A Dictionary of Chinese Synonyms with English Translation (2nd Edition)

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This is a dictionary of Chinese synonyms compiled especially for foreigners who are learning Chinese. It is written by TCFL experts in BLCU and edited by Professor Wang Huan. Based on the practical needs of Chinese teaching for foreigners, the dictionary has chosen 420 pairs of confusable synonyms from theGraded Syllabus of Chinese Proficiency Vocabulary and Charactersand made concise descriptions and analyses on the aspects of word meaning, collocation and usage, together with a large number of easy examples. All the analyses and examples are provided with English translations.

About the Author
Ms. Wang Huan, born in 1915, is one of the pioneers in the field of teaching Chinese as a foreign language and a professor in Beijing Language and Culture University(BLCU). She graduated from the English Department of Tsinghua University in 1938 and had been teaching successively in National Southwest Associated University, Peking University and Cambridge. She was once a member of Chinese Language Society. She wrote books like Acquired from the Outside—A Collection of Papers on Chinese and Chinese Teaching, B?-sentence and Bèi-sentence and compiled quite a few Chinese and Chinese-English dictionaries.
Table of Contents
凡例Guide to the Use of the Dictionary
词语检索表Guide to Entries
近义词检索表Guide to Synonyms
词典正文The Dictionary
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original plan has been changed.以上两句,例①不用“改变”,例②则可换用“改”。即“改”有时搭配较灵活 In the two examples above,改变cannot be used in example①, but改 can be usedinstead in example②.That indicates that改 is relatively free in collocation.
“改变”多是人为的,使事物与前不同,一般常比原来的好 改变 are mostly artificial, that is, to make sth.different from before,usually better than before:③这个城市改变了面貌。The city has changed.
④我们要改变工作方法。We should improve our work methods.
2.“改”还有“修改”的意思(多用于文章等) 改also means“to correct(mostly applied to writings) ” :
①老师给我改作文。The teacher corrected my writing.
You can make a change in the two lines of the poem.
这时不用“改变” 改变cannot be used here.
3.“改”有把不正确的变为正确的意思 改has the meaning of making right:
①你这毛病得改一改。You should correct the habit.
②他已经改好了,还考上了大学。He has turned to be a good boy,and he is at college now.这两句话都不用“改变” Neither can use改变 instead.
4.名词“改变”多做“有”、“随着”等的宾语 改变as a nounmostly functions as the object of ①这个规划有一点儿改变。The plan has been made a little change.
②随着情绪的改变,他和别人说话的语气也随和多了。With his mood changing,he is more easygoing when talking to others.
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