New PDF release: A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese: Core Vocabulary

By Tony McEnery, Richard Xiao, Paul Rayson

ISBN-10: 0415455863

ISBN-13: 9780415455862

A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese is a useful device for all novices of Mandarin chinese language, delivering an inventory of the 5,000 phrases and the 2,000 chinese language characters (simplified) most standard within the language. in response to a fifty-million-word corpus composed of spoken, fiction, non-fiction and information texts in present use, the dictionary presents the consumer with an in depth frequency-based checklist, in addition to alphabetical and part-of-speech indexes.

All entries within the frequency record function the English identical and a pattern sentence with English translation. The Dictionary additionally comprises thirty thematically prepared lists of usually used phrases on various themes reminiscent of nutrients, climate, trip and time expressions.

A Frequency Dictionary of Mandarin Chinese permits scholars of all degrees to maximise their learn of Mandarin vocabulary in an effective and fascinating method. it's also an exceptional source for academics of the language.

A CD model is obtainable to buy individually. Designed to be used through corpus and computational linguists it offers the complete textual content in a structure that researchers can approach and switch into appropriate lists for his or her personal learn work.

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The Queen and the Minister prayed a great deal and put a curse upon the King, that he might suffer from diseases due to unbalanced phlegm. The King in his anger threw a handful of dirt at them; some particles of this fell in between the feathers of an eagle. The eagle was in due course caught and eaten by some men, with the result that diseases of phlegm spread all over the kingdom. so TIBETAN MEDICINE Origin of hot diseases Changes of climate and excess of heat give rise to diseases of bile. Diseases of fever, or hot diseases, arise when there is excess of heat in the seven constituents.

A vein branching off the life vein at the ninth vertebra is connected with the liver, while another at the eleventh vertebra g6es into the spleen. At the thirteenth vertebra a vein branches off into the seminal vessel, and from a place near the fourteenth vertebra branch off two veins, going one to each side of the kidneys. These are called the secret veins, because they cannot be seen from the outside of the body. There are sixteen visible veins: there are two carotid arteries, two in the chest, two near the heart, two connected with the liver; from the life vein two branch off to the hands and two to the legs, two connected with the heart and two in the generative organ.

It strengthens the other four phlegms and prevents excessive thirst. (2) Bad-kan-myag-byed, is situated mainly in the digested part of the food in the upper part of the abdomen. It dissolves solid food. (3) Bad-kan-myon-byed, is situated in the tongue and its function is to give different flavours to food in the mouth. (4) Bad-kan-ts'im-byed, is found principally in the head. Its function is that it develops the various sense organs, viz. eyes, nose, ears, body (skin) and tongue. (5) Bad-kan-hbyor-byed, is principally situated in between the joints all over the body.

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