Rough Guide Phrase Book Mandarin 2e Paperback – Apr 27 2000
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Top Customer Reviews
Although, as one reviewer noted, the dialogs seem to be laid out in odd places, with a little observation it can be seen that they are inserted where one would look up the verb (usually) or major noun. So "how do you do?" is under "do." But I hardly used this book as a phrase book as practially no one will understand your pronunciation anyway, especially outside of Beijing (if you haven't already had heaps of practice listening and speaking Mandarin).
I swear by the Rough Guide Guidebook to China. It eschews the annoying "cool speak" of the Lonely Planet series. I expected to be similarly wowed by the phrasebook. I am going to leave this one at home.
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I've been to Taiwan 5 times and learned Mandarin for 3 years. This book teaches beginners to learn the PinYin system and learn how to utilize it immediately. Read morePublished on June 8 2004 by lh
I was weary of buying this book after reading some of the reviews, but I did it anyway, and I am glad I listened to myself. Read morePublished on Jan. 3 2003 by TCT328
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