Using Chinese Synyms is an essential reference book, specifically designed for n-native speakers of Chinese, and for teachers and other language professionals who want a user-friendly guide to the finer nuances of Chinese synyms. It contains approximately 1700 synyms in 316 groups. With the particular needs of n-native speakers of Chinese in mind, this invaluable book selects and explains words and phrases in everyday use, allowing students to enhance their kwledge of one of the most important and widely-spoken languages in the world. This book assists in the development of fluent, spontaneous and skilful use of Chinese synyms.
Grace Qiao Zhang is Associate Professor in Chinese and Linguistics at Curtin University of Technology, Australia. She was awarded a Ph.D. by the University of Edinburgh, and has had over twenty-five years of tertiary experience in teaching Chinese language in Australia, China, New Zealand and the UK. She has published extensively on Chinese language, linguistics and translation, including eight books and more than twenty journal articles.