ISBN 7-80052-170-2Paperback 514 PagesBy KANG Yuhua et al. / Sinolingua Beijing
This book is specially compiled to help non-native speakers of Chinese to communicate with Chinese people correctly and in a socially appropriate way.
The conversations in the book are selected with a functional approach - they embrace all the main types of exchanges commonly used in social contact and in everyday situations in China. Typical examples are followed by explanations on how they are used in particular situations. Common alternatives which can be employed under similar circumstances are provided with each example.
Divided into 70 sections, this book covers almost every aspect of social contact in China.
For the reader's convenience, every example exchange is provided with pinyin transcriptions, and the entire Chinese text is accompanied with English translation.