Phrase Books

  • ACNVV
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    Learn to speak Dutch fast with this practical and proven course for beginners. Learn to speak Dutch in three short months with Hugo's world-renowned language course, "Hugo in 3 Months: Dutch". It helps you pick up essential grammar and build vocabulary through word lists, key Dutch phrases and model sentences. It also 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: Dutch" is fun, accurate and great value for money - learning Dutch has never been so easy!
  • ARGOT
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    Sound and speak like a native. ideal for practising pronunciation, listening and becoming more confident, not just in speaking but in understanding others when abroad. Free ebook version with every copy. In all of the most common travel situations, you need the reassurance that you can communicate with ease. A reliable, portable and easy-to-use phrasebook is a travel essential, and with Collins Gem Italian Phrasebook and Dictionary, the right word will always be at your fingertips. This indispensable language guide covers the topics and phrases that crop up every day on holiday, from finding a hotel and setting up your wifi, to going shopping. Includes: * Travel information and tips * 3000 word dictionary * Comprehensive menu decoder * Grammar section * Free ebook version You will never be lost for words in your travels around Italy again. Download your free ebook at collins.co.uk/ebooks
  • ACNVS
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    Learn to speak German fast with this practical and entertaining course for beginners. Sprechen die Deutsch? Learn to speak German in three short months with "Hugo's" world-renowned book and CD pack, "Hugo in 3 Months CD Language Course: German", and you will soon be answering with a resounding "Ja!". The three 70-minute CDs guide you through the carefully structured, week-by-week, course helping you learn to understand and speak German faster than you thought possible. Pick up essential grammar and build vocabulary through word lists, key German phrases and model sentences. Develop conversation skills through exercises based on real-life scenarios so whether you are ordering the finest ale at the Munich Bierfest or exploring this fascinating country, you will feel confident in understanding and speaking the language. "Hugo in 3 Months CD Language Course": German is fun, accurate and great value for money - learning German has never been so easy!
  • ARGOU
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    Sound and speak like a native. Ideal for practising pronunciation, listening and becoming more confident, not just in speaking but in understanding others when abroad. Free ebook version with every copy. In all of the most common travel situations, you need the reassurance that you can communicate with ease. A reliable, portable and easy-to-use phrasebook is a travel essential, and with Collins Gem Spanish Phrasebook and Dictionary, the right word will always be at your fingertips. This indispensable language guide covers the topics and phrases that crop up every day on holiday, from finding a hotel and setting up your wifi, to going shopping. Includes: * Travel information and tips * 3000 word dictionary * Comprehensive menu decoder * Grammar section * Free ebook version You will never be lost for words in your travels around Spain again. Download your free ebook at collins.co.uk/ebooks
  • ACNVU
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    Learn to speak German fast with this practical and proven course for beginners Sprechen die Deutsch? Learn to speak German in three short months with Hugo's world-renowned language course, "Hugo in 3 Months: German", and you will soon be answering with a resounding 'Ja'! It helps you pick up essential grammar and build vocabulary through word lists, key German phrases and model sentences. It also helps you develop conversation skills through exercises based on real-life scenarios so whether you are ordering the finest ale at the Munich Bierfest or exploring this fascinating country, you will feel confident in understanding and speaking the language. "Hugo in 3 Months: German" is fun, accurate and great value for money - learning German has never been so easy!
  • ARGOR
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    Sound and speak like a native. Ideal for practising pronunciation, listening and becoming more confident, not just in speaking but in understanding others when abroad. Free ebook version with every copy. In all of the most common travel situations, you need the reassurance that you can communicate with ease. A reliable, portable and easy-to-use phrasebook is a travel essential, and with Collins Gem French Phrasebook and Dictionary, the right word will always be at your fingertips. This indispensable language guide covers the topics and phrases that crop up every day on holiday, from finding a hotel and setting up your wifi, to going shopping. Includes: * Travel information and tips * 3000 word dictionary * Comprehensive menu decoder * Grammar section * Free ebook version You will never be lost for words in your travels around France again. Download your free ebook at collins.co.uk/ebooks
  • ASMKC
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    Do you want to have more meaningful conversations in Norwegian? Do you want to feel comfortable in a variety of situations? Based on authentic texts, such as songs, poems, and conversations between native speakers, this course will help you improve and build upon the language you already have so that you develop your skills to a level where you can enjoy communicating in Norwegian. You will be introduced to the more advanced points of Norwegian grammar, as well as more colloquial language, and develop your vocabulary so you can express your opinion on a number of topics, as well as react to other people's opinions. You will enjoy learning about the culture, history and geography of Norway and its influence on the language. What will I achieve by the end of the course? By the end of Enjoy Norwegian you will have increased your capacity to understand the spoken and written language, and furthered your ability to communicate with Norwegian speakers, orally and in writing. This course aims to take you to a solid upper intermediate B2 level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference). Is this course for me? If you already know some Norwegian and want to take it further, this is the course for you. It's perfect for the self-study learner, with a one-to-one tutor, or for the post-beginner classroom. What do I get? A coursebook with over two hours of audio on CD that features: - Ten units that cover more complex situations than your basic tourist scenarios - Carefully levelled and sequenced material - a solid path to build up your knowledge - Authentic texts, such as poems, songs, excerpts and conversations to present the language - Learn through the Discovery Method which helps you notice and retain the language you learn -Learn to learn - tips and advice on becoming a better language learner -Easy to use workbook format What else can I use to learn Norwegian? If you require an absolute Beginner course, you can try our Get Started in Norwegian: 9781473612709 If you want a comprehensive Beginner to Intermediate course, you should try our Complete Norwegian: 9781444195040 Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 75 years.
  • ABLEU
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    Learn to speak French fast with this practical and entertaining course for beginners. Learn to speak French in three short months with Hugo's world-renowned book and CD pack. Practise regularly using the three 70-minute CDs and book and you'll learn to understand and speak French faster than you thought possible. Pick up essential grammar and build vocabulary through word lists, key French phrases and model sentences. Develop conversation skills through exercises based on real-life scenarios. Learning French has never been so easy!
  • BSHUE
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    This is the perfect book for romantics, language nerds, travel enthusiasts, and anyone on a round-the-world trip hoping to meet the love (or loves) of their life! With 150 of the world's most common languages covered - as well as some fictional ones, like Klingon, Na'vi, Dothraki, and Elvish for good measure - this book will have you covered wherever you are on the globe (be it on the ground or online). Each entry in this beautifully produced gift book has a pronunciation guide and tells you where the language is spoken in the world, so you'll be sure to say "I love you" perfectly every time. Let's get more love in the world!
  • AGIDK
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    Written by experienced teaching professionals, this comprehensive reference work includes 601 verbs, fully conjugated in 16 tenses and moods, as well as more than 2,100 verbs which conjugate after the pattern of the model verbs. Regular endings are highlighted in the text, so students can recognise patterns, and mnemonic devices are provided to help users memorise verbs. A free conjugation app for Apple devices rounds off this one-stop verb reference resource, making it an indispensable tool for language learners of all levels.
  • AGIFU
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    Written by experienced teaching professionals, this comprehensive reference work includes 601 verbs, fully conjugated in 16 tenses and moods, as well as more than 2,100 verbs which conjugate after the pattern of the model verbs. Regular endings are highlighted in the text, so students can recognise patterns, and mnemonic devices are provided to help users memorise verbs. A free conjugation app for Apple devices rounds off this one-stop verb reference resource, making it an indispensable tool for language learners of all levels.
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    A witty guide to idiomatic French written in 1927 by a remarkable author identified for decades only as 'H-T-R-'. -- 'H-T-R- doesn't just want you to parrot French phrases. The essential of fluent speech is to think as the French do. As he says, it won't do just to formulate in English what you want to say and then utter a translation. Those who have reached a good level in French (or, indeed, any language) will recognize the hurdle of idiomaticity - the native speakers always have a way of saying things which is different from your correct but painfully generated French.'[ - Elsevier SYSTEM MAGAZINE (2010), Robert Vanderplank, Director, Language Centre, University of Oxford]. -- Example: [1] 'What did he die of?' 'Nobody knows. But then nobody knew what he lived on, either.' [1] "De quoi est-il mort ? -- On ne sait pas. D'ailleurs on ne savait non plus de quoi il vivait." -- Or (to illustrate a use of the subjunctive): [53] 'One moment, Monsieur - I can't see you. I'm in my chemise.' 'Take your time, my dear, I'll wait till you take it off.' [53] "Un instant, Monsieur - je ne peux pas vous recevoir. Je suis en chemise. -- Prenez tout votre temps, chere amie, j'attendrai que vous l'ayez retire." -- New extended edition, with new biographies (including 28 photos) of the author, Harry Thompson Russell, and of the illustrator, Eric Fraser. Contains all of the original 1927 drawings, plus many new drawings by Fraser, who was one of the leading illustrators of the 20th Century. Equally suitable for French or English speakers -- 'Ces ouvrages ont le merite de servir egalement a l'usage des francophones et des anglophones.'
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    A French-English Vocabulary Book, which has never been equalled, on a wide range of subjects, both of universal interest - the House, the Town, Illness, the Weather, etc., and more specialised - Horses, Firearms & Target Shooting, Finance & Business, Nautical Matters, etc.; with distinctions that are hard to find in a dictionary. " - remarkable for the amazing detail that is presented. - "[ - Elsevier SYSTEM MAGAZINE (2010), Robert Vanderplank, Director, Language Centre, University of Oxford]. Volume II in the classic 'Brighter French' Series, written in the 1920s for 'Bright Young People who already know some.' Illustrated with images from the cinema of the pre-war period. 'Vocabulaire franco-anglais redige d'une facon originale.'
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    Being able to speak a little of the local language enhances any trip abroad, and this beginner-level Filipino audio course contains all the key travel phrases you need to communicate with confidence. The 60-minute audio CD features native Filipino 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. The pack includes a sturdy booklet with a phonetic transcription of the phrases on the CD, plus handy tips and key word reminders. The contents of the CD can be easily downloaded to your iPod or MP3 player
  • BSAMR
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    'Charming, witty and cheerful, this is a delectable feast of the French language. Allez le Bleus!' Raymond Blanc Celebrating the art of the French language with a charming collection of words and phrases to bring into everyday conversation. C'est parti! Have you ever wondered exactly what deja vu is? Have you made a faux pas? Eaten an hors d'oeuvre? Voulez-vous an explanation of the above? Then voila, here is a collection of les bons mots so you can start to learn that certain je ne sais quoi of the French language. Le Mot Juste contains 150 beautiful words and phrases that you'll love to say every day.
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    Get By in Japanese is the ideal travel companion - a quick and easy introduction to Japanese and a phrase book covering all the essential language you'll need on your trip. With the help of the audio CD, get to grips with the basics of a conversation before you leave, then take the book away with you as a handy reference guide. Download the tracks on to your MP3 player to learn on the move. * 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 Japanese 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! 160-page book and 60-minute audio CD. The book is also available separately (9781406642780). Also available in these languages: Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Latin American Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish.
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    Being able to speak a little of the local language enhances any trip abroad, and this beginner-level Arabic audio course contains all the key travel phrases you need to communicate with confidence. The 60-minute audio CD features native Arabic 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. The pack includes a sturdy booklet with a phonetic transcription of the phrases on the CD, plus handy tips and key word reminders. The contents of the CD can be easily downloaded to your iPod or MP3 player.
  • AREGK
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    Add hundreds of foreign phrases to your daily lexicon and learn about their quirky, fascinating origins! Some foreign phrases are so good they become a sort of lingua franca. They capture the true zeitgeist, where the English translation is just comme ci, comme ca. If you're a linguistics geek or language lover with a curiosity about the origins of the foreign phrases, you need this book on your shelf. Savoir Faire is a beautifully designed reference book that includes approximately 1,000 foreign phrases in languages that run the gamut from French to German to Japanese and more. Entries for each phrase offer precise translations, the surprising origins of expressions, and commonly used terms you didn't even know were foreign. It's possible you'll find a phrase or two that you've been using incorrectly! Savoir Faire will save you from the embarrassment of misusing a foreign phrase and promises to up the ante on your everyday lexicon with hundreds of new phrases. This book also includes phonetic pronunciations for each phrase (you'll be surprised what you've been mispronouncing!) and sidebars that explore the quirks of some favorite expressions. Don't suffer one more trip to the museum asking yourself, "What the heck is trompe l'oeil?" Don't put down yet another Umberto Eco novel out of sheer confusion. And avoid tumbling into the camp of declasse--instead become one of the intelligentsia! This handy pocket guide will make you a true cognoscente of culture.
  • AEAIS
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    Look up words and have fun as well! With its unique 48-page Activity Section, this bilingual dictionary has Spanish crosswords and games as well as a wide range of up-to-date Spanish.
  • ABLFO
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    Face any Spanish inquisition with confidence! This unique guide to learning Spanish will help build your vocabulary and perfect your grammar using Hugo's proven system. Whether you are in the bar ordering a jug of sangria or soaking up the city vibes in Barcelona, you will feel assured in understanding and speaking this passionate language. Viva Espana!
  • BRLYO
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    Useful phrases for every situation, clear pronunciations for each phrase, and comprehensive vocabulary sections make this Spanish phrasebook a handy reference book with clear and easy-to-use information essential for the traveller in Spain.
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    This newly revised and updated "German Phrase Book" contains a wealth of useful words and phrases for travellers. The book includes basic grammar, a pronunciation guide and additional vocabulary, and is clearly presented in the perfect pocket size, with a clean and simple look.
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    Travel comfort woes begone. Never again be lost for words. Overcome any language barrier, wherever you travel. With Just Point! in your daypack, you'll be able to communicate all essential messages - and maybe a few non-essential ones, too! This handy-sized deck of 40+ full-colour cards with more than 500 entertaining icons on food and drink, accommodation, transport, fashion and sightseeing, all held together with a screw for easy flicking,is a guaranteed conversation starter! When you're craving that skinny double-shot cappuccino with extra froth, Lonely Planet provides the answer in a language any barista will understand. Whether it's the yoga, pilates or tai chi class you're looking for, just point to the icon to get your point across. This is the perfect gift for the discerning traveller. These icons will make communicating with locals a breeze - and won't fail to raise a smile either with their depictions of the amusing situations often encountered when exploring places far from home. Just point to express: * your dietary restrictions * how you like your steak cooked * how spicy you'd like your curry * what burger toppings you'd like * that you're in a rush to get the bill * that you're looking for the funicular * that there's a fly in your soup * what ice-cream topping you require * your preferred garnishes for the perfect martini * whether you want an espresso, a macchiato or a cappuccino * whether you need a twin or a double room * whether you have a hairdryer in your room * that you've got the dreaded bed bugs in your hotel room * that you're looking for the cathedral * that romantic room-service options are required * which all-important beauty treatment you need * how you'd like your beard trimmed * if your rental car has a flat tyre * which direction to take if you're lost * and more! 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, 2013, 2014, and 2015 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category 'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - 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)
  • BIWJK
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    Let's be serieux! Can't quite come up with the right French quip or four-letter word? With Talk Dirty: French, you'll be able to put your (middle) finger on it. Each entry provides an individual foreign gem, a useful French sentence employing the word, the expression's English counterpart, and its literal translation. Whether you're a native-speaker, world traveler, or just looking to tell off those brash Parisians, these naughty words and risque slang will surely give your tongue a French twist. Les couilles: the balls French Expression: Je l'ai avertie-elle ne m'a pas ecoute alors maintenant je m'en bats les couilles. Translation: I warned her--she didn't listen to me so now I'm washing my hands of it. Literal Translation: I warned her--she didn't listen to me so now I'm flapping my balls of it.