Chinese English Dictionary Books

Chinese Characters: A Genealogy and Dictionary

This dictionary is designed to help students understand, appreciate and remember Chinese characters. It has the following features: -Every character entry includes a brief traditional Chinese etymology. -Genealogical charts highlight the connections between characters, showing the creation of more than 4000 characters from less than 200 simple pictographs and ideographs. -Mandarin standards in China and Taiwan are distinguished. -Simplified forms for each character are given. -Character entries list all words which use the character in any position, allowing a word to be found even if the first character is unknown. -English definitions are referenced in an English-Chinese index. -A word pronunciation index allows students to directly search for an overheard word without having to guess the initial character. -A stroke count index lists every character by number of strokes.

Paperback:  550 pages
Language:  English
ISBN:  0966075005
Author/Editor:  Rick Harbaugh (1998)

Chinese Characters: A Genealogy and Dictionary
The Oxford Picture Dictionary: English/Chinese

The Oxford Picture Dictionary, in monolingual and bilingual editions, has beautifully rendered illustrations of over 3,500 words. Based on extensive research, the Dictionary includes 140 essential topics arranged into 12 thematic units, and meets the language needs of beginning and intermediate, young adult and adult learners of American English. A Teacher's Book contains teaching tips, lesson plans, and vocabulary practice activities. The accompanying Focused Listening Cassette provides hours of listening practice, using the vocabulary in interesting and stimulating ways.

Paperback:  223 pages
Language:  English
ISBN:  0194351890
Author/Editor:  Norma Shapiro, Jayme Adelson-Goldstein, Inc. Techno-Graphics & Translations (1998)

The Oxford Picture Dictionary: English/Chinese
Longman Chinese-English Visual Dictionary

This dictionary collects 20000 entries on 308 subjects related to people's daily life, including food, clothing, shelter and transportation-basic necessities of life, as well as social customs, Chinese culture, industry, agriculture, commerce, politics, law, etc. About 10000 illustrations are provided.

Hardcover:  299 pages
Language:  English
ISBN:  7810466623
Author/Editor:  Roderick S. Bucknell, Yang Mu (1999)

Longman Chinese-English Visual Dictionary
ABC Chinese-English Comprehensive Dictionary: Alphabetically Based Computerized

This dictionary is an expansion of the ground-breaking ABC Chinese-English Dictionary, the first strictly alphabetically ordered and Pinyin computerized dictionary. It contains over 196,000 entries, compared to the 71,486 entries of the earlier work, making it the most comprehensive one-volume dictionary of Chinese.

The single-sort alphabetic order of the entries provides by far the simplest and fastest way to look up a term whose pronunciation is known. Radical charts help locate characters when the pronunciation of a term is not known and facilitate access to traditional, simplified, and variant forms of characters. Other distinctive features of this dictionary include: information on whether a character is free form, sometimes bound, or always bound; traditional character equivalents for preceding simplified characters for each entry where appropriate; measure words for particular nouns; data from both the PRC and Taiwan indicating the relative frequency of entries that are complete or partial homographs; unique one-to-one correspondence between transcription and characters that permits calling up on a computer the characters of any entry by simply typing the corresponding transcription.

Hardcover:  1439 pages
Language:  English
ISBN:  082482766X
Author/Editor:  John Defrancis (2003)

ABC Chinese-English Comprehensive Dictionary: Alphabetically Based Computerized
The Starter Oxford Chinese Dictionary

This revolutionary new dictionary is designed to give you a comprehensive introduction to Chinese in a completely new way. It covers all the vocabulary learners will need in their first years of study and gives unique guidance to the grammar and usage of the language.

This dictionary is created specifically for beginners: colour headwords and translations; no confusing abbreviations; warning symbols show potential problem areas. There are thousands of example phrases drawn from real-life situations. Full romanization of the Chinese text with Chinese script following in simplified characters. Includes a guide to how to write Chinese characters. Full guidance on the pronunciation of Mandarin Chinese is given. Word patterns and constructions from language areas such as dates, and telling time are grouped together to show similarities and differences.

Paperback:  450 pages
Language:  English
ISBN:  0198602588
Author/Editor:  Boping Yuan, Sally Kathryn Church (2002)

The Starter Oxford Chinese Dictionary

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