Reading and Writing Chinese: Third Edition by William McNaughton PDF

By William McNaughton

ISBN-10: 080484299X

ISBN-13: 9780804842990

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

Used as a typical by way of scholars and academics studying to learn chinese language and write chinese language for greater than 3 a long time, 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 by way of cleverly condensed grids. This consultant additionally makes a speciality of Pinyin, that's the authentic method 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 incorporated, making this an entire reference.

Newly up to date and revised, those characters are those formally prescribed by way of the chinese language govt for the the world over 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 strengthened throughout.

Key positive factors of this newly-expanded version include:

  • The 1,725 most often used characters in either Simplified and standard forms
  • All 2,633 characters and 5,000+ compounds required for the HSK Exam
  • Mnemonics to aid with memorization
  • Standard Hanyu Pinyin romanizations
  • extra mnemonic words and etymologies that can assist you take note the characters
  • an intensive advent, alphabetical index, and index in line 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 those who find themselves getting ready for the AP examination or the HSK exam

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Each entry for a character is given in units of information based on developments in “programmed instruction,” and these units have been arranged in order of growing difficulty. Help is given to students in mastering the problem of “look-alike” characters: through juxtaposition and cross-reference, the author has tried to clarify the main causes of the problem, look-alike radicals and look-alike characters. The new edition’s content and organization are based on the analysis and vocabulary presented in HSCHDD (Beijing: Beijing Yuyanxue Chubanshe, 1995 [1992]).

Pronunciation and tone 6. character definition 7. radical information 8. radical number 9. Hanyu Shuiping Cihui... list (see pp. ix–x) 10. , L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, or L6) when applicable 11. character explanation 12. (MN) indicates a mnemonic tip 13. character combinations with pronunciation, meaning, and HSC and HSK list/exam level 14. traditional character 15. ref. to radical when difficult to discern (see char. ” Because there are significant differences between the grammatical systems of Chinese (a member of the “Sino-Tibetan” language family), and of English (a member of the “Indo-European” language family), problems can arise with these definitions.

Ax 342 116. 爪 claws 306 (447) 117. 尺 foot (length) 949 118. 月 moon/meat 104 119. 殳 club 234 120. 欠 yawn 244 121. 风 wind 819 122. 氏 clan 276 123. 比 compare 660 124. 肀 “top of 聿” 109 125. 水 water 473 —5 — 126. 立 stand 144 127. 疒 sick 605 128. 穴 cave 454 129. 衤 side-gown 290 (cp. 161) 130. “top of 春” 811 131. 玉 jade 74 132. 示 sign 899 133. 去 go 556 134. “top of 劳” p. 221a 135. 甘 sweet 195 136. 石 rock 749 137. 龙 dragon p. 241a 138. 戊 halberd 517 139. “top of 常” 482 140. 业 business 714 141. 目 eye 129 142.

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