Language Learning & Teaching Books
It's always surprising just how many feelings and concepts that we British just don't have the words for. This gift book shows how other languages don't have this oversight.
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From the vague desire to be far away to that feeling of euphoria at the start of a love affair (forelsket - thanks, Norway), this book has words you can use in everyday life from other countries to sum up your thoughts.
Part glossary, part amusing musings, with Andrew Taylor's The Greeks Had a Word For It, you'll never be lost for words again.
Get By in Spanish is the ideal travel companion a quick and easy introduction to Spanish and a phrase book covering all the essential language you'll need on your trip. Get to grips with the basics of a conversation before you leave, then take the book away with you as a handy reference guide. Get By in Spanish will help you: * Understand the basics of the language with clear and easy-to-follow explanations * Try out what you have learned with mini role plays and activities * Communicate with confidence with thousands of essential words and phrases * Get around easily with useful tips for the visitor * Eat out the Spanish way with the comprehensive menu reader Also contains a two-way mini dictionary so you'll never be stuck for the right word, and a full pronunciation guide so you'll always know how to say it! Also available in a pack with audio CD. 160-page book.
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"The Rough Guide German Phrasebook" is the definitive phrasebook to help you make the most of your time in Germany. Whether you want to book a hotel room, ask what time the train leaves or buy a drink from the bar, this new phrasebook has a dictionary of over 5,000 words and will help you communicate with the locals in no time. The free audio downloads, recorded by native German speakers, can be downloaded to your computer or MP3, allowing you to listen to the correct pronunciation of essential dialogues, ideal for practicing before you go or while you're there. There is even a regional pronunciation guide and Rough Guide travel tips, so wherever you are you can get around and speak the lingo. "The Rough Guide German Phrasebook" has an extensive two-way dictionary packed with vocabulary and a helpful menu and drinks list reader, perfect for choosing the right dish in any restaurant. With this phrasebook in your pocket you will never run out of things to say! Make the most of your trip to Germany with "The Rough Guide German Phrasebook".
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This reissue of the second edition of the Collins COBUILD English Usage has been specially designed for upper-intermediate and advanced students and teachers of English. Its comprehensive coverage of different areas of the English language helps learners to use the language naturally and effectively. The second edition of the Collins COBUILD English Usage has been thoroughly revised and updated to make it easier to use, and to include hundreds of new, updated examples, taken directly from the Bank of English corpus. It offers improved coverage of American English, numerous warning notes highlighting particular problems and graded lists of words to help learners build their active vocabulary. Presented in a clear, user-friendly style, and with logically organized Usage, Grammar and Topics sections, the Collins COBUILD English Usage gives you three books in one and is the indispensable reference tool for learning English today.
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The fast, informal way to learn to speak French French is known as perhaps the most beautiful of all languages. Listen to someone speak French-sure, you don't have a clue what they're saying, but aren't you enraptured by the sound of it? French is a beautiful language but quite difficult to learn. Whether you need to learn the language for a French class, or you travel overseas for business or leisure, this revised edition of French for Dummies can help. Written in an easy-to-follow format, it gives you just what you need for basic communication in French* Expanded coverage of necessary grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciations* A fully updated and expanded audio CD (including real-life conversations)* Useful exercises, practice questions, and a mini-dictionary Business, an upcoming class, travel - whatever your reason for wanting to learn a new language but don't have time to take a class, French For Dummies can get you well on your way to becoming fluent in no time!
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Learn to speak Dutch fast with this practical and entertaining course for beginners Learn to speak Dutch in three short months with Hugo's world-renowned book and CD pack, "The Hugo in 3 Months CD Language Course: Dutch". Practise regularly using the three 70-minute CDs and accompanying book and you'll learn to understand and speak Dutch faster than you thought possible. This title lets you pick up essential grammar and build vocabulary through word lists, key Dutch phrases and model sentences. It helps you develop conversation skills through exercises based on real-life scenarios so whether you are conversing with a tulip seller or asking directions to the Van Gogh museum, you will feel confident in understanding and speaking the language. "Hugo in 3 Months CD Language Course: Dutch" is fun, accurate and great value for money - learning Dutch has never been so easy!
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This new beginner-level Russian audio course contains all the key travel phrases you need to communicate with confidence while abroad. The audio CD features native Russian speakers using phrases you're likely to encounter in typical travel situations. In no time, you will be able to meet and greet people, be familiar with numbers, time and days of the week, find your way around transport, shops, and restaurants, and make new friends. Pack includes sturdy 2-colour booklet with phonetic transcription, handy tips and key word reminders. The audio CD runs for 60 minutes and the contents can be easily downloaded to your iPod or MP3 player.
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Is this the right book for me? Essential English Grammar is packed with easy-to-follow explanations and summaries, practical tips on how to avoid common grammar mistakes, interesting facts about the historical and regional use of English and a special section on punctuation. This clear, straightforward guide to modern English grammar will help you to improve your knowledge of the language and perfect your grammar. Essential English Grammar includes: Chapter 1: The history of the English language Chapter 2: Dividing the word: syllables and morphemes Chapter 3: Nouns Chapter 4: Pronouns Chapter 5: Verbs Chapter 6: Modifiers: adjectives and adverbs Chapter 7: Function words: prepositions and conjunctions Chapter 8: Phrases and clauses Chapter 9: Kinds of sentence Chapter 10: Direct and indirect speech Chapter 11: Affixes: prefixes and suffixes Chapter 12: Gender and grammar Chapter 13: Register: formal and informal Chapter 14: Spelling and punctuation Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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Since English is also spoken in the Gaelic-speaking areas, communication in Gaelic is not so much a matter of necessity as of choice and interest. This book, therefore, covers more than just the phrases needed by an outsider in a foreign land - it also dips into the chatty, the personal and domestic aspects of the language. It ranges from simple words and phrases to the more complex and idiomatic. Hopefully it will serve the non-speaker of Gaelic who wishes to utter the odd phrase and get an idea of the language, the person whose parents spoke Gaelic and who understands it but is unwilling to 'try his hand' and also the keen learner, who might like to gain a greater scope of everyday phrases than those contained in grammar books of the language. Obviously the whole of the Gaelic language cannot be contained in one book. Therefore a selection has been made of those words and phrases most likely to be useful in everyday situations, for example meeting and greeting, aspects of travelling, the weather and eating and drinking. If this selection has been successful, the reader will find the book not only informative but also interesting. Everyday Gaelic was originally published by Gairm Publications in 1984 and has been reprinted many times. This is a revised and expanded edition which features up-to-date orthography.
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Whether you're learning alone or attending classes, you'll find this complete Russian language course for beginners both accessible and indispensable. Designed to provide the student with an excellent command of basic Russian (the equivalent of A level standard) this book features thirty lessons punctuated by revision exercises to ensure you have fully understood what you have learned. The emphasis is on acquiring vocabulary, experiencing conversational language and learning useful grammar. This book also includes a vocabulary of 1,500 words and a glossary of grammatical terms.
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If you are an absolute beginner or simply looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will help get you on your way to speaking, writing, reading and understanding Danish in no time. Through an engaging story line, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will pick up the Danish you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from shopping and travelling to food and daily life. Get Started in Beginner's Danish maps from A1 to A2 of the Common European Framework fo Reference (CEFR) for languages. With our interactive Discovery Method, you'll absorb language rules faster, remember what you learn easily, and put your Danish into use with confidence. Get Started in Danish has a learner-centered approach that incorporates the following features: - Outcomes-based approach - focus your learning with clear goals - Discovery method - figure out rules and patterns for yourself to aid in understanding and language recall - Easy-to navigate units + review units - be in control of your learning. - Self-check and Test Yourself - see and assess your own progress - Personalization - use the language in real situations - Authentic dialogues and up-to-date scenarios - Simple grammar explanations that do not assume prior knowledge of grammatical terms - a Focus on communication Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years. This pack includes a book and an MP3 CD-ROM. You can download the audio files on this disc from your computer to an MP3 player or play the disc in an MP3-compatible CD player.
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Lonely Planet: The world's #1 phrasebook publisher* Lonely Planet Japanese Phrasebook & Audio CD is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful Japanese phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs. Get to know your sushi from your sake, enjoy an elaborate tea ceremony with its centuries'-old conventions, and find your way elaborate transit maps; all with your trusted travel companion. With language tools in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of wherever you go, so begin your journey now! Get More From Your Trip with Easy-to-Find Phrases for Every Travel Situation! *Listen & Learn with our audio CD *Feel at ease with essential tips on culture, manners, idioms and multiple meanings *Order with confidence, explain food allergies, and try new foods with the menu decoder *Save time and hassles with vital phrases at your fingertips *Never get stuck for words with the 3500-word two-way, quick-reference dictionary *Be prepared for both common and emergency travel situations with practical phrases and terminology *Meet friends with conversation starter phrases *Get your message across with easy-to-use pronunciation guides Inside Lonely Planet Japanese Phrasebook & Audio CD: *Audio CD includes 375 key phrases *Full-colour throughout phrasebook *User-friendly layout organised by travel scenario categories *Survival phrases inside front cover for at-a-glance on-the-fly cues Convenient features *5 Phrases to Learn Before You Go *10 Ways to Start a Sentence *10 Phrases to Sound like a Local * Listen For - phrases you may hear * Look For - phrases you may see on signs * Shortcuts - easy-to-remember alternatives to the full phrases * Q&A - suggested answers to questions asked Covers *Basics - time, dates, numbers, amounts, pronunciation, reading tips, grammar rules *Practical - travel with kids, disabled travellers, sightseeing, business, banking, post office, internet, phones, repairs, bargaining, accommodations, directions, border crossing, transport *Social - meeting people, interests, feelings, opinions, going out, romance, culture, activities, weather *Safe Travel - emergencies, police, doctor, chemist, dentist, symptoms, conditions *Food - ordering, at the market, at the bar, dishes, ingredients The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Japanese Phrasebook & Audio CD, a pocket-sized comprehensive language guide with accompanying audio CD, provides on-the-go language assistance; great for language students and travellers looking to interact with locals and immerse themselves in local culture. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Yoshi Abe and Keiko Hagiwara. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet is the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, and has been connecting travellers and locals for over 25 years with phrasebooks for 120 languages, more than any other publisher! With an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community, Lonely Planet enables curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves. The world awaits! *#1 phrasebook publisher. Source: Nielsen Bookscan UK, US & AUS
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The Oxford Albanian-English Dictionary is the most comprehensive dictionary of modern Albanian available. It is an essential reference tool for anyone studying, using or working in Albanian. It offers: *Thousands of example phrases showing how the language is used today *Full treatment of idioms, proverbs and set expressions *Detailed pronunciation guidance *A description of the Albanian alphabet *A guide to the fundamentals of Albanian grammar and dialect variants *Irregular verb parts listed in their alphabetical position within the text to assist identification *An innovative supplement of suffixes to help users find words which are not immediately recognisable
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This is an ideal dictionary for Urdu-speaking learners of English. It gives clear explanations throughout, with detailed pronunciation guidance, and thousands of illustrative phrases to show how words are used in context. An indispensable dictionary for home or school use.
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Collins Pocket Vietnamese Dictionary offers learners extensive and up-to-date coverage of Vietnamese and English in a portable format, with a handy supplement of essential grammar points for each language. This Vietnamese dictionary is designed for all levels of language learner, whether at home, at school, or at work. It is the ideal text for anyone who needs a wealth of reliable information in a portable format. * Collins Pocket Vietnamese Dictionary contains all the everyday words and phrases used in today's Vietnamese and English that you will need to know. * An easy-to-use and reliable dictionary. * A two-way dictionary: Vietnamese-English and English-Vietnamese. * A grammar supplement covers the essential grammar points for both languages. * The clear user-friendly layout ensures that you can quickly find the information you need.
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The Modern Welsh Dictionary is intended for the growing number of learners of Welsh in all walks of life, and is designed with your needs in mind. It contains hundreds of example phrases of spoken and written Welsh, so that you can see the language in context. Excellent grammar notes on tricky words and important topics mean that help is always on hand, whether you are working in Welsh or in English. The handy paperback format and superior coverage of vocabulary makes the Modern Welsh Dictionary the first choice for beginner- and intermediate-level learners of the language, as well as those who want a quick-reference dictionary that can be carried easily. Native Welsh speakers will also find the Modern Welsh Dictionary a useful resource in clarifying questions of vocabulary, grammar and usage. You won't need to resort to English to say that you are sending an email or using the Internet, as the Modern Welsh Dictionary has comprehensive coverage of contemporary Welsh. Bydd Cymry Cymraeg hefyd yn darganfod bod y Geiriadur Cymraeg Cyfoes yn adnodd defnyddiol i ateb cwestiynau ar eirfa, gramadeg a defnydd. Mae'r Geiriadur Cymraeg Cyfoes yn cynnwys triniaeth gyflawn o'r iaith gyfoes - fydd dim rhaid defnyddio'r Saesneg i ddweud eich bod yn gyrru e-bost neu'ch bod ar y rhyngrwyd byth eto!
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Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher With Lonely Planet's Malay Phrasebook, let no barriers - language or culture - get in your way. Grab this phrasebook and try Malaysia's amazing street food, soak up sun and sand at Palau Langkawi or Palau Tioman, or trek to the summit of Mt Kinabalu, Malaysia's tallest peak. Our phrasebooks give you a comprehensive mix of practical and social words and phrases in more than 120 languages. Chat with the locals and discover their culture - a guaranteed way to enrich your travel experience. * Order the right meal with our menu decoder * Never get stuck for words with our 3500-word two-way dictionary * We make language easy with shortcuts, key phrases & common Q&As * Feel at ease, with essential tips on culture & manners Coverage includes: Basic language tools such as pronunciation; phrases for getting out and about, being social, food, safe travel, sustainable travel, and more; and two dictionaries Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Susan Keeney. About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in. TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' -The New York Times 'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -Fairfax Media (Australia)
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"The Rough Guide Swahili Phrasebook" is the definitive phrasebook to help you make the most of your time in Eastern Africa. Whether you want to book a hotel room, ask what time the train leaves or buy a drink from the bar, this new phrasebook has a dictionary of over 5,000 words and will help you communicate with the locals in no time. The free audio downloads, recorded by native Swahili speakers, can be downloaded to your computer or MP3, allowing you to listen to the correct pronunciation of essential dialogues, ideal for practicing before you go or while you're there. There's even a regional pronunciation guide and Rough Guide travel tips, so wherever you are you can get around and speak the lingo. "The Rough Guide Swahili Phrasebook" has an extensive two-way dictionary packed with vocabulary and a helpful menu and drinks list reader, perfect for choosing the right dish in any restaurant. With this phrasebook in your pocket you'll never run out of things to say! Make the most of your trip to Eastern Africa with "The Rough Guide Swahili Phrasebook".
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This brand new Berlitz Hungarian Phrasebook & Dictionary features a fresh, crisp design with vivid colour photography, eye-catching colour-coding, and user-generated content, making it the phrasebook created by the people for the people! Sections such as Food and Drink and In an Emergency provide words and phrases you'll hear used in everyday situations in Hungary, and there are snippets of useful information on etiquette, culture and travel. The handy bilingual dictionary at the back of the book contains over 1,700 useful words, and our new content includes essential phrases such as "What is the WiFi password?", "I'll put the pictures on Facebook", and much more. You'll never be lost for words with a Berlitz phrasebook.
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This brand new Czech edition features a fresh, crisp design with vivid colour photography, eye-catching colour-coding, and user-generated content, making it the phrase book created by the people for the people! Sections such as Food and Drink and In an Emergency provide words and phrases you'll hear used in everyday situations in the Czech Republic, and there are snippets of useful information on etiquette, culture and travel. The handy bilingual dictionary at the back of the book contains over 1,700 useful words, and our new content includes essential phrases such as "What is the WiFi password?", "I'll put the pictures on Facebook", and much more. You'll never be lost for words with a Berlitz phrase book.
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The Oxford English-Hebrew Dictionary is a landmark in the description of modern Hebrew. Hailed by the Jewish Chronicle as a 'tremendous advance over previous works', it provides a unique description of Hebrew language as it is encountered and used today, covering formal and poetic Hebrew as well as current idioms and phrases, slang and colloquialisms. Descriptive not prescriptive - The first dictionary to describe rather than prescribe contemporary Hebrew. Exceptionally wide coverage - Coverage of technical and scientific terminology; academic discourse; vocabulary from fields such as law and medicine, as well as slang and colloquialisms. Clear labelling system - The labelling system allows quick identification of context, register, and usage. Essential reference - A reference tool for students, scholars, translators and business professionals.
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The Oxford English-Urdu Mini Dictionary is a mini version, both in size and scope, of our very popular The Little Oxford English-Urdu Dictionary, which in turn was derived from the legendary The Oxford English-Urdu Dictionary by Shanul-Haq Haqqee. With 700 pages and a size of 120 x 90 mm, it contains more than 33,000 entries and definitions explained in a very easy and simple style. In the available range of mini dictionaries, it is the most comprehensive and affordable. Because of size it is very handy to take along anywhere.
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Collins Turkish Gem Dictionary offers learners extensive and up-to-date coverage of Turkish and English in a compact, portable format. This Turkish dictionary is designed for all levels of language learner, whether at home, at school, or at work. It is the ideal text for anyone who needs a wealth of reliable information in a portable format. o Collins Turkish Gem Dictionary contains all the everyday words and phrases used in today's Turkish and English that you will need to know. o An easy-to-use and reliable dictionary. o A two-way dictionary: Turkish-English and English-Turkish. o The clear colour layout ensures that you can quickly find the information you need.
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The British Museum's collection is one of the worlds finest and broadest, ranging from prehistoric times to the present in ancient and modern cultures around the globe. This new and updated edition includes many recent acquisitions and new discoveries, such as Picasso's stunning Vollard Suite and the intriguing Vale of York Viking hoard, and showcases a selection of more than 250 of the most beautiful and important objects drawn from across the Museum. Each object is presented with its own fascinating story and is strikingly illustrated in full colour. From the Warren Cup to Durers Rhinoceros, the Lewis Chessmen to the Aztec turquoise serpent and the Gayer-Anderson Cat, the iconic objects of the British Museum are here presented in an exciting and accessible new way, highlighting the superb craftsmanship and ingenuity of those who created each of these splendid pieces. Grouped into sections based on cross-cultural themes, such as rulers, mythical beasts, dress and the human form, the resulting juxtapositions offer intriguing new insights into these widely varied masterpieces. Introduced by Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, this is a stunning overview of artistic and cultural achievement around the world.
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