Dictionary with more than 9000 words grouped in around 300 areas of knowledge. It is a dictionary for intermediate or advanced level students. There a bunch of notes and cultural references so that students learn new words and how to apply them in real situations.
This dictionary can be used by self-taught people because it contains lots of explanations and examples that will students improving their knowledge of Chinese language.
Description by the publisher:
A Thematic Dictionary of Contemporary Chinese is a unique resource for intermediate to advanced students of Chinese.
The dictionary presents 9,000 words organized thematically in approximately 300 different subject areas. These themes cover the vocabulary necessary for daily use and for conducting meaningful conversations with native Chinese speakers on a variety of topics, from politics to business, and from hobbies to education.
Each vocabulary item is annotated with the most frequent collocations, allowing learners to improve their fluency by storing new vocabulary in larger linguistic units. Cultural and linguistic tips enable learners to grasp the vocabulary more effectively and increase their awareness of Chinese culture embedded in the language. Review exercises are provided throughout to ensure learners have ample opportunity to practice the new material.
This is a great resource for both independent study and classroom use and will be of interest to students and teachers of Chinese alike. For further understanding of Chinese expressions, students are encouraged to read 500 Common Chinese Proverbs and Colloquial Expressions and 500 Common Chinese Idioms.
List of abbreviations and grammatical terms
List of 302 themes
Structure and organization of entries
A Thematic Dictionary of Contemporary Chinese
Appendix one: English index of 302 themes
Appendix two: Pinyin index of 302 themes
Appendix three: English and Pinyin index of 1,000 cultural and linguistic tips
Appendix four: Stroke index of 1,000 cultural and linguistic tips