A Chinese-English Dictionary of Polyphonic Characters


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A Chinese-English Dictionary of Polyphonic Characters


Author: Roderick S. Bucknell

Order No. 15705

ISBN-13: 9787800526343

ISBN-10: 7800526348

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Sinolingua Press

Pub Year: 1999

Pages: 299

Language: English and Chinese

Size: 5 x 7.5

Price: $13.95

Many of the most commonly used Chinese characters are polyphones. With their linked phonetic and semantic ambiguity, they represent an added burden for anyone learning to read and write Chinese. This dictionary will help lighten that burden by providing full information on the pronunciation and use of these characters. An up-to-date guide suitable for students of Chinese at all levels, this covers a corpus of 386 frequently used polyphones. Each reading and each meaning is illustrated with example words and sentences. Every character has pinyin and its English translation, arranged alphabetically by pinyin. A stroke-count index is included. This is the first bilingual dictionary of its kind that uses simplified characters.

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Weight 1 lbs