Cheng & Tsui Chinese Measure Word Dictionary - Online Book

Cheng & Tsui Chinese Measure Word Dictionary - Online Book

A Chinese-English English-Chinese Usage Guide
Compiled by Jiqing Fang, Michael Connelly

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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 too do Chinese nouns require the correct measure word. But even advanced students of Chinese sometimes struggle to find the right measure word for a particular noun or context.

This one-of-a-kind dictionary brings together 150 of the most frequently used Chinese measure words and a set of the most common nouns, including those featured in the widely used Integrated Chinese series. It is the only dictionary that allows you to search entries in three different ways: by measure word, by Chinese noun, and by English noun. The Cheng & Tsui Measure Word Dictionary is an indispensable reference for any student who wishes to sound more educated and polished in Chinese speech and writing. 


Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
Friday, January 5, 2018
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Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Section I: Frequently Used Chinese Measure Words with Example Nouns and Usage Notes
  • Section II: English Nouns with Corresponding Chinese Measure Words
  • Section III: Chinese Nouns with Corresponding Chinese Measure Words
  • Appendices
    • Common Chinese Units of Weights & Measures
    • Common Chinese Military, Administrative, and Educational Units

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
About the Author(s)

For more than 40 years, Jiqing Fang has been working as a scriptwriter, translator, and senior editor with CCTV--China's national television network--mainly in the English language division. Michael Connelly's professional career has ranged from writing news stories for the Burlington Free Press to editing scientific journals for the Chinese Academy of Science and news reports for CCTV's English news programming. Fang and Connelly met while both were pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1982. Since then, they have worked together, cooked together, and now they have finally written a book together.