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Mulan1

Zhonghua Zihai - URGENT!

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Mulan1

Hi,

I have read about the Zhonghua Zihai (中华字海 / 中華字海) as the largest Hanzi dictionary with about 85.000 Hanzi. ...

Can anybody tell me soon as possible how much volumes and pages this dictionary really has?

Additional question: Does it contain the pinyin pronounciation of the Hanzi?

There is a website (http://product.dangdang.com/product.aspx?product_id=8920578) which speaks of 1 volume and 1784 pages. ... For 85.000 Hanzi??? (viz. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zhonghua_Zihai)

Is this really the 85.000 Hanzi dictionary? In only one single volume of 1784 pages?

In comparison with this: My Hanyu Da Zidian with about 54.000 Hanzi has 3 vols./4500 pages!

Thanks a lot!

Mulan1

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roddy

I've got to ask, how does this manage to be urgent?

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Mulan1

Hi,

it is urgent for a book seller offers this as one volume with only 1785 pages ... But it would cost about 280 Euro. I simply want to know if this one single book really contains 85.000 hanzi (along with it's pinyin?) as it is described in wikipedia and elsewhere. I only want to know if this not an err or not. When I look at my Hanyu Da Zidian with it's "only" 54.000 hanzi but in 3 volumes with alltogether 4500 pages I am not sure or can only hardly imagine if this could be the very book I am looking for.

Bye!

mulan1

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Daan

Yes, the book manages to list 85,000 characters in 1784 pages. I don't see it being more useful than the 漢語大字典, however. Most definitions are just one or two lines, because variant characters get their own head entries here. The "definition" is then simply 同 X. Pinyin is provided for some entries, but it's difficult to tell why some have pinyin, whereas most others don't.

I would stick with the 漢語大字典. I wouldn't pay €280 for this dictionary unless I was a scholar doing research on say, bamboo strips. And even then - how likely are you to run into one of the characters listed only in this dictionary? I think I would just go to a library to look up characters not listed in the 漢語大字典.

(€280 seems insane, by the way - you can buy it off Dangdang for just under 200 RMB, which is about €20)

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Mulan1

Thank you very much for this information.

The dictionary would be interesting in so far, as I am interested in Kokuji and the like which the Hanyu Da Zidian doesn't content. ...

Is there a simple way for buying it from Dangdang and is it possible to pay for the book in Germany with Euro? What email address do they have?

Thanks a lot!

Bye!

Mulan1

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Daan

Dangdang is the website you linked to. They probably don't take orders by e-mail.

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Mulan1

Hi,

can anybody help me to get this very Zhonghua Zihai dictionary? But of course not for 280 EUR ... ;-)

I live in Germany.

Bye!

Mulan1

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gato

You can buy it from Dangdang.com, you site you linked to in your own post above. The price is RMB142.60.

http://product.dangdang.com/product.aspx?product_id=8920578

中华字海 (¥142.60)

They should be able to take Master/Visa credit card through the PayEase payment system on their website:

http://support.dangdang.com/helpcenter/api_cms/helpcenter/question_sort/2241/180108.shtml

Overseas customer payment

Overseas shipping fee = higher of RMB50 or 50% of purchase price. For the dictionary, the shipping cost would be RMB71.30.

http://support.dangdang.com/helpcenter/api_cms/helpcenter/question_sort/2240/180091.shtml

Overseas Shipping Cost

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