Paperback “Signing a Contract” by Polina Shinkina

“Signing a Contract” is a one-topic textbook from the series of the textbooks related to discussion of different aspects of business contract terms in the Chinese language. The textbook contains a number of useful phrases and words which might be used in the process of business negotiations.

The main purpose of this textbook is developing speaking and writing skills by means of studying general questions. The skill of asking questions is very important in business talks with the Chinese trading partners as well as in business correspondence.

The grammar of this textbook contains different types of general questions including general questions with modal verbs and alternative questions. Each exercise includes one type of question and it makes the study process comfortable and easy to memorize.

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汉字分解。 Decomposition of the Chinese Character 刖 yuè, ‘cutting off feet as a form of punishment’,

月 yuè, moon,
⺆ jiōng, down box,
二 èr, two,
刂 dāo, knife,
亅 jué hook,
丨 gǔn, line,

刖月 ⺆ 二 刂亅丨

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汉字分解。 Decomposition of the Chinese Character 汉 hàn ‘Han (nation)’

氵 shuǐ water
又 yòu again


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The Structural Logic of the Chinese Character

Do you think that the Chinese character decomposition can speed up the process of developing writing skills and, consequently,
memorization of the Chinese character?

It looks simplier to learn Chinese writing with the help of ready ‘blocks’, I mean radicals and components, rather than
the stroke order of the character.

In fact, if a Chinese character understood structurally, it might be recalled easily and written without any difficulties.

The Chinese character decomposition shows the structural logic of the character. Here is an example how the decomposition of the Chinese
character simplifies the whole idea of studying the Chinese language.

Decomposition of the Chinese character 畁 bì ‘give, allow’,

由 tián field,
囗 wéi enclosure,
冂 jiōng down box,
十 shí ten,
一 yī one,
丨 gǔn line,
一 yī one

由 囗 冂 十 一 丨 一

NB. Synonyms: Structural analysis of the Chinese characters, Breakdown of the Chinese characters, Chinese characters split.

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International Editions?

Does anyone know how International Editions compare to regular editions? Does it make any difference which someone uses? Everything I've read seems to say they're equally good?

I'm looking specifically for Biology 180, does it matter if I use the international edition rather than the one the bookstore has? Also does anyone know if the bookstore's edition comes with anything extra that I'll need? (Like a disc or something? sometimes they have random stuff :/ I can't just go to the bookstore and check at the moment)