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  • Learning Chinese is Easy By Shin-Shin Lin 林 心 心 製作
  • Why Chinese?
    • More competitive.  
    • Better business opportunity.
    • Better communication skill.
    • Enjoy your trip to China.
    • Enjoy the Chinese Culture.
  • Why Chinese?
    • More competitive.  
    • Chinese is the fastest growing Foreign Language being taught in US schools . Many companies are hiring people who can speak both English and Chinese.
  • Why Chinese?
    • Better business opportunity. Business people who speak Mandarin have a huge advantage in tapping into the Chinese market. It is much easier to develop all-important relationships if you can speak Mandarin. Trade is not only from China to the US, but also the other way. $41.8 Billion in 2006.
  • Why Chinese?
    • Better communication skill.
    • Mandarin Chinese is the most widely-spoken language in the world. Learn to speak Mandarin and you can speak with millions of people around the world.
  • Why Chinese?
    • Enjoy your trip to China
    • China and Taiwan offer exciting travel opportunities. Getting around is much easier if you can speak Mandarin.
  • Why Chinese?
    • Enjoy the Chinese Culture.
    With thousands of years of history, Chinese culture is endlessly fascinating. Whether your interests are in history, architecture, music, or cuisine, a knowledge of Mandarin will enrich your understanding of Chinese culture.
  • Learning Chinese is Easier than you thought
  • Pronunciation
    • Hanyu Pinyin
    • Chinese is not a phonetic language. The pronunciation is not related to the writing of Chinese characters. A special tool called Pinyin (pronouncing the sound) is created for people to learn Mandarin pronunciation. Pinyin is a way to transcribe Chinese characters so people can pronounce it.
  • Pronunciation
    • Hanyu Pinyin
    • Initial: 21 (beginning sounds)
    • Finals: 37 (ending sounds)
    pronunciation: d + a -> da Ex. 大 (means: big) initial final
  • Pronunciation
    • Tones
    ma1 ma2 ma3 ma4
  • Pronunciation
    • Unlike English, Chinese vowels will stay in the same pronunciations.
    • Each character is combined with one/no initial and one final only.
    • All Chinese characters are one syllable.
  • Grammar
    • no subject/verb agreement
    • No conjugation
    • no plurals
    • no tenses
    • Similar sentence structures with English
  • Chinese Characters
    • Chinese has more than 4000 Characters. After l earning about 1000 Chinese characters will be able to understand 92 % of the articles .
    • The Chinese writing system is one of the oldest known written languages
  • Chinese Characters
    • There are thousands of Chinese characters, but they are not randomly constructed. There is a system to form the characters , and understanding that system makes it much easier to learn new characters.
  • Evolution of Chinese characters
    • Chinese Characters=
    • Form+Sound+Meaning
  • The s ix methods to create Chinese characters
    • Pictographs 象形
    • Indicators 指事
    • Ideographs 會意
    • Phonogram 形聲
    • Deflective 轉注
    • Loan characters 假借
    • I hope you enjoyed the slides and gained a better ideas about the Chinese language.
    • 謝謝 ! 再見 !