Better Chinese Dictionary is for use by primary and secondary students. Definitions as well as sample phrases and sentences are provided for 690 Chinese characters that are most commonly encountered in everyday communication. This collection of characters encompasses characters and words learned in three Better Chinese textbook series: My First Chinese Words, My First Chinese Reader, and Discovering Chinese. The characters included in this dictionary also match the list of high-frequency characters as designated by the official tests of HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi).
Six categories of information are provided for each character:pinyin, English definition, composition, stroke order, sample usage and extra tips. Characters can be looked up by either pinyin or stroke number.