Collins Beginner's Chinese Dictionary

Collins Beginner's Chinese Dictionary


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Practical Chinese in action: Collins Beginner's Chinese Dictionary is the first and last word on beginning to learn the language as it is used and spoken today. This groundbreaking first edition includes more than 90,000 entries and translations, example phrases and sentences with indispensable pinyin transcriptions for all Chinese characters, practical language tips for everyday situations, and more. For travelers, students, budding scholars, English-speakers with Chinese family members, and anyone else with a need to break into Chinese, Collins Beginner's Chinese Dictionary is the most authoritative, user-friendly guide on the market today.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 583 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 30mm | 589.67g
  • Collins Reference
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0062124129
  • 9780062124128
  • 1,375,208

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The last word on the languages of today

Easy to read, easy to use, easy to understand

Here are more than 90,000 entries and translations of Mandarin Chinese and English terms, including the essential expressions you need.

Get it right: thousands of examples of phrases and sentences show you exactly how translations are used.

Many special features help ease your introduction to Mandarin. There's a guide to writing Chinese characters and pronouncing pinyin; a radical index takes you straight to the character you are looking for; pinyin transcriptions are provided for all Chinese characters; and special entries on Chinese life and culture bring the language to life.

This is the ideal dictionary for anyone starting to learn Mandarin Chinese--at home, at school, or abroad!
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