Learn Chinese with a Chinese Grammar Designed for English Speakers
“The book was well made, and I would recommend it to any student of Chinese."
—Kayli Winger, Brigham Young, Idaho
“This book is like a gold mine […] It has helped me to reach a whole new level of understanding in my studies.”
—Jet Axtell, Brigham Young, Idaho
“I’m actually quite excited about this book. . . . This book is clearly outside-the-box-thinking"
—Prof. Michael E. Everson
A Self-Study Chinese Grammar That Helps You Come Prepared To Class
To show you how to get from an English to a Chinese sentence structure.
All the essentials
Straightforward lessons that focus on the rules and not the exceptions. Covers the Chinese grammar taught in beginning college courses.
Tips to help you learn common Chinese verbs and word forms, and to remember them.
one point per chapter
In each bite-sized lesson, author Matthew B. Christensen one grammar rule and illustrate it with English and Chinese examples.
Explained in English
To help you learn Chinese grammar from the point of view of a language you already speak.
Check your understanding by completing the review questions.
Learn The Grammar Terms Your Textbook Assumes You Know
What Are Number and Count Nouns?
Learn terms used in English and Chinese grammar such as number and count nouns—they play a minor role in English, but an important role in Chinese.
Step-By-Step Chinese Sentence Structure
Learn how to get from an English structure to an equivalent Chinese sentence structure. Our examples will take you every step of the way.
What are nouns, verbs and adjectives?
Learn what are parts of speech so you can identify English and Chinese nouns, verbs, and adjectives. This will help you choose the correct Chinese equivalent to the English word.
What are subjects and objects?
Learn to identify the function of words used in English and Chinese grammar so you can choose the correct Chinese equivalent to the English word.
Learn what are English and Chinese subjects, Chinese direct and indirect objects.