Acclaimed by the New York Times as part muse, part quick reference, this pocket-sized dictionary is an easy-to-use tool geared specifically toward the contemporary songwriter. A concise collection of the most-often used words in popular music, the simple format allows for fast reference, while the 15,000 entries provide more than ample rhyming options.
The Best Bilingual Dictionary for Home, School, and Office Revised and updated for 2006, this edition provides accurate, up-to-date coverage of the current core vocabulary of American English and Latin-American Spanish. Perfect for teachers and learners, travelers, and businesspeople at all skill levels, this dictionary is an essential reference source for anyone who needs to communicate effectively in Spanish and English as they are spoken and written in the Americas today. Features of this Book: More than 80,000 words and phrases with over 100,000 translations; bidirectional - Spanish to English and English to Spanish; thousands of examples of words and phrases in context clarify the subtle distinctions between similar words and show how to use them properly; special sections cover Spanish grammar and conjugation of Spanish verbs extensively."
Intended both for English-speaking students of Spanish and Spanish-speaking students of English, this sc hool dictionary includes more than 79,000 headwords, phrases and examples, and comes with a section on frequently-used i dioms and expressions. '
Designed for anyone who works with words, this provides guidelines and a selection of 15,000 alternatives to help recognize bias in the English language, replace stereotypical language and improve communication skills. Also included is advice and background perspective on usage or word origin.
Acclaimed by language professionals the world over, The Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary leads the way in modern bilingual lexicography. The first ever French dictionary to be based entirely on the statistical evidence of vast electronic databanks of real language, both written and spoken, it is the most comprehensive, reliable, and up-to-date dictionary of French and English available today.
This major new edition provides new up-to-date vocabulary and extensive in-text cultural notes on many aspects of the French-speaking world, from political and educational systems, to festivals, important historical facts, famous places, and national newspapers. The edition also boasts a revised correspondence section that provides 75 model letters, with information on business correspondence via email and the internet. A new text design makes every entry easy to navigate, so that you can find the information you require quickly and effortlessly, and in-text boxes throughout provide extended treatment of complex function words. Overall, the Dictionary still provides the finest coverage available of the general, scientific, and technical vocabulary of contemporary French and English--with 360,000 words and phrases and more than 542,000 translations. As an aid to students of French literature, the Dictionary provides excellent coverage of vocabulary used by writers such as Zola, Dumas, Proust, and Hugo. There are also more than 90 pages of practical guidance for those who plan to reside in France, including help in writing job applications and CVs, and a section on using the telephone in France.
With more words and phrases than any other single-volume French dictionary, plus special features designed to help both students and travelers, the new edition of The Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary remains the first choice in bilingual dictionaries.
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From head trip to foot in mouth, American Slang Dictionary gives you the complete definitions of thousands of uniquely American words and phrases, ranging from golden oldies such as catch some rays and take the fifth to more up-to-the-minute coinages like Wall Street's jonx, the Internet's ping, and the gangsta's favorite, shizzle.
Inside you'll find more than 12,000 words and expressions from a wide variety of sources, including gangsta rap, the blogosphere, and the U.S. prison system. In a New York minute, you'll be down with the colloquialisms, vulgarities, and substandard English that make everyday interactions in contemporary American life so colorful.
BSOD or blue screen of death the blue computer screen that appears after a programming or operational error
crunk wild; crazy; out of control
kvetch to complain
left-handed monkey wrench a nonexistent tool
word of mouse a message spread by e-mail
RANDOM HOUSE FRENCH-ENGLISH ENGLISH-FRENCH DICTIONARY
RELIABLE, DETAILED, AND UP-TO-DATE
Two sections, French-English and English-French
All entries, from A to Z, in a single alphabetical listing
American English spellings and vocabulary
Hundreds of new words, including byte, informatique, eurodollar, and videodisque
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