Essential Chinese vocabulary : rules and scenarios
This book features a wealth of frequently used words and phrases, demonstrated in a variety of contexts, often comparing and contrasing the meaning between ostensibly simmilar words.
Each example sentence or dialogue is written in characters, Pinyin and English and is accomanied by an in-depth explanation of contextual meaning.
A good way to learn combinations of characters that occur in spoken Chinese where knowing the meaning of the individual characters does not give enough information.
CH VOCAB 10 Open Access