A state-of-the-art CD-ROM, packaged along with the latest edition of the best-selling Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary. The unique CD-ROM offers a rapid-access Chinese-English dictionary, searchable by entering Chinese, pinyin, or English words and phrases, and instant assistance with reading Chinese documents. Moving the cursor over Chinese text in the Instant Translation window gives pop-up access to the translations for more than 50,000 Chinese words. There is also full audio of Mandarin pronunciations for all single-character dictionary entries. It is an innovative and indispensable learning kit for anyone just starting to learn the language or for more advanced students who want to improve their pronunciation skills and increase their vocabulary. The dictionary, which has sold over 1 million copies worldwide, covers over 88,000 words and phrases of Chinese and English, and has been updated to include the latest vocabulary: from e-shopping and WAP phone to bioterrorism and SARS. Its clear, simple layout makes it accessible and straightforward to use, and the detailed indexing system leads you quickly to the entry you want. Chinese simplified characters, with orthodox forms for reference, and pinyin romanizations are given throughout. System requirements: 500 MHz CPU or faster; a minimum of 256 Mb of RAM; CD-ROM drive; minimum screen resolution of 800 x 600; operating System: Microsoft Windows® XP/2000/ME/98 Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary available without CD-ROM under ISBN 0-19-596458-6.