Author(s): Heather Amery
A bilingual Mandarin Chinese/English edition of the classic Usborne word book, illustrated by Stephen Cartwright. One hundred everyday words are illustrated in busy scenes and with labelled pictures, to help readers learn key Chinese words. All words are written using simplified Chinese characters and phonetically using the English alphabet. Chinese words are written in simplified Mandarin characters, as used in mainland China, as well as Pinyin, the official phonetic system for transcribing the Mandarin pronunciations into the English. Fully revised and updated for 2014 and beyond, with new words added, redundant words removed and pictures updated. Readers can listen to every word read by a native Mandarin Chinese speaker at the Usborne Quicklinks Website.