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China's official language is Standard Mandarin, which is also known in English as "Modern Standard Chinese", "Standard Chinese" or "Standard spoken Chinese". The language is known in the People's Republic of China as "Putonghuà", in Taiwan as "Guóyu" and in Malaysia and Singapore as "Huáyu".

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Software for Learning Chinese

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Rosetta Stone: Learn Chinese (Mandarin) with Lifetime Access on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac [Activation Code by Mail]

Rosetta Stone
Released: 2018-09-12
DVD
Windows 10/Windows 7

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  • Keep your lessons longer. Each user who purchases Lifetime Rosetta Stone on Amazon will get future software updates and support for the life of the product
  • Sound like a native. Get instant feedback to perfect your pronunciation with our patented TruAccent speech recognition engine
  • Select Activation Code by Mail and we'll ship your activation code to your mailbox. Head to rosettastone.com/product-activation to activate your product and start learning today
Product Description:
Millions of people around the world have already learned a new language with our award-winning approach. It's no coincidence that Rosetta Stone is the fastest way to learn a language. Our method is effective because it's more than the newest app-it's the result of decades of research into the way people learn best.

Rosetta Stone: Learn Chinese (Mandarin) for 12 months on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac [Activation Code by Email]

Rosetta Stone
Released: 2018-05-04
Software Download (PC/Mac)
Windows 8/Web Browser

Rosetta Stone: Learn Chinese (Mandarin) for 12 months on iOS, Android, PC, and Mac [Activation Code by Email]
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  • Thrive in another language. With Dynamic Immersion, you'll learn through context by seeing, hearing, speaking, reading, and writing. Just like you do in the real world
  • Learn here, there, and everywhere. You're always on your phone so your language learning should be too. Your Rosetta Stone subscription gives you access across all of your devices, mobile, tablet, and desktop
Product Description:
Millions of people around the world have already learned a new language with our award-winning approach. It's no coincidence that Rosetta Stone is the fastest way to learn a language. Our method is effective because it's more than the newest app-it's the result of decades of research into the way people learn best.

Learn Chinese: Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) - 24 month subscription

Rosetta Stone
Released: 2016-09-07
Software Download (PC)
Windows 8/Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion/Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard

Learn Chinese: Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) - 24 month subscription
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  • Subscribe and start learning how to speak Chinese
  • Perfect your pronunciation with TruAccent--our patented speech recognition engine compares your voice with millions of native speakers over 100 times per second
Product Description:
The 24-month online subscription allows access to the award-winning Rosetta Stone interactive course from any supported device connected to the Internet

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  • Supported OS:  Windows 8 Windows 7  Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion  Mac OS X 10.7 Lion  Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard  Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Rosetta Stone Homeschool Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1-3 Set including Audio Companion

Rosetta Stone
CD-ROM
No Operating System

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  • Rosetta Stone Mandarin Levels 1-3

Rosetta Stone Version 3: Chinese Level 1, 2 & 3 Set with Audio Companion

Rosetta Stone
CD-ROM (Mac)
Windows 7/Windows 10/Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion/Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

Rosetta Stone Version 3: Chinese Level 1, 2 & 3 Set with Audio Companion
 
  • Levels 1 - 2 - 3 - Connect with the world around you. Build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure. Quickly gain the confidence to enjoy social interactions such as greetings and introductions, travel, dining out, giving and getting directions, shopping and other recreational activities. Learn to share your ideas and opinions, express your feelings and talk about everyday life.
Product Description:
As children, we gradually learned our first language through a process of associating mental images with words or phrases, accompanied by complete immersion in our environment. This approach was simple because it was natural and allowed the brain to adapt to increasing complexity. In learning a new language, Rosetta Stone replicates this process to provide the best and friendliest language learning software tool. Learn as many languages as you want!

Rosetta Stone Personal Edition contains everything you need to start learning a language. It's built around the award-winning Rosetta Stone curriculum, which has been adopted by organizations around the world including the U.S. Army, NASA, major corporations such as Deutsche Telecom, IKEA, Royal Dutch Shell, and over 10,000 schools worldwide--and is available in 31 languages spoken by over 90% of the world's population.

Proceed at Your Own Pace - Rosetta Stone is considerate of your time. Anytime, anywhere, you can learn a new language with Rosetta Stone. You learn comfortably without feeling pressured or overwhelmed. Rosetta Stone provides guidance to make your language learning effective, fast, and enjoyable with a process that is intuitive, interactive, and visually engaging. At the end of each lesson, you are given the opportunity to test your new skills. And, since Rosetta Stone automatically records your progress, you can easily pick up where you left off, when other priorities arise.

Dynamic Immersion - Rosetta Stone uses rich visual imagery to help you learn. You will be presented with sets of images to match correctly with a spoken or written phrase in the new language. You will advance to the next set of prompts once you've successfully matched words and images and pronounced the words correctly. With Dynamic Immersion, you learn by directly associating your new language with images--nothing is lost in translation.

Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1-5 Set and Fire HD 7 Bundle

Rosetta Stone
Released: 2014-12-01
CD-ROM
Windows 8

Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1-5 Set and Fire HD 7 Bundle
 
  • Fire HD 7
  • Powerful, full-featured 7-inch Fire HD tablet-fast quad-core processor, HD display, front and rear cameras, stereo speakers, and five color choices
  • Great for the whole family-Create unique profiles and set screen time limits for kids with Amazon FreeTime. Link two Amazon accounts and share books, games, apps, and Prime Instant Video content across all devices in the household
  • The complete Chinese (Mandarin) set will enable you to express your ideas and opinions in Chinese (Mandarin) and master the conversational skills required to plan adventures, care for your health, and move abroad.
  • Take the Rosetta Stone experience with you while on-the-go, free 3 month trial included. Build your Chinese (Mandarin) language skills from your tablet and mobile devices.
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Fire HD 7

Powerful Tablet, Endless Entertainment

Fire HD 7 features a 1280x800 high definition LCD display with over one million pixels (216 ppi) and a brighter display for vibrant colors and whiter whites. The new quad-core processor consists of two high-performance 1.5 GHz cores and two lower-power 1.2 GHz cores running simultaneously for optimal load balancing and power efficiency. And innovative Dolby Audio technology emulates a 5.1 multi-channel sound field that dynamically adjusts volume to audio content—creating powerful virtual surround sound and easier-to-understand dialogue in Amazon Instant Video movies and TV shows.

Great for the Whole Family

Unique profiles for each member of the family allow up to 2 adults and 4 children to share a tablet and still keep personalized settings like email and social accounts, home screen carousels, and even levels in games like Angry Birds. Plus, revolutionary parental controls with Amazon FreeTime allow parents to manage a profile for each of their children; for example, setting daily usage limits by activity, or choosing access to books, apps, games, and videos. See more

Rosetta Stone Levels 1-5 Set




Interactive Software

Interactive immersions creates a unique language-learning experience that includes new words and concepts in a carefully designed sequence that can accelerate the language-learning process. From the first lesson, the language you’re learning is the only one you’ll hear and the only one you’ll use.

Content Rich

The level 1-5 set offers 250 hours of instructional content that covers the fundamentals, interactions, understanding, and refinement of conversational skills. Start with simple greetings and quickly progress to asking for directions, ordering food, planning adventures, and sharing ideas and opinions.

Your Natural Ability. Awakened

Learning a new language with Rosetta Stone feels as effortless and rewarding as learning your first language, featuring clear images that precisely convey meaning, state-of-the-art speech-recognition technology that polishes pronunciation skills, and practice with native speakers that builds confidence.

Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) - Level 1-5 Set with Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 13

Rosetta Stone
Product Bundle

Rosetta Stone Chinese (Mandarin) - Level 1-5 Set with Dragon NaturallySpeaking Home 13
 
  • Rosetta: Interactive language software with proprietary speech-recognition technology
  • Rosetta: Build vocabulary; negotiate complex situations; share ideas and opinions
  • Dragon: A personalized, voice-driven experience; Dragon gets even more accurate as it learns the words and phrases you use the most, spelling even difficult words and proper names correctly


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Living Language Mandarin Chinese, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Chinese character guide, and free online learning

By Living Language

Living Language
Released: 2011-10-18
Audio CD (368 pages)

Living Language Mandarin Chinese, Complete Edition: Beginner through advanced course, including 3 coursebooks, 9 audio CDs, Chinese character guide, and free online learning
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  • Chinese, Mandarin, Teacher, Training
Product Description:
Complete Mandarin Chinese is a unique multimedia program that takes you beginner to advanced level in one convenient package.
 
At the core of Complete Mandarin Chinese is the Living Language Method™, based on linguistic science, proven techniques, and over 65 years of experience. Our method teaches you the whole language, so you can express yourself, not just recite memorized words or scripts.
 
Millions have learned with Living Language®. Now it’s your turn.
 

   • 4 Books: 46 lessons, additional review exercises, culture notes, an extensive glossary, and a grammar summary—plus a complete guide to Chinese characters
   • 9 Audio CDs*: Vocabulary, dialogues, audio exercises, and more—listen while using the books or use for review on the go
   • Free Online Learning: Flashcards, games, and interactive quizzes for each lesson at www.livinglanguage.com/languagelab

*Access to downloadable audio also available with purchase.
 

To learn more visit livinglanguage.com.
 
 

The Living Language Method™

 
Build a Foundation
Start speaking Mandarin Chinese immediately using essential words and phrases.
 
Progress with Confidence
Build on each lesson as you advance to full sentences, then actual conversations.
 
Retain what You’ve Learned
Special recall exercises move your new language from short-term to long-term memory.
 
Achieve Your Goals
Don’t just mimic or memorize. Develop practical language skills to speak in any situation.

Chinese for Kids: 10 First Reader Books with Online Audio, Pinyin, Simplified Characters (Beginning to Learn Mandarin) Set 1 by Language Together

By Germaine Choe

Language Together
Paperback (180 pages)

Chinese for Kids: 10 First Reader Books with Online Audio, Pinyin, Simplified Characters (Beginning to Learn Mandarin) Set 1 by Language Together
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Developed with teachers, Mandarin for Kids Set 1 is for early beginners ages 3-8. The Spot Color Immersion Method® weaves vocabulary words into first readers, making Chinese fun and non-intimidating. Children soon finish the 16-page Chinese books for kids on their own (or with the online audio)--an achievement that motivates them to continue to learn Chinese. Set 1 features:
  • 10 beginning Chinese reader books, each with 10 theme vocabulary words and a simple storyline following a repetition structure
  • Themes: Family, Animals, Clothing, Colors, Face/Body, Fruit, Numbers, Shapes, Snacks, Toys
  • One line of text per page in pinyin for kids with parallel Simplified Chinese characters
  • English translation at the back
  • Bilingual vocabulary charts on the inside cover
  • Online audio by a native speaker (adults don't need to help with pronunciation). Audio is accessed using a web address/URL inside the books and can be streamed/downloaded
A first series for a Chinese kindergarten, Chinese preschool, or early elementary school, or beginning Chinese for toddlers or babies. Illustrations by Nancy Meyers, recipient of the American Library Association's 2018 Geisel Honor.

Why parents and teachers love Language Together®:
  • CONFIDENCE-BUILDER FOR BEGINNERS. Learning Mandarin Chinese can be intimidating but kids finish these 16-page readers and proudly exclaim "I finished this little story on my own--in Chinese!"
  • APPEALS TO DIFFERENT LEARNING STYLES. Visual learners naturally understand the meaning of words and characters when reinforced by color and pictures.
  • ENGAGING READERS. Kids lose interest in flash cards but are captivated by words in a story.
  • CONTEXT. Mandarin children's books often present words in isolation. Kids learn words with meaningful context.
  • FLEXIBLE SUPPLEMENT. Used in schools and homes as a supplement to flash cards and workbooks.

Chinese: Learn Mandarin Chinese for Beginners: A Simple Guide That Will Help You on Your Language Learning Journey

By Daily Language Learning

Independently published
Paperback (112 pages)

Chinese: Learn Mandarin Chinese for Beginners: A Simple Guide That Will Help You on Your Language Learning Journey
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If you want to learn Chinese in less time, then keep reading...

Are you sick and tired of not being able to learn Chinese fast?

Have you tried endless other ways of learning Chinese but nothing seems to stick?

Do you finally want to say goodbye to your tendency to 'forget most of what you've studied' and discover something which works for you?

If so, then you’ve come to the right place.

You see, Chinese is easier than it seems.

Not only will this book give you the basic grammar rules, but also many fun phrases for you to practice.

If you’ve never studied Chinese before or if you’ve studied it but you need to go back to the basics to get better, this handbook will provide you with what you need, especially if you are planning on traveling to China!

Here’s just a tiny fraction of what you’ll discover:
  • Chinese Tones
  • Basic Chinese Grammar
  • How to Count
  • How to be polite when speaking Chinese
  • Greeting and Introduction
  • Daily Life and Social Activity
  • And much, much more
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Learn Mandarin Chinese with Paul Noble - Complete Course

By Paul Noble

HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Released: 2018-10-04
Audible Audiobook

Learn Mandarin Chinese with Paul Noble - Complete Course
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An exciting, nontraditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product.

No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure.

This download contains the entire course.

For all those who have struggled to learn Chinese in the past.
For all those who think they're just not a linguist.
For all those who don't have the time - or the inclination - to sit and study a textbook.

This is your chance to have a one-to-one lesson from Paul and his native-speaking Mandarin Chinese experts, and all in your own time. Importantly, you will also know how to make your new vocabulary work for you. No set phrases, no lists of vocabulary. Just real Chinese at your fingertips.

A more in-depth course for those looking to improve their language skills, with over 12 hours of audio and a handy written revision guide to reinforce your learning.

Learn Chinese with Innovative Language's Proven Language System - Level 2: Absolute Beginner Chinese: Absolute Beginner Chinese #1

By Innovative Language Learning

Innovative Language Learning, LLC
Audible Audiobook

Learn Chinese with Innovative Language s Proven Language System - Level 2: Absolute Beginner Chinese: Absolute Beginner Chinese #1
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Congratulations! You have just discovered the fastest and most fun way to learn a language! Are you ready to discover the secret to language learning success? Simply use our program and you will find it. Hundreds of thousands of language learners just like you have already discovered the power of our system. This program offers you a brand new way to learn a language. You'll be speaking from your very first lesson with our fun, easy to use, and innovative method.

Further enhance and accelerate your learning experience by visiting innovativelanguage.com. Innovative language Learning has developed a number of features offered through its websites that make your learning experience more effective and fun.

Chinese: Learn Chinese In 21 DAYS! - A Practical Guide To Make Chinese Look Easy! EVEN For Beginners (Spanish, French, German, Italian)

By Henry Ray

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Paperback (150 pages)

Chinese: Learn Chinese In 21 DAYS! - A Practical Guide To Make Chinese Look Easy! EVEN For Beginners (Spanish, French, German, Italian)
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Learn Chinese In 21 DAYS!


This book contains 21 highly-informative chapters on the fundamentals of Mandarin Chinese, the most widely spoken language in the world. It is written to address the needs of travellers, entrepreneurs, and students who want to have a good grasp of the language in no time at all. This book is designed for beginners and intermediate learners of Chinese who prefer to learn at their own pace and convenience. It aims to provide self-learners an excellent foundation of the language by imparting essential grammar features, pronunciation, vocabulary, and key phrases in everyday conversations.

The book starts with a few chapters on the basics of the Chinese language — pronunciation, numbers, telling time, months, days, and seasons, telling the year and date, colors, and common greetings. The succeeding chapters cover grammar topics such as parts of speech, word order, forming questions, making comparisons, and other unique features of Mandarin.

Each grammar lesson is presented in a straightforward manner and features relevant examples and charts, which were carefully selected and created to enhance the learner’s comprehension and appreciation of the language, as well as to shorten learning time considerably.

Finally, to fast-track your learning path, the book provides vocabulary listings as well as common phrases for different occasions — introducing yourself, talking about your family, asking for directions, eating out, shopping, booking a hotel, and getting around.

Here is what you will find inside:

  • The Basics Of Mandarin Chinese
  • The Four Tones In Mandarin
  • Counting And Numbers
  • Telling Time
  • Months, Days, and Seasons
  • Pronouns
  • Prepositions
  • Adverbs
  • Adjectives
  • Forming Sentences
  • Asking Questions In Mandarin
  • making Comparisons
  • Chinese In Action
  • Useful Phrases
  • Vocabulary
  • And Much, Much More...

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