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Dreaming in Chinese by Deborah Fallows, English, Soft cover, 212pages
Dreaming in Chinese by Deborah Fallows,  English, Soft cover, 212pages

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Dreaming in Chinese by Deborah Fallows

When Deborah Fallows moved to Shanghai, she discovered that her struggles and triumphs in learning the  language of her adopted home provided small clues to deciphering the behavior and habits of its people and their seemingly impenetrable culture.  As her skill with Mandarin increased buts of the language--a word, a phrase, an oddity of grammar--became windows into understanding romance, humor, protocol, relationships, and the overflowing humanity of modern China.

English, Soft cover.  212 pages.

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Age: 12 and up
Language: English
Media: Book
ISBN 10: 080277914X
ISBN 13: 9780802779144

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Product Code: E0455

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Dreaming in Chinese by Deborah Fallows

What has been the reaction from Chinese people who have read the book?
The Chinese have been very interested to hear how foreigners view them and their country.  Chinese people often remark to me that they never considerred, for example, that time has to be explained by context rather than by a verb form, or that their language might sound abrupt or rude since pleases and thank yous are relatively rare, or that saying "I love you" is unusual in Chinese, or why tones are so important in their language and so strange to he ears of foreigners.  Points like these, they tell me, are surprising but immediately resonate with them.

English, Soft cover, 212pages

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A journey of learning a new language December 23, 2011
Reviewer: JR from Monrovia  
This book describes the authors experience in learning reading and writing Chinese. Since the author had to do the grocery shopping etc. she found that words have different meanings in China.  For example "At the same time among good friends the contrast between the politesse of what you do and the bluntness of what you say can be baffling.  At a restaurant with friends a delicate choreograph

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