Chinese-English Frequency Dictionary: A Study Guide to Mandarin Chinese's 500 Most Frequently Used Words

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Hippocrene Books, 2002 - Foreign Language Study - 240 pages
A dictionary of the 500 most frequently used words in the Chinese language, this instructive reference provides meaning and grammatical explanations for the use of each word. Based on a scientific study that concludes that learning a language can be achieved by mastering its most used words, the text acts as both a traditional dictionary and a teaching guide to the world's most widely-spoken language. Each entry is presented in both Chinese characters and roman letters, with pinyin transcription. This book also includes an introduction to the Chinese language and a pronunciation guide.

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This book has commonly used phrases but they are not organized in a way that makes the book easy to use. I was looking for more of a practical guide to common words but wanted them listed in ... Read full review

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This book is very helpful in defining and explaining words. It's helped me a lot in understanding the different meanings of a hanzi character and showing me the different ways of using it. The book has some sentences written in hanzi but for those who have a hard time reading, pinyin is also included right after--as well as a translation of that sentence. The only issue I have concerning the book is buying it. Many websites selling it sell it for a very high price when it really is an 18$ book... 

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