A Foundation Course in Mandarin: Intermediate Level
A elementary course in spoken and written Mandarin, this Yale textbook provides the core materials for a first year course, aiming for basic competence in conversation, pronunciation, the reading process, writing system and pinyin transcription.
Barron's French-English Pocket Dictionary
Dictionnaire de poche Français-Anglais
This Barron's pocket edition contains approximately 70,000 words, phrases and examples presented in American English-French and French-English sections. It also provides guides to French pronunciation and French and English phonetic symbols; and a final section gives lists of irregular verbs in both languages, numerals, symbols and weights and measures. American spelling. Clear plastic jacket.
You Really Need to Know
Presupposing a rudimentary knowledge of German, this primer breaks the language down into 21 functional, everyday situations, such as giving instructions or talking about the recent past, and explains how to construct sentences in a natural and appropriate way. These practical lessons are supported by contextual examples, comprehension tests and a reference section that deals with grammatical structures, such as the imperative or the perfect tense, in a more traditional fashion.
Collins Easy Learning German Grammar
The bestselling Easy Learning Language series is designed for both young and adult learners, from beginners up to GCSE students, and the books are excellent for exam revision. Each volume is clearly laid out and contains hundreds of example phase. The Verbs books give detailed rules for verb formation and verb table and include a 'Verb Wheel' for conjugating the most commonly used verbs, while the jargon free Easy Learning Grammar books provide the basics needed to speak and understand the language
Barron's Spanish-English Pocket Dictionary
Diccionario de bolsillo Español-Inglés
This well-presented pocket dictionary contains listings of 70,000 words, phrases and examples presented in two sections: American English to Spanish as spoken in Spain and Latin American countries, and Spanish to American English. A final section covers irregular verbs in both languages, numbers, weights and measures etc. American spelling. Clear plastic jacket.
It's a Wonderful Word
The Real Origins of Our Favourite Words, from Anorak to Zombie
Blotto, spondulics, claptrap and quango... Albert Jack has brought together hundreds of the strangest and most delightful English words, and takes readers on a diverting anecdotal voyage into their origins. If you've ever wondered what assassins have to do with hashish or lawyers with avocados, this book is here to help.
How to Talk Like a Local
From Cockney to Geordie: a National Companion
Countdown's Susie Dent reports that English dialects are 'alive, well and kicking hard', with new words still being coined today. From ackers to yex, she presents an alphabetical listing of dialect words from all over the British Isles, interspersed with collections of terms for particular phenomena, such as gossip, the weather, beauty, small talk and even mud.