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Mutant Mandarin: A Guide to New Chinese Slang (Chinese) Paperback – Dec 1995


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 170 pages
  • Publisher: China Books & Periodicals (December 1995)
  • Language: Chinese
  • ISBN-10: 0835125432
  • ISBN-13: 978-0835125437
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 14 x 21 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,233,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
The book is organized alphabetically by the chinese slang words, which is not useful to me. I can imagine this being useful if you speak mandarin well and are trying to figure what somebody was saying, but for a reasonable new student, this organization killed the book for me.
Each phrase or word is given only a short paragraph of description, and there is almost no other text. It is very dry.
The computer terms at the end are useful since they are sorely missing from every other chinese reference I've seen. The book could be worth it for that.
If you're looking for an introduction to Chinese slang, get Wang's other slang book, Outrageous Chinese, which is excellent.
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By A Customer on April 16 1999
Format: Paperback
This is a useful reference for those who want to jazz up their vocabularies in Chinese, and the annotations help you learn a bit more about contemporary Chinese culture (not always good!). Worth adding to your China library.
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By A Customer on Jan. 4 1999
Format: Paperback
this is a great book full of wonderfull slang. This book is not for a complete beginer, but for a student with a year or two of expierence, this is a really fun book
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Amazon.com: 3 reviews
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
excellant comtemporary chinese Jan. 4 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
this is a great book full of wonderfull slang. This book is not for a complete beginer, but for a student with a year or two of expierence, this is a really fun book
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Good supplement April 16 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a useful reference for those who want to jazz up their vocabularies in Chinese, and the annotations help you learn a bit more about contemporary Chinese culture (not always good!). Worth adding to your China library.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Poor organization, not much depth March 20 2000
By Leo Dirac - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The book is organized alphabetically by the chinese slang words, which is not useful to me. I can imagine this being useful if you speak mandarin well and are trying to figure what somebody was saying, but for a reasonable new student, this organization killed the book for me.
Each phrase or word is given only a short paragraph of description, and there is almost no other text. It is very dry.
The computer terms at the end are useful since they are sorely missing from every other chinese reference I've seen. The book could be worth it for that.
If you're looking for an introduction to Chinese slang, get Wang's other slang book, Outrageous Chinese, which is excellent.


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