Chinese essential grammar 2nd ed

Chinese essential grammar 2nd ed

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An Essential Grammar Second Edition

This new edition of Chinese: An Essential Grammar is an up-to-date and concise reference guide to modern Chinese (Mandarin) grammar.

Refreshingly jargon free, it presents an accessible description of the language, focusing on the real patterns of use today. This Grammar aims to serve as a reference source for the learner and user of Chinese, irrespective of level, setting out the complexities of the language in short, readable sections.

It is ideal either for independent study or for students in schools, colleges, universities and adult classes of all types.

Features include:

•a new chapter on paragraph development •Chinese characters, as well as the pinyin romanisation, alongside all examples •literal and colloquial translations into English to illustrate language points •detailed contents list and index for easy access to information

•a glossary of grammatical terms.

Yip Po-Ching is former Lecturer in Chinese Studies at the University of Leeds. Don Rimmington is Emeritus Professor of East Asian Studiesand former Head of the East Asian Studies Department at the University of Leeds.

Routledge Essential Grammars Essential Grammars are available for the following languages:

Chinese Czech Danish Dutch English Finnish Modern Greek Modern Hebrew Hungarian Norwegian Polish Portuguese Serbian Spanish Swedish Thai Urdu

Other titles of related interest published by Routledge:

The Chinese Lexicon By Yip Po-Ching

Basic Chinese: A Grammar and Workbook By Yip Po-Ching and Don Rimmington

Intermediate Chinese By Yip Po-Ching and Don Rimmington

Colloquial Chinese: A Complete Language Course By Kan Qian

Colloquial Chinese (Reprint of the first edition) By Ping-Cheng T’ung and David E. Pollard

Basic Cantonese: A Grammar and Workbook By Virginia Yip and Stephen Matthews

Cantonese: A Comprehensive Grammar By Stephen Matthews and Virginia Yip

Colloquial Cantonese: A Complete Language Course By Keith S. T. Tong and Gregory James

Chinese An Essential Grammar

Second Edition

Yip Po-Ching and Don Rimmington

First published 1997 by Routledge 2 Park Square, Milton Park Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN

Simultaneously published in the USA and Canada by Routledge 270 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 Reprinted 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003 (twice) 2nd edition 2006

Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business © 1997, 2006 Yip Po-Ching and Don Rimmington

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or utilised in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publishers.

British Library Cataloguing in Publication Data A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library

Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data Yip, Po-Ching, 1935–

Chinese : an essential grammar / Yip Po-Ching and Don Rimmington. – 2nd ed. – (Routledge essential grammars)

Includes index. ISBN 0-415-38026-X (hbk.) – ISBN 0-415-37261-5 (pbk.) 1.Chinese language–Grammar.2.Chinese language–Textbooks for foreign speakers–English. I. Rimmington, Don. I. Title. II. Series: Essential grammar. PL1107.Y57 2006 495.1′82421–dc22 2005025872

ISBN10: 0-415-38026-X (hbk) ISBN10: 0-415-37261-5 (pbk) ISBN10: 0-203-96979-0 (ebk)

ISBN13: 978-0-415-38026-3 (hbk) ISBN13: 978-0-415-37261-9 (pbk) ISBN13: 978-0-203-96979-3 (ebk)

This edition published in the Taylor & Francis e-Library, 2006.

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Preface xiii

Introduction 1

The Chinese language1 Mandarin pronunciation 2 The Chinese vocabulary5

Part I Nouns9

Part IIVerbs43






Part I Sentences 125




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