Colloquial Chinese 2 is designed for those who already have some knowledge of Chinese. It is ideal for refreshing and extending your grasp of Chinese grammar and vocabulary, either in preparation for travel or work.

Key features include

  • revision material to help the consolidation of basics
  • a range of Chinese reading  texts presented in simplified characters and pinyin romanization
  • lessons based on practical everyday topics and supplemented by useful cultural notes
  • lots of spoken and written exercises in each lesson for practice and consolidation
  • a grammar summary
  • detailed answer key
  • Chinese-English glossary

Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.

chapter |18 pages

The Chinese language and China

chapter |18 pages

Travelling in China

chapter |16 pages


chapter |18 pages

Get-togethers and food

chapter |16 pages

Celebrate Chinese New Year

chapter |16 pages

Interests and hobbies

chapter |18 pages


chapter |15 pages


chapter |14 pages

Transport and environment

chapter |19 pages

Computers and the internet

chapter |23 pages

Marriage and children

chapter |20 pages

Reform and change