Title: Learner's Dictionary of Contemporary Chinese
Author / Editor: Xu Yuming徐玉敏
ISBN: 7-5619-1210-2, 7561912102, 9787561912102
Date of Publication: 2005.03
Number of pages: 1183 pages
Dimensions: 21 x 14.5 cm
The Learner’s Dictionary of Contemporary Chinese (Elementary Level) is aimed at foreign learners with an elementary knowledge of the language. It is also suitable for teachers of Chinese as a second language, Chinese pupils and ethnic minority learners with elementary level skills in Chinese. The 4337 entries in this dictionary cover the A and B level in A Syllabus for the Graded Chinese Vocabulary. The dictionary employs the method of "complete sentence explanation" to explain the entries, helping users understand and summarize the meanings and usages of different items through a number of real situation examples. Every example sentence is given its corresponding pinyin. The entries of a word are sorted according to the semantic field rules, which arrange the polyphonic characters of similar or related meanings around the central monophonic character. It is very convenient for readers to understand the meanings of a group of words through the association of ideas.