HarperCollins Pocket Chinese Dictionary


The most up-to-date and easy-to-use pocket dictionary available

  • Clear color layout for maximum ease of use
  • More than 60,000 words, phrases, and authentic examples of Mandarin Chinese and English
  • Comprehensive radical index
  • Pinyin romanization of every entry for ease of ...
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The most up-to-date and easy-to-use pocket dictionary available

  • Clear color layout for maximum ease of use
  • More than 60,000 words, phrases, and authentic examples of Mandarin Chinese and English
  • Comprehensive radical index
  • Pinyin romanization of every entry for ease of reference
  • Clear notes explaining difficulties of grammar usage
  • Unique Chinese In Action supplement offering practical help with essential expressions
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060595326
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/15/2005
  • Edition description: Bilingual
  • Pages: 1280
  • Sales rank: 1,443,315
  • Product dimensions: 4.02 (w) x 7.08 (h) x 1.73 (d)

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HarperCollins Publishers is one of the world's leading English-language publishers with headquarters in New York. The company is part of News America Publishing Group, a division of News Corporation. The house of Mark Twain, the Bronte Sisters, Thackeray, Dickens, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Maurice Sendak, HarperCollins was founded in New York City in 1817 by the brothers James and John Harper. The worldwide book group, which was formed following News Corporation's acquisition of the British publisher William Collins in January 1990, has significant publishing interests in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia.

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HarperCollins Pocket Chinese Dictionary

By Marcia HarperCollins

HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Copyright © 2006 Marcia HarperCollins
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0060595329

How to use the Dictionary

English-Chinese Side

Below you will find an outline of how information is presented in your dictionary. Our aim is to give you the maximum amount of detail in the clearest and most helpful way.

1 Alphabetical order

1.1 On the English side, strict alphabetical order applies for all headwords except for phrasal verbs (see 1.3 below). For instance, a headword with an initial capital comes before the same word with a lower-case initial.

1.2 Alphabetical order for headwords is as follows:

upper case
lower case
upper case + full stop
lower case + full stop
uppercase + numeral
lower case + numeral

BA etc.

1.3 Phrasal verbs appear in alphabetical order at the end of the entry they belong with and before any other headwords. Thus, buy back, buy in, buy into, buy off, buy out and buy up all appear before buyer.

1.4 Except for phrasal verbs, all other compounds consisting of two or more words are shown as headwords in alphabetical order:

pedestrian crossing
pedestrian precinct


Excerpted from HarperCollins Pocket Chinese Dictionary by Marcia HarperCollins Copyright © 2006 by Marcia HarperCollins. Excerpted by permission.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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