Paint Feet on a Snake

An Intermediate Mandarin Reader - Traditional, Full Form Character, Edition

Lin Chin-hui and Maghiel van Crevel

Paint Feet on a Snake

Lin Chin-hui and Maghiel van Crevel

Distributed for Leiden University Press

260 pages | 12 halftones | 7 1/2 x 10 | © 2015
Paper $42.50 ISBN: 9789087282332 Published October 2015 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This book, available in both a simplified and a full-form character edition, is designed to help low-intermediate students of Mandarin improve their vocabulary and grammar competence, reading strategies, and translation skills. It uses Chinese idiomatic proverbs as the foundation of the instructional material, which allows the authors to present their lessons in a more dynamic fashion than the typical grammar-and-translation approach.
Contents
Preface
User’s guide
Abbreviations of grammatical terms

Lesson 1 Paint feet on a snake
Lesson 2 View flowers from horseback
Lesson 3 Community first, self second
Lesson 4 Three at dawn, four at dusk
Lesson 5 Losing a horse might just be a lucky thing
Lesson 6 The fox that borrows the tiger’s might
Lesson 7 The man from Qi who worried about the sky
Lesson 8 Pretend to play the yu to make up the numbers
Lesson 9 A frog at the bottom of a well
Lesson 10 Self-contradiction
Lesson 11 Amaze the word with the a single cry
Lesson 12 Bright kids don’t always make brilliant grown-ups

Vocabulary index
Grammar index
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