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Author Jiao, Liwei.

Title 500 common Chinese idioms : an annotated frequency dictionary / Liwei Jiao, Cornelius C. Kubler, Weiguo Zhang
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2011
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Summary 500 Common Chinese Idioms is the ideal tool for all intermediate to advanced learners of Chinese. Based on large corpuses 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
This practical dictionary is suitable both for class use and independent study and will be of interest to students and teachers of Chinese alike. --Book Jacket
̀€Grounded in corpus research, this dictionary has a number of laudable features: with focused attention on learner usage, entries are clearly analyzed, exemplified and contextualized.' Zheng-sheng Zhang, San Diego State University, USA
̀€The authors have done a magnificent job explaining this important dimension in the use of Chinese. Learners will appreciate the care they have taken to ensure that the material is maximally relevant and clear. The dictionary will be an invaluable aid to both comprehension and production.' David Crystal, Honorary Professor of Linguistics, The University of Wales, UK
Notes Includes index
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Subject Chinese language -- Terms and phrases.
Chinese language -- Idioms -- Dictionaries -- English
Chinese language -- Idioms.
Chinese language.
Genre/Form Terms and phrases.
Dictionaries.
Form Electronic book
Author Kubler, Cornelius C.
Zhang, Weiguo.
ISBN 0203839145
0415598931
0415776821
1136882529
1136882561
1299776264
9780203839140
9780415598934
9780415776820
9781136882524
9781136882562
9781136882579
113688257X
9781299776265
Other Titles Five hundred common Chinese idioms