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Author: Shawn K Lipton
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Description

“China is a sickly, sleeping giant. But when she awakes, the world will tremble,” so said Napoleon, as legend has it, when his top lieutenants suggested an invasion. Today, business people and politicians around the world marvel at Bonaparte’s clairvoyance as they attempt to ease the concerns of their respective constituencies and confront a rising superpower that they know so little about. The trembling has most definitely begun.
Mandarin Chinese the Easy Way uses a proven system to learn the culture, 225 essential Chinese words, basic conversational sentence patterns, as well as pronunciation tips that make mastering and retaining each word simple and enjoyable.
This book responds to the desire for business people, expatriates, tourists, and travelers to learn Chinese, but lack the time to invest in the learning process. Each specific word and the total number of words were chosen intentionally, providing an achievable framework to learn the language and avoiding the inundation and overwhelming feeling most learners encounter when attempting the challenge of grasping a new language. The book uses a simple English phonetic system to say each word. For example, the word for hello is Ni Hao. In the book, it is spelled Knee How. The vocabulary section is taken one step further by providing a pronunciation pointer that will ensure you can say each word as correctly as possible. Basic grammatical structures and samples sentences are also introduced. Chapters include: making an impression; expressions guaranteed to break the ice; making a connection; asking and answering questions; and; eating, drinking and socializing.
The Table of Contents is hyperlinked, making it easy to focus on the chapters that most interest you.

Date insert: Monday, 30 November 2020

Phone Call Alert! 

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Old Timey Switchboard Operator Cartoon

 

Due to the COVID-19 onslaught, we currently cannot take incoming phone calls.  

 

A notification about phone calls:  due to the COVID-19 plague, we've significantly increased our incoming inquiries--nearly double our usual volume--and the number of incoming inquiries by phone has been literally overwhelming.  Although most writers will say that their call "will only take 15 minutes," the truth is, that after 10 years of doing this, most author inquiry calls take an hour.  45 minutes at best. I'm currently receiving 7-10 calls/day, and due to that, I've had to stop accepting incoming phone calls, which my voicemail will tell you. You can leave a message--I can't call you back without one--and if a call is needed, I will of course call you.  But we have very complete and extensive email replies, handouts and our website is very informative. Almost all the questions that I receive during a call are actually already answered on our site, or are, in fact, publishing questions, not questions about our services, what we do, what we offer, or the like.  I already handle between 90-130 emails/day, as it is. I can't handle that many emails and take 7-10 hours of calls each day. I can't. So, in order to be able to answer this huge email volume, to help the greatest number of people, with my time, I've had to stop accepting calls.  I'm sorry, but that's just how it is. I'm in the process of setting up a call-appointment function, for free 15-minute calls to answer questions from new prospective customers and longer paid sessions for folks who generally want consulting on "publishing," generally (and for prospective kids' book publishers, as a special category of paid consulting).  But that functionality isn't yet set up. I hope to get that working the 3rd week of July, sometime.  

Thank you for your understanding.