Chinese Speakers: Get Your Slang On!

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Cupertino, Calif. — Selected by Apple’s iBookstore as one of its New & Noteworthy featured items in the education category, See it!  Hear it! Say it! American Slang for Chinese Speakers was written by Candy Chan and May Lam to help people master English and overcome their fear of sounding foolish when using slang.

Chinese speakers excel at comprehending and visually memorizing words, but sometimes find difficulty in knowing how to pronounce or use the words, explains Chan. This book defines 50 commonly used phrases and words for Chinese readers in traditional Chinese characters and then shows the correct use of the selected slang in a humorous way.

Interactive features of the iBook include audio clips of the correct pronunciation read by a native English speaker, as well as definitions for the phrases in different contexts.

The book is available at the iBookstore to customers with iPads using the latest iOS version.

About the authors

Candy Chan
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Candy Chan is a native Chinese speaker. She worked at Asian Week as a reporter after graduating from college in San Francisco. She has worked extensively in the local Chinese media, including roles as television host, program producer, radio announcer. Now focused on writing, she hopes her projects will help foster better global communication through learning and cultural understanding.

May Lam
A Bay Area native, May Lam met Chan while also writing at AsianWeek. She eventually left local reporting to work in the high-tech industry but has since decided to return to her first love – all things Asian American. She wants their collaborative work to reflect a fun and non-stressful avenue for learning.

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