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Shanghainese language learning materials

Language courses and other materials for learning Shanghainese, the variety of Wu Chinese spoken mainly in Shanghai in China.

Shanghai Dialect: An Introduction to Speaking the Contemporary Language

by Lance Eccles

- contains twenty-nine units, each of which contains two brief dialogues, vocabulary for the dialogues, and a supplementary word list. Because this book is intended chiefly for those who already have some knowledge of Putonghua (Mandarin), grammatical explanations are confined to occasional brief notes.

Available from: Dunwoody Press

Shanghai Common Expressions

by Wu Ying (Editor)

- a collection of 600 colloquial Shanghai sentences from a variety of social situations.

Available from: Dunwoody Press

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