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      Mandarin Basic Communication is the first in our nine Chinese learning material series. It covers 60 lessons and there are simple dialogues for greeting, shopping, and traveling in this book. The vocabularies in this book are the basic ones related to time, date, how to properly address people, food, and many other aspects. I’m glad that you have chosen this book as a tool to learn Chinese. I sincerely hope this book can help you learn to have basic communication with people in Chinese. You are welcome to send e-mail to Helena Petersen at Helena599155@126.com to tell your interesting stories for possible inclusion in future books. 

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        Chinese Hanyu Pinyin is a tool for the Chinese learners. You will learn some basic knowledge of Chinese: 1. Pinyin--phonetic transcriptions of Chinese characters;  2. some Chinese phrases;  3. some information of the Structure and State of Chinese characters;  4. modern Chinese characters; 5, Chinese characters’ property and features and so on. When you finish learning this book, you should have the skills to spell Chinese characters with Pinyin above them and pronounce them correctly.

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     A Memorable Weekend is the third of our Chinese learning series written by Helena Petersen. The stories focus on Chen Ping’s father and two children, describing the weekend he takes his children to his parents’ house. Grandpa has gained some insights about life when playing games with his grandchildren. He reflects his negligence in his family life and sincerely apologizes to his wife. His actions not only bring warmth to his wife, but also inspire Chen Ping to reflect on himself. The stories here have warmth, presenting the love, tolerance, and trust a family shares. You can explore the daily life of Chinese ordinary people as well as their family values while learning Chinese. Hopefully, this book can help you learn more easily. 

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        To Love is an Ability is the fourth in a series of Chinese learning materials. The story in the book revolves around Chen Ping and his wife. It is about the protagonist Chen Ping reflecting on his behavior in marriage after returning from his parents' home on the weekend. The next day, Chen Ping, who was about to make a change, met his friend, Wang Jun, when he went to the bookstore to buy a cookbook. The two had lunch that day. Wang Jun's heart-to-heart words gave Chen Ping the courage to have a sincere exchange with his wife. That night, Chen Ping and his wife, Meili, who came back from a business trip, had an open and honest conversation. Meili spoke frankly about the grievances and helplessness she felt in her marriage.  Their conversations are intriguing...Readers can not only learn Chinese vividly and intuitively with this book, but also gain a sense of understanding of ordinary people's marriage and family values  from the conversations between Chen Ping and his wife, and from Wang Jun’s heartfelt words for Chen Ping. Thank you for choosing this book to study.

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      Childhood Memories is compiled by the author based on her own good memories of childhood and interesting past stories from family.  In her early childhood, she lived carefree with her nanny and family .  One day the nanny couple decided to send her back to her grandmother which was when she first learned she was not born to them.  Because of her dependence on the nurse, the author was sent back on the day she was tricked into leaving the house by her adoptive parents for taking her to visit her grandmother.  When she was this incredibly young, she felt "abandoned" by her adoptive parents for the first time. After nearly three years, she lived with her grandma who loved her.  Many years later, this past event is still full of the author's happy childhood memories, and the nostalgia and gratitude for her family.  The book reproduces the scenes where she was bitten by a dog, terrified by the wolf outside the window, listening to the nurse's son telling stories, being "abandoned" and crying to the nurse, bargaining with her cousin... etc. interesting and full of life scenes  .  I hope that the dialogue in the book can lead you into the lives of people decades ago and help you learn easily and happily.  

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      Homesickness is the sixth in the series.  This book reproduces the past that the author once again left the familiar living environment after returning to grandma from the nurse's house, followed her parents from Zhejiang and returned to Yunnan, and was sent to her other grandmother's house after living with her parents for a short period of time.  .  The book reproduces the behaviors of her childhood when she climbed the window and sneaked out, hid under someone else's bed for fear of being punished, and fought with classmates... and other behaviors that once caused headaches to the elders and were unacceptable.  As a child, she always longed for the love of her parents, hoping that they can be by her side.

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        My Idol is about a small life segment of the author when she lived with her grandmother in Simao.  Back then, her ancestors were respected and loved by people around her for using herbs to help people cure diseases.  The legendary life experience of the ancestors deeply attracted her as she just entered elementary school.  The dialogue between the old great-grandmother and the author in the book involves the lives of the common people many years ago, including child brides-in-laws, women bound feet, going to private schools, Ma Guotou... I hope this book will help you while learning Chinese  Through the life experience of the author's old great-grandmother, I can understand the life of ordinary Chinese people many years ago; see the rapid development of a country; understand the people's most basic and simple educational concepts for future generations. 

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    Secretary Chen Xiaoxue is an adaptation of the author and her friends’ life experiences she wrote as Chinese learning materials. The author’s purpose in writing this book is to help Chinese language lovers learn and improve their Chinese communication skills. This book applies to anyone willing to learn Chinese or get to know Chinese culture. For people interested in doing business with Chinese people, working with Chinese people, or living in China, some business vocabulary used in this book will be of great help to you. I hope the dialogues between the protagonists Zhang Hao and Chen Xiaoxue concerning marketing, production management, business negotiation, and other aspects of work can be of help. The author hopes to help you learn and use Chinese through storytelling, which she hopes could help rid you of the boredom or tediousness normally associated with the learning process. 

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Learning Chinese Common Words and Expressions is the ninth in the series of Chinese learning textbooks. This book involves some basic classification vocabulary such as: personal pronouns, time, number, holidays, body and perception, social roles, transportation, food, colors, shapes, emotions, daily necessities, as well as trade, taxation, transportation, stocks, etc. Business vocabulary. This book also organizes basic Chinese grammar rules such as word order, readings, use of quantifiers...etc.  In the book, the author uses different example sentences to help readers feel and appreciate Chinese word formation and sentence formation. Hope this book is helpful to you.  

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