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Concise Chinese-English Usage Dictionary: A Study Reference to the 500 Most Essential Mandarin Characters
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Concise Chinese-English Usage Dictionary: A Study Reference to the 500 Most Essential Mandarin Characters

by Yong Ho

Paperback
New Release
ISBN10: 0781812933
ISBN13: 9780781812931
Pages: 256Width: 5.50 inches.
Publication Date: 10/2012Height: 8.50 inches.
Revised Edition 

Description

"A Study Reference to the 500 Most Essential Mandarin Characters!" This new edition of the previously published Chinese-English Frequency Dictionary (Hippocrene, 2002) incorporates new terms and usage changes which have occurred in the language within the last ten years. It is designed to make understanding simple by showing how characters are most often used in building words.

This concise reference is ideal for any student seeking to master the Chinese writing system and expand their vocabulary and comprehension of Mandarin Chinese. It functions as both a dictionary and study guide, and is a great resource for students at all levels.

 
  • Presented in pinyin order, for easy study and review
  • Two indices listing 500 characters in order of frequency and stroke count
  • Each entry includes the simplified version of the character, its pinyin transcription, English meaning, and examples of usage

500 characters/entries

About the author(s)

Yong Ho received his Ph.D. in anthropology and linguistics, with a specialty in Chinese anthropology and language, from Columbia University. He served as the Director of Language at the China Institute in New York City and has taught Chinese at various U.S. institutions. He has also authored several other Chinese dictionaries and textbooks, all published by Hippocrene Books.


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