, directional verbs and "ba" sentences.

This is the suitable reference grammar for rookies of Mandarin chinese language in any respect degrees, from ordinary to complex. No previous wisdom of grammatical terminology is believed and a word list of grammatical phrases is equipped. This Grammar is followed via the Modern Mandarin chinese language Grammar Workbook (978-0-415-83488-9; on hand for separate buy) which positive factors similar workouts and activities.

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