Authoritative and up-to-date, this fourth edition of the Concise English-Chinese Chinese-English Dictionary covers over 90,000 words and phrases, and over 130,000 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 provides 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.