Publication of a Chinese dictionary with Tibetan translation of keywords-Xinhua

A large rally is held to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Tibet’s peaceful liberation at Potala Palace Square in Lhasa, southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, Aug. 19, 2021. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)

XINING, Feb. 4 (Xinhua) — A new edition of the Contemporary Chinese Dictionary has been released, with more than 70,000 keywords translated into Tibetan.

The dictionary, which took nearly nine years to produce, is the first Chinese-Tibetan bilingual edition of an authoritative reference work for the promotion of the Standard Chinese language.

Jointly published by China Tibetology Publishing House and Commercial Press, the dictionary is compiled by 15 experts from universities and research institutions, based on the seventh edition of the Contemporary Chinese Dictionary.

During the compilation process, experts have gone to great lengths to translate complicated words, biological and technical terms, idioms, allusions, proverbs, ancient Chinese words and literary titles.

“Tibetans have a growing desire to learn and master standard Chinese while using their own language,” said Wu Dejun, director of the Qinghai provincial committee for ethnic and religious affairs. “However, there has long been a shortage of authoritative, practical and practical Chinese-Tibetan bilingual reference books.”

Sangye, leader of the compilation team and professor at Qinghai University of Nationalities, said the publication of the dictionary will help fill the academic gap on Sino-Tibetan reference books and serve as a bridge to strengthen ethnic exchanges. .

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