It's never a good idea to be overly–relient on technology while traveling! Look up words quickly and easily with this great little Chinese dictionary.
Intended for use by students, tourists, and business people traveling to China Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary
is an essential tool for communication and a great way to learn Chinese. 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.
- Mandarin–English and English–Mandarin sections.
- 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, Ph.D. is an applied linguist with 30 years of practical experience in teaching Chinese to foreign learners. Now retired from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, he is the author of the Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary, the Pocket Cantonese Dictionary, Essential Mandarin Chinese Phrase Book, Essential Cantonese Phrase Book, and the four volumes of Learning Chinese Characters Flash Cards (Tuttle Publishing).
"When traveling in China keep your dictionary in your pocket at all times. Learn to communicate with the locals in their own language and you'll get to know the culture much better. You will also be able to haggle great prices at the markets!" —howcanilearnchinese.com