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I can read that! : a traveler's introduction to Chinese characters

Author: Julie Sussman
Publisher: San Francisco : China Books, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"I Can Read That! teaches travelers many commonly found Chinese characters. Know which toilet to use! Read numbers and prices! Recognize common place names! Decipher dates! And much more! Written in a fun, easy-to-learn style, I Can Read That! will teach even the most linguistically-impaired tourist the basics of written Chinese."--Back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Sussman
ISBN: 0835125335 9780835125338
OCLC Number: 31829743
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 161 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: Is this book for you? --
How to understand this book --
People --
Size --
Goods and services --
Openings and closing --
Numbers --
The heavens --
Dates --
Positions --
Nature --
Electricity --
Vehicles --
Hearts and minds --
Directions --
Public things --
Money --
King and country --
Prohibition or permission? --
Place names --
Some words and phrases --
Puzzles --
Reading practice --
How to write characters Pinyin and pronunciation --
Traditional characters --
Explanations of figures.
Responsibility: by Julie Mazel Sussman.

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"I Can Read That! teaches travelers many commonly found Chinese characters. Know which toilet to use! Read numbers and prices! Recognize common place names! Decipher dates! And much more! Written in a fun, easy-to-learn style, I Can Read That! will teach even the most linguistically-impaired tourist the basics of written Chinese."--Back cover.

Note: Teaches simplified characters, used in mainland China--not so useful in Taiwan.

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