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This is an ideal dictionary for students of the Chinese language.The Beginner's Chinese Dictionary is specifically designed for learners of Chinese. It covers the 2,500 basic vocabulary items, including all vocabulary prescribed for Levels 1-5 of the standard test of proficiency in Chinese, Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) .Entries are arranged alphabetically according to the pinyin transliteration. For each character, the radical and stroke count are given. An analysis of word formation is also provided to aid understanding of how words of two or more syllables are formed. Sample sentences are presented in Chinese characters with pinyin and English equivalents, to show how each headword should be used. A radical and character index allows quick access to any headword.

About the Author

Li Dong

Li Dong was a full professor of English at the Shanghai International Studies University when he left China in 1988. Before that he had spent two years with the Oxford University Press Lexical Research Unit for advanced studies in lexicology and lexicography. Professor Li has had 45 years experiences in teaching English and Chinese at university levels in China, the UK, the USA and New Zealand. He has published book-length dissertation and journal articles on lexicology and lexicography. His specialist field is pedagogical lexicography (or, in plain English, the making of dictionaries specially for the teaching and learning of a foreign language) . That is why he is the proud author of the highly successful Tuttle Chinese dictionaries including --

Tuttle Beginner's Chinese Dictionary,
Tuttle Learner's Chinese-English Dictionary (2 editions) ,
Tuttle Concise Chinese Dictionary,
Tuttle Chinese-English Dictionary,
Tuttle English-Chinese Dictionary, and
Tuttle Compact Chinese Dictionary.

Now retired from teaching, Prof Li is working on a new Chinese-English dictionary for learners to keep abreast of the rapidly developing Chinese society.

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