The Tuttle Concise Chinese Dictionary offers the most up-to-date information available at a compact size and affordable price, and covers the contemporary terms and expressions that are used most frequently in business and daily communication. This comprehensive, portable reference has both Chinese-English and English-Chinese sections. It contains over 25,000 words and expressions (including all the required words for the official HSK Chinese Proficiency Examination), carefully selected to reflect the latest usage and to cover all important aspects of life and commerce in China today. Each entry offers pronunciations, definitions, and other helpful info like parts of speech, common collocations, root forms, and idiomatic expressions. Lots of sample sentences help the user understand how the words are used in context. And handy notes throughout offer extra pointers on correct use of terms. The two-color layout is extremely user-friendly: headwords are in blue, so words and phrases can be located with ease. The Tuttle Concise Chinese Dictionary also includes a guide to Chinese grammar, pronunciation, writing, and characters, plus reference sections and indexes on topics like measure words and radicals. It's a perfect companion for business people, students, and other on-the-go learners.