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Mandarin Chinese: The Rough Guide Phrasebook

book cover A well organised and useful phrasebook. Very useful for a business traveler or tourist. It has a dictionary of words and phrases with Chinese mandarin and characters as well as a shorter pinyin to English guide. This is followed by dialogue suggestions for common encounters: shopping, traveling and dining.
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Enter the text for a single character or word to look-up in our extensive Chinese-English and English-Chinese dictionary. You can enter a traditional or simplified character, pinyin or English word. For pinyin you can enter with tone marks or tone number at the end.

Character

Pinyin

Wade-Giles

English


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You can enter the character or word to look-up in any one of the following fields:
Character enter a single simplified or traditional character to look-up e.g. .
Pinyin enter a pinyin representation of a character, this can include tone mark or numbers e.g. yǒu or you3 or for all tones putyou.
Wade-Giles enter the wade-giles representation of a character e.g. yu.
English enter the English word to translate e.g. friend.

Our dictionary data is a subset of the CC-EDICT project providing a large free Chinese Dictionary. For license information see CC-EDICT . We have only used the single character definitions and not included some of the more obscure characters leaving about 10,000 definitions. The data has been imported to our MySQL database.

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