A fascinating story to learn Chinese
No more boring dialogues. Oh, Jerry! is a coherent (absurd) story, which starts very simply, but develops into a fascinating novel. Can’t stop reading? Well then – you will have to learn Chinese!
This is the story: When Chinese teacher Qi enters his classroom, he finds a horse among his students – Jerry. Jerry is amazing. Despite being a horse, he speaks and writes fluently in Chinese, Japanese, German, and other languages. He also cooks, cleans, listens to music (and to the rain), is romantic, sensitive, gentle … Soon enough, the teacher and Qi move in together and become roommates. Qi thinks about Jerry day and night. Suddenly, there shows up Jerry’s ex, Ronnie, a mule. How will Jerry, Qi, and Ronnie get along?
Jerry is a parody on soap operas, a parody on fantasy novels, a parody on language textbooks – but actually, it is a Chinese textbook.
Relevant Chinese vocabulary
We have carefully selected the most frequently used words in the Chinese language and made sure that the story is primarily made up of them. Separate texts and exercises focus on conversational topics that will prepare you for real-life situations.
Simple explanations with visual aids
Chinese grammar is a headache? Not with Oh, Jerry! Uncover the structure of the Chinese language with pictures, informal yet comprehensive explanations, and plenty of easy-to-remember examples.
But writing Chinese is a nightmare!
Only if you learn Chinese characters without understanding their meaning – otherwise it‘s actually quite beautiful! That‘s why we included explanations on the characters‘ background as much as possible, so it will be much easier for you to understand the patterns of Chinese characters. We also include video instructions on how to write the Chinese characters, so you can easily repeat the writing of the characters.
Practice Chinese online as much as you wish.
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