Recommended Chinese grammar Books
Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar (Modern Grammars)
by Claudia Ross and Jing-heng Sheng Ma (Paperback) from £20.42
It is an extremely comprehensive book explaining each grammar point in detail with examples in simplified characters, traditional characters, romanization (pinyin) and in translation. This grammar fulfills its subtitle “A Practical Guide”. It is actually two books combined, as it has both traditional view to Chinese grammar (or any other language’s) in part A – grammatical rules of Mandarin, and truly down-to-earth view in part B – Situations and Functions with hundreds of lively examples of grammar item usage in everyday situations. Layout is clear making the book easily accessible. It can be used both independently and alongside the Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook. For more details and the reviews of this book, or to buy this book, click here.
Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar Workbook (Grammar Workbooks)
by Claudia Ross, Jing-Heng Sheng Ma and Baozhang He (Paperback) from £20.89
This is a brilliant accompaniment to the Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar book – one of the best resources for Chinese learners on the market. The book is divided into two sections: Section 1 provides exercises based on essential grammatical structures; Section 2 practises everyday functions such as making introductions, apologizing, and expressing need. Using the books in tandem means you can read about a grammar point, and then turn to the corresponding chapter in the workbook to find exercises to help cement this knowledge. The book also includes answers. Main features include: exercises graded according to level of difficulty; cross referencing to the related Modern Mandarin Chinese Grammar; topical exercises which develop students’ vocabulary base. For more details and the reviews of this book, or to buy this book, click here.
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