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By Tony McEnery, Richard Xiao, Paul Rayson

ISBN-10: 0415455863

ISBN-13: 9780415455862

A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese is a useful instrument for all newcomers of Mandarin chinese language, supplying a listing of the 5,000 phrases and the 2,000 chinese language characters (simplified) most popular within the language. in response to a fifty-million-word corpus composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and information texts in present use, the dictionary offers the person with an in depth frequency-based checklist, in addition to alphabetical and part-of-speech indexes.

All entries within the frequency checklist function the English similar and a pattern sentence with English translation. The Dictionary additionally includes thirty thematically geared up lists of often used phrases on various themes akin to nutrition, climate, trip and time expressions.

A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese permits scholars of all degrees to maximise their examine of Mandarin vocabulary in an effective and interesting method. it's also an outstanding source for lecturers of the language.

A CD model is on the market to buy individually. Designed to be used by way of corpus and computational linguists it offers the entire textual content in a layout that researchers can strategy and switch into appropriate lists for his or her personal learn work.

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