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Using Chinese Synonyms

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  • Date Published: May 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521617871

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  • Using Chinese Synonyms is an essential reference book, specifically designed for non-native speakers of Chinese, and for teachers and other language professionals who want a user-friendly guide to the finer nuances of Chinese synonyms. It contains approximately 1700 synonyms in 316 groups. With the particular needs of non-native speakers of Chinese in mind, this invaluable book selects and explains words and phrases in everyday use, allowing students to enhance their knowledge of one of the most important and widely-spoken languages in the world. This book assists in the development of fluent, spontaneous and skilful use of Chinese synonyms.

    • Synonyms are listed in lexical groups, according to their level of formality - a useful arrangement rarely available in traditional dictionaries
    • Entries are diverse, including casual and formal usages, taboo and topical references, and varied levels of politeness
    • An English index and two pinyin lists enable quick location of words and phrases from either language
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    'Zhang's Using Chinese Synonyms is an excellent compilation, sure to be very useful for students (and teachers) of the Chinese language at any level except the most basic. And even elementary students, who would not yet be able to read the example sentences easily, could profit from the English definitions and comparisons of synonyms.' James E. Dew, Chinese Language and Discourse

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    Product details

    • Date Published: May 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521617871
    • length: 446 pages
    • dimensions: 238 x 169 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.82kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Pinyin list
    Pinyin grouped list
    Chinese synonyms.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Intensive Chinese
  • Author

    Grace Qiao Zhang, Curtin University of Technology, Perth
    Grace Qiao Zhang is Associate Professor in Chinese and Linguistics at Curtin University of Technology, Australia. She was awarded a Ph.D. by the University of Edinburgh, and has had over twenty-five years of tertiary experience in teaching Chinese language in Australia, China, New Zealand and the UK. She has published extensively on Chinese language, linguistics and translation, including eight books and more than twenty journal articles.

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