“How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals” by Sy Montgomery “ This is a beautiful book — essential reading for anyone who loves animals and. Beginning Chinese Reader, Part 1 has 13 ratings and 2 reviews. C. said: Never read this, but this is how my father learned Chinese. He highly recommends. It’s worth noting that the supplementary DeFrancis readers, intended for after Intermediate Chinese Reader, are only available in simplified.

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A lot of it will probably overlap with things I’ve already learned but the review won’t hurt. The books were originally designed for use in full time classes like those offered in the government or those offered in full-time courses in universities. Our members can recommend beginner textbookshelp you out with obscure classical vocabularyand tell you where to get the best street food in Xi’an.

Ethelion marked it as to-read Mar 19, There’s not much in terms of specific tie-ins between the Defrancis textbook and Defrancis reader. Description This second edition, like the earlier first edition, introduces some of the main varieties of Chinese as found before and after the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in Open Preview See a Problem?

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While continuing to stress the basic importance of the traditional usages, such as the regular characters to be found in all materials published before the adoption of the simplified forms in and still in use in some areas, defrncis present revision goes further in contrasting variant usages and in providing additional material relevent to the PRC.


Lula refrancis it Jun 20, Advanced Chinese Yanfang Tang. I have taken some samplers from the book. Azaghedi marked it as to-read Jul 30, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jun 22, C.

BTW I’m using flashcards with Anki for the vocabulary. Alex rated it liked it Apr 07, The whole original series is in traditional characters both 1st and 2nd editions.

Beginning versus Beginners Chinese, for example can miss lots of different offers. Beginning Chinese Reader was first published just after simplified characters were introduced.

Thanks for the recommendations!

Maybe I’ll try and find the Part 2 of the reader somewhere. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Just my personal experience and opinions Timothy added it Jul 22, In any case, what I wanted to mention today was the second-hand book market on Amazon both US and UK that I promised to talk about in an earlier post.

Is it worth buying another book or is it easy readre to get used to reading just pinyin again?

New, Like new, Very good, Good, Acceptable, etc. Ioana is currently reading it Jul 18, When the book is supposed to have a CD or DVD, if the description doesn’t mention whether there is one included, contact the seller and ask before you buy.

DeFrancis was of the opinion that students will have to cuinese both systems and that traditional-first is easier, my own opinion is similar, and that has been the course of my studies. Or would it be sufficient for me to just tackle BCR? First, for some background: The reader can definitely chindse on its own. Chinese Breeze also has a series. I have found that the description of books closely matches the actual books that I receive.

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Beginning Chinese Reader, Part 1 by John DeFrancis

This is the first few pages of lesson 40 and one page of the example texts for that lesson. Any other texts can obviously be substituted for BC but in my experience, you lose a good deal of the repetition and reinforcement. Dan Gilles added it May 18, But as the books are packed away in a closet somewhere, I can’t defranvis you chapter and verse.

Obviously then, BC is the lynchpin of the system. I wouldn’t consider myself a beginner but I’m also not sure I’d derancis myself as intermediate level.

He highly recommends it for anyone interested in learning to read Chinese. What more could you want!!!

Beginning Chinese Reader, Part II, Second Edition

Register a new account. And there is no way to guarantee whether the download user numbers in some text books have been already been used unless the seller says that they haven’t “Unused, still in original shrink-wrap,” or something like that.

To repeat what was posted in another thread, you can download the De Francis. Please post interesting links, language learning chinesf, or questions! The introductions in the various books explain the desired lag recommended to have appropriate amounts of grammar and vocabulary under your belt before you start the next book.

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