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Easy Chinese Phrasebook & Dictionary (Paperback)

Easy Chinese Phrasebook & Dictionary (Paperback)
Author/Publisher: Yeou-Koung Tung
Format: paperback
Emphasis: Dictionary, Phrases
Level: Beginning - Intermediate - Advanced
List Price: $12.95

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Book Description
Two books in one—a practical phrasebook of essential Chinese vocabulary and expressions, plus a 3,500 English/Chinese dictionary.

Product Details
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (December 7, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0844285269
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 4.8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.1 ounces.
  • Average Customer Review: based on 3 reviews.

Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Good for basic words, March 11, 2002
Reviewer: A reader
This book is good for basic words but lacks background information that would be helpful. Still, a greater starter book!


8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Great resource!, May 23, 2000

Reviewer: Ben Hazelwood "benhazelwood" (Waco, TX)

The best Chinese aid I've ever seen. Hanzi, pinyin, and English, all on one line, with a C-E and E-C dictionary, to boot!


35 of 35 people found the following review helpful:

This is the only book you need to start learning Chinese., October 12, 1998
Reviewer: A reader
I put 5 stars because it's worth nothing less. This book has more information in it than most of my $30-50 books.

This book has some really useful phrases, which are all written out in 3 different ways. English translation, followed by standard PinYin, and last in line, Chinese characters for Mandarin. A final column on the phrase pages has a handfull of key, (useful) words, and small phrases labelled 'what you may hear'.

The four basic tones or inflections are explained simply. The pronunciation guide in this book is a little abstract but sufficient. As for pronuciation of Chinese, NO BOOK will be able to teach the inflections and pronunciations accurately. However, if you've practiced Chinese with an experienced or native speaker, the book will give enough information to help you recall accurate pronunciation.

This book is about half E-C / C-E dictionary with 3,500 entries, according to the cover. I've been looking at this book for about three years now, still I find new information in it all the time.

The print quality is crisp black on @24lb. white paper, not thin paper. There are 2 different fonts used for the Chinese characters in the book. Unstylized strokes for the phrases, and stylized for addtional words, and dictionary entries. The illustrations are kinda cheezy, as it goes in language books. They're funny at least.


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