#66 8 Tips for Using Your Dictionary

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A dictionary is frequently one of the first things you buy when learning a language. The guest interview is with Matt Coss, a Chinese language educator and Ph.D. candidate who is helping to craft the future of Chinese education.


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A dictionary is frequently one of the first things you buy when learning a language. In this episode, John and Jared will give you tips and tricks, do’s and don’ts on Chinese dictionaries, so you can get the most out of them for your learning gain.

The guest interview is with Matt Coss, a Chinese language educator and Ph.D. candidate who is helping to craft the future of Chinese education.


Links from the episode:

Interagency Language Roundtable Language Skill Level Descriptions
https://www.govtilr.org/Skills/ILRscale2.htm

Pleco Chinese dictionary
https://www.pleco.com/

MDBG.net online dictionary
https://www.mdbg.net/

YellowBridge Chinese Dictionary
https://www.yellowbridge.com/https://www.yellowbridge.com/

Searching Pleco Dictionary Entries with Wildcards (Sinosplice blog post)
https://www.sinosplice.com/life/archives/2021/07/09/searching-pleco-dictionary-entries-with-wildcards

“Where We Come From” by Emily Kwong
https://www.npr.org/2021/06/15/1006945496/where-we-come-from-emily-kwongs-story


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