With its clear layout, this invaluable book offers the learner of Mandarin Chinese or English the essential two-in-one reference: an up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly language supplement in one handy volume.
This is the ideal text for anyone who needs a wealth of reliable information in a portable format. It contains all the everyday words and phrases used in today s Chinese and English that you will need to know, with a practical supplement for travelers. It offers extra help with essential vocabulary, and thousands of useful phrases to guide you to the correct translation. Offering help with the pronunciation of Chinese words, the dictionary includes pinyin for all Chinese headwords, translations, phrases and examples. Pinyin is the official phonetic system for transcribing Chinese characters into the Roman alphabet, and is accepted in all Chinese-speaking countries. In addition, the dictionary also includes both simplified and traditional or complex Chinese characters. Simplified characters are generally used in mainland China and Singapore, while traditional characters are mainly used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau. The radical index is a clear guide to looking up Chinese characters, helping the user to navigate the dictionary and find Chinese characters without knowing their pronunciation."
Immerse yourself in this photographic guide to the key words and phrases in Chinese. This attractive book is perfect for travelling and provides a practical guide to Chinese language and culture. Everyday words are arranged in themes with carefully selected up-to-date images to illustrate key words and phrases, and a two-way index enabling you to find words quickly as you learn. All essential words and phrases for modern life in China are at your fingertips with topics covering home life, work and school environments, shopping, food and drink, sport and leisure, transport, technology, and the environment. Great care has been given to represent modern Chinese culture and enhance your experience of China and its people, including food and drink, customs, celebrations, and festivals.
Sound and speak like a native. Collins Gem Mandarin Phrasebook & Dictionary is ideal for practising pronunciation, listening comprehension and becoming more confident, not just in speaking but in understanding others when abroad. The Mandarin Gem will give you the right word at the right time - every time. Free ebook version with every copy. In all of the most common travel situations, you need the reassurance that you can communicate with ease. A reliable, portable and easy-to-use phrasebook is a travel essential, and with Collins Gem Mandarin Phrasebook and Dictionary, the right word will always be at your fingertips. This indispensable language guide covers the topics and phrases that crop up every day on holiday, from finding a hotel and setting up your wifi, to going shopping. Includes: o Travel information and tips o 3000 word dictionary o Comprehensive menu decoder o Grammar and pronunciation sections o "Face to face" key conversation phrases With the help of Gem Mandarin you will never be lost for words again.
A comprehensive 2-way Mandarin Chinese-English dictionary with over 15,000 entries. The dictionary features simplified Chinese characters and the internationally standard pinyin Romanization for all entries. Perfect for businesspeople, travelers and students.
This dictionary continues a successful collaboration between the two well-known publishing houses of Collins and the Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press. Working with an international team of linguists, both partners have mobilized their enormous documentary, lexicographical, and textual resources to present this in-depth analysis of the latest developments in the English and Chinese languages. It includes up-to-date coverage of everyday and technical vocabulary, including a wide range of specialist terminology, and provides users with thousands of usage examples based on Collins 4.5 billion word corpus, showing English as it is actually used in context. This dictionary also contains hundreds of extra language notes to help the user gain a more in-depth understanding of the way in which the English language is used by native speakers, and the usage differences between British and American English are clearly shown. Phonetics are shown using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Irregular inflected forms of English words are also shown in full. A range of supplements include information on various aspects of language and culture in the UK and US.
With over 10,000 fully illustrated terms arranged by theme and an audio app, Mandarin Chinese language learning has never been easier. Perfect for tourist and business travellers alike, DK's Bilingual Visual Dictionary series is by your side when buying food, talking about work, discussing health, and studying language. Stunning visuals and comprehensive indexes combine to make the Mandarin Chinese English Bilingual Visual Dictionary your indispensable Mandarin Chinese language companion. Fully updated to reflect recent changes in technology and clothing, the Mandarin Chinese English Bilingual Visual Dictionary also features an easy-to-use free audio app available on the App Store and Google Play, enabling you to hear terms spoken out loud. Learn and retain all the key phrases you need to know, and perfect your pronunciation with audio help.
This handy Mandarin dictionary allows you to look up words quickly and easily—and be understood while speaking. The Periplus Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary is a pocket-sized dictionary designed for travelers, business people and beginning Chinese language students. It contains all the most common Chinese vocabulary you will need. This new edition has been extensively revised and expanded to include over 12,000 entries. A reference guide to the essentials of Chinese grammar and pronunciation are provided to ensure you will be understood when speaking. Features of this Chinese dictionary include: Complete English-Chinese and Chinese-English sections Headwords are printed in bold for easy reference Alternate meanings of the same word (in English or Chinese) are clearly distinguished Includes the latest IT, mobile phone, Internet and social media terminology
Learn how to write 250 of the commonest Chinese characters, with stroke by stroke guidance on every page. With thousands of characters to learn, beginning to read and write Chinese is a daunting task. Aimed at learners, this book takes you through 250 of the commonest characters in a clear and accessible way. The meaning of every character is explained along with information about its radical, the compound words it can form, its history, and more. There is a practice grid on every page, showing how the character is written, with space for you to practise writing the character for yourself. It is generally agreed that learners of Chinese need a working knowledge of about 100 characters in order to make themselves at all understood and to travel in China, so Easy Learning Chinese Characters is a great place to start.
Value priced, durable, and easily portable, this dictionary is ideal for students and travelers. • 40,000 references • All main headwords in blue for quick reference • Comprehensive vocabulary with many idiomatic expressions • Useful appendices with grammar information • The ideal compact reference work for everyday use
Provides a list of the five thousand words and the two thousand Chinese characters most commonly used in the language, as well as alphabetical and part-of-speech indexes.
This Mandarin picture dictionary covers the 1,500 most useful Mandarin Chinese words and sentences. Each word and sentence is given in Chinese characters with Hanyu Pinyin pronunciation and English definition. The words are grouped into 38 themes or topics. Each theme has 25 to 35 words and 5 to 8 sentences and is richly illustrated with color photographs. Includes online companion audio recordings by native Mandarin speakers of all the vocabulary and sentences. A brief introduction to Chinese pronunciation and tones is included, and indexes at the back allow you to quickly look up any of the words or characters in the book. Since this dictionary covers all the words for the AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam as well as the Chinese HSK Levels 1 & 2, it is an ideal test prep resource for a visual learner.
Essential Mandarin Chinese Phrasebook & Dictionary presents the practical language of everyday interactions, conveyed in a way that's clear, concise, accessible and enjoyable. It includes significant sentences used when meeting people, starting conversations, and asking and replying to questions, as well as a basic Chinese grammar and pronunciation guide to help you start speaking Mandarin right away. Terms and phrases covering mobile phones, wireless, and social media help you make the most of the language. Also, sentences on the essentials of travel help visitors navigate the basics of arranging accommodations, dining out, dealing with transportation and emergencies, and more. All Chinese words are presented in both Romanized form and Chinese script. Essential Mandarin Chinese Phrasebook & Dictionary includes: Over 1,500 practical sentences for everyday use A dictionary containing over 2,000 terms and expressions A handy format for finding the information you need quickly and easily The latest Mandarin Chinese vocabulary and phrases for smartphones, social media and more Manga illustrations provided as visual cues for language use in context
Berlitz Picture Dictionary Chinese With over 2000 essential words and phrases, this stylish, pocket-sized Chinese picture dictionary from Berlitz's trusted language experts makes communicating quick and easy. Developed by a team of Berlitz language experts, each book in this stylish series of picture dictionaries is a goldmine of over 2000 illustrated words and phrases. Packed with essential words you'll need to communicate in everyday situations -Content conveniently organised into twelve thematic units (General Vocabulary, People, Home and Housekeeping, School, Work, Food and Drink, Travel and Leisure, Health, Sport, Nature, Shopping and Services, and Culture and Media) -Each word is accompanied by a translation, a simple phonetic transcription, and a colour picture, allowing for swift communication and comprehension -Also ideal for first-time language-learners seeking to expand their vocabulary, and those wishing to refresh their knowledge -Compact format makes this the perfect portable communication companion -Includes invaluable pronunciation guide and handy bilingual index About Berlitz: Berlitz draws on years of travel and language expertise to bring you a wide range of travel and language products, including travel guides, maps, phrase books, language-learning courses, dictionaries and kids' language products.
(B&W Edition)The ideal illustrated dictionary with stroke orders for over 3400 Chinese simplified characters, for all Chinese learners from beginners to advanced levels- an optimal reference book for the preparation of HSK examinations (level I-V).In addition to stroke orders, you will find the most important up-to-date meanings of characters as well as sample expressions using these characters.Illustrations for the major components of each character (radicals) greatly facilitate the building of mnemonics or memory tricks to make memorizing the whole character easier. Calligraphic sequences point out the pictorial evolution of character components helping you to understand the fascinating and also fun stories behind the characters. Knowing more about the story of a character makes memorizing them easier and interesting!An overview for beginners over the most important rules for how to write a Chinese character makes it possible for everyone to easily access the fascinating world of Chinese characters.An additional exercise book to practice the stroke order for over 2000 Chinese characters is available under the title "The Exercise Book for Chinese simplified characters - Stroke orders of 2000 Chinese characters."Find further opportunities for stroke order practice on www.mandarinstrokes.com!(Black&White Edition)
A dictionary written for English-speaking elementary-school-level children who are taking a beginning course in Mandarin Chinese, as well as for Chinese-speaking children learning English, provides phonetic pronunication and translation for each entry, along with sample sentences to demonstrate usage.