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This course in spoken Chinese is designed primarily for class use, although enough explanations are given to enable anyone to use it for private study with a tutor or with phonograph records. The material will cover two semesters of an intensive course, to occupy two-fifths to one-half of a student’s full-time work. The main body of the Primer consists of an introductory lesson in phonetic drills, twenty-four units of reading in romanized text, and conversational lessons, with copious exercises after each lesson. The Character Text gives the text of the Primer lessons, the exercises, and answers to the exercises in Chinese characters.