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This is an encyclopedic dictionary of close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms and concepts that defy easy--or any--translation from one language and culture to another. Drawn from more than a dozen languages, terms such as "Dasein" (German), "pravda" (Russian), "saudade" (Portuguese), and "stato" (Italian) are thoroughly examined in all their cross-linguistic and cross-cultural complexities. Spanning the classical, medieval, early modern, modern, and contemporary periods, these are terms that influence thinking across the humanities. The entries, written by more than 150 distinguished scholars, describe the origins and meanings of each term, the history and context of its usage, its translations into other languages, and its use in notable texts. The dictionary also includes essays on the special characteristics of particular languages--English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.
Originally published in French, this one-of-a-kind reference work is now available in English for the first time, with new contributions from Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. Young, and many more.The result is an invaluable reference for students, scholars, and general readers interested in the multilingual lives of some of our most influential words and ideas.Covers close to 400 important philosophical, literary, and political terms that defy easy translation between languages and culturesIncludes terms from more than a dozen languagesEntries written by more than 150 distinguished thinkersAvailable in English for the first time, with new contributions by Judith Butler, Daniel Heller-Roazen, Ben Kafka, Kevin McLaughlin, Kenneth Reinhard, Stella Sandford, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Jane Tylus, Anthony Vidler, Susan Wolfson, Robert J. C. Young, and many moreContains extensive cross-references and bibliographiesAn invaluable resource for students and scholars across the humanities
Containing over 30,000 entries, this dictionary features blue headwords that offer the users accessibility and make it easy to navigate. It also includes extra grammar information to extend the user's knowledge of the language. It is useful for travellers, students and business people who need quick access to the core words of the language.
Few pastors continue to read their Hebrew Old Testament after seminary. One reason is that it is too time-consuming, since many words have to be looked up in the dictionary. The Reader's Hebrew-English Lexicon of the Old Testament, now for the first time complete in one volume, enables the pastor and the student to read the Hebrew Old Testament with relative ease. Listed in sequence by chapter and verse are all words that occur fewer than fifty times in the Old Testament, complete with translation (based on Brown, Driver, and Briggs' Lexicon) and numbers indicating how often the word occurs in the particular book and in the Old Testament as a whole. At the end of each entry is the page number in Brown, Driver, and Briggs' Lexicon where a discussion of the word can be found. Appendixes list all Hebrew words occurring more than fifty times in the Old Testament and all Aramaic words occurring more than ten times.
The speech of the Sicilian people bears the imprint of the island's remarkable history. Primarily based on Latin and Italian, it contains traces of Greek, Arabic, French, Old Provencal, and Spanish. This book features a concise Sicilian grammar and a bilingual dictionary with pronunciation guide. The comprehensive phrasebook offers guidance for situations including dining out, accommodations, and obtaining medical care. It also contains complete phonetic spellings. An introduction to Sicily's history, guide to major cities and attractions, and sampling of the island's cuisine complete this valuable reference for travelers, students, and anyone interested in this Mediterranean locale.
This handy Japanese dictionary allows you to look up words quickly and easily and be understood while speaking. Intended for use by tourists, students, and business people traveling to Japan, the Pocket Japanese Dictionary is an essential tool for communicating in Japanese. It features all the essential Japanese vocabulary appropriate for beginning to intermediate speakers. Its handy pocket format and user-friendly, two-colour layout will make any future language class or trip to Japan much easier. All entries are in Romanized form as well as Japanese script (Kanji and Kana) so that, in case of difficulties, the book can simply be shown to the person the user is trying to communicate with. This dictionary includes the following key features: Over 18,000 words and expressions in the Japanese language. Japanese English and English Japanese sections. Fully updated with recent vocabulary and commonly used Japanese slang. Clear, user-friendly layout with headwords in blue. Romanized script and Japanese script (hiragana and katakana) and characters (kanji) for every entry. Other books from this best-selling series you might enjoy include: Pocket Korean Dictionary, Pocket Vietnamese Dictionary, Pocket Mandarin Chinese Dictionary, and Pocket Cantonese Dictionary.
A bilingual dictionary and phrasebook of Bengali, an official language of Bangladesh and India. It contains the essential language that a traveller to Bangladesh or West Bengal needs to communicate. It provides many key words, covering topics including introductions, travel, accommodations, and sight-seeing.
Compact and easy to use, this handy guide includes travel and language
tips plus a two-way mini-dictionary, so you’ll never be stuck for the
right word. It is arranged by topic in clear, colour-coded sections,
and offers phrases for every eventuality. Its simple-to-read format
allows you to build your own sentences and develop your language
skills. Also featuring a comprehensive menu-reader and pronunciation
guide, it is the ideal companion to any trip.
Bulgarian is a Slavic language spoken by over nine million people worldwide. The Cyrillic alphabet, also used in Russian and Ukrainian, was created during the First Bulgarian Empire in the 10 century, and its use spread across the continent. A concise reference perfect for travelers, businesspeople, and students, the Bulgarian Dictionary & Phrasebook has all the essential Bulgarian youll need during your stay. The phrasebook covers topics such as customs, travel arrangements, dining, and shopping.
This brilliant bilingual book is your one-stop shop for Spanish, packed with more than 10,000 essential words to look up and learn.?? With each Spanish entry illustrated by an eye-catching visual, language learning has never been easier. You'll be introduced to useful vocabulary arranged by theme across a broad range of subjects, from food and drink to sports and leisure and travel and transport. Throughout the book everyday items are included and labelled to boost your learning. If you can't find the right words, just use the comprehensive and clear indexes to set you straight in an instant. ?? The Spanish-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary also features an amazing audio app, so you can hear all the words included spoken aloud. Use the book to find all the words and phrases you need, then perfect your pronunciation with the audio assistant.?? Whether you're studying for exams, off on holiday, or away on business, this is the ultimate dictionary for all budding Spanish speakers.
This dictionary is divided into three parts: Basque alphabet and pronunciation, an overview of Basque grammar, and a section with set phrases and vocabulary.
Over the last few decades the exchange of goods and services between the industrialised countries and China has increased rapidly. It has become one of the main sources of growth both in Europe and the US. As a consequence, intellectual property (IP) rights have inevitably become crucial for free and undistorted trade. The creation and protection of patents, trade marks and industrial designs is now one of the main areas both of consultation and cross-border litigation and arbitration. In order to help practitioners and their staff to understand and use English and Chinese IP terms correctly, this dictionary provides a glossary of about 2400 terms giving the meaning in English and Chinese both in Chinese characters and Pinyin transcription. A detailed introduction facilitates search by radicals. An annex shows in bilingual form the most relevant forms, cover sheets, statutes etc.
Fully updated and featuring more than 55,000 entries, this is the classic
German-English English-German Dictionary
from Langenscheidt, the premier source for foreign language reference tools.Students, teachers, travelers, and professionals can confidently rely on this invaluable 2-in-1 volume that includes:
- Hundreds of new words reflecting today's cultural, political, and technological changes, plus contemporary idioms and expressions
- Full pronunciation keys for both German and English entries
- Comprehensive grammatical information
- The genitives and plurals of German nouns
- Indicators as to whether a German verb is conjugated with"haben" or "sein"
- An alphabetical list of German and English irregular verbs
- A wealth of examples illustrating correct usage and meaning
- A quick reference section on proper names, weights and measures, and abbreviations
- Easy-to-read typography, plus a helpful guide to using the dictionary most effectively
The foreign language dictionary for people on the move!
"Unexcelled as a dictionary of basic Sino-Japanese characters. Extremely easy to use."-Japan Society This is the utmost classic and well regarded standard Japanese Kanji Dictionary available today. The New Nelson Japanese-English Character Dictionary is a complete revision of The Original Reader's Japanese-English Character Dictionary, published by Charles E. Tuttle Company in 1962. Long the foremost Japanese-English character dictionary, adopted by Japanese-study programs around the world and used at all levels of Japanese language study, the Nelson, as it is familiarly called, has been enhanced in this edition with several fundamental changes. The Universal Radical Index, an significant advance on the traditional character indices, has been created as a handy appendix that enables users to search for any main-entry character's reference number in Morohashi's Dai Kanwa Jiten. Over 1,200 characters have been added and more than 2,000 new on-kun entries included. Definitions have been modernized to reflect current usage and translation. This revised edition is updated with additional characters, contemporary definitions, and an innovative radical index system and sets new standards of excellence, easy-of-use, and reliability for Japanese language reference tools. This edition keeps pace with the evolution of the Japanese language and remains an indispensable tool for students and scholars of Japanese
Including over 37,000 entries compiled by a team of expert Yiddish linguists, Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary surpasses all its predecessors in the number of words and rich selection of idioms, examples of usage, and coverage of stylistic levels and dialect forms. The user-friendly entries include words for standard and literary as well as contemporary colloquial and conversational usage and a wide range of terms from all sources of Yiddish, including those of Hebraic-Aramaic, Slavic, and Romance as well as Germanic origin. The lexical corpus comes directly from the highly acclaimed Dictionnaire Yiddish-Francais by Yitskhok Niborski and Bernard Vaisbrot, published by the Bibliotheque Medem in Paris in 2002. Augmented by an extensive user's guide, this volume is an indispensable resource for students, teachers, translators, and readers of Yiddish."
This is the most up-to-date Indonesian Dictionary on the market Tuttle Concise Indonesian Dictionary has both Indonesian to English and English to Indonesian sections. Its compact size allows for easy transport without limiting the content. This Indonesian dictionary is perfect for Indonesian language students, or business people and tourists traveling to Indonesia. It contains over 20,000 words and expressions, carefully selected to cover all important aspects of life and commerce in Indonesia. In addition, extensive information on Indonesian grammar and Indonesian pronunciation are included. Concise Indonesian Dictionary contains the following features: 25,000 Indonesian words and expressions. Up-to-date local Indonesian slang and idioms. A guide to Indonesian pronunciation and Indonesian Grammar. English and Indonesian Script. Extensive notes with detailed tips on usage and social context. Parts of speech, common phrases and idiomatic expressions. Other dictionaries in this bestselling series you might be interested in include: Concise Tagalog Dictionary, Concise Vietnamese Dictionary, and Concise Balinese Dictionary.
The most complete and up-to-date dictionary of Lakota available, this new edition of Eugene Buechel's classic dictionary contains over thirty thousand entries and will serve as an essential resource for everyone interested in preserving, speaking, and writing the Lakota language today.
This new comprehensive edition has been reorganized to follow a standard dictionary format and offers a range of useful features: both Lakota-to-English and English-to-Lakota sections; the grouping of principal parts of verbs; the translation of all examples of Lakota word usage; the syllabification of each entry word, followed by its pronunciation; and a lucid overview of Lakota grammar.
This monumental new edition celebrates the vitality of the Lakota language today and will be a valuable resource for students and teachers alike.
This is a compact reference to the Japanese language for students and business professionals, covering the words most widely used in written and spoken Japanese. It includes Romanised Japanese and standard kana and kanji characters.
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!
This abridgement of the world's most authoritative dictionary of ancient Greek is based on the 1883 revision. It includes some discussion of word usage, citing examples and characteristic phrases. Generally speaking only words used by late writers and scientific terms have been omitted from the full lexicon. From Homer downwards, to the close of Attic Greek, care has been taken to include all words, as well as those used by Aristotle, Plutarch in his Lives, Polybius, Strabo, Lucian, and the writers o the New Testament.
This dictionary is a modern resource designed to strengthen knowledge of the growing vocabularies respective to both Hausa and English. It is especially geared to the needs of speakers of both languages, be they student, business traveler, or tourist. Throughout the 18,000 entries and more than 40,000 definitions presented here in handy reference form, the user is exposed to both traditional as well as modern terminology. Notions of computerization, telecommunications, business, and the globalization of politics, law, and economy are well represented. Hausa is one of the major languages of Nigeria. It is also spoken in Niger and other neighboring West African countries in significant numbers. It is the African language with the greatest number of native speakers in sub-Saharan Africa.
Learning Mandarin Chinese has never been this easy. This trusty travel companion features comprehensive definitions and colourful images of daily life, helping you appreciate the nuances of the language and master pronunciation. Keep the Mandarin Chinese-English Bilingual Dictionary by your side as you shop, eat, socialise, travel, and work. With more than 10,000 fully illustrated terms arranged by theme and an easy-to-use audio app guiding you, learning and retaining key terms is simple. Inside you'll discover key nouns, verbs, and phrases, and a detailed index for instant reference. Simplified Chinese characters, along with clear instructions for accurate pronunciation in the Pinyin accent, help you further enhance your Mandarin reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. From names of dishes and seasons of the year to parts of the body and furniture around the house, find everything at your fingertips with this practical and stimulating dictionary. The Mandarin Chinese-English Bilingual Dictionary has been updated to include modern technology and contemporary ways of life, and reflects the changes the language has undergone. Whether travelling for business or for pleasure, remember to pack this comprehensive yet accessible bilingual dictionary.
500 Common Korean Idioms is a useful learner's tool that presents the 500 most commonly used Korean idioms in a clear and easy-to-follow manner. Structured with practicality in mind, the book presents: idioms with their literal and natural translations; usage notes describing the meaning, typical use, and any related cultural topic; several example sentences providing context and showing appropriate use of each idiom; important vocabulary and expressions highlighted in each chapter for review; an MP3 file for each idiom (online). Suitable for intermediate to advanced learners of Korean, 500 Common Korean Idioms provides a step-by-step approach to gaining greater fluency through a grasp of the most common idioms in the language.
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