Foreign learners of the Chinese language always find function words, such as prepositions, auxiliaries, conjunctions, articles, etc., difficult to master.
A Student Handbook for Chinese Function Words, written by Professor Jiaying Howard, is to make learning Chinese function words easier.
It contains more than 500 regularly used function words, which are coupled with straightforward explanations and detailed descriptions of the usage.
To facilitate students\’ learning, sample sentences in Chinese, English and pinyin are constructed with the most commonly used 2,905 characters, among which many have appeared in elementary and intermediate level Chinese textbooks. Some special features:
1. All entries are listed in alphabetical order of pinyin.
2. Each entry includes:
3. Three indexes, namely the pinyin index, the strokes index in simplified Chinese, and the stroke index in traditional Chinese, are included for readers\’ easy reference.
The Handbook will be a comprehensive and handy reference for students and teachers of Chinese at all levels (elementary, intermediate and advanced).