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First thousand words in Chinese (Mandarin)

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About this book

First thousand words
First thousand words in Chinese (Mandarin)

  • A classic bilingual Chinese (Mandarin)/English word book, illustrated with busy scenes and labelled pictures to help children learn key Mandarin Chinese vocabulary.
  • Written in Mandarin Chinese with a standard 'pinyin' pronunciation guide in Roman letters. Includes an English/Chinese word list.
  • Readers can hear how to pronounce every word by listening to a native Chinese speaker on the Usborne Quicklinks website.
  • Fully revised and updated for 2014 and beyond, with new words added, redundant words removed and pictures updated.
“Probably the best introduction your child can have to the wonderful world of the Mandarin Chinese language.”
Lancashire Evening Post

Press Reviews

Fun for parents and children to have a look at together, this book could be just the thing to brighten up dark winter evenings.
Newbury Weekly News
Keep dipping in to this book and your little ones will soon be able to impress people with their vocabulary. Ideal to get young people - and old - to begin the daunting task of learning Mandarin.
Manchester Evening News

Reader Reviews

First Thousand words in chinese
Wonderful colourful book beautifully illustrated and extremely helpful. Used widely by teachers in Australia for Lote and ESL. If the characters and words were bigger this would be the ultimate learning book for everyone.

Jade Cottee, 26th January 2009

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