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Title: 500 Common Chinese Idioms
Subtitle: An Annotated Frequency Dictionary
Written By: Liwei Jiao
Cornelius Kubler
Weiguo Zhang
URL: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415776820/
Description:

500 Common Chinese Idioms is the ideal tool for all intermediate to advanced
learners of Chinese. Based on large corpora of authentic language data, it
presents the 500 most commonly used Chinese idioms or chengyu, along
with a variety of synonyms, antonyms and the most common structures,
enabling the reader to make educated guesses about the meanings of
hundreds of unfamiliar idioms.

Key features include:

*the idiom in both simplified and traditional characters
*a literal English translation and English equivalents
*two suitable example sentences, plus explanations and usage notes
*a Pinyin index and stroke order index.

This practical dictionary is suitable both for class use and independent study
and will be of interest to students and teachers of Chinese alike.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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BibTex: View BibTex record
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Language Documentation
Text/Corpus Linguistics
Lexicography
Language Acquisition
Language Learning
Subject Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin
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Versions:
Format: Electronic
ISBN: 0203839145
ISBN-13: 9780203839140
Pages: 314
Prices: U.S. $ 55.95
U.K. £ 29.99
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415598931
ISBN-13: 9780415598934
Pages: 314
Prices: U.K. £ 85.00
U.S. $ 140.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415776821
ISBN-13: 9780415776820
Pages: 314
Prices: U.K. £ 29.99
U.S. $ 55.95