Teach Yourself: Beginner's Chinese Script
PDF | 192 pages | by Liz Scurfield & Song Lianyi | McGraw-Hill | 2003 | ISBN: 0071419837
Publisher's description from amazon.com :
Now learning non-Roman-alphabet languages is as easy as A-B-C! Readers wanting to learn the basics of reading and writing a new language that employs script will find all they need in the Teach Yourself Beginner's Script series. Each book includes a step-by-step introduction to reading and writing in a new language as well as tips and practice exercises to build learners' skills. Thanks to the experts at Teach Yourself, script will no longer be all "Greek" to language learners–unless of course, it is Greek script! Teach Yourself Beginner's Script series books feature: Origins of the language A systematic approach to mastering the script Lots of "hands-on" exercises and activities Practical examples from real-life situations.
An ideal complementary book to the "Rapid Literacy in Chinese" manual I have just uploaded here to avax.
This book has not been scanned by me, but found at bitme.org long time ago in form of a bunch of .jpg-s, then uploaded as a torrent to demonoid, and now as it is not seeding any more, I have decided to make it a .pdf and upload it here.
Other good materials for learning Chinese (I do not include here the books linked to Avax from the excellent www.hanzi.ru and is predecessor www.polusharie.ru that are far above the level of "just learning", and are listed in their respective sites anyway. But I cannot miss to refer to chinesepod.com that is, in my opinion, the best on-line Chinese course.) Where I do not indicate the uploader, it was me:
• Colloquial Chinese. The complete course for beginners
• Colloquial Cantonese. The complete course for beginners
• Rapid Literacy in Chinese for Beginners
• Teach Yourself: Beginner's Chinese Script
Dictionaries and translators:
• Kingsoft Power Word 2006 Chinese-English/Japanese dictionary collection
• Dr. Eye 6.0 Chinese-English/Japanese Translation Software
• Oxford Talking Chinese English Dictionary and Instant Translator (biotop)
• Magic Translator v6.00.5777 Multilingual (Alexpal)
If anyone finds anything else, please post it, and I will include its url in my next post of materials for learning Chinese.