This new edition of the Collins Pocket English Dictionary provides up-to-date language coverage along with practical guidance on effective English for everyday use. The text is compiled using the latest information on current English from Collins Word Web - our unique and constantly updated 4-billion-word database - ensuring the most up-to-date language coverage available. And, with all entry words and spelling forms highlighted in colour and clear, modern definitions, you can be sure to find all the information you need in the quickest time possible.
A modern French Dictionary offering excellent coverage of today's French language, culture and usage. Clear presentation and colour make it easy to use and its handy format and durability make it your ideal companion at home, school or on your travels. Features include: * The most up-to-date words in both languages from a wide range of areas. * Full GCSE coverage, to give students exam confidence * An in-depth "French in Focus" supplement containing information about French language and culture to enhance your learning * A "French verb tables" supplement which features the most common irregular verbs and examples of verbs in use Whether you're on business, holiday or just learning French at your own pace, this dictionary is designed to give you all the information you need in a handy yet robust format. It includes all the latest words as well as features you would expect from a Collins dictionary: an easy-to-read colour layout, special treatment of "key words", notes about life in French-speaking countries, and warnings on common errors and faux amis. The "French in Focus" supplement helps you to develop your knowledge and confidence in the language, with a section on common translation difficulties to be aware of. There is information on pronunciation and improving your fluency, as well as on how to use French in different situations, like sending an email or making a phone call. The supplement also gives you an insight into Francophone life. 40,000 words and phrases, 60,000 translations
Give yourself a head start! Collins School Dictionary is the perfect companion for all students aged 10-14. With a clear design and in colour throughout, it is easy to use and full of useful features to help build language confidence and help with work and study. This new edition of Collins School Dictionary has been developed with teachers to be the perfect tool for school work and homework. The clear layout makes finding entries exceptionally easy, and full definitions are given in simple language, often in complete sentences. With over 20,000 entries, many new or updated, it includes national curriculum vocabulary up to Key Stage 3 or 4 as well as general vocabulary for students aged 10+. A special supplement on spelling follows the main dictionary. It outlines key spelling rules and lists words that are commonly confused or misspelled, so it helps students to identify and master the trickiest spelling problems. This student-friendly dictionary is an invaluable reference for all school students.
An up-to-date dictionary and a user-friendly grammar guide in one handy volume. A clear layout, cultural notes and an easy-to-use, revised grammar section make this the ideal French reference for intermediate learners. Designed for all intermediate learners of French, whether at school, at home, or for business. 96,000 references and 120,000 translations will help those learning French take their language skills to the next level. * This edition has been revised and updated to offer extensive and relevant coverage of today's English and French, with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation. * A comprehensive grammar guide presents detailed examples and translations to help users to understand French grammar - the perfect complement to the dictionary. * The clear Collins typography gives the text a contemporary feel, and along with the new alphabet tabs, ensures that users find the information they need quickly and easily.
Use your senses to learn the most important words and phrases in Mandarin Chinese! With colourful images this attractive and practical guide to Chinese language and culture helps you find what you need quickly and easily. Also contains a Chinese-English and English-Chinese Index.
The Oxford Mini School French Dictionary comes in a handy mini format and is ideal for use in the classroom or at home, with excellent curriculum vocabulary coverage, verb tables with English translations, and cultural information and phrases on French life that is especially useful for going on holiday.
Collins French Dictionary & Grammar is designed for all intermediate learners of French, whether at school, at home, or for business. 96,000 references and 136,000 translations will help those learning French take their language skills to the next level. This edition of Collins French Dictionary & Grammar has been revised and updated to offer extensive and relevant coverage of today's English and French, with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation. A comprehensive grammar guide presents detailed examples and translations to help users to understand French grammar - the perfect complement to the dictionary. The clear Collins typography gives the text a contemporary feel, and along with the new alphabet tabs, ensures that users find the information they need quickly and easily. Log on to www.collinslanguage.com and access our free online French dictionary. Some of the other titles available in the Collins French dictionary range are Collins Gem French Dictionary, Collins Pocket French Dictionary, and Collins Concise French Dictionary - giving users all the help they need.
With over 40000 references and 70000 translations, this dictionary provides coverage of today's language and usage. The Collins Pocket Spanish Dictionary offers the user the following features: special treatment of basic vocabulary items such as by, can, about, bastante, dar, por; entries giving detailed information on aspects of Spanish life and culture, for example colegio, Nochebuena; clear signposting of meanings and context to guide the user to the appropriate translation; thousands of current constructions and phrases; extensive coverage of contemporary Spanish and English; and a dictionary skills supplement to help the user get the most out of the dictionary
In 1958, author Aldous Huxley wrote what some would call a sequel to his novel Brave New World (1932) but the sequel did not revisit the story or the characters. Instead, Huxley chose to revisit the world he created in a set of twelve essays in which he meditates on how his fantasy seemed to be becoming a reality and far more quickly than he ever imagined. That Huxley’s book Brave New World had been largely prophetic about a dystopian future a great distress to Huxley. By 1958, Huxley was sixty-four-years old; the world had been transformed by the events of World War II and the terrifying advent of nuclear weapons. Peeking behind the Iron Curtain where people were not free but instead governed by Totalitarianism, Huxley could only bow to grim prophecy of his friend, author George Orwell, (author of the book 1984). It struck Huxley that people were trading their freedom and individualism in exchange for the illusory comfort of sensory pleasure--just as he had predicted in Brave New World. Huxley despairs of contemporary humankind’s willingness to surrender freedom for pleasure. Huxley worried that the rallying cry, “Give me liberty or give me death” could be easily replaced by “Give me television and hamburgers, but don’t bother me with the responsibilities of liberty.” Huxley saw hope in education; education that could teach people to see beyond the easy slogans and efficient ends and anesthetic-like influence of propaganda.
It's now the best buy in paperback on a crowded shelf! HarperCollins Concise Dictionaries carry on the tradition of our strong-selling bilinguals, which have earned a reputation as the easiest to use, most consistently updated, and most reliable authorities on slang, technological, political, and business terms. Easy to carry and painlessly priced, they're perfect for college or advanced high school language students. -- A comprehensive dictionary and grammar reference in one, the Concise Dictionaries include 250-page step-by-step guides to grammatical constructions and idiomatic usage.* -- The keyword feature gives students extra help in translating the most essential vocabulary words. -- Special entries throughout the text illuminate aspects of a given country's life and culture.
A modern Welsh Dictionary offering excellent coverage of today's Welsh language and usage. The clear layout makes it easy to use and its handy format and durability make it your ideal companion at home, school or on your travels. Designed for all those speaking and learning Welsh. It is the ideal dictionary for anyone who needs a wealth of reliable information in a handy format. * Revised and updated with hundreds of new words and offers extensive coverage of today's English and Welsh. * The supplement contains help with letter writing, CVs and emails, as well as useful phrases for a variety of situations. * The clear typography gives the text a contemporary feel, and ensures that users find the information they need quickly and easily.
Optimised for colour tablets. The images in this e-book are not suitable for black and white e-ink devices. Collins Primary Illustrated French Dictionary is ideal for young learners of French as their first REAL dictionary. It offers detailed coverage of key French and English vocabulary in a highly attractive, colourful and easy-to-use format.
The Oxford Mini School German Dictionary comes in a handy mini format and is ideal for use in the classroom or at home, with excellent curriculum vocabulary coverage, verb tables with English translations, and cultural information and phrases on German life that is especially useful for going on holiday.