A textbook for beginning learners of Mandarin Chinese. The 18 lessons contain dialogue, vocabulary, example sentences, phrase patterns, over 70 audio examples, exercises and songs. A special appendix contains 60 pages of answers to exercises, grammar explanations, and an index to all the words in the lessons. Pinyin is used for writing Mandarin, and Chinese characters (simplified and traditional) are also included. Payment and downloading: you can download your PDF with audio after payment.