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Traditional Chinese Characters: Learn & Remember 2,193 Character Meanings
Traditional Chinese Characters
Learn & Remember 2,193 Character Meanings
Paperback      ISBN: 0982232438

The pioneering memory technique taught in this book removes the major obstacle to learning modern Mandarin Chinese: how to remember the meanings of more than 2,000 of the most common of traditional Chinese characters--enough to read more than 96 percent of the characters in almost any Chinese text. The lessons included here will help to learn new definitions at a breakneck pace, build up new characters using characters already learned, develop memory tricks to associate meanings with these characters, and fix meanings and characters forever in the mind. This unique manual provides a sure-fire way to master the most challenging and intimidating aspect of learning Chinese, vital for any student of the Chinese language.

Tuttle Chinese-English Dictionary: [Fully Romanized]
Tuttle Chinese-English Dictionary
[Fully Romanized]
Paperback      ISBN: 0804845794
This is an extensive and user-friendly Chinese to English dictionary.

The Tuttle Chinese-English Dictionary provides clear and accurate definitions in idiomatic English for the 18,000 most common Chinese vocabulary items (characters and compounds), including all words required for the official HSK Chinese Language Proficiency Examination used by the Chinese government as well as corporations and universities worldwide.

This Chinese dictionary is designed specifically for English speakers. All entries are listed alphabetically in their romanized form using the standard Hanyu Pinyin romanization system. To ensure that the dictionary is up-to-date, recently coined terms have been included reflecting the dramatic changes taking place in Chinese society, business and education. Entries contain idiomatic expressions and detailed notes on Chinese culture, grammar and usage that are extremely useful for foreigners--a unique feature found in no other Chinese dictionary.

Over 8,000 example Chinese sentences are provided showing how Chinese words are used in real-life situations. A concise guide to Chinese pronunciation, tones and grammar and lists of common character components, measure words are given at the front of the dictionary, while Chinese personal and place names are given at the back. Indexes list characters by strokes and also by radicals to enable the reader to look up characters when the pronunciation is not known.

Key features of this Chinese dictionary include:
  • Clear and concise definitions for 18,000 common vocabulary items.
  • The only Chinese dictionary designed specifically for English speakers.
  • All entries listed alphabetically in romanized Hanyu Pinyin form.
  • Includes all words for the HSK Chinese language Proficiency Examination.
Tuttle Compact Mandarin Chinese Dictionary: Chinese-English English-Chinese [All Hsk Levels, Fully Romanized]
Tuttle Compact Mandarin Chinese Dictionary
Chinese-English English-Chinese [All Hsk Levels, Fully Romanized]
Paperback      ISBN: 0804848106
This is a compact and user-friendly English-Chinese and Chinese-English dictionary.

The Tuttle Compact Chinese Dictionary is a completely new reference dictionary designed for English speakers who are learning or using Chinese as a foreign language. It contains more than 48,000 words and expressions, including all the words required for the official HSK Chinese Language Proficiency Examination. Entries are carefully selected to reflect the latest usage in the spheres of business, technology, sports and media. For each Chinese word, the pronunciation, word classes and definitions are given together with other useful information on measure words, and idiomatic expressions.

Over 5,000 example sentences are provided to show how the words are used in real-life situations. All Chinese words and phrases are presented in Chinese characters and pinyin so that users can immediately pronounce the characters with ease and accuracy. A concise guide to Chinese pronunciation, tones and grammar is found at the front of the dictionary, as well as lists of common character components and measure words. A Radical Index and Stroke Order Index are given for all Chinese words listed in the Chinese-English section of the dictionary
  • Contains over 48,000 entries, including all high-frequency Chinese and English words
  • All Chinese words and phrases presented in Chinese characters and pinyin
  • User-friendly presentation with idioms and example sentences
  • The idea reference dictionary for students, and business people
Tuttle Concise Chinese Dictionary: Chinese-English English-Chinese [Fully Romanized]
Tuttle Concise Chinese Dictionary
Chinese-English English-Chinese [Fully Romanized]
Paperback      ISBN: 0804845670
This is the most up-to-date Mandarin Chinese Dictionary available today.

Tuttle Concise Chinese Dictionary has both Chinese to English and English to Chinese sections. Its compact size allows for easy transport without limiting the content. This Mandarin dictionary is perfect for Chinese language students, or business people and tourists traveling to China who wish to learn Chinese. It contains over 25,000 words and expressions (including all the required words for the official HSK Chinese Proficiency Examination), carefully selected to cover all important aspects of life and commerce in China. In addition, extensive information on Chinese grammar and Mandarin pronunciation are included.

This Chinese dictionary contains the following features:
  • 25,000 Chinese words and expressions.
  • Chinese-English and English-Chinese sections
  • Up-to-date local Chinese slang and idioms.
  • A guide to Mandarin pronunciation and Chinese Grammar.
  • An explanation of Mandarin tones and syllables.
  • An introduction to writing Chinese and stroke order.
  • Radical and stroke indexes for easy reference.
  • All the Chinese vocabulary included in the HSK language examinations.
  • Romanized forms (hanyu pinyin) including tones for accurate pronunciation.
  • Extensive notes with detailed tips on usage and social context.
  • Parts of speech, common phrases and idiomatic expressions.

Other dictionaries in this bestselling series you might be interested in include: Concise Japanese Dictionary, Concise Korean Dictionary, and Concise Vietnamese Dictionary.
Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters: (hsk Levels 1-3) a Revolutionary New Way to Learn the 800 Most Basic Chinese Characters; Includes All Characters f
Tuttle Learning Chinese Characters
(hsk Levels 1-3) a Revolutionary New Way to Learn the 800 Most Basic Chinese Characters; Includes All Characters f
Chinese    Paperback      ISBN: 080483816x
This user-friendly book is aimed at helping students of Mandarin Chinese learn and remember Chinese characters.

At last--there is a truly efficient and enjoyable way to learn Chinese characters This book helps students to learn and remember both the meanings and the pronunciations of over 800 characters. This otherwise daunting task is made more accessible by the use of techniques based on the psychology of learning and memory. Fundamental principles include the use of visual imagery, the visualization of short stories, and the systematic building up of more complicated characters from basic building blocks.

Although Learning Chinese Characters is a comprehensive book intended for students, it can be used by anyone with an interest in Chinese characters, without any prior knowledge of Chinese. It can be used alongside (or after, or even before) a course in the Chinese language. All characters are simplified (as in mainland China) but traditional characters are also given, when available.

Key features:
  • Specially designed pictures and stories are used in a structured way to make the learning process more enjoyable and effective, reducing the need for rote learning to the absolute minimum.
  • The emphasis throughout is on learning and remembering the meanings and pronunciations of the characters. Tips are also included on learning techniques and how to avoid common problems.
  • Characters are introduced in a logical sequence, which also gives priority to learning the most common characters first.
  • Modern simplified characters are used, with pronunciations given in pinyin. Key information is given for each character, including radical, stroke-count, traditional form, compounds, and guidance on writing the character.

This is a practical guide with a clear, concise and appealing layout, and it is well-indexed with clear lookup methods. The 800 Chinese characters and 1,033 compounds specified for the original HSK Level A proficiency test are covered.
Tuttle Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary: English-Chinese Chinese-English (Fully Romanized)
Tuttle Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary
English-Chinese Chinese-English (Fully Romanized)
Chinese    Paperback      ISBN: 0804848459
This handy Mandarin dictionary allows you to look up words quickly and easily--and be understood while speaking.

The Tuttle Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary is a pocket-sized dictionary designed for travelers, business people, and beginner Chinese language students. It contains all the most common Chinese vocabulary you will need. Extensively revised and expanded, this new edition includes over 20,000 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
Using Chinese Synonyms
Using Chinese Synonyms
Paperback      ISBN: 0521617871

Using Chinese Synonyms is an essential reference book, specifically designed for non-native speakers of Chinese, and for teachers and other language professionals who want a user-friendly guide to the finer nuances of Chinese synonyms. It contains approximately 1700 synonyms in 316 groups. With the particular needs of non-native speakers of Chinese in mind, this invaluable book selects and explains words and phrases in everyday use, allowing students to enhance their knowledge of one of the most important and widely-spoken languages in the world. This book assists in the development of fluent, spontaneous and skilful use of Chinese synonyms.