Little Oxford English Dictionary

Author: Sara Hawker
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199202980
Format: PDF, Docs
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Packed with more than 107,000 definitions, the revised and updated edition of this popular, portable dictionary is completely up to date in its coverage.

Oxford Chinese Dictionary

Author: Oxford Dictionaries,
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780199207619
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Oxford Chinese Dictionary offers authoritative and in-depth coverage of over 670,000 words, phrases, and translations. The foremost English-Mandarin Chinese bilingual dictionary available.

LANGENSCHEIDT POCKET DICTIONARY CHINESE

Author: Langenscheidt
Publisher: Langenscheidt Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781585730575
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This text contains a wealth of authentic idiomatic expressions and up-to-date words. The Chinese-English section is arranged alphabetically according to pronunciation and it is the ideal compact reference for everyday use.

Periplus Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary

Author: Philip Yungkin Lee
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780794600433
Format: PDF
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The Periplus Pocket Dictionary Series has been compiled by academics and translators experienced with the needs of beginners. These are the ideal dictionaries for students and travelers, covering all the words needed for everyday situations and travel basics without confusing abbreviations or dictionary terminology. Each handy, pocket-sized volume in this inexpensive series includes: * Bi-directional entries, both to and from English * 3,000+ entries in each language: all the most useful words for everyday communication * Both romanized forms and the authentic script are given where applicable * A brief guide to pronunciation allows the user to say the words correctly * General vocabulary appropriate to beginning and lower intermediate students * Different senses of the same word clearly distinguished by explanatory glosses * Clear layout and readable type

Author: 吴景荣
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A Concise Chinese English Dictionary for Lovers

Author: Xiaolu Guo
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780307455635
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From one of our most important contemporary Chinese authors: a novel of language and love that tells one young Chinese woman's story of her journey to the West—and her attempts to understand the language, and the man, she adores. Zhuang—or “Z,” to tongue-tied foreigners—has come to London to study English, but finds herself adrift, trapped in a cycle of cultural gaffes and grammatical mishaps. Then she meets an Englishman who changes everything, leading her into a world of self-discovery. She soon realizes that, in the West, “love” does not always mean the same as in China, and that you can learn all the words in the English language and still not understand your lover. And as the novel progresses with steadily improving grammar and vocabulary, Z's evolving voice makes her quest for comprehension all the more poignant. With sparkling wit, Xiaolu Guo has created an utterly original novel about identity and the cultural divide.

Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs

Author: Elizabeth Knowles
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0199568022
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An excellent companion to the Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, the Little Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs consists of over 2,000 proverbs and sayings from around the English-speaking world. Phrases are organized by subject and draw on the very latest Oxford dictionaries research.

China Goes Global

Author: David Shambaugh
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199860157
Format: PDF, ePub
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Most global citizens are well aware of the explosive growth of the Chinese economy. Indeed, China has famously become the "workshop of the world." Yet, while China watchers have shed much light on the country's internal dynamics--China's politics, its vast social changes, and its economic development--few have focused on how this increasingly powerful nation has become more active and assertive throughout the world. In China Goes Global, eminent China scholar David Shambaugh delivers the book that many have been waiting for--a sweeping account of China's growing prominence on the international stage. Thirty years ago, China's role in global affairs beyond its immediate East Asian periphery was decidedly minor and it had little geostrategic power. Today however, China's expanding economic power has allowed it to extend its reach virtually everywhere--from mineral mines in Africa, to currency markets in the West, to oilfields in the Middle East, to agribusiness in Latin America, to the factories of East Asia. Shambaugh offers an enlightening look into the manifestations of China's global presence: its extensive commercial footprint, its growing military power, its increasing cultural influence or "soft power," its diplomatic activity, and its new prominence in global governance institutions. But Shambaugh is no alarmist. In this balanced and well-researched volume, he argues that China's global presence is more broad than deep and that China still lacks the influence befitting a major world power--what he terms a "partial power." He draws on his decades of China-watching and his deep knowledge of the subject, and exploits a wide variety of previously untapped sources, to shed valuable light on China's current and future roles in world affairs.

The Meaning of Everything

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192805768
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Now available in paperback, The Meaning of Everything is the absorbing story behind the making of the Oxford English Dictionary. Originally mooted in 1857, it would be another 71 years before the British prime minister could celebrate the completion of 'the greatest enterprise of its kind in history'. In this delightful account of the OED's creation, Winchester introduces us to a host of extraordinary characters: the murderer who contributed from his prison cell, the brilliant but tubercular first editor Herbert Coleridge (grandson of the poet), the boisterous Frederick Furnivall (who left the project in shambles) and James Murray, the self-taught draper's son who spent a half-century bringing the project to triumphant fruition. The Meaning of Everything is a scintillating and engaging account of the creation of the greatest monument ever erected to a living language.