I believe that this extracurricular reading of the Harry Potter novels will bring on my Mandarin in leaps and bounds.
William Shaw, a LittleNex Member.
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The Chinese Proverbs are annotated and all advanced vocabulary words are translated and transcribed in pinyin. Given the difficulty for reading and understanding Chinese poems, the Chinese Poems for Advanced Students are annotated and ALL characters are translated and transcribed in pinyin. Peach Blossom Shangri-la is written with traditional characters with NO pinyin transcription. However, the English translation is provided to aid with comprehension.
A selection of intermediate to advanced vocabulary words listed in order of appearance in the official Chinese translation of the Harry Potter series (written by J.K. Rowling, translated by Zheng Xumi, and published by Renmin Wenxue Chubanshi).
Simplified Chinese characters (in grey), Pinyin (in blue), and English definitions (in green) are color-coded for a better reading experience. The format allows students and other learners to annotate directly on the pages. Certain names of characters or places in the Harry Potter novels are included according to their relevance or when they could represent a pitfall for the students.
The book arrived on time (…) and overall really is a great tool!
William Shaw (Member).