Consider introducing these 3 authoritative reference books?

1. The Concise Oxford English Dictionary

Short comment: The book has relatively high translation compared to the counterpart 新牛津英汉双解大词典, and also of course authoritative and comprehensive enough.

2. The English-Chinese Dictionary

Short comment: As with New Century English-Chinese Dictionary, this book is basically another most comprehensive and renowned English-Chinese reference available so far.

3. ENCARTA Bilingual Dictionary


Short comment: Another heavyweight piece of work, renowned for its wide coverage of World English and "guide words" for different senses. As far as World English is concerned, it is simply the best available English-Chinese reference.


Staff member
#2 is a possibility, the others are again honestly geared too much towards Chinese speakers learning English - we remain fairly well convinced that that's not a good market for us.