The Browser S Dictionary Of Foreign Words And Phrases

Author: Mary Varchaver
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 0471218022
Size: 57.43 MB
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"Kudos (Greek), encomiums (Latin), and accolades (French) to the authors for their enlightening and amusing lexicon, a testament that English is the most cheerfully democratic and hospitable language ever cobbled together."-Richard Lederer, author of The Miracle of Language From angst to zydeco, the ultimate guide to foreign terms and phrases This handy, practical, and browsable A-to-Z reference tells you all you need to know to understand, pronounce, and appreciate the nearly 2,000 foreign words and phrases commonly used by speakers and writers of English. The Browser's Dictionary covers a wide variety of subject areas and includes loan-words from more than sixty languages around the world, such as: Latin (desideratum) * the romance languages (rapprochement, macho, imbroglio) * German (gestalt) * Russian (gulag) * Hebrew (shibboleth) * Yiddish (shtick) * Persian (tambura) * Hindi (purdah) * Arabic (loofah) * Hawaiian (kanaka) * Creole French (zydeco) * and Japanese (netsuke) In addition, each entry provides: * A guide to pronunciation using easy-to-understand transcriptions from ordinary English * Comprehensive literal and idiomatic definitions * The word's source language, as well as its literal meaning The Browser's Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases is sure to become a favorite reference for anyone with an interest in words and language.

The Oxford Dictionary Of Foreign Words And Phrases

Author: Jennifer Speake
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781435293090
Size: 32.16 MB
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Entries provide definitions and information on the origins, history, and usage of terms of foreign origin in English, including words in common use and artistic and scientific vocabulary.

A Dictionary Of Foreign Words And Phrases In Current English

Author: Alan Joseph Bliss
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780710095213
Size: 15.57 MB
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More than 5,000 words and phrases with a commentary on each. The language of origin is identified and the authentic spelling and meaning are indicated if these differ substantially from those used in English. The approximate date at which the expression entered the English language is given and all current meanings are defined.

Reference Skills For The School Librarian

Author: Ann Marlow Riedling
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1586835289
Size: 51.85 MB
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This book is a user-friendly guide for K–12 librarians, teachers, and school library media specialists that covers all major areas in reference, from the reference interview to encyclopedias and dictionaries.

Savoir Faire

Author: Laura Lee
Publisher: Wellfleet
ISBN: 1577151259
Size: 50.68 MB
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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.

World Dictionary Of Foreign Expressions

Author: Gabriel Adeleye
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 9780865164239
Size: 13.97 MB
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Provides definitions of foreign words and phrases commonly used in the English language, as well as each word's language of origin, literal translation, and examples of proper usage.

A Career In Language Translation

Author: Carline Férailleur-Dumoulin
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438944233
Size: 49.92 MB
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This book is a must-have for anyone interested in language translation. It is a valuable tool for those looking to embark on a translation career and those already in the field. Faculty members teaching translation courses, current and graduate students and translation business owners will undoubtedly find this book to be an indispensable resource. It serves as a guide and reference material for the language professionals seeking to hone their skills, sell their services, generate more revenues, equip themselves with the tools necessary to ultimately excel in the field. It contains a wealth of information and reference on how to develop a translation career. If you are interested in entering the field and do not know how to start, you will most certainly find your answer in this book. The book also covers everything from preparing your resume, preparing your business cards, working as a freelance translator, as an in-house translator, for an International Organization or for the Federal Government, to running your own translation business. It also arms you with information on how to market your services, how to beware of Internet Scams targetted at professional translators and interpreters, how to address payment issues, among other things. This book even covers the legal aspect involved in language translation. Towards the end section of the book, the reader will be able to refer to a concise glossary as well as to a list of International Organizations hiring language professionals, a list of Translation and Interpretation Schools in the United States and Abroad, and also to a list of Professional Translation and Interpretation Organizations in the United States and Abroad. This compilation of years of experience and research by the author will provide the reader with the materials, tools and resources that will contribute to a successful career in language translation.

Cave Canem

Author: Lorna Robinson
Publisher: Walker
ISBN:
Size: 80.62 MB
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Latin is alive and well! Latin may be called a dead language, but it is currently experiencing a renaissance. In this spirit, Oxford-trained classicist Lorna Robinson introduces readers to the wonderful, chimeric world of the Latin language—and what better forum for this than the world of ancient Rome, where Latin flowered and expanded with the Roman Empire to become Europe’s dominant language. Each chapter of Cave Canem explores the richness of Latin words and concepts through a different aspect of Roman life: from the language of home and garden, family and gods, to the classical Latin of the upper classes and of business, law, medicine, and the church; from the theater, literature, and the storytelling tradition to the everyday “vulgar Latin” of the street. A final chapter presents a miscellany of Latin phrases still very much in use around the world today. Beautifully illustrated with photos of Roman mosaics, Cave Canem brings to life the history and humor behind this world-shaping language.

Shakespeare S Theatre

Author: Hugh Macrae Richmond
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826477767
Size: 19.95 MB
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Under an alphabetical list of relevant terms, names and concepts, the book reviews current knowledge of the character and operation of theatres in Shakespeare's time, with an explanation of their origins>

Dictionary Of Problem Words And Expressions

Author: Harry Shaw
Publisher: Pocket Books
ISBN: 9780671545581
Size: 38.38 MB
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Defines, explains, and illustrates more than 1500 of the most common mistakes in word use made in English. Includes a brief guide to more effective writing and speaking.