This bright and amusing book is a delightful introduction to the world’s most widely spoken language. Using Mandarin Chinese (the official and best-known dialect) and simplified characters (the version of the written language used across mainland China), it encourages direct association of the Chinese word with the object to ensure effective, long-term learning. Each Chinese word is followed by an easy-to-read pronunciation guide, and at the end of the book, there is a Chinese-English list of all the words used. It also includes pinyin, which is the spell sound or spelling of the sound that helps them read the characters before they have the characters memorized.
This new hardback edition has been updated to relect recent changes to words and objects in everyday life.