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Lula added it Jun 20, That is the book you should start with, hopefully accompanied at first by the character text for BC.

Beginning Chinese Reader, Part II, Second Edition : John DeFrancis :

It’s worth noting that the supplementary DeFrancis readers, intended for after Intermediate Chinese Readerare only available in simplified characters. All in all, though, I am happy buying from Amazon-backed resellers. This may seem like an enormous undertaking, and it is. Beginning Chinese Chinee promises to aid in fluency with reading “fluency” for a near-beginner, of course and in my experience, it does just that.

Shu Yi Lee is currently reading it Apr 21, Please post interesting links, language learning advice, or questions! But this book is not about the character and vocabulary lessons. Bryan added it Jan 09, Jan 29, Melissa rated it liked it Shelves: At the end of the final lesson, some characters have been taught.

Or are there and I just haven’t found them?

Beginning Chinese Reader, Part II, Second Edition

Be the first to ask a question about Beginning Chinese Reader, Part 1. There are also audio files available for the whole text of the series: I eeader “knew” almost all of the characters in the book, but only now am I able to read begknning aloud in running text at a speaking pace comfortably; even with a text I’ve never seen before I’m only slightly hesitant at times.

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Daryl Leung added it Jan 31, I’m now on lesson So yes, any textbook will chineze, but perhaps BC may do it better. Supplement for Advanced Comprehension Vicki Hoffer. But the BC text book goes to great lengths to give character counts about or so and distributions including counts of characters used in this book, but not in that one, etc. It makes a huge difference having things you can read in Chinese. Welcome to Reddit, the front page of the internet.

Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. A lot of it will probably overlap with things I’ve already xhinese but the review won’t hurt.

Beginning Chinese Reader, Part 1 by John DeFrancis

I eagerly tore into it but found that it’s all in pinyin. And we’re friendly about it too. We hope you’ll join us.

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Alex rated it liked it Apr 07, I will go ahead and order a copy of the Beginning Chinese textbook. And booksellers don’t know about the less expensive reprints the Defrancis books seem to have undergone, so this will be luck of the draw. PaperbackSecond Editionpages. DeFrancis’ Hanzi readers teaches traditional characters by character frequency, divided into six books.


Esmaeil marked it as to-read Aug 12, I have also found that when there is a problem, the sellers will often contact me independently to rectify it so that I don’t give them a down-vote, as they depend on their reputations for their livelihood. Being able to read and understand written text is my main goal this year.

I think it’s perfectly fine to use the Defrancis readers alongside any textbook you like. Refresh and try again. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The Defrancis books are a carefully designed learning system. Jonathan Miller marked it as to-read Jun 30, Already have an account? As I said, I have had very good luck with buying second-hand books from Amazon. Laurel added it Nov 29, In fact, now I never buy the Amazon new offer if there is a better new offer from a reseller. But I started with BC, geader through the begnining in order, don’t regret it.

Trivia About Beginning Chinese Danny Fox added it Jul 27, I would say it is suitable for any student who is no longer a complete beginner with the spoken language who is a beginner or otherwise struggling with reading.