Incorporating new words and meanings from both languages, a revised dictionary offers speakers of both Spanish and English a bilingual resource with thousands of new entries, language and grammar guides, and pronunciation keys.
"A bilingual, bidirectional guide to Spanish and American English with extensive coverage of Latin-American Spanish. More than 80,000 entries and 100,000 translations. Includes introductory sections in both Spanish and English. Abundant word-use examples."
Popular phrases, words, and expressions accompany the complete conjugation of common Spanish verbs.
Offers eighty thousand entries highlighting Latin American Spanish, tables of regular and irregular verbs, and sections on numbers and common abbreviations.
English idioms for Spanish speakers
Author: Eugene Savaiano, Lynn W. Winget, Barron's Educational Series, Inc
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
This brand new handbook translates idiomatic American English into Spanish for Spanish-speakers from Latin America or Spain. Approximately 2000 idioms come with translations into Spanish, plus each idiom's use in a model sentence presented in both languages.
Author: Arturo Cuyás
Publisher: *Webster's New World
This updated edition of the pocket-sized Spanish reference contains over 5000 new entries. The dictionary includes: coverage of idiomatic expressions and synonyms; a concise grammar guide; pronunciation guides in both languages; and tables for model and irregular verbs. Irregular verb entries are cross-referenced to appropriate conjugation tables. The appendices include: lists of proper names; abbreviations; geographical names; tables of weights and measures; and thermometer equivalences.
Slip of the Tongue
Author: Katie Haegele
Publisher: Microcosm Publishing
Slip of the Tongue is a love letter to words and the myriad and contradictory ways we use them. Author Katie Haegele is a respected memoirist who makes sense of the world around her by looking at the ways we use language: to communicate, to make art, and simply to survive. She takes us through her life by describing her family’s rich linguistic history and her own coming of age as a feminist and an artist, and introduces us to her hometown of Philadelphia, a city lively with graffiti, poetry, and the remnants of its colonial heritage. She connects history to the present with research, interviews, and musings on digital technology and the contemporary state of the English language. Slip of the Tongue, a book as brainy as it is heart-warming, is a celebration of that humanity in all its complicated beauty. Haegele's tone is personal and conversational—she is able to explore her subjects with both intellectual vigor and a lot of heart. Her memoir takes a usually inaccessible academic subject of linguistic and joyfully breaks it open for all of us to see and marvel at.
Author: Steven Connor
Publisher: Reaktion Books
In Beyond Words, Steven Connor seeks to understand spoken human language outside words, a realm that encompasses the sounds we make that bring depth, meaning, and confusion to communication. Plunging into the connotations and uses associated with particular groups of vocal utterances—the guttural, the dental, the fricative, and the sibilant—he reveals the beliefs, the myths, and the responses that surround the growls, stutters, ums, ers, and ahs of everyday language. Beyond Words goes outside of linguistics and phonetics to focus on the popular conceptions of what language is, rather than what it actually is or how it works. From the moans and sobs of human grief to playful linguistic nonsense, Connor probes the fringes and limits of human language—and our definition of “voice” and meaning—to challenge our basic assumptions about what it is to communicate and where we find meaning in language. By engaging with vocal sounds and tics usually trivialized or ignored, Beyond Words presents a startling and fascinating new way to engage with language itself.
The bestselling Spanish-English dictionary perfect for home, school, and work The Vox Super-Mini Spanish and English Dictionary has helped Spanish-language learners read, write, and understand this popular language more successfully than any other portable dictionary on the market. This new edition of this bestselling Vox title has been expanded with 32 additional pages and has been revised and updated from front to back. Reset to provide maximum legibility and redesigned for a clearer and more contemporary layout, this handy A-to-Z reference contains all the essential Spanish words required for quick communication and comprehension. Inside you'll find: 15,000 headwords and more than 24,500 translations Clearer typography for improved readability Updated coverage of contemporary Spanish language and life
Review of fundamentals includes parts of speech; typical verb patterns in all tenses; verb tenses; rules for combining sentence elements; and rules for capitalization and punctuation.
Presents seventy thousand word and phrase entries in both languages, with additional sections for symbols, numerals, weights, measures, temperatures, and verbs.
The Story of Spanish
Author: Jean-Benoit Nadeau, Julie Barlow
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Just how did a dialect spoken by a handful of shepherds in Northern Spain become the world's second most spoken language, the official language of twenty-one countries on two continents, and the unofficial second language of the United States? Jean-Benoît Nadeau and Julie Barlow, the husband-and-wife team who chronicled the history of the French language in The Story of French, now look at the roots and spread of modern Spanish. Full of surprises and honed in Nadeau and Barlow's trademark style, combining personal anecdote, reflections, and deep research, The Story of Spanish is the first full biography of a language that shaped the world we know, and the only global language with two names—Spanish and Castilian. The story starts when the ancient Phoenicians set their sights on "The Land of the Rabbits," Spain's original name, which the Romans pronounced as Hispania. The Spanish language would pick up bits of Germanic culture, a lot of Arabic, and even some French on its way to taking modern form just as it was about to colonize a New World. Through characters like Queen Isabella, Christopher Columbus, Cervantes, and Goya, The Story of Spanish shows how Spain's Golden Age, the Mexican Miracle, and the Latin American Boom helped shape the destiny of the language. Other, more somber episodes, also contributed, like the Spanish Inquisition, the expulsion of Spain's Jews, the destruction of native cultures, the political instability in Latin America, and the dictatorship of Franco. The Story of Spanish shows there is much more to Spanish than tacos, flamenco, and bullfighting. It explains how the United States developed its Hispanic personality from the time of the Spanish conquistadors to Latin American immigration and telenovelas. It also makes clear how fundamentally Spanish many American cultural artifacts and customs actually are, including the dollar sign, barbecues, ranching, and cowboy culture. The authors give us a passionate and intriguing chronicle of a vibrant language that thrived through conquests and setbacks to become the tongue of Pedro Almodóvar and Gabriel García Márquez, of tango and ballroom dancing, of millions of Americans and hundreds of millions of people throughout the world.
Black's Law Dictionary
Author: Henry Campbell Black, Thomas Black
Not since even the original 1891 edition has this classic legal resource enjoyed a complete, cover-to-cover revision. Last updated in 1990, over 30,000 definitions have been honed, sharpened and are now more concise. Over 4,500 terms appear for the first time in any legal dictionary. Each definition conveys more information than ever, but without obscure meanings or unnecessary verbiage. This new edition of Black's Law Dictionary will assist you in staying up-to-date on every nuance of emerging technology, as well as its impact on your practice area. Quotations from important cases and respected scholars will let you see how a term is used in context and help you grasp its meaning instantly.
Presents a pictorial bilingual dictionary of over 22,000 words in Spanish and English organized by subjects and disciplines such as astronomy, science, sports, games, architecture, and clothing.