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Over 230 commonly used idioms are introduced in reading selections, dialogues, and activities. Their presentation helps learners incorporate common expressions into their everyday speech. Appealing illustrations keep students engaged as they explore idioms related to topics such as colors, geography, food, and time.
Maximize the impact and precision of your message! Now in its fourth edition, the Microsoft Manual of Style provides essential guidance to content creators, journalists, technical writers, editors, and everyone else who writes about computer technology. Direct from the Editorial Style Board at Microsoft-you get a comprehensive glossary of both general technology terms and those specific to Microsoft; clear, concise usage and style guidelines with helpful examples and alternatives; guidance on grammar, tone, and voice; and best practices for writing content for the web, optimizing for accessibility, and communicating to a worldwide audience.
If you don’t know the essential American slang and idioms used by all business professionals, you risk embarrassment, loss of respect, and loss of money. Entertaining dialogues, activities and games will quickly help put you get the inside track…that’s slang for "get the advantage"! The Slangman Guide to BIZ SPEAK 1 contains chapters on slang and idioms associated with: The Workplace Computers The Internet E-Commerce Marketing Advertising Acronyms & Shortcuts Negotiations Meetings Popular Abbreviations Used in Business This book was written by American native and slang expert Slangman David Burke, author of more than 30 books on slang and idioms.
The Dictionary of Louisiana French (DLF) provides the richest inventory of French vocabulary in Louisiana and reflects precisely the speech of the period from 1930 to the present. This dictionary describes the current usage of French-speaking peoples in the five broad regions of South Louisiana: the coastal marshes, the banks of the Mississippi River, the central area, the north, and the western prairie.
Situated in the breathtaking Caucasus Mountains between the Black and the Caspian Seas, the country of Georgia sits at the crossroads between Europe and Asia; it has gone through more turbulence and change in the last 15 years—the casting off of the Soviet regime, a civil war, two ethno-territorial conflicts, economic collapse, corruption, government inefficiency, and massive emigration—than most countries go through in 150 years. However, despite all its hardships, this resilient and ancient country, with thousands of years of winemaking, three-thousand years of statehood, and almost two millennia of Christianity, continues to survive, and with the new government’s reforms, promises to improve.S
At long last, with Professor Fähnrichs Georgische Sprache here is a systematic description of the structure of the Georgian language. The book is divided into two parts, one for Old and the other for Modern Georgian. A separate section treats the main differences between the two. Illustrated by a wealth of examples, an overview is given of characteristic features, the stages of development, phonetics, morphonology, morphology (word formation, formation of grammatical forms), syntax and aspects of the Georgian vocabulary.
The Ben cao gang mu, compiled in the second half of the sixteenth century by a team led by the physician Li Shizhen (1518–1593) on the basis of previously published books and contemporary knowledge, is the largest encyclopedia of natural history in a long tradition of Chinese materia medica works. Its description of almost 1,900 pharmaceutically used natural and man-made substances marks the apex of the development of premodern Chinese pharmaceutical knowledge. The Ben cao gang mu dictionary offers access to this impressive work of 1,600,000 characters.
Compiling the results from contemporary and exciting areas of research into one single important volume, this book stands ahead of its field in providing a comprehensive one-stop Handbook reference of biblical interpretation.
With more than 7,000 definitions, this book provides a definitive guide to the use of slang today. It deals with drugs, sport and contemporary society, as well as favourite slang topics such as sex and bodily functions. In this fully updated fourth edition of the highly acclaimed Dictionary of Contemporary Slang, language and culture expert Tony Thorne explores the ever-changing underworld of the English language, bringing back intriguing examples of eccentricity and irreverence from the linguistic front-line.
‘Thorne is a kind of slang detective, going down the streets where other lexicographers fear to tread.’ Daily Telegraph
The third edition of this groundbreaking book includes videotaped lectures in DVD or VHS format. Now teachers can use the audio program (available on both tapes and CD) with the support of video simulation of an academic lecture experience. Many new and updated lectures with high-interest topics are included. INTERMEDIATE LISTENING COMPREHENSION is designed to familiarize students with the major rhetorical patterns of formal, spoken English.
The need for constructing a lexicographical theory with a particular focus on specialised dictionaries for learners is well documented in recent publications. This will imply paying attention to, at least, four basic lexicographic categories: learners; the learner’s situation; the learner’s needs; dictionary assistance. In one or other way, these categories are analysed in this book, whose eleven chapters are grouped into three parts. Part 1 reflects on some of the main ideas defended by the function theory of lexicography, perhaps the theoretical framework that has paid more attention to specialised lexicography.
Your one-stop reference for Spanish verbs. Mastering Spanish verbs is a tough job for students learning the language, but now itв’s easier than ever! Whether you’re studying the language in school or translating a report for work, Webster’s New World 575+ Spanish Verbs is the only verb reference you need.This handy resource lists verbs alphabetically in every mood and tense, complete with their idiomatic forms so you not only know how to use a verb, but when to use it, too. Webster’s New World 575+Spanish Verbs is the best Spanish verb reference money can buy, packed with more verbs and more extra features, like:* A comprehensive review of the rules of Spanish conjugation* More than 1,500 additional verbs in their infinitive form, fully cross-referenced* Multiple sample sentences that demonstrate common usage for each verb* An appendix of irregular verbs to cut down on confusion* A full English-to-Spanish index of all the verbs in the book Download Description
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