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Chinese Dictionary & Guide to 20,000 Essential Words is a concise dictionary specially designed for learners of Chinese as a foreign or a second language. This dictionary distinguishes itself from other Chinese language dictionaries by its unconventional character look-up system, a system that searches for a character by counting the total number of “broken marks” (not linked or unlinked strokes) of each character.
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Zhan, H. (2012). Book Review: McGraw-Hill's Chinese Dictionary & Guide to 20,000 Essential Words. NECTFL Review, 69(1). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/publication/1098
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This is Dr. Zhan's book review of McGraw-Hill's Chinese Dictionary & Guide to 20,000 Essential Words, written by Quanyu Huang, Tong Chen, and Kuangyan Huang, and published by McGraw-Hill in 2010. 688 pages. ISBN: 978-0-07-162924-6-9. The review also includes a publisher's response to her review at the end.