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Cheng & Tsui Chinese Measure Word Dictionary - Online Book

Cheng & Tsui Chinese Measure Word Dictionary - Online Book

ISBN:
D9780887276323
A Chinese-English English-Chinese Usage Guide
compiled by Jiqing Fang, Michael Connelly
$29.99
Description

Now in ebook format!

A herd of geese, or a flock? A stick of gum, or a tablet? A jug of wine, or a glass?

Just as English nouns often need classifiers, so do Chinese nouns require the correct “measure word.” Ready access to the hundreds of varying measure words is key to speaking and writing polished Chinese, but even advanced students sometimes struggle to find the right one for a particular noun or context.

Here is the essential resource for every student concerned with accurate and fluent usage: the Cheng & Tsui Chinese Measure Word Dictionary. This new and unprecedented reference work is the only dictionary that allows you to search entries in three different ways: by measure word, by Chinese noun, and by English noun. Entries comprise the most frequently used measure words and nouns, including vocabulary from the Integrated Chinese textbook series.

This useful guide features:

Section 1: Chinese measure words, with example nouns and usage notes

Section 2: English nouns, arranged alphabetically, with corresponding Chinese measure words

Section 3: Chinese nouns, arranged alphabetically, with corresponding Chinese measure words

Accessible and one-of-a-kind, the Cheng & Tsui Chinese Measure Word Dictionary is an indispensable reference for all students of modern Chinese.

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
Friday, January 5, 2018
Format: 
Online Textbook Subscription
Reviews

Chinese measure words are especially hard to master, and the Cheng & Tsui Chinese Measure Word Dictionary is designed precisely to address the needs of a wide spectrum of Chinese language learners. While other measure word dictionaries provide only a list of measure words with English translation and usage examples, this one also lists commonly used nouns in both Chinese and English. Anyone who is able to use Chinese creatively will find this reference work useful.

— Dr. Alan Aimin Li, Senior Lecturer in Chinese, Dartmouth College