A regular Chinese-English Dictionary

A book form of a Chinese to English dictionary may only use characters to identify the Chinese words.
This means that the English speaking person must know how to pronounce the characters and how to interpret the symbols in Chinese.

The advantage of this method is that it is easy to use the characters in the written interpretation of the language.

The disadvantage is that the Chinese characters can’t be inputted into the computer and it is almost impossible to identify a particular sound with a Chinese character. This kind of dictionary is practically useless to understand spoken Chinese.

Leave a Comment

XHTML: You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>