Using Chinese Synonyms is an essential reference book, specifically designed for non-native speakers of Chinese, and for teachers and other language professionals who want a user-friendly guide to the finer nuances of Chinese synonyms. It contains approximately 1700 synonyms in 316 groups. With the particular needs of non-native speakers of Chinese in mind, this invaluable book selects and explains words and phrases in everyday use, allowing students to enhance their knowledge of one of the most important and widely-spoken languages in the world. This book assists in the development of fluent, spontaneous and skilful use of Chinese synonyms.
• Synonyms are listed in lexical groups, according to their level of formality - a useful arrangement rarely available in traditional dictionaries • Entries are diverse, including casual and formal usages, taboo and topical references, and varied levels of politeness • An English index and two pinyin lists enable quick location of words and phrases from either language
Pinyin list; Pinyin grouped list; Introduction; Chinese synonyms.