Authoritative and up-to-date, this fourth edition of the Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary covers over 90,000 words and phrases, and over 120,000 translations of contemporary Chinese and English, with brand-new words in each language. More than just a dictionary, this handy reference book also includes a brand new section on communication giving you the tools you need to communicate effectively and understand aspects of another culture. The communication supplement gives help with all types of correspondence, including example letters, and emails to improve writing skills. It also includes a 'useful phrases' section to help you when travelling. This dictionary is ideal for English and Chinese learners alike, with Chinese simplified and traditional characters as well as pinyin romanization used throughout. You can quickly find the character you need with look up in pinyin or by using the radical index. Mandarin pronunciations are provided in pinyin. The new edition of the Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary is the perfect reference for student and adult learners needing an affordable, portable dictionary.