|Title: ||Chinese Picture Dictionary|
|Author / Editor: ||叶立群 Ye Liqun et al.|
|Publisher: ||人民教育出版社 (People's Education Press)|
|Language: ||bilingual Chinese-English|
|Date of Publication: ||2008.12|
|Number of pages: ||317|
|Dimensions: ||23.5 x 17.5 cm|
- This Chinese Picture Dictionary is intended for non-native speakers learning basic Chinese.
- The dictionary contains 1,965 entries, covering all the characters of Level A and Level B in the National Syllabus of Graded Words and Characters for Chinese Proficiency.
- The content of each entry is both in Chinese and English, and the Chinese is presented as both characters and pinyin.
- The dictionary offers about 600 illustrations to facilitate understanding of the characters’ meanings.
- The comparison section in the dictionary is designed to help learners compare those characters that are similar in form and are easily misread and miswritten.
Chinese Picture Dictionary is intended for non-native speakers to learn Chinese. It aims to help them recognize the form of the Chinese characters, pronounce them accurately, understand the meaning, and use the Chinese language correctly.
This dictionary contains more than 1900 entries, covering all the characters of Level A and Level B in the National Syllabus of Graded Words and Characters for Chinese Proficiency. The content of each entry is both in Chinese and English, and also transcribed in pinyin. The pronunciation, the radical, the number of strokes of a Chinese character (except the strokes of the radical itself), the order of strokes observed in calligraphy and the corresponding complex form of the character are clearly indicated after each entry. Meanings for the characters are explained in simple, clear language and sample words and sentences are also given. The dictionary provides colored hand-drawn illustrations to define the characters more directly and vividly.
This dictionary is easy to use with accurate English definitions and pictures. It is an indispensable Chinese dictionary for non-native speakers of Chinese.
Chinese Picture Dictionary is an illustrated Chinese dictionary based on the enlarged edition of the Chinese Picture Dictionary for Beginners, which was originally compiled and published by the People’s Education Press in 1998. It is a reference book designed for foreigners who are learning the Chinese language.
The dictionary contains a collection of 1,965 characters (excluding the 694 traditional characters in the dictionary), covering all the 800 characters at Level A vocabulary and 804 characters at Level B vocabulary in the National Syllabus of Graded Words and Characters for Chinese Proficiency (National Syllabus). It also includes some common characters at Level C and D of the National Syllabus as well as a few common characters not in the National Syllabus.
Each dictionary entry includes the character’s radical, pronunciation, stroke order and the level of the entry (according to the National Syllabus) to help learners have better command of the character’s recognition, pronunciation and definition. The dictionary also provides Chinese phonetic notation, pinyin, as well as an English translation of the notes and examples. Pinyin is labelled based on the “Basic Rules for Hanyu Pinyin Orthography”; however, some necessary adjustments have been made to meet the needs of Chinese language teaching. In addition, the dictionary contains a review of Chinese phonetic symbols for learners to refresh their knowledge of pinyin. This dictionary also offers 591 illustrations to clarify the definition of the characters. Another 13 pages of colored pictures on different themes are included as insets in the dictionary for the convenient use of the readers. The illustrations are designed to enhance the explanations of the text to make the meaning clear to the readers.