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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Routlegde (2020)

Intended for both learners and teachers of Mandarin as a second language, the book is accessible to learners of intermediate level onwards and offers post-beginner to near advanced students of Chinese a guide to the most frequently misused and confusing words in the language.

  • Entries are arranged in alphabetical order for ease of reference. 
  • Sample sentences with pinyin and English translations are provided after each explanation.
  • Examples of typical mistakes made by students are clearly marked throughout.
  • Each entry is annotated in accordance with the New HSK guidelines, indicating the level of difficulty.

Practical Chinese Usage provides students of Chinese with the necessary tools to refine their use of expressions and synonyms in order to communicate effectively in the Chinese language.


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