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Although Chinese-English dictionaries have become increasingly available on the market, one with Cantonese romanizations is still relatively rare. Chinese-English Dictionary is the first of its kind which uses both Cantonese and Mandarin romanizations. It features:
  • Over 6,000 most commonly used single-characters
  • About 12,000 terms to illustrate the use of the characters, hence bringing the characters to life
  • Definitions in straightforward English
  • Yale Cantonese Romanization system and Hanyu Pinyin system for the characters, thereby opening the door to a much wider use of the dictionary
  • Three indexes, namely the radical index, the strokes index, and the Cantonese romanization index, to facilitate the search of characters
  • Appendices including the introduction to the Yale Romanization system and the Hanyu Pinyin system, as well as the comparison between the four different kinds of Cantonese Romanization systems
Since its first publication in 1989, Chinese-English Dictionary has become a useful and handy reference for teachers and students of Chinese, and in particular of the Cantonese dialect. It has also been revised and updated in 1994.

About the Editor:
The New Asia - Yale-in-China Chinese Language Center is one of the largest institutions of its kind worldwide. Founded in 1963 under the auspices of New Asia College and the Yale-in-China Association, it became part of The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1974. Three to four hundred students from over fifty different countries or regions attend the Center each semester, including summer, to study Cantonese or Putonghua from beginning through advanced levels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789622019225
  • Publisher: Chinese University Press, The
  • Publication date: 1/15/2000
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 624
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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