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2000 Most Common Chinese Words in Context

Get Fluent & Increase Your Chinese Vocabulary with 2000 Chinese Phrases (Chinese Language Lessons)
Narrated by: Lin Xiong
Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
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Summary

Have you been trying to learn Chinese (Mandarin) and simply can’t find the way to expand your vocabulary?

Do your teachers recommend you boring textbooks and complicated stories that you don’t really understand?

Are you looking for a way to learn the language quicker without taking shortcuts?

If you answered “Yes!” to at least one of those previous questions, then this book is for you! We’ve compiled the 2000 most common words in Chinese, a list of terms that will expand your vocabulary to levels previously unseen.

Did you know that - according to an important study - learning the top 2000 most frequently used words will enable you to understand up to 84 percent of all non-fiction and 86.1 percent of fiction literature and 92.7 percent of oral speech? Those are amazing stats, and this book will take you even further than those numbers!

In this book:

  • A detailed introduction with tips and tricks on how to improve your learning
  • A list of 2000 of the most common words in Chinese and their translations
  • An example sentence for each word - in both Chinese and English
  • Finally, a conclusion to make sure you’ve learned and supply you with a final list of tips

Don’t look any further - we’ve got what you need right here!

In fact, we’re ready to turn you into a Chinese speaker.... Are you ready to become one?

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

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Learn the words you will hear the most often

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review. I write this review in the middle of the Covid pandemic, a perfect opportunity to pick up a little Mandarin Chinese! This book has the 2000 most used Chinese words (apparently ordered by use in media) and comes together with a pdf that contains the words, the phrase they are said in, the Pinyin and the simplified Chinese. I was really impressed with the way the audio-book was ordered: after the initial two chapters, starting with chapter three, each chapter is a block of 50 words so if you think you know the first 200 you can go to chapter 7 and you'll be on the 201st word. No book will teach you an entire language but this book has enabled me to pick up common words in Chinese film/tv which I do not have to see the subtitles to understand, I am sure as I re-listen I will pick up more words and progress further in this particular language journey.

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Needs editing and a better narrator

The English sentences are unnatural and the pronunciation is a lot to be desired, but ok overall.

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  • Lawrence C
  • 27-03-20

Great resource

This is a great supplemental resource for learning Mandarin. It complements the text version of the book really well, as it provides authentic pronunciation to the words and sentences that may not be familiar at first reading.

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  • Raybon Cogdell
  • 15-10-20

This book is very useful for beginners

This book is really good for beginners who wants to learn vocabulary. Some of the words are situational and you may not use them unless you’re in China. This is a great way to learn vocabulary and to start speaking right away.

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  • Geoffrey B
  • 29-04-20

Good as a supplement, but can't be used standalone

Lingo Mastery's 2000 most common words provides real sentences suitable for seeing how the words are used. In this, it excels the listicle books that repeat essentially the same sentence pattern for word after word. However, this means that you are looking at some fairly complex sentences for even the most basic words. Because of this, the audio version serves well as a readalong companion if you want to listen to 20 or 30 words a day to review, refresh and pick up the odd word you haven't learned yet. But it can't be used on its own to learn. This will best serve someone around HSK 3 or 4 who is rounding out their vocabulary. Because the English pronunciation is pretty good and this is cleanly recorded, I would give this closer to 4 1/2 stars if marketed explicitly as an add-on to the book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-04-20

A great addition

The perfect accompaniment to the 2000 MCCW in context. I mainly am focusing on learning characters, their meanings and readings, but realized the importance of also being able to at the bare minimum recognize the nuances in pronunciation. The audio that accompanies, from a native speaker no less, is immensely helpful in training one's ear to Chinese phonetics, tones, and cadence. Thank you! :)

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  • Veltaine
  • 03-04-20

Well paced and great supplement

With learning languages it's important that you are able to listen as well as read and write and comprehend. This is a solid complement to the book part that they offer and I highly recommend getting both if you are looking for a frequency list with some solid contextual examples with them.

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  • cosmitron
  • 27-03-20

Great language tool

Many tools are needed to learn a new language this is one of them. Anyone will find them useful. This Book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.