New PDF release: Collins Chinese Language and Culture

By Duncan Poupard

ISBN-10: 0007502427

ISBN-13: 9780007502424

The language and tradition of China: over 3,000 years of historical past, greater than one thousand million population, and a rustic that stretches from the tundra to the tropics. definitely it will take years of analysis to even scratch the skin of this topic. Wrong!

Collins chinese and tradition is a pointy and informative creation to the complicated topic of China’s language, historical past, tradition and customs. You’ll study crucial words, realize the origins of the chinese language writing method, and discover what constitutes a stunning identify in China. along chapters on smooth China’s old roots or the significance of sure numbers in chinese language tradition, there are classes approximately chinese language etiquette, how you can haggle your manner down a road marketplace, and what to do in a restaurant.

So even if as an accompaniment to reports or as a stand-alone consultant, Collins chinese and tradition can provide entry to the lifestyles and language of this historic empire and glossy superpower within the making.

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By Duncan Poupard

ISBN-10: 0007502427

ISBN-13: 9780007502424

The language and tradition of China: over 3,000 years of historical past, greater than one thousand million population, and a rustic that stretches from the tundra to the tropics. definitely it will take years of analysis to even scratch the skin of this topic. Wrong!

Collins chinese and tradition is a pointy and informative creation to the complicated topic of China’s language, historical past, tradition and customs. You’ll study crucial words, realize the origins of the chinese language writing method, and discover what constitutes a stunning identify in China. along chapters on smooth China’s old roots or the significance of sure numbers in chinese language tradition, there are classes approximately chinese language etiquette, how you can haggle your manner down a road marketplace, and what to do in a restaurant.

So even if as an accompaniment to reports or as a stand-alone consultant, Collins chinese and tradition can provide entry to the lifestyles and language of this historic empire and glossy superpower within the making.

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Ich nickte. „Essen finden Sie in der Küche“, sagte sie. “ Dann gab Sie mir einen Fünfhunderteuroschein, einen Hausschlüssel und einen Zettel mit ihrer Telefonnummer. „Die andere Hälfte des Honorars bekommen Sie, wenn wir zurückkommen“, sagte sie. Bevor ich etwas sagen konnte, nahm Frau 43 ANDRÉ KLEIN Gantenberg ihren Koffer, sagte: „Arrivederci“, und ließ mich allein mit Benno und ihrer Villa. : You (formal) are calling about …? : Is it all right with you (formal)? : I’d be delighted! : Do come in!

Pedro, Benno und ich warteten draußen in der Kälte. “, fragte ich. „Das ist eine Kölschkneipe“, sagte Pedro. “, sagte ich. “ Pedro lachte und sagte: „Nein! “ „Ach so“, sagte ich. Nach einer Weile kam Sarah aus der Kneipe. „Ich habe einen Platz gefunden, aber wir dürfen den Hund nicht mitnehmen“, sagte sie. Wir schauten alle auf Benno den Bernhardiner. Aber er ignorierte uns. Er leckte irgendetwas auf dem Boden. “, fragte Pedro. “, rief ich. Aber Benno kam nicht. Er leckte und leckte. „Oh-oh“, sagte Sarah.

Der Lärm war schrecklich – ein richtiges Schnarchkonzert mit Pauken, Becken und Trompeten. Um fünf Uhr morgens war alles still. Ich hatte noch immer kein Auge zugemacht. Aber jetzt war es zu spät. Ich wollte nur noch eins: raus aus dem Schlafsaal! “ Ich setzte mich in die Lobby des Hostels, kaufte einen Kaffee aus einem Automaten und schaute in den Spiegel. Meine Augen waren rot, und ich hatte eine Sturmfrisur. Ich gab dem Hostelbesitzer meinen Zehneuroschein. Er gab mir vier Euro zurück. Jetzt hatte ich nicht einmal genug Geld für eine zweite Nacht.

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