A PAPER DICTIONARY FOR EVERY BEGINNER LEARNER
I highly recommend this for children from ages 5 and above, and for any adult wanting to learn Mandarin.
This is a reference book that will serve your family well for years to come and help to build a strong foundation in our mother tongue.
Let’s shine the spotlight this morning on the actual dictionary component where we can learn about each word in detail!
Features that we love
✅ hanyu pinyin - for us to learn accurate pronunciation. If there’s more than 1 way of reading, they’re listed together for easy comparison
✅ sequential strokes including number of strokes - I really appreciate this because it empowers my kids to learn on their own and provides a visual for self-correction
✅ English translation for better understanding
✅ 造句 sample sentences - to use the word in the right context
✅ 同义词 synonyms, other ways to say something similar
✅ 反义词 antonyms, words that mean the opposite
✅ 词语搭配 usage in terms, word collocation
✅ colourful and inviting for beginners
✅ features are color-coded for ease of use
✅ colourful illustrations for some words to deepen understanding and for visual association
✅ many idioms are included too!
Apart from the main dictionary, this book has many many features that make it an excellent reference 😍
I’ll introduce them in the next post!