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Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary: With Talking Chinese Dictionary and Instant Translator Paperback – September 9, 2004

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  • Paperback: 1168 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (September 9, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195964616
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195964615
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.4 x 2.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,496,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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`Review from previous edition this is an excellent general dictionary, in my view the best of its type I have used, and I would wholeheartedly recommend it.' Esther Tyldesley, professional Chinese translator, and translator of the critically-acclaimed The Good Women of China by Xinran

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By I. C. Rogers on April 24, 2006
Format: Paperback
In my experience traveling and living in China for two years, having arrived in the country with this dictionary and no prior experience in the language, I have become competent in Mandarin with the great help of this little 'friend'.

Although certainly not concise, it is missing a great deal of (usually) less practical words, it is small enough to carry in your pocket as you wander the streets trying to self-study or translate. It explains grammatical terms with amazing clarity in a tone that an amateur in language studies can understand. Often if will give 4 definitions for a word, but will explain the application of each definition. Moreover, it will give example sentences to help with grammatical and further vocabulary retention. It also uses both PINYIN and Characters in the Chinese definitions.

Basically it is a huge communicative aid and learning tool but should accompany another source to fill in the vocabulary blanks.
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