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Learning chinese is easy

  1. 1. Learning Chinese is Easy By Shin-Shin Lin 林 心 心 製作
  2. 2. Why Chinese? <ul><li>More competitive.   </li></ul><ul><li>Better business opportunity. </li></ul><ul><li>Better communication skill. </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy your trip to China. </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy the Chinese Culture. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why Chinese? <ul><li>More competitive.   </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese is the fastest growing Foreign Language being taught in US schools . Many companies are hiring people who can speak both English and Chinese. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Chinese? <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why Chinese? <ul><li>Better communication skill. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why Chinese? <ul><li>Enjoy your trip to China </li></ul><ul><li>China and Taiwan offer exciting travel opportunities. Getting around is much easier if you can speak Mandarin. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Why Chinese? <ul><li>Enjoy the Chinese Culture. </li></ul>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.
  8. 8. Learning Chinese is Easier than you thought
  9. 9. Pronunciation <ul><li>Hanyu Pinyin </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Pronunciation <ul><li>Hanyu Pinyin </li></ul><ul><li>Initial: 21 (beginning sounds) </li></ul><ul><li>Finals: 37 (ending sounds) </li></ul>pronunciation: d + a -> da Ex. 大 (means: big) initial final
  11. 11. Pronunciation <ul><li>Tones </li></ul>ma1 ma2 ma3 ma4
  12. 12. Pronunciation <ul><li>Unlike English, Chinese vowels will stay in the same pronunciations. </li></ul><ul><li>Each character is combined with one/no initial and one final only. </li></ul><ul><li>All Chinese characters are one syllable. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Grammar <ul><li>no subject/verb agreement </li></ul><ul><li>No conjugation </li></ul><ul><li>no plurals </li></ul><ul><li>no tenses </li></ul><ul><li>Similar sentence structures with English </li></ul>
  14. 14. Chinese Characters <ul><li>Chinese has more than 4000 Characters. After l earning about 1000 Chinese characters will be able to understand 92 % of the articles . </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>The Chinese writing system is one of the oldest known written languages </li></ul>
  16. 16. Chinese Characters <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Evolution of Chinese characters
  18. 18. <ul><li>Chinese Characters= </li></ul><ul><li>Form+Sound+Meaning </li></ul>
  19. 19. The s ix methods to create Chinese characters <ul><li>Pictographs 象形 </li></ul><ul><li>Indicators 指事 </li></ul><ul><li>Ideographs 會意 </li></ul><ul><li>Phonogram 形聲 </li></ul><ul><li>Deflective 轉注 </li></ul><ul><li>Loan characters 假借 </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>I hope you enjoyed the slides and gained a better ideas about the Chinese language. </li></ul><ul><li>謝謝 ! 再見 ! </li></ul>