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Beginner's Chinese Dictionary: The Ideal First Dictionary for Learners of Chineseby Li Dong
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andlt;bandgt;This is an ideal dictionary for students of the Chinese languageandlt;/bandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;"This small dictionary contains a wealth of information essential to beginning students of Chinese. It meets the growing need for a highand#8211;quality, userand#8211;friendly dictionary for use by foreigners wishing to learn Chinese. The many example sentences given will also be very helpful to Chinese students of Enlisgh."and#8212;andlt;iandgt;Professor Tian Sanji, Dean of the College of Culture, Beijing Language and Culture Universityandlt;/iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;The andlt;iandgt;Beginner's Chinese Dictionaryandlt;/iandgt; is specifically designed for learners of Chinese. It covers over 1,800 vocabulary items, including all 1,000+ vocabulary items prescribed for Level A of the standard test of proficiency in Chinese, the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). Entries are arranged alphabetically according to the andlt;iandgt;pinyinandlt;/iandgt; transliteration. For each character, the radical and stroke count are given. An analysis of word formation is also provided to aid understanding of how words of two or more syllables are formed. Sample sentences are presented in Chinese characters with andlt;iandgt;pinyinandlt;/iandgt; and English equivalents, to show how each headword should be used. A radical and character index allows quick access to any headword.andlt;ulandgt;andlt;liandgt; Englishand#8211;Chinese and Chineseand#8211;English sections.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Entries arranged alphabetically by andlt;iandgt;pinyinandlt;/iandgt; transliteration.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Includes all words for standard HSK level A proficiency test.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Sample sentences demonstrate how to use words correctly.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Characters and andlt;iandgt;pinyinandlt;/iandgt; for all headwords and examples.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Introduces and explains radicals, stroke counts, and components.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Key character components are given for easy recognition.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;liandgt; Useful notes on culture, grammar and usage provided.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/ulandgt;
Covers all 1,035 vocabulary items prescribed for Level A of the internationally recognized test of proficiency in Chinese, Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi.
This comprehensive book covers 1,100 headwords, including all those required for the internationally recognized Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) test of proficiency in Chinese. For each word the constituent characters are shown, along with their radical and stoke count . Notes on cultural context, grammar and usage are given to ensure correct understanding. An English-Chinese Finder, a radical index and a character index allow quick access to any headword and an appendix lists common character components, with explanations and examples.
About the Author
Li Dong lectures in Chinese at Massey University New Zealand; previously he was a full professor at Shanghai International Studies University. He has held a British Council scholarship at Leeds University's School of English.
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