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4.0 out of 5 stars
Useful Starter, 11 Dec. 2010
Recommended by fellow beginner. Lives up to its title, easy to use. I use it along with class material and find this book reinforces what's covered in lessons. The CD is very useful for pronunciation practice and recognition. Only criticism is that the vocabulary list at the back of the book is alphabetically listed by English word when I am often looking for the meaning of a pinyin word or phrase. I have invested in a dictionnary which solves this problem. The book is easy peasy for the learner to use but I doubt if anything will make the language so.