World Dictionary Of Foreign Expressions

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World Dictionary Of Foreign Expressions

Author : Gabriel Adeleye
ISBN : 0865164223
Genre : Reference
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Provides definitions of foreign words and phrases commonly used in the English language, as well as each word's language of origin, literal translation, and examples of proper usage.
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Cassell S Dictionary Of Foreign Words And Phrases

Author : Adrian Room
ISBN : 0304357669
Genre : Reference
File Size : 47.35 MB
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The English language is packed with imported words and phrases from languages ancient and modern and CASSELL'S FOREIGN WORDS AND PHRASES is an engrossing guide. This book goes far beyond the partial coverage of conventional dictionaries and includes a vast range of everyday vocabulary, specialist terms and famous tags and mottos. Each entry is defined and dated with details of derivation and pronunciation.
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The Oxford Dictionary Of Foreign Words And Phrases

Author : Jennifer Speake
ISBN : 0198610513
Genre : Reference
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Entries provide definitions and information on the origins, history, and usage of terms of foreign origin in English, including words in common use and artistic and scientific vocabulary.
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German English Words

Author : Robbin D. Knapp
ISBN : 9781411658950
Genre : Reference
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Have you ever come across a word you thought was German but weren't sure? Have you ever wondered about the meaning of a German word used in English? Are you a German American? Are you studying German? Then this book is for you. Here you will find hundreds of words that have come to English through German, including sometimes surprising and unexpected meanings and very many interesting and often humorous examples from books, magazines, comics, movies, TV, songs and the Internet. More info: http: //www.robbsbooks.com/rknapp0e.ht
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Webster S New World Dictionary

Author : Michael Agnes
ISBN : 9780743470698
Genre : Education
File Size : 40.52 MB
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Provides definitions, pronunciation, etymology, and notes on usage for more than sixty thousand words, including technical terms.
Category: Education

Webster S New World Dictionary

Author : Victoria Neufeldt
ISBN : 9780743467513
Genre : Education
File Size : 58.53 MB
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Highlighted by more than sixty thousand entries, including technical terms, and two hundred illustrations, a handy-sized desk dictionary features concise definitions, pronunciations, etymologies, notes on usage, updated biography and geography sections, and an easy-to-read type font. Reprint.
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Morris Dictionary Of Word And Phrase Origins

Author : William Morris
ISBN : IND:30000026214605
Genre : Anglais (Langue)
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The first Edition of the "Morris Dictionary of Word and Phrase Origins" detailed the fascinating and little known stories behind thousands of words and phrases that we use every day. In this new edition, William and Mary Morris update and expand their classic work to keep pace with our ever changing language. New entries include: "New trends"--crack, glitch, greenmail, Harrier attack airplanes "Foreign terms"--falafel, geisha, jihad, paparazzi "People"--batman, dead end kid, Dutch uncle, hatchet man, Young Turks "Given names"--Chester, Edith, Jennifer and others "Food"--Adam and Eve on a raft, alligator pear, grapefruit, Harriet Lane "Sports"--box score, cheese champions, full court press "and many more" Throughout the Morris' s present the histories of intriguing expressions in an eminently entertaining and readable fashion.
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Foreign Phrases Collins Word Power

Author : Graham King
ISBN : 9780007399598
Genre : Reference
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The plain guide to the most commonly used foreign words in the English language from the world word bank.
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Routledge Dictionary Of Language And Linguistics

Author : Hadumod Bussmann
ISBN : 9781134630387
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 67.25 MB
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The Routledge Dictionary of Language and Linguistics is a unique reference work for students and teachers of linguistics. The highly regarded second edition of the Lexikon der Sprachwissenschaft by Hadumod Bussmann has been specifically adapted by a team of over thirty specialist linguists to form the most comprehensive and up-to-date work of its kind in the English language. In over 2,500 entries, the Dictionary provides an exhaustive survey of the key terminology and languages of more than 30 subdisciplines of linguistics. With its term-based approach and emphasis on clear analysis, it complements perfectly Routledge's established range of reference material in the field of linguistics.
Category: Foreign Language Study

Around The World In 80 Words

Author : Charles Berlitz
ISBN : 078581826X
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Presents eighty essential words, phrases, and expressions in twenty-five different languages--including French, German, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian--to help travelers communicate
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Foreignisms

Author : Tad Tuleja
ISBN : 9780985434380
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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English is full of foreign languages! As the world gets ever more connected, English pulls in all sorts of phrases and words--whatever gets the job done. From Latin and Greek terms in law and medicine to French words for food and dance, from Sanskrit to Russian and Chinese, English prospers and grows as it borrows.FOREIGNISMS: A Dictionary of Foreign Expressions Commonly (and Not So Commonly) Used in English is a fun, fascinating, alphabetical guide to hundreds of these terms, complete with easy pronunciation explanations. Never flounder or feel at a loss: with FOREIGNISMS, you'll know exactly what these funny, fancy, foreignisms mean.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Words Of The World

Author : Sarah Ogilvie
ISBN : 9781107021839
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Most people think of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) as a distinctly British product. Begun in England 150 years ago, it took more than 60 years to complete and, when it was finally finished in 1928, the British prime minister heralded it as a 'national treasure'. It maintained this image throughout the twentieth century, and in 2006 the English public voted it an 'Icon of England', alongside Marmite, Buckingham Palace and the bowler hat. However, this book shows that the dictionary is not as 'British' as we all thought. The linguist and lexicographer, Sarah Ogilvie, combines her insider knowledge and experience with impeccable research to show that the OED is in fact an international product in both its content and its making. She examines the policies and practices of the various editors, applies qualitative and quantitative analysis, and finds new OED archival materials in the form of letters, reports and proofs. She demonstrates that the OED, in its use of readers from all over the world and its coverage of World English, is in fact a global text.
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The Athenaeum

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ISBN : UTEXAS:059171107227010
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Dictionary Of Spanish Slang And Colloquial Expressions

Author : Michael Mahler
ISBN : 0764106198
Genre : Education
File Size : 26.39 MB
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Teaches Spanish language idioms and demonstrates how people of different regions and social classes actually use them in normal conversation.
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Dictionary Of Italian Slang And Colloquial Expressions

Author : Daniela Gobetti
ISBN : 0764104322
Genre : Foreign Language Study
File Size : 40.25 MB
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This pocket-sized reference contains approximately 4,500 common Italian slang words and colloquial expressions not usually found in standard Italian-English dictionaries. Entries contain grammatical information, the definition in English, a sentence or phrase in Italian to illustrate usage, and an English translation of the example using, where applicable, a corresponding English slang expression. Gobetti is program associate at the Center for European Studies, the U. of Michigan. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
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The Concise Dictionary Of World Place Names

Author : John Everett-Heath
ISBN : 9780192562432
Genre : Reference
File Size : 79.30 MB
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There is no populated place without a name, and every name is chosen for a reason. This fascinating dictionary unveils the etymological roots and history of thousands of locations and landmarks from around the world. It contains over 11,000 entries, and covers an enormous range of country, region, island, city, town, mountain and river names from across the world, as well as the name in the local language. Place names are continually changing, and new names are adopted for many different reasons such as invasion, revolution, and decolonization. The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names includes selected former names, and, where appropriate, some historical detail to explain the transition. The names of places often offer a real insight into the places themselves, revealing religious and cultural traditions, the migration of peoples, the ebb and flow of armies, the presence of explorers, local languages, industrial developments and topography. Superstition and legend can also play a part. This new edition has been updated to include over 750 new names, including Azincourt, Kropyvnyts'kyy , and Tlaxcala. It has also been edited to reflect socio-political and geographical shifts, notably the reorganisation of the French regions, and their consequent name alterations, as well as the decommunization of Ukrainian place-names. In addition to the entries themselves, the dictionary includes two appendices: a glossary of foreign word elements which appear in place-names and their meanings, and a list of personalities and leaders from all over the world who have influenced the naming of places.
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