Hochchinesisch Buch und Wörterbuch Rezensionen

 – Books, Tapes, & CD’s for Learning Hochchinesisch Chinese


English 中文简体 中文繁體 Español 日本語 Français Português Deutsch العربية Русский 한국어


I have been learning Hochchinesisch/Putonghua on-and-off for a few years. This page contains reviews of the Hochchinesisch courses that I own or have read. These reviews will help you in choosing courses to self-study Hochchinesisch Chinese.

How I’ve Rated The Courses And Dictionaries:

I’ve given each a rating from 1 to 5 stars. The more stars the better. I value audio (cassettes, CDs, etc.) very highly, after all how can someone learn to speak properly if they never hear the language?! I like a sensible lesson ordering – starting with simple commonly-used speech in the first few lessons, then increasing in complexity as the lessons progress. I like course books which perfectly match the audio. I like books without typing mistakes. I like sensible Romanizations.

Listening & Speaking Hochchinesisch Chinese


Title - Author(s), Original publish date (Version date), ISBN (Comments).

Level Rating Good Points Bad Points

Ultimate Mandarin Chinese: Basic-Intermediate - Living Language, 2000, (8 CDs).

Picture of book 'Ultimate Mandarin Chinese' Basic-Intermediate. ****
- Comprehensive and professionally written.
- Comes with around 7½ hours of audio!
- Would be much better if the dialogues had Chinese characters too.
- Every second page has a typo.
- On a few occasions the words on the CD’s don’t match the words in the book.
- The CD’s have clearly been recorded from tape since in places they contain annoying clicks, speed changes, and other tape-related artefacts.
- The aforementioned effects combined with the unnecessarily-fast and unclear speaking in some dialogues, makes some words difficult to hear.

Hanyu for Beginning Students - Peter Chang, Alyce Mackerras, Yu Hsiu-Ching, ???? (Cassettes).
Hanyu for Intermediate Students Stage 1 - Peter Chang, Alyce Mackerras, Yu Hsiu-Ching, 1993 (Cassettes).
Hanyu for Intermediate Students Stage 2 - Peter Chang, Alyce Mackerras, Yu Hsiu-Ching, ???? (Cassettes).
Hanyu for Intermediate Students Stage 3 - Peter Chang, Alyce Mackerras, Yu Hsiu-Ching, ???? (Cassettes).
Hanyu for Senior Students - Peter Chang, Alyce Mackerras, Yu Hsiu-Ching, ???? (Cassettes).

(The review below applies specifically to Stage 1 since it’s the only book I own, but I have seen the others.)
Basic-Intermediate. ***½ - Uses the PinYin Romanization.
- Comes with over 2½ hours of audio.
- Has good sized English and Chinese indices.
- A few typos here and there.

Chinese for Travellers - Berlitz, 1980 (1985), ISBN 0029642108.

Picture of book 'Chinese for Travellers' Basic-Intermediate. *** - Contains thousands of useful English and Hochchinesisch phrases.
- Good for what is was designed for, i.e. a phrase book.
- Small, light, and easy to carry around.
- Useful for basic communication when you speak no Chinese. (Came in handy on a trip to Taiwan many years ago when the taxi driver was driving at double the speed limit down the wrong side of the highway.)
- A few typos here and there.

Mao’s Alphabet Version 1.0 CD ROM - Dark Horse Software Corp, 1996, (CD ROM).

Basic. * - Calligraphy is big and nice.
- Cheap price.
- Only has full form characters even though it’s a Hochchinesisch language program.
- A few typos here and there.
- Clunky user interface.


Title - Author(s), Original publish date (Version date), ISBN (Comments).

Level Rating Good Points Bad Points

A Practical English-Chinese Pronouncing Dictionary - Janey Chen, 1970 (1994), ISBN 0804818770.

Picture of book 'A Practical English-Chinese Pronouncing Dictionary' Advanced. *** - Characters, and Hochchinesisch and Kantonesisch pronunciation are given for over 15,000 English words - useful for students of Hochchinesisch and Kantonesisch. - The Yale System of Romanization is an abomination which is used for both Hochchinesisch and Kantonesisch. A table of conversions to PinYin (Hochchinesisch) and other Kantonesisch Romanizations is given though.
- The main dictionary, religious appendix, and military appendix should be combined. Such appendices are unnecessary and annoying.

Reading & Writing Hochchinesisch Chinese


Title - Author(s), Original publish date (Version date), ISBN (Comments).

Level Rating Good Points Bad Points

Reading and Writing Chinese - William McNaughton, 1979 (1991), ISBN 0804815846.

Picture of book 'Reading and Writing Chinese' Intermediate. *** - Over 1,000 characters are listed with their full-form stroke order (the simplified forms are also given when appropriate). - The Yale System of Romanization is used instead of PinYin.
- A few typos here and there.

Chinese Etymology - Tienzen (Jeh-Tween) Gong, 2007.

Picture of book 'Chinese Etymology' Intermediate. Review in progress. . - The book is insanely expensive.
- A strange Romanization is used instead of PinYin.
- Incorrect English grammar appears throughout.
- A few typos here and there.

  Section:    Top Listening & Speaking Reading & Writing  
Page:    Kantonesisch Buch und Wörterbuch Rezensionen Elektronische Handgehaltene Translator Rezensionen Big Two Spielregeln Mah-Jongg-Regeln Yum Cha Menü

Startseite Zu den Favoriten hinzufügen Kontakt Share

Copyright © 1997 Andrew WhiteCreated: 30 Mar 1997
Page authored by Andrew WhiteUpdated: 08 Nov 2012

learn Hochchinesisch, learning Hochchinesisch, learn Chinese, learn Chinese, learn Putonghua, learning Putonghua, putonghua, beijinghua, learning to speak Chinese, learning to write Chinese, learning to read Chinese, learning to speak Hochchinesisch, learning to write Hochchinesisch, learning to read Hochchinesisch, Chinese course reviews, Chinese dictionary reviews, Hochchinesisch course reviews, Hochchinesisch dictionary reviews, learn Taiwanese, review, pinyin, pin yin, Review of Chinese Etymology Tienzen Jeh-Tween Gong, Review of Ultimate Mandarin Chinese, Review of Reading and Writing Chinese, Review of A Practical English-Chinese Pronouncing Dictionary, self-study, self-learning, advanced Hochchinesisch course, 學中文, 学中文, 學漢語, 学汉语, 學普通話, 学普通话 إنجليزي, الصينية, القاموس, التعلم, مراجعة, Английски, китайски, речник, обучение, преглед, Anglès, xinès, diccionari, l'aprenentatge, la revisió, 英语, 汉语/普通话, 词典, 学习, 评介, 英語, 漢語/普通話, 詞典, 學習, 評介, Engleski, kineski, rječnik, learning, pregledu, Angličtina, čínština, slovník, vzdělávání, hodnocení, Engelsk, kinesisk, ordbog, læring, evaluering, Engels, Chinees, woordenboek, leren, toetsen, English, Chinese, dictionary, learning, review, Ingles, Intsik, dictionary, pag-aaral, repasuhin, Englanti, kiina, sanakirja kädessä, uudelleentarkastelu, , Anglais, chinois, dictionnaire, de l'apprentissage, la révision, Englisch, Chinesisch, Wörterbuch, Lernen, Prüfung, Αγγλικά, κινέζικα, λεξικό, η μάθηση, η αναθεώρηση, אנגלית, סינית, מילון, למידה, לסקור, अंग्रेज़ी, चीनी, शब्दकोश, सीख, समीक्षा, Inggris, Cina, kamus, belajar, diperiksa, Inglese, cinese, dizionario, l'apprendimento, la revisione, 英語, 中国語, 辞書, 学習, レビュー, 영어, 중국어, 사전, 학습, 검토, English, Chinese, vārdnīcas, mācību, pārskatīšana, Anglų, kinų, žodynas, mokymosi, peržiūrą, Engelsk, kinesisk, ordbok, læring, vurdering, Angielski, chiński, słownik, uczenia się, przegląd, Inglês, chinês, dicionário, aprendizagem, avaliação, Engleză, chineză, dicţionar, de învăţare, de revizuire, Английский, китайский, словарь, обучения, обзор, Енглески, кинески, речник, леарнинг, прегледу, Angličtina, čínština, slovník, vzdelávanie, hodnotenie, Angleščini, kitajščini, slovar, učenje, pregled, Inglés, chino, diccionario, el aprendizaje, la revisión, Engelska, kinesiska, ordbok, lärande, översyn, Англійська, китайська, словник, навчання, огляд, Tiếng Anh, tiếng Hoa, từ điển, học tập, xem xét