Reading and Writing Chinese: Third Edition by William McNaughton

By William McNaughton

This is a compete and easy–to–use advisor for interpreting and writing chinese language characters.

Used as a customary by means of scholars and academics studying to learn chinese language and write chinese language for greater than 3 many years, the bestselling Reading & Writing Chinese has been thoroughly revised and up-to-date. Reading & Writing Chinese locations at your fingertips the fundamental 1,725 chinese language characters' updated definitions, derivations, pronunciations, and examples of right utilization through cleverly condensed grids. This consultant additionally specializes in Pinyin, that is the professional procedure to transcribe Hanzi, chinese language characters, into Latin script, now universally utilized in mainland China and Singapore. conventional characters (still utilized in Taiwan and Hong Kong) also are integrated, making this an entire reference.

Newly up-to-date and revised, those characters are those formally prescribed by means of the chinese language executive for the across the world famous try of talent in chinese language, the Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). The student's skill to learn chinese language and write chinese language are bolstered throughout.

Key good points of this newly-expanded variation include:

  • The 1,725 most often used characters in either Simplified and conventional forms
  • All 2,633 characters and 5,000+ compounds required for the HSK Exam
  • Mnemonics to assist with memorization
  • Standard Hanyu Pinyin romanizations
  • extra mnemonic words and etymologies that can assist you bear in mind the characters
  • an intensive creation, alphabetical index, and index in keeping with stroke count number and stroke order
  • thoroughly updated/expanded English definitions
  • handy quick-reference tables of radicals
  • up-to-date and revised compounds, plus 25% extra vocabulary now offered
  • Codes to help people who are getting ready for the AP examination or the HSK exam

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Head 371 171. 至 reach 514 172. 光 light 839 173. 虍 tiger 772 174. 虫 bug 731 175. 缶 crock p. 234b 176. 耒 plow p. 217a 177. 舌 tongue 426 178. 竹 bamboo 65 179. 臼 mortar 281 180. 自 small nose 619 181. 血 blood 1010 182. 舟 boat 583 183. 羽 wings 869 184. 艮 stubborn 51 —7 — 185. 言 words 57 186. 辛 bitter 70 187. 辰 early 851 188. 麦 wheat p. 246b 189. 走 walk 227 190. 赤 red p. 216b 191. 豆 flask 797 192. 束 bundle 745 193. 酉 wine 474 194. 豕 pig 502 195. 里 village 145 196. 足 foot 247 197. 采 cull 620 198. 豸 snake p.

Moreover, these combinations provide review as well as usage examples. Some examples are also given of a favorite stylistic device in Chinese speech and writing—four-character set expressions (成语). Learning these four-character set expressions will be useful for the student in the same way as learning two-character combinations, and it will also prepare the student to deal with them when he/she encounters them or similar four-character expressions—written or spoken. Finally, practice with two-character combinations and four-character set expressions will tend to break down the illusion, which the writing system so insistently encourages, that Chinese is a monosyllabic language.

Beard 986 170. 页 head 371 171. 至 reach 514 172. 光 light 839 173. 虍 tiger 772 174. 虫 bug 731 175. 缶 crock p. 234b 176. 耒 plow p. 217a 177. 舌 tongue 426 178. 竹 bamboo 65 179. 臼 mortar 281 180. 自 small nose 619 181. 血 blood 1010 182. 舟 boat 583 183. 羽 wings 869 184. 艮 stubborn 51 —7 — 185. 言 words 57 186. 辛 bitter 70 187. 辰 early 851 188. 麦 wheat p. 246b 189. 走 walk 227 190. 赤 red p. 216b 191. 豆 flask 797 192. 束 bundle 745 193. 酉 wine 474 194. 豕 pig 502 195. 里 village 145 196. 足 foot 247 197. 采 cull 620 198.

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