“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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Published September 10th by Yale University Press first published No trivia or quizzes yet. You should also check out the newer Mandarin Companion [ www.

BC is the text on which the rest of the system is built. Any other texts can obviously be bwginning for BC but in my experience, you lose a good deal of the repetition and reinforcement. Esmaeil marked it as to-read Aug 12, The whole original series is in traditional characters both 1st and 2nd editions. Chiness and try again. Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community.

Our members can recommend beginner textbookshelp you out with obscure classical vocabularyand tell you where to get the best street food in Xi’an. Ramathael added it Jul 05, Now I want to try it but since I have mostly learned with decrancis characters, I’m not sure if both will clash.


Beginning Chinese Reader, Part 1 by John DeFrancis

Submit a new link. The Defrancis books are a carefully designed learning system. Angela Barnell marked it as to-read Aug 29, Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet.

For example, with the Defrancis books, the tags cefrancis by the database to track the books: Each lesson is cumulative, building upon the characters in the previous lesson. Glen Coppin marked it as to-read Mar 24, The introductions in the various books explain defranics desired lag recommended to have appropriate amounts of grammar and vocabulary under your belt before you start the next book. The experience of reading new material that is progressively more challenging is just joyful.

I think it’s perfectly fine to use the Defrancis readers beginming any textbook you like. It’s worth noting that the supplementary DeFrancis readers, intended for after Intermediate Chinese Readerare only available in simplified characters. Alex rated it liked it Apr 07, Supplement for Advanced Comprehension Vicki Hoffer. The associated textbook Beginning Chinese has grammar lessons relevant to the readers, but they’re not as far as I know closely synchronised or anything.

Be sure to read the description of each category: DeFrancis’ Hanzi readers teaches traditional characters by character frequency, divided into six books. I actually find it harder to read pinyin than it is to read the traditional characters. Dame marked it as to-read Dec 17, Still, something to keep in mind. Thanks for the recommendations!

Beginning Chinese Reader, Part 1

It’s been quite a while, but I don’t think I started with the reader until I’d well started on the textbook. That is the book you should start with, hopefully accompanied at first by the character text for BC. Textbooks for learning Chinese Search In. Modern Persian Donald L. Beginning Chinese Reader is followed by intermediate and Advanced Chinese Readerthe whole thing together is about pages!


Danny Fox added it Jul 27, Return to Book Page. Searching on this forum will find many recommendations. But the BC text book goes to great lengths to give character counts about or so and distributions including counts of characters used in this book, but not in that one, etc. I’m now on lesson 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.

As I said, I have had very good luck with buying second-hand books from Amazon.

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Posted May 19, Daryl Leung added it Jan 31, Brent Lopianetzky is currently reading it Aug 05, Arto Bendiken marked it as to-read Oct 11, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Lemuel added it Apr 27, Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.