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Dictionary use and non-phonetic languages

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I agree with the original posting that reading a favorite book and looking up the meanings until you've got it solid is a good way to learn a language. However the language I am studying is Mandarin. This language uses symbols rather than phonetic words therefore a disctionary is rendered impossible to use. Yes, some allow for pin yin, a romanization of the language, b ut even here there are difficulties.

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