This dictionary, first published in 1992, was updated, with its number of entries increased from 4,800 to 5,100, including the addition of technical terms that only came into use in recent years. It was conceived with a practical goal in mind and uses current Mongolian terminology. The entries are provided in both Cyrillic spelling (as used in Mongolia) and in Uygur-derived script (as used in Inner Mongolia and China). The examples and expressions offer more than just basic vocabulary and are particularly useful in understanding certain peculiarities of sound. The concise presentation of the Mongolian linguistic system found at the beginning of the volume allows the reader to become acquainted with the phonetic transcription used in the dictionary as well as with the two distinct Mongolian writing systems.