Foreign Language, General
Barron's German-English Pocket Bilingual Dictionary
German Paperback ISBN: 0764140035
This brand-new bilingual dictionary is a pocket-size edition -- just the right size to fit in a carry-on flight bag for international travel. Abridged from BarronÂ’s comprehensive, full-size German-English Dictionary, this new title contains approximately 70,000 words presented in two separate sections: - American-style English to German and German to English. - Each headword is listed with its translation, part of speech, and pronunciation. - Phrases follow each definition using headwords in standard contexts - Separate bilingual lists present numerals, abbreviations, and more Compiled and edited by a team of native speakers of both English and German, this book is an up-to-date and virtually indispensable linguistic tool for students and travelers.
Barron's Italian-English Pocket Dictionary
Dizionario tascabile / Italiano-Inglese
Italian Paperback ISBN: 1438006098
This updated and revised bilingual dictionary is pocket-sized and easy to use. Students can slip it into backpacks and travelers can fit it in carry-on bags for air travel or satchels for use at their destinations. Abridged from Barron's comprehensive, full-size Bilingual Dictionary, this book contains approximately 70,000 words presented in two separate sections. Readers will find: - American-style English to Italian and translations from Italian to American-style English - Each headword is listed with its translation, part of speech, and pronunciation - Phrases follow each definition using headwords in standard contexts - Separate bilingual lists present numerals, abbreviations, and more. - The addition of new words for computers, the Internet, and information technology - Free downloadable bilingual electronic dictionary available for your PC or Mac Compiled and edited by a team of native bilingual speakers, these books are an up-to-date and virtually indispensable linguistic tool.
Basque-English English-Basque Dictinary and Phrasebook
Paperback ISBN: 0781806224
Basque is an ancient language still spoken in regions of northern Spain and southwestern France--in and around the Pyrenees Mountains. This book provides the reader with essential vocabulary and everyday sentences for us in communicating in Basque. This dictionary includes an introduction to the Basque alphabet and pronunciation, an overview of Basque grammar, a 2-way dictionary and a phrasebook.
How Cognitive Science Can Help Adults Learn a Foreign Language
Paperback ISBN: 0262529807
Adults who want to learn a foreign language are often discouraged because they believe they cannot acquire a language as easily as children. Once they begin to learn a language, adults may be further discouraged when they find the methods used to teach children don't seem to work for them. What is an adult language learner to do? In this book, Richard Roberts and Roger Kreuz draw on insights from psychology and cognitive science to show that adults can master a foreign language if they bring to bear the skills and knowledge they have honed over a lifetime. Adults shouldn't try to learn as children do; they should learn like adults. Roberts and Kreuz report evidence that adults can learn new languages even more easily than children. Children appear to have only two advantages over adults in learning a language: they acquire a native accent more easily, and they do not suffer from self-defeating anxiety about learning a language. Adults, on the other hand, have the greater advantages -- gained from experience -- of an understanding of their own mental processes and knowing how to use language to do things. Adults have an especially advantageous grasp of pragmatics, the social use of language, and Roberts and Kreuz show how to leverage this metalinguistic ability in learning a new language. Learning a language takes effort. But if adult learners apply the tools acquired over a lifetime, it can be enjoyable and rewarding.
Beginner's Mandarin Chinese Dictionary
The Ideal Dictionary for Beginning Students: HSK Levels 1-5
Paperback ISBN: 0804846685
This is an ideal dictionary for students of the Chinese language. The Beginner's Chinese Dictionary is specifically designed for learners of Chinese. It covers the 2,500 basic vocabulary items, including all vocabulary prescribed for Levels 1-5 of the standard test of proficiency in Chinese, Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK). Entries are arranged alphabetically according to the pinyin transliteration. For each character, the radical and stroke count are given. An analysis of word formation is also provided to aid understanding of how words of two or more syllables are formed. Sample sentences are presented in Chinese characters with pinyin and English equivalents, to show how each headword should be used. A radical and character index allows quick access to any headword. Key features of this Chinese character dictionary: - Over 2,500 basic vocabulary items - English–Chinese and Chinese–English sections. - Entries arranged alphabetically by pinyin transliteration. - Includes all words for HSK Levels 1-5. - Sample sentences demonstrate how to use words correctly. - Characters and pinyin for all headwords and examples. - Introduces and explains radicals, stroke counts, and components. - Key character components are given for easy recognition. - Useful notes on culture, grammar and usage provided.
Beginning Mandarin Chinese Characters
Learn 300 Chinese Characters and 1200 Chinese Words Through Interactive Activities and Exercises (Ideal for HSK + AP Exam Prep)
Paperback ISBN: 0804845077
Learn the essential Mandarin Chinese characters and words in everyday use in China! Anyone planning to learn Chinese knows that there are 300 primary characters they must learn to function in China. This systematic introduction to Mandarin is designed to help you learn them fast—along with how to pronounce, write, and remember 1,200 key vocabulary words and phrases. Essential for anyone wishing to pass the official Chinese government HSK Level 1 & 2 proficiency exam or the Advanced Placement (AP) Chinese Language and Culture Exam, Beginning Mandarin Chinese Characters, Volume 1 presents these 300 characters in a series of very simple and easy lessons that: - The characters are grouped into themes with a warm-up narrative for each character - Each character's pronunciation and meanings in combination with other characters are presented - Exercises to practice recognizing the characters and using the vocabulary are provided - Writing guides show you how to write each correctly - Includes easy access to online native speaker audio recordings and free, printable flashcards
Bengali Bangla Dictionary & Phrasebook
Bengali (Bangla)-english/english-bengali (Bangla)
Bengali Paperback ISBN: 0781812526
Bengali, an official language of Bangladesh and India, is the seventh most-spoken language in the world, with nearly 230 million total speakers. Travelers who like to venture off the beaten path are sure to find adventure and lush natural beauty in Bangladesh. The country is home to a World Heritage Site mangrove forest, Bengal tigers, tropical rain forests, and relics of ancient Buddhist civilizations. This bilingual dictionary and phrasebook contains all the essential language that a traveler to Bangladesh or West Bengal needs to communicate. The dictionary offers instant access to key words, while the phrasebook covers topics including introductions, travel, accommodations, and sight-seeing. A concise grammar section provides an overview of the language. This is the only Bengali phrasebook available. It features 4,000 dictionary entries. Simple phonetics included for all Bengali words. It is perfect for travelers, businesspeople, and foreign aid workers.
Berlitz French Compact Dictionary
French-English / Anglais-Francais
Paperback ISBN: 1780042558
Compact in size, yet comprehensive in coverage, this bilingual dictionary features more than 50,000 entries, all main headwords in blue for quick reference, and a robust vinyl cover.
Berlitz Italian Compact Dictionary
Italian-English / Inglese-Italiano
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1780042574
Compact in size, yet comprehensive in coverage, this bilingual dictionary features more than 45,000 entries, all main headwords in blue for quick reference, and a robust vinyl cover.