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By Yip Po-Ching, Don Rimmington

ISBN-10: 0415150310

ISBN-13: 9780415150316

Chinese: A entire Grammar is a whole reference consultant to chinese language grammar.
It provides a clean and obtainable description of the language, focusing on the true styles of use in glossy chinese language. The Grammar is an important reference resource for the learner and consumer of chinese language, regardless of point. it's perfect to be used in colleges, faculties, universities and grownup periods of all kinds and should stay the normal reference paintings for years to come.
The quantity is equipped to advertise a radical knowing of chinese language grammar. It deals a stimulating research of the complexities of the language, and offers complete and transparent motives. all through, the emphasis is on chinese language as utilized by present-day local speakers.

An broad index and numbered paragraphs supply readers with quick access to the knowledge they require.
Features contain:
* thorough and accomplished assurance of the trendy language
* use of script and romanisation throughout
* certain remedy of universal grammatical buildings and elements of speech
* huge and wide-ranging use of examples
* specific recognition to parts of misunderstanding and hassle

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A + i £ A bashi duo ren. The measure word -T" ge may only be used in the case of time words such as # ^ zhongtou 'hour', }l#l libai 'week'. Numerals and Measures 25 fi ji 'a few' is of course itself an indicator of an imprecise number below ten and is used in the same way as numerals and placed before measure words: jl^^15 Jl^A ji ben shu ji ge ren a few books several people In addition "M qiang 'strong' and 3§ ruo 'weak' are added to fractions or percentages to mean respectively 'slightly more' or 'slightly less': H^Sl—3S +$!

Lit. six is three's two times) Six is twice as much as three. g. /l^^ft? ' (with the speaker presuming a number below ten). 8 below on measure words. 26 Chinese: A Comprehensive Grammar Note that the same multiple may be expressed in the form of a comparison: I 7\fcfcH^—f§ ° liu bi san duo yi bei. (lit. six compared-with three more one time) Six is twice as much as three. jln nian de liangshi bi qu nian zengjia le yi bei. (lit. this year's grain output compared-with last year increase le one time) This year's grain output increased to twice as much as last year's.

Six is three's two times) Six is twice as much as three. g. /l^^ft? ' (with the speaker presuming a number below ten). 8 below on measure words. 26 Chinese: A Comprehensive Grammar Note that the same multiple may be expressed in the form of a comparison: I 7\fcfcH^—f§ ° liu bi san duo yi bei. (lit. six compared-with three more one time) Six is twice as much as three. jln nian de liangshi bi qu nian zengjia le yi bei. (lit. this year's grain output compared-with last year increase le one time) This year's grain output increased to twice as much as last year's.

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