Differentiate spoken and written words

#1
Hi all

I was wondering if there was a specific dictionary that includes fields to specify if a word is primarily used in spoken language as opposed to written.
For example written works use 将 whereas spoken uses 把。

Thanks
 
#2
Hi Shaokao,

I think the Tuttle Learner's Dictionary or the free Pleco C-E Dictionary, and others, should contain such information where it is clear-cut. (They aren’t specifically for that; I would guess 98% of all vocabulary can be used for both spoken and written language, such that a dedicated field for usage wouldn‘t add much information most of the time.)

If you have access to a library or are willing to order the book, you could also have a look at this book recommendation by sobriaebritas. It contains a lot of vocabulary-related information, including register.

https://www.plecoforums.com/threads...approach-for-learning-chinese.5505/post-41776

The Chinese Lexicon: A Comprehensive Survey. Yip Po-Ching

Cheers,

Shun
 
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