Intended for use by students, tourists, and business people traveling to China Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary is an essential tool for communicating in Mandarin. It features all the essential Chinese vocabulary appropriate for beginning to intermediate students. It's handy pocket format and easy-to read type will make any future trip to China much easier. In addition to being an excellent English to Mandarin dictionary and Mandarin to English dictionary Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary contains important notes on the Chinese language, Chinese grammar, and proper Mandarin pronunciation. All entries are written in the Romanized form (hanyu pinyin) as well as Chinese characters (hanzi) so that in the case of difficulties the book can simply be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with.
This dictionary contains:
The 3,000 most commonly used words in the Mandarin Chinese language
Romanized Chinese (hanyu pinyin)and Chinese characters (hanzi)
An introduction to and history of the Chinese language
Information on Chinese grammar
A guide to pronouncing Chinese correctly
Other books from this bestselling series you might enjoy include: Pocket Cantonese Dictionary, Pocket Japanese Dictionary, Pocket Korean Dictionary, and Pocket Vietnamese Dictionary.
Philip Yungkin Lee, a native speaker of Chinese, is Senior Lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He has published several language learning titles and has received a Teaching Excellence award from his university.