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Pimsleur Comprehensive Chinese (Cantonese) I (30 lesson) Audio-CD

Pimsleur Comprehensive Chinese (Cantonese) I (30 lesson) Audio-CD
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Comprehensive Chinese (Cantonese) I includes 30 lessons of essential grammar and vocabulary -- 16 hours of real-life spoken practice sessions -- plus a Culture Booklet.

Upon completion of this Level I program, you will have functional spoken proficiency with the most-frequently-used vocabulary and grammatical structures. You will be able to:

  • initiate and maintain face-to-face conversations,
  • deal with every day situations -- ask for information, directions, and give basic information about yourself and family,
  • communicate basic information on informal topics and participate in casual conversations,
  • avoid basic cultural errors and handle minimum courtesy and travel requirements,
  • satisfy personal needs and limited social demands,
  • establish rapport with strangers in foreign countries,

    Product ID: 104935     ISBN-10: 0743500172
    Categories: Learn, Learn > Beginners, Pimsleur
    Supporting language: Chinese
    Platforms/media types: Audio CD
    Specifications: 16 Audio CD's
    Like Mandarin, Cantonese recognizes the musical pitch of a spoken word as an essential part of its pronunciation. Words in Chinese that are pronounced otherwise the same are distinguished with a falling or rising tone when they are spoken. Mandarin uses four tones, while Cantonese uses six. Recognizing the tonal schemes of either language is a completely new kind of task for the beginning student whose native language is English. The Pimsleur Cantonese cassettes offer a patient introduction to the tonal system of Cantonese, and by following the advice outlined in the Owner's Manual included with the cassettes you should acquire a good command of the tonal system as well as the essential elements of spoken Cantonese with minimal difficulty.
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