Internet Guide for Chinese Studies Newsletter
23 Mar 2005, reviewed by Matthias Arnold

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Chinese-English Dictionary of Modern Usage

Ed./Corp.: Lin Yutang and Chinese University Press, Hong Kong.
Language: English and Chinese (Big5).

Self description: "The production of the Web edition of Lin Yutang's Chinese-English Dictionary of Modern Usage is based on the first edition of the work [...] published in 1972 by the Chinese University Press. The dictionary comprises a total of 8,169 "首字" head characters, together with 44,407 explanatory entries of grammatical usage and 40,379 entries of Chinese words or phrases."

Description: This is the best Chinese-English (English-Chinese) dictionary available online. It offers simple and combined search, English and Chinese search terms can be searched at one time using boolean AND and OR. Search results are displayed in order of the "head characters", followed by "grammatical categories", characters, pronunciation [pinyin with tones], grammatical usage, and english meaning. The dictionary can also be browsed by using the radical, pinyin, and english index pages.

Site contents: (1) [Main]; (2) User's Guide; (3) Radical Index; (4) Pinyin Index; (5) English Index; (6) Abbreviations; (7) Project Team; (8) Bug Report.


With kind regards,

Hanno E. Lecher



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