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Pop Chinese, 2nd Edition

Pop Chinese, 2nd Edition

ISBN:
9780887275630
A Cheng & Tsui Bilingual Handbook of Contemporary Colloquial Expressions
Compiled by Yu Feng, Yaohua Shi, Zhijie Jia, Judith M. Amory, Jie Cai
$41.99
Description

Pop Chinese is a unique bilingual handbook to help both native and non-native speakers of Chinese decipher the many new expressions popping up now in present-day China. It contains 1,200 colloquial idioms and phrases popular in China today, with usage examples taken from over 500 popular films, TV series, and contemporary novels and short stories. 

Each entry includes simplified characters and pinyin, with traditional equivalents for head listings. English definitions provide both idiomatic and literal meanings, while background notes in English explain the context in which example phrases are used.  There is no other book like this and it makes gaining fluency fun.

A MUST-HAVE TOOL for translators and researchers!

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
2006
Trim Size: 
6.25 x 9
Format: 
Paperback
Pages: 
482pp
Reviews

[Pop Chinese] is a rich source of information on socio-cultural and linguistic differences between mainland China and Taiwan and sometimes between China as a whole and the U.S.

— Jun Yang, University of Chicago