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Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary / Edition 4

Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary / Edition 4

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With the tremendous success of the Olympics in China, and with the spectacular growth of Chinese economic and political influence around the world, a reliable dictionary of Chinese is more valuable than ever. Now Oxford announces a new edition of our highly popular Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary, offering a wealth of lexical information in an affordable paperback format.

Authoritative and up-to-date, this fourth edition of the Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary covers over 90,000 words and phrases, and over 130,000 translations of contemporary Chinese and English, with hundreds of brand-new words added to both languages. More than just a dictionary, this handy reference book also includes brand new sections on culture and communication, giving you the tools you need to communicate effectively and understand aspects of another culture. The section on culture offers lively and useful information on life in the Chinese-speaking world. The communication supplement gives help with all types of correspondence, including example letters, emails and résumés. This dictionary is ideal for English and Chinese learners alike, with Chinese simplified and traditional characters as well as Pinyin romanization used throughout. You can quickly find the character you need by looking up by Pinyin or using the radical index. Mandarin pronunciations are provided in Pinyin.

The new edition of the Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary is the perfect reference for anyone needing an affordable, portable Chinese dictionary.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198005940
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 09/03/2009
Pages: 1200
Sales rank: 124,001
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.70(h) x 2.00(d)

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Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I use this dictionary every day when I study for my Chinese class at the university or when I need to verify the symbol that I want to use in an oriental style painting. It takes getting used to in terms of use, but once you use it, it is a necessary tool. I could not do what I do without it. My only complaint is that the print is small. In this version, the print seems a little larger than the original version. (I have both.)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My Chinese teacher recommended this for me. She said it would help while learning. When I brought it into class the next time I went, she seemed pleased. In the back, there is a section for useful every day expressions. For example: Meeting People, Going, Asking Questions, exetra. There's even a section for telling time and applying for a job! I found this very useful.