1700 Groups of Frequently Used Chinese Synonyms- Chinese Reference Series for Foreigners : Size: 6 inch* 8 inch, total 1641 pages, Chinese/ English translations, with Pinyin. This book is suitable for students in foreign universities who have learned some Chinese. It can also be used as a reference book for overseas teachers. This book is based on Prof. Yang Jizhou's years of teaching and research. As a practical reference book on synonyms, this book does not strive to be academic, but effective and helpful in the teaching and learning of Chinese. Prof. Yang made it a useful reference which foreign students and teachers can turn to whenever they have problems in their studies or teaching. Altogether, the book has 2840 entries, 1718 of which are not synonyms in the traditional sense. Instead, they are the words that students tent to have problem in distinguishing the meanings. Each pair of synonyms is analyzed at 3 levels: definitions, collocations and a comparison of usage. Thus, non-native learners can have a clear understanding when they read along the explanations and summaries. - Synonyms are compared in pairs. Pinyin and part-of-speech are given. - Explanation of meaning in Chinese and English - Word collocation is clearly presented in the table - Simple and easy explanation o word usage - Example sentences are given to differentiate the synonyms.