This deluxe course has everything you need to learn Mandarin from scratch or to revive the Mandarin that you learned years ago.Ultimate Chinesecombines conversation and culture in an easy-to-follow, enjoyable, and effective format. It's the perfect way to learn Mandarin for school, for travel, for work, or for personal enrichment. In this book you'll find: 40 lessons with lively dialogues including the most common and useful idiomatic expressions. English translations and explanations of Mandarin grammar and usage, pronunciation, vocabulary, and culture notes. Quizzes and review sections to check your progress. A complete summary of Mandarin grammar, and verb charts covering all major tenses. A section on letter writing for business or social occasions. An extensive two-way glossary. Up-to-date computer and Internet vocabulary, information on euros, and more!Living Language Staff is the author of 'Ultimate Mandarin Chinese Beginner-Intermediate', published 2004 under ISBN 9781400021024 and ISBN 1400021022.