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Zhou Haisheng is a fun-loving and determined young boy, whose life revolves around school and his family’s Chinese restaurant. Always well-intentioned, he finds ways to help out his hard-working parents with the family business. Whether it's inventing his own noodle recipe, delivering the wrong order to a customer, or resorting to extremes when a competing noodle shop opens across the street, Zhou Haisheng manages to combine his mischief and wit to save the day.

Mandarin Companion is a series of easy-to-listen-to novels in Chinese that are fun to listen to and proven to accelerate language learning. Every book in the Mandarin Companion series is carefully written to use characters, words, and grammar that a learner is likely to know.

The breakthrough level is written using only 150 unique Chinese characters and is intended for Chinese learners who have obtained a low elementary or novice level of Chinese. Most learners will be able to approach this book after one year of traditional formal study, depending on the learner and program.

This level is designed to help learners begin to listen to full-length texts in Chinese and combines simplicity of characters with an easy-to-understand storyline that helps beginners grow their vocabulary and language comprehension abilities.

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Amazing books/audiobooks - I usually buy both together to listen while reading to get the pronunciation right. My only issue is that when I slow down the speed to say x0.8 or slower it affects the quality a lot and becomes choppy - other language audiobooks don’t seem to do this so I can only presume the recording needed to be higher quality. Don’t let that put you off, I just like to go slower on my first read-through then pick up the speed afterwards.

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  • 09-12-21

My first book in Chinese

Great book worth the money, I will be checking out the other titles as well. Thank you for putting this together.