McGraw-Hill's Chinese Dictionary and Guide to 20,000 Essential Words: A New Method for Non-Native…

Hardcover | March 5, 2010

byQuanyu Huang

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A breakthrough bilingual dictionary that makes finding the right Chinese character a breeze

When he surveyed his students, authorQuanyu Huang found that only two outof 300 used a Chinese dictionary. Theirmain obstacle is how existing dictionariesare organized; either a user needs to know the "radical"of a character, how to recognize or count writingstrokes, or how a character is pronounced. In McGraw-Hill's Chinese Dictionary and Guide to 20,000 EssentialWords the author overcomes this problem with hisunique "broken marks" method. Each character is comprisedof different marks separated by a physical spaceor sharp change of direction at the end of a mark.Count these marks, and you can locate theChinese character you need in less than a minute. This dictionary and guide will also be a perfect complement to your AP Chinese studies.

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A breakthrough bilingual dictionary that makes finding the right Chinese character a breezeWhen he surveyed his students, authorQuanyu Huang found that only two outof 300 used a Chinese dictionary. Theirmain obstacle is how existing dictionariesare organized; either a user needs to know the "radical"of a character, how to recognize or ...

Quanyu Huang, Ph.D., is the director of the Confucius Institute in Oxford, Ohio, and a bestselling author in China.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:688 pages, 10 × 7.9 × 1.6 inPublished:March 5, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071629246

ISBN - 13:9780071629249

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Table of Contents

Introduction
How to use this dictionary
Chinese-English Dictionary
Index: Broken Marks of Chinese Characters (Simplified)
Index: Broken Marks of Chinese Characters (Traditional)
Index: Chinese Pinyin
Index: Chinese Character Radicals
Index: English Vocabulary