• 15 Minute Arabic DK
    15 Minute Arabic DK
    ISBN: 9780241327357
    Title: 15 Minute Arabic DK
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY PUBLISHING STAFF

    The perfect book for anyone who wants to learn Arabic fast. and on-the-go with with a free downloadable audio app for Apple and Android phones, enabling learners to hear words and phrases spoken by native Arabic speakers.

    12 themed chapters are broken down into 15-minute daily lessons, spanning a range of practical themes, from socialising to doing business. Each lesson combines Arabic vocabulary and grammar essentials with full-colour photographs for a user-friendly, accessible language guide. The ideal Arabic course for beginners, the 15-Minute language series will teach you how to speak a new language in just 12 weeks.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
    $18.00
  • 501 French Verbs
    501 French Verbs
    ISBN: 9781506260648
    Title: 501 French Verbs
    Author: KENDRIS CHRISTOPHER

    Choose Barron's for language learning--a trusted resource for over 50 years!
    This brand-new edition of 501 French Verbs provides language learners with fingertip access to a carefully curated selection of the 501 most common French verbs--in all tenses and moods! Each verb is listed alphabetically in chart form--one verb per page along with its English translation. Follow the clear, concise instruction, then take your language fluency to the next level with an all-new online activity center.

    This comprehensive guide also includes:
    * Lists of synonyms, antonyms, idioms, and usage examples for every verb
    * A concise grammar review for easy reference
    * The popular 55 Essential Verbs feature, with an in-depth look at usage and formation for the trickiest French verbs
    *Over 2,800 additional verbs conjugated like the 501 models

    Online content includes:
    * Audio program modeling native speaker rhythms and pronunciation
    * Listening comprehension
    * Four practice quizzes with automated scoring and answers
    &

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 501 Italian Verbs
    501 Italian Verbs
    ISBN: 9781506260662
    Title: 501 Italian Verbs
    Author: COLANERI JOHN

    Choose Barron's for language learning--a trusted resource for over 50 years!
    This brand-new edition of 501 Italian Verbs provides language learners with fingertip access to a carefully curated selection of the 501 most common Italian verbs--in all tenses and moods! Each verb is listed alphabetically in chart form--one verb per page along with its English translation. Follow the clear, concise instruction, then take your language fluency to the next level with an all-new online activity center.

    This comprehensive guide also includes:
    * Lists of synonyms, antonyms, idioms, and usage examples for every verb
    * A concise grammar review for easy reference
    * The popular 55 Essential Verbs feature, with an in-depth look at usage and formation for the trickiest Italian verbs
    *Over 1,500 additional verbs conjugated like the 501 models

    Online content includes:
    * Four practice quizzes with automated scoring and answers

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 600 Basic Japanese Verbs: The Essential Reference Guide
    600 Basic Japanese Verbs: The Essential Reference Guide
    ISBN: 9784805312377
    Title: 600 Basic Japanese Verbs: The Essential Reference Guide
    Author: HIRO JAPANESE CENTER STAFF

    600 Basic Japanese Verbs is a handy, easy-to-use guide to one of the building blocks of Japanese grammar--verbs.

    This book will be an essential resource for students wishing to learn Japanese as it shows how to conjugate the 600 most common Japanese verbs quickly, and with minimal effort. This is the only guide to list all verb forms in both Japanese script and romanized form, while giving an accurate English translation for each conjugated form, making this book far more comprehensive than any other book on the subject.

    Compiled by Japanese language experts at The Hiro Japanese Center, more than 30 different verbal forms are given for each verb including all forms used in contemporary spoken, written, formal and conversational Japanese--making this the ideal reference when reading any sort of Japanese printed materials including manga, newspapers, magazines and books. 600 Basic Japanese Verbs places an expert resource at your fingertips, giving you the information you need to speak, read, and write Japanese sentences correctly.

    Key features of this book are:

    • Includes all the most useful verbs and Kanji (logographic Chinese characters) in Japanese, including less common ones.
    • A wealth of example sentences is given to demonstrate correct verb usage.
    • Over 30 forms are given for each verb including polite or formal, plain, negative, potential, conditional, passive, causative, and many more.
    • Both Kana, Japanese script, and romanized forms are given for each entry.
    • An ideal study guide for the standard Advanced Placement college test and the Japanese Language Proficiency Exam.
    • Special sections are devoted to compound verbs and suru verbs such as Kaimono suru (to shop), benkyo suru (to study), and much more.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Africa Phrasebook & Dictionary LP 3ed
    Africa Phrasebook & Dictionary LP 3ed
    ISBN: 9781786574763
    Title: Africa Phrasebook & Dictionary LP 3ed
    Author: 3RD EDITION


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.00
    $19.00
  • Basic Japanese Grammar
    Basic Japanese Grammar
    ISBN: 9784805311431
    Title: Basic Japanese Grammar
    Author: BLEILER EVERETT F

    This is a clear simple and compact guide to colloquial, everyday Japanese grammar.

    Basic Japanese Grammar teaches all the grammar you need to speak Japanese and understand simple spoken Japanese. Covering what is essential, it provides an efficient way for learners who have limited time to learn Japanese and begin to communicate naturally with Japanese speakers. It is intended for self-study or classroom use. It offers a practical course in colloquial Japanese but leaves aside forms that are unnecessary or little used as well as those that are more important for written Japanese. In short chapters, it helps the user understand the logic of Japanese grammar, while its straightforward explanations and clear examples make learning as easy as possible.

    The grammar section includes a glossary of grammatical terms and an index, as well as appendixes on Japanese pronunciation and verb conjugation. All Japanese words and phrases are written in Kanji and Kana (Hiragana and Katakana) as well as Romanized Japanese (Romanji) and English. Explanations are given in English.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00

    $17.00
  • Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language
    Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language
    ISBN: 9781529112825
    Title: Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language
    Author: MCCULLOCH GRETCHEN

    AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!!

    Named a Best Book of 2019 by TIME, Amazon, and The Washington Post

    A Wired Must-Read Book of Summer &

    "Gretchen McCulloch is the internet's favorite linguist, and this book is essential reading. Reading her work is like suddenly being able to see the matrix." --Jonny Sun, author of everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too &

    Because Internet is for anyone who's ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message or wondered where memes come from. It's the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are.

    Language is humanity's most spectacular open-source project, and the internet is making our language change faster and in more interesting ways than ever before. Internet conversations are structured by the shape of our apps and platforms, from the grammar of status updates to the protocols of comments and @replies. Linguistically inventive online communities spread new slang and jargon with dizzying speed. What's more, social media is a vast laboratory of unedited, unfiltered words where we can watch language evolve in real time.

    Even the most absurd-looking slang has genuine patterns behind it. Internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch explores the deep forces that shape human language and influence the way we communicate with one another. She explains how your first social internet experience influences whether you prefer "LOL" or "lol," why ~sparkly tildes~ succeeded where centuries of proposals for irony punctuation had failed, what emoji have in common with physical gestures, and how the artfully disarrayed language of animal memes like lolcats and doggo made them more likely to spread.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • Best-Loved Oscar Wilde
    Best-Loved Oscar Wilde
    ISBN: 9781788490771
    Title: Best-Loved Oscar Wilde
    Author: WILDE OSCAR & JACKSON WYSE JOHN (EDITOR)

    Those whom the gods love grow young.

    Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (1854-1900), one of Ireland's most beloved writers, was a playwright, poet, novelist and author of fairy stories and political essays. A complex man with many sides, he was both a revolutionary thinker and a flamboyant dandy and man about town. His wit and razor-sharp observation made him the toast of society on both sides of the Atlantic before scandal and notoriety stripped him of his position and his freedom.

    Best-Loved Oscar Wilde gathers a selection of Wilde's celebrated writing, chosen and introduced by John Wyse Jackson.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
    Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
    ISBN: 9781925240993
    Title: Between You & Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
    Author: NORRIS MARY

    Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice.

    Between You & Me features Norris's laugh-out-loud descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage comma faults, danglers, "who" vs. "whom," "that" vs. "which," compound words, gender-neutral language and her clear explanations of how to handle them. Down-to-earth and always open-minded, she draws on examples from Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Henry James, and the Lord's Prayer, as well as from The Honeymooners, The Simpsons, David Foster Wallace, and Gillian Flynn. She takes us to see a copy of Noah Webster's groundbreaking Blue-Back Speller, on a quest to find out who put the hyphen in Moby-Dick, on a pilgrimage to the world's only pencil-sharpener museum, and inside the hallowed halls of The New Yorker and her work with such celebrated writers as Pauline Kael, Philip Roth, and George Saunders.

    Readers and writers will find in Norris neither a scold nor a softie but a wise and witty new friend in love with language and alive to the glories of its use in America, even in the age of autocorrect and spell-check. As Norris writes, "The dictionary is a wonderful thing, but you can't let it push you around."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

    $30.00
  • Business Vocabulary in Use: Intermediate Book with Answers (Self-Study & Classroom Use)
    Business Vocabulary in Use: Intermediate Book with Answers (Self-Study & Classroom Use)
    ISBN: 9781316629987
    Title: Business Vocabulary in Use: Intermediate Book with Answers (Self-Study & Classroom Use)
    Author: MASCULL BILL

    The words you need to communicate with confidence in business today. Vocabulary explanations and practice for intermediate (B1 to B2) students and professionals looking to improve their knowledge and use of business English. This book is perfect for both self-study and classroom activities. It helps you to expand your vocabulary with easy to understand explanations and practice exercises, learn business language in context with 66 different topics and skills, and be confident about what you are learning, thanks to Cambridge research into how business English is really spoken and written. Follow-up tasks and an easy to use answer key will help you to study by yourself.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.00
    $41.00
  • Cantonese Phrasebook & Dictionary 7ed
    Cantonese Phrasebook & Dictionary 7ed
    ISBN: 9781743603765
    Title: Cantonese Phrasebook & Dictionary 7ed
    Author: 7TH EDITION


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • Central Europe Phrasebook &  Dictionary LP 5ed
    Central Europe Phrasebook & Dictionary LP 5ed
    ISBN: 9781786572837
    Title: Central Europe Phrasebook & Dictionary LP 5ed
    Author: 5TH EDITION

    Most languages spoken in Central Europe belong to what's known as the Indo-European language family. believed to have originally developed from one language spoken thousands of years ago. Coverage includes Czech, German, Hungarian, Polish, Slovak and Slovene.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • China Phrasebook & Dictionary LP 2 Ed
    China Phrasebook & Dictionary LP 2 Ed
    ISBN: 9781743214343
    Title: China Phrasebook & Dictionary LP 2 Ed
    Author: 2ND EDITION

    "Lonely Planet: The world's #1 phrasebook publisher*"

    "Lonely Planet ""China ""Phrasebook & Dictionary" is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs. Get more from your multi-country trip with easy-to-find phrases for Mandarin, Cantonese, Chaozhou, Dongbei Hua, Hakka, Hunanese, Shanghainese, Sichuanese, Xi'an, Yunnan Hua, Zhuang, Mongolian, Tibetan, Uighur. With language tools in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of wherever you go, so begin your journey now

    Coverage Includes: Mandarin, Cantonese, Chaozhou, Dongbei Hua, Hakka, Hunanese, Shanghainese, Sichuanese, Xi'an, Yunnan Hua, Zhuang, Mongolian, Tibetan, Uighur.

    Organized by language, this one-stop resource makes travelling through multiple countries simple. With each language you can:

    • Order with confidence, explain food allergies, and try new foods
    • Save time and hassles with vital phrases at your fingertips
    • Never get stuck for words with the 350-word two-way, quick-reference dictionaries
    • Be prepared for common and emergency travel situations with practical phrases and terminology
    • Meet friends with conversation starter phrases
    • Get your message across with easy-to-use pronunciation guides

    Inside "Lonely Planet" "China Phrasebook & Dictionary"

    • Full-color throughout
    • User-friendly layout organized by travel scenario categories
    • Survival phrases inside front cover for at-a-glance on-the-fly cues
    • Language map for quick reference

    Covers

    • Basics - time, dates, numbers, pronunciations, common language difficulties
    • Practical - sightseeing, banking, post office, internet, phones, bargaining, accommodations, directions, border crossing, transport" "
    • Social - meeting people, interests, feelings, opinions, going out, culture
    • Safe Travel - emergencies, police, doctor, chemist, dentist, symptoms, conditions
    • Food - ordering, at-the-market, at- the-bar, dishes, ingredients

    The Perfect Choice: "Lonely Planet China Phrasebook & Dictionary," a pocket-sized, comprehensive multi-language guide, provides on-the-go language assistance; great for language students and travellers looking to interact with locals and immerse themselves in local culture.

    • Looking for just a few of the languages covered in this phrasebook? Check out Lonely Planet's individual phrasebooks for Mandarin, Cantonese, Tibetan and Mongolian.

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet is the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, and has been connecting travellers and locals for over 25 years with phrasebooks for 120 languages, more than any other publisher With an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community, Lonely Planet enables curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves. The world awaits

    Check out our Fast Talk Phrasebook mobile app for on-the-go language needs. (Available languages: German, Latin Spanish, European Spanish, French, and Italian.)

    "*#1 phrasebook publisher. Source: Nielsen Bookscan UK, US & AUS "

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00

    $17.00
  • Chineasy: The Easy Way to Learn Chinese
    Chineasy: The Easy Way to Learn Chinese
    ISBN: 9780500650288
    Title: Chineasy: The Easy Way to Learn Chinese
    Author: HSUEH SHAOLAN

    Learning Chinese is notoriously difficult and has long put off the most linguistically savvy Westerners... until now. Breaking down the Great Wall of language, ShaoLan Hsueh has unpicked Chinese characters and created a simple system for quickly understanding the basic building blocks of the written language. Working with renowned illustrator Noma Bar, she has developed a unique set of illustrations that are engaging and delightful, and offer a glimpse into the wonder of the Chinese language and culture. The books main section introduces the radicals the key characters on which the language is built and reveals how they can be combined to form a wealth of more complex words and phrases. In fewer than 200 pages, readers of all ages will have made the first steps towards a genuine appreciation of Chinese, loving every new character they learn.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Collins Easy Learning French Verbs
    Collins Easy Learning French Verbs
    ISBN: 9780008158415
    Title: Collins Easy Learning French Verbs
    Author: COLLINS DICTIONARIES STAFF

    The main section of these handybooks consists of 112 fully conjugated verbs, regular and irregular. Each is self-contained in a double-page spread showing all the major tenses, clearly set out with pronouns. Major constructions and idiomatic phrases are given for most verb models. Similarly conjugated verbs are listed with their translations for complete clarity. An alphabetical index listsmorethan2,000 widely used verbs, and each one cross-refers the user to its basic model in the main verb tables."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Collins Easy Learning German Grammar
    Collins Easy Learning German Grammar
    ISBN: 9780008142001
    Title: Collins Easy Learning German Grammar
    Author: COLLINS


    This book offers beginners a clear and easy-to-understand guide to the verbs and grammar of German. Perfect for German exams revision.


    Designed for all those learning German at school, at work or at home. It provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout, with new German spellings included throughout. Key grammatical points are highlighted as a means of reinforcement. In addition, a full glossary gives clear explanations of grammatical terminology.


    This book also provides beginners with all the regular verb forms and conjugations, and the most common tenses of irregular verbs are shown in full. An index contains thousands of verbs which are cross-referred to their conjugation model.


    * Explains the essential points of German grammar using simple language throughout.


    * Hundreds of examples of real German illustrate clearly the grammatical points being made.


    * Clear, colour layout ensures that you find the information you need quickly and easily.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Collins Easy Learning Italian - Easy Learning Italian Verbs
    Collins Easy Learning Italian - Easy Learning Italian Verbs
    ISBN: 9780008158446
    Title: Collins Easy Learning Italian - Easy Learning Italian Verbs
    Author: COLLINS DICTIONARIES STAFF

    The main section of the book consists of 120 fully conjugated verbs, regular and irregular. Each is self-contained in a double-page spread showing all the major tenses, clearly set out with pronouns. Major constructions and idiomatic phrases are given for most verb models. An alphabetical index lists over 1000 widely used verbs, and each one cross-refers the user to its basic model in the main verb tables. The handy verb wheel covers the most common tenses for 28 essential Italian verbs and is the perfect tool for checking verb patterns wherever you are.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Collins Easy Learning Spanish: Easy Learning Complete Spanish Grammar, Verbs & Vocabulary
    Collins Easy Learning Spanish: Easy Learning Complete Spanish Grammar, Verbs & Vocabulary
    ISBN: 9780008141738
    Title: Collins Easy Learning Spanish: Easy Learning Complete Spanish Grammar, Verbs & Vocabulary
    Author: COLLINS


    A handy 3-in-1 Spanish study book: grammar, verbs and vocabulary in one volume, ideal for beginners who need a clear and easy-to-understand Spanish reference and revision guide.


    This book gives you the essential tools to help you progress quickly in your study of Spanish. The grammar, verb and vocabulary sections have been designed for all those learning Spanish at school, in an evening class, for work or for leisure.


    * Grammar: this section provides easily accessible information in an attractively presented layout. Key grammatical points are highlighted throughout the text as a means of reinforcement. Hundreds of examples of real Spanish illustrate clearly the grammatical points being made. In addition, a full glossary gives clear and simple explanations of grammatical terminology.


    * Verbs: you will find 120 fully conjugated regular and irregular verbs in this section. Each is self contained in a double-page spread showing all the major tenses. Major constructions and idiomatic phrases are given for all verb models, as well as hundreds of examples of real Spanish to show you how verbs are used in context . An index contains thousands of verbs which are cross-referred to their conjugation model.


    * Vocabulary: this handy section covering 50 topics (such as family, free time, careers, computing, education, food and drink, health, shopping) gives you all the vocabulary you need to communicate effectively in Spanish.


    With its clear, user-friendly grammar, all the most important Spanish verbs shown in full, and an extensive vocabulary guide, this book gives you all the elements to start speaking and writing with confidence in Spanish.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Collins French Dictionary 60,000 Translations for Everyday Use
    Collins French Dictionary 60,000 Translations for Everyday Use
    ISBN: 9780008270728
    Title: Collins French Dictionary 60,000 Translations for Everyday Use
    Author: COLLINS DICTIONARIES

    A handy and affordable quick reference guide for everyday French. The clear layout allows for fast and easy access when you most need it. Ideal for use on the go, at home, in the office, classroom or on holiday. Over 40,000 words and phrases and 80,000 translations. Designed for all those studying French who need maximum information in a handy travel format. Offers comprehensive and up-to-the-minute coverage of French and English, with additional notes warning the user of those words which are easily confused. Delivers the accuracy and reliability you expect from the Collins name. With natural, idiomatic example phrases, in-depth treatment of the most important core vocabulary and help to find the exact translation you want.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Collins Japanese Visual Dictionary
    Collins Japanese Visual Dictionary
    ISBN: 9780008290375
    Title: Collins Japanese Visual Dictionary
    Author: COLLINS DICTIONARIES

    Immerse yourself in this photographic guide to the key words and phrases in Japanese. This attractive pocket-sized book is a perfect travel companion and provides a practical guide to Japanese language and culture. Everyday words are arranged in themes with carefully selected up-to-date images to illustrate key words and phrases, and an English and Japanese index help you to find words quickly as you learn. 3,000 essential words and phrases for modern life in Japan are at your fingertips with topics covering food and drink, home life, work and school, shopping, sport and leisure, transport, technology, and the environment. Great care has been given to represent modern Japanese culture and enhance your experience of Japan and its people, including customs, celebrations, and festivals. Plus, download your free audio to hear native speakers pronounce the word for each image and get your pronunciation pitch perfect, available from collins.co.uk/visualdictionary

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • Collins Mandarin Chinese Essential Dictionary
    Collins Mandarin Chinese Essential Dictionary
    ISBN: 9780008359850
    Title: Collins Mandarin Chinese Essential Dictionary
    Author: COLLINS DICTIONARIES


    A handy, affordable Chinese to English and English to Chinese reference for every day, including a guide to the most common expressions in both languages. Offers extensive and up-to-date coverage of Chinese and English to travellers and learners at home, school or in the office.


    28,000 translations.


    Designed for all those studying Mandarin Chinese who need maximum information in a handy travel format.


    Offers comprehensive and updated coverage of Chinese and English.


    To help with the pronunciation of Chinese words, the dictionary includes Pinyin for all Chinese headwords, translations, phrases and examples. Pinyin is the official phonetic system for transcribing Chinese characters into the Roman alphabet, and is accepted in all Chinese-speaking countries.


    Contains a radical index - a clear guide to looking up Chinese characters, helping the user to navigate the dictionary and find these without knowing their pronunciation.


    Also includes both simplified and traditional Chinese characters. Simplified characters are generally used in mainland China and Singapore, while traditional characters are mainly used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Collins Spanish Dictionary & Grammar: 120,000 Translations Plus Grammar Tips 8ed
    Collins Spanish Dictionary & Grammar: 120,000 Translations Plus Grammar Tips 8ed
    ISBN: 9780008241391
    Title: Collins Spanish Dictionary & Grammar: 120,000 Translations Plus Grammar Tips 8ed
    Author: COLLINS DICTIONARIES

    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 Spanish reference for intermediate learners. Designed for intermediate learners of Spanish, whether at school, at home, or for business. 80,000 references and 120,000 translations will help those learning Spanish 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 Spanish, with thousands of phrases and examples guiding the user to the most appropriate translation. * A comprehensive grammar guide which presents detailed examples and translations to help users understand Spanish 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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Collins Spanish Grammar Easy Learning 3ed
    Collins Spanish Grammar Easy Learning 3ed
    ISBN: 9780008142018
    Title: Collins Spanish Grammar Easy Learning 3ed
    Author: COLLINS


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $21.00
    $21.00
  • Compact Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary
    Compact Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary
    ISBN: 9780199663118
    Title: Compact Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary
    Author: OXFORD DICTIONARIES STAFF (EDITOR)

    The Compact Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary offers over 90,000 words and phrases, and 120,000 translations of contemporary French and English. It covers all the words you need for everday use, carefully selected from evidence from the Oxford Languages Tracker and the Oxford English Corpus.Also includes French cultural and grammar supplements to help you improve your French.Includes 12 months' access to Oxford Language Dictionaries Online at oxfordlanguagedictionaries.com

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Concise Dictionary of NZ Sign Language
    Concise Dictionary of NZ Sign Language
    ISBN: 9781877242113
    Title: Concise Dictionary of NZ Sign Language
    Author: KENNEDY GRAEME D (ED)

    Over 26,000 New Zealanders are familiar with New Zealand Sign Language and sign language is increasingly used by mainstream New Zealand. This resource serves as the essential guide to the language for the deaf as well as for students, parents, and teachers. Approximately 2,500 commonly used signs are accompanied by drawings that are easy to follow and the guide's new layout makes the structure of the language clear. Additional learning tools are provided in the introduction

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Conversational Japanese
    Conversational Japanese
    ISBN: 9784805311240
    Title: Conversational Japanese
    Author: KANEKO ANNE

    This book is a user-friendly language guide for basic spoken Japanese.

    To effectively learn Japanese and communicate in another culture you need more than the bare bones of the language. You need to understand the given norms of that society, how people interact, how things work, what the system is, how to navigate and manipulate those systems--in short, how to use the language in context. More than a Japanese phrase book, Conversational Japanese provides basic material for practical day-to-day communication. Through hundreds of example sentences and dialogs, as well as thorough explanations of the customs involved, learners will know what to say and do when:

    • Meeting new people.
    • Reserving a hotel room.
    • Buying a train ticket.
    • Offering a gift.
    • Writing emails, business letters, cards and thank-you notes.
    This book aims to prepare you for situations you are likely to find yourself in if you go to Japan to visit or to work. Every chapter starts with a short introduction giving background knowledge for that topic; then there are dialogues based on rea-life situations which give you the words and phrases you need to manage a wide range of daily tasks from getting on with the neighbors, to buying a phone, shopping on the internet, sightseeing, visiting clients or giving a speech.

    The Japanese language is kept simple and clear and strikes a balance between Japanese textbook language and colloquial Japanese language. Real life Japanese conversations are untidy and elliptical. Unlike most language books, Conversational Japanese does not restrict the use of kanji (Chinese characters), and the sentences are written in the usual Japanese combination of kana (hiragana and katakana) and kanji. Since learning kanji is a difficult task, Conversational Japanese includes romanji (Romanized Japanese) for each word or phrase. As you progress, using kanji and kana will become easier to remember, and you should be able to pick up new kanji over time. Soon your abilities to speak Japanese, comprehend Japanese, read Japanese and write Japanese will be improved.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00

    $25.00
  • Danish Fast Talk Phrasebook LP 1ed
    Danish Fast Talk Phrasebook LP 1ed
    ISBN: 9781787014718
    Title: Danish Fast Talk Phrasebook LP 1ed
    Author: 1ST EDITION

    Lonely Planet's 'Fast Talk' series is the essential language guide for short trips or weekends away. Each guide contains essential phrases to meet all your travel needs with easy-to-use pronunciation guides, expert tips to boost your confidence and how to get local recommendations.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $10.00
    $10.00
  • Don't Believe a Word: The Surprising Truth about Language
    Don't Believe a Word: The Surprising Truth about Language
    ISBN: 9781474608459
    Title: Don't Believe a Word: The Surprising Truth about Language
    Author: SHARIATMADARI DAVID


    Think you know language? Think again.

    • There are languages that change when your mother-in-law is present.
    • The language you speak could make you more prone to accidents.
    • Swear words are produced in a special part of your brain.

    Over the past few decades, we have reached new frontiers of linguistic knowledge. Linguists can now explain how and why language changes, describe its structures, and map its activity in the brain. But despite these advances, much of what people believe about language is based on folklore, instinct, or hearsay. We imagine a word's origin is it's "true" meaning, that foreign languages are full of "untranslatable" words, or that grammatical mistakes undermine English.

    In Don't Believe A Word, linguist David Shariatmadari takes us on a mind-boggling journey through the science of language, urging us to abandon our prejudices in a bid to uncover the (far more interesting) truth about what we do with words.

    Exploding nine widely held myths about language while introducing us to some of the fundamental insights of modern linguistics, Shariatmadari is an energetic guide to the beauty and quirkiness of humanity's greatest achievement.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Eastern Europe Phrasebook & Dictionary LP 6ed
    Eastern Europe Phrasebook & Dictionary LP 6ed
    ISBN: 9781786572844
    Title: Eastern Europe Phrasebook & Dictionary LP 6ed
    Author: 6TH EDITION

    Feel at ease with essential tips on culture, manners, idioms and multiple meanings. Be prepared for common and emergency travel situations with practical phrases and meet friends with conversation starter phrases. Coverage includes Albanian, Bulgarian, Croation,Czech, Hungarian, Macedonian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovak and Slovene.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
    $17.00
  • Easy Hindi: Learn to Speak Hindi Quickly
    Easy Hindi: Learn to Speak Hindi Quickly
    ISBN: 9780804843096
    Title: Easy Hindi: Learn to Speak Hindi Quickly
    Author: SAMARTH BRAJESH

    Concise and user-friendly,Easy Hindi: A Complete Language Course and Pocket Dictionary in One is perfect for anyone who wants to learn Hindi--whether on their own or with a teacher.

    This language learning book is the perfect introduction to Hindi for beginners. It enables users to begin efficiently communicating from the very first day, and its compact size makes it an excellent tool for travelers or business people looking to learn Hindi on the road without giving up on any content.

    This Hindi learning book includes:
    • Useful notes on the Devanagari script, pronunciation, sentence structure, vocabulary and grammar
    • Sections covering greetings, requests, idiomatic expressions and everyday situations
    • Cultural information about Indian etiquette as well as do's and don'ts
    • A Hindi dictionary of the most commonly-used words and phrases
    • The free online audio provides pronunciation with many hours of native-speaker recordings of the dialogues, vocabulary, and exercises.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Easy Japanese: A Complete Language Course & Dictionary in One
    Easy Japanese: A Complete Language Course & Dictionary in One
    ISBN: 9784805315873
    Title: Easy Japanese: A Complete Language Course & Dictionary in One
    Author: KONOMI EMIKO

    A great introduction to the Japanese language for travel, business, traditional learning or fun!

    This book introduces you to the basics of Japanese, and teaches practical daily conversations and vocabulary. Useful notes and explanations on the Japanese script, pronunciation and accent, greetings and requests, sentence structure, vocabulary, verb conjugations, honorific forms, expressions and etiquette dos and don'ts are included, as well as a useful dictionary of commonly-used Japanese words and phrases. Native-speaker audio recordings of all the dialogues, vocabulary and exercises areavailable for free online.

    In Easy Japanese you'll find:

    10 progressive, structured lessons for self-study learners
    A focus on elementary sentence patterns and vocabulary for daily conversations
    Content suitable for JLPT N5 and N4 preparation
    Manga illustrations
    Kanji, hiragana and katakana, and romaji in all dialogues and vocabulary
    Cultural notes for understanding Japanese customs and norms

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Easy Learning French Conversation
    Easy Learning French Conversation
    ISBN: 9780008111984
    Title: Easy Learning French Conversation
    Author: 2ND EDITION

    This unique guide to communicating in French will help you to find out more about French culture and to practice your spoken French with a free downloadable audio file "Collins Easy Learning French Conversation "is an ideal tool for learners of French at all levels, whether at school, in evening classes, or at home, and is indispensable for business or leisure. The text consists of 12 units, each illustrating the language used in a particular situation, followed by a summary which gives all the key phrases covered throughout the book. The one-stop phrase shop unit gives you all the everyday expressions and language structures you need to speak in natural French. Finally, the short grammar and verb supplement and the glossary give you further help and ensure that you have everything you need at your fingertips, and the free audio download helps you to communicate with confidence. This book is easy to use, and contains all the phrases you need in order to communicate effectively in natural French. It's easy to read, with a clear, color layout ensures that you find what you are looking for quickly and easily. Finally, it's easy to understand, and has thousands of examples show how French is really used.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Easy Learning Italian Conversation
    Easy Learning Italian Conversation
    ISBN: 9780008111991
    Title: Easy Learning Italian Conversation
    Author: 2ND EDITION

    This unique guide to communicating in Italian will help you to find out more about Italian culture and to practice your spoken Italian with a free downloadable audio file Collins Easy Learning Italian Conversation is an ideal tool for learners of Italian at all levels, whether at school, in evening classes, or at home, and is indispensable for business or leisure. The text consists of 12 units, each illustrating the language used in a particular situation, followed by a summary which gives all the key phrases covered throughout the book. The one-stop phrase shop unit gives you all the everyday expressions and language structures you need to speak in natural Italian. Finally, the short grammar and verb supplement and the glossary give you further help and ensure that you have everything you need at your fingertips, and the free audio download helps you to communicate with confidence. This book is easy to use, and contains all the phrases you need in order to communicate effectively in natural Italian. It's easy to read, with a clear, color layout ensures that you find what you are looking for quickly and easily. Finally, it's easy to understand, and has thousands of examples show how Italian is really used.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Easy Learning Spanish Conversation
    Easy Learning Spanish Conversation
    ISBN: 9780008111977
    Title: Easy Learning Spanish Conversation
    Author: 2ND EDITION

    This unique guide to communicating in Spanish will help you to find out more about Spanish culture and to practice your spoken Spanish with a free downloadable audio file "Collins Easy Learning Spanish Conversation "is an ideal tool for learners of Spanish at all levels, whether at school, in evening classes, or at home, and is indispensable for business or leisure. The text consists of 12 units, each illustrating the language used in a particular situation, followed by a summary which gives all the key phrases covered throughout the book. The one-stop phrase shop unit gives you all the everyday expressions and language structures you need to speak in natural Spanish. Finally, the short grammar and verb supplement and the glossary give you further help and ensure that you have everything you need at your fingertips, and the free audio download helps you to communicate with confidence. This book is easy to use, and contains all the phrases you need in order to communicate effectively in natural Spanish. It's easy to read, with a clear, color layout ensures that you find what you are looking for quickly and easily. Finally, it's easy to understand, and has thousands of examples show how Spanish is really used.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Eats Shoots & Leaves
    Eats Shoots & Leaves
    ISBN: 9780007329069
    Title: Eats Shoots & Leaves
    Author: TRUSS LYNNE

    'If Lynne Truss were Roman Catholic I'd nominate her for sainthood.' Frank McCourtThe international bestseller, reissued and with a new introduction. A witty, entertaining, impassioned guide to perfect punctuation, for everyone who cares about precise writing. When social histories come to be written of the first decade of the 21st century, people will note a turning point in 2003 when declining standards of punctuation were reversed. Linguists will record Lynne Truss as the saviour of the semi-colon and the avenging angel of the apostrophe.'This book will stimulate and satisfy. It's worth its weight in gold.' Boyd Tonkin, Independent'A witty, elegant and passionate book that should be on every writer's shelf.' Observer'Lynne Truss deserves to be piled high with honours.' John Humphrys'It can only be a matter of time before the new government seizes the chance to appoint her as minister for punctuation. The manifesto is already written.' Guardian'She's a soul sister. She's one of us.' Richard Madeley

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook: Learn to Speak & Write Chinese the Easy Way!
    Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook: Learn to Speak & Write Chinese the Easy Way!
    ISBN: 9780804851244
    Title: Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook: Learn to Speak & Write Chinese the Easy Way!
    Author: KUBLER CORNELIUS C

    Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook is a new beginner Mandarin Chinese course which enables you to quickly learn the basics of the language. The 24 lessons in this book are meant to be used in 3 hours per week of class instruction over one academic year. Students will need another 2-3 hours of outside practice and review for every hour of class time, using the materials in the accompanying Elementary Mandarin Chinese Workbook.

    These books can also be used by self-study learners due to the extensive explanations and free supplementary materials available -- including online audio and video recordings and flash cards.

    The entire course can be completed in 25 to 35 weeks and teaches you the basic skills of speaking, reading and writing Mandarin Chinese at a conversational level. Each lesson starts with a dialogue and includes a list of new and supplementary Chinese vocabulary along with questions and grammar notes about the dialogue, a reading section and extensive exercises (that are in the Workbook).

    Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook offers the following significant advantages over other similar textbooks:

    • Common, everyday Chinese dialogues are used--complete with vocabulary lists and questions and storylines based on actual everyday experiences in China
    • Chinese grammar is explained in simple, non-technical terms with useful notes and tips given
    • Reading exercises are provided for all new words and phrases in each lesson
    • Free online audio recordings by native speakers from different regions of China help you not only acquire correct pronunciation, but also to understand Chinese speakers who have different accents
    • Illustrations and supplementary video clips add authenticity to the materials in the book
    • A Chinese-English dictionary, downloadable flash cards and supplementary exercises are all provided

    Both Chinese characters and Pinyin Romanized forms are given throughout the book (except for the reading exercises), so this book can be used by students who wish to focus on learning the spoken language, as well as those who are learning to read and write the Chinese characters simultaneously.

    This textbook should be used in conjunction with Elementary Mandarin Chinese Workbook and the included audio files, which can be downloaded free directly from the Tuttle website.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00

    $50.00
  • Elementary Mandarin Chinese Workbook: Learn to Speak & Write Chinese the Easy Way
    Elementary Mandarin Chinese Workbook: Learn to Speak & Write Chinese the Easy Way
    ISBN: 9780804851251
    Title: Elementary Mandarin Chinese Workbook: Learn to Speak & Write Chinese the Easy Way
    Author: KUBLER CORNELIUS C.

    This workbook is designed for use with the Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook and offers a wealth of carefully-designed practice activities to help you solidify every aspect of your Chinese skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It includes extensive interactive drills, exercises and other practice materials. Online audio files are available for use in the relevant exercises.

    The lessons in this workbook correspond to the 24 lessons in the Elementary Mandarin Chinese Textbook. The materials in this workbook are meant to be completed by students outside of class to strengthen and consolidate their understanding of the materials in the textbook.

    Lessons 1 and 2 of the Workbook contain exercises to learn to read and pronounce the Pinyin alphabet along with simple classroom expressions. They also introduce 48 basic Chinese characters. Beginning with Lesson 3, each lesson of the workbook contains two parts. Each part has two sets of listening comprehension exercises, one translation exercise, one character practice sheet, and one reading and writing exercise. Lessons 13 and 24 of the textbook are review lessons and therefore have no corresponding workbook materials.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00

    $28.00
  • Emigres: French Words That Turned English
    Emigres: French Words That Turned English
    ISBN: 9780691218854
    Title: Emigres: French Words That Turned English
    Author: SCHOLAR RICHARD

    English has borrowed more words from French than from any other modern foreign language. French words and phrases-such as a la mode, ennui, naivete and caprice-lend English a certain je-ne-sais-quoi that would otherwise elude the language. Richard Scholar examines the continuing history of untranslated French words in English and asks what these words reveal about the fertile but fraught relationship that England and France have long shared and that now entangles English- and French-speaking cultures all over the world. Emigres demonstrates that French borrowings have, over the centuries, 'turned' English in more ways than one. From the seventeenth-century polymath John Evelyn's complaint that English lacks 'words that do so fully express' the French ennui and naivete, to George W. Bush's purported claim that 'the French don't have a word for entrepreneur,' this unique history of English argues that French words have offered more than the mere seasoning of the occasional mot juste. They have established themselves as 'creolizing keywords' that both connect English speakers to-and separate them from-French. Moving from the realms of opera to ice cream, the book shows how migrant French words are never the same again for having ventured abroad, and how they complete English by reminding us that it is fundamentally incomplete. At a moment of resurgent nationalism in the English-speaking world, Emigres invites native Anglophone readers to consider how much we owe the French language and why so many of us remain ambivalent about the migrants in our midst.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • English Grammar in Use Book With Answers & Interactive Ebook 4ed
    English Grammar in Use Book With Answers & Interactive Ebook 4ed
    ISBN: 9781108586627
    Title: English Grammar in Use Book With Answers & Interactive Ebook 4ed
    Author: MURPHY RAYMOND

    The world's best-selling grammar series for learners of English. English Grammar in Use Fourth edition is an updated version of the world's best-selling grammar title. It has a fresh, appealing new design and clear layout, with revised and updated examples, but retains all the key features of clarity and accessibility that have made the book so popular around the world.

    This edition includes an eBook which has the same grammar explanations and exercises found in the printed book, plus other great features. You can listen to all of the example sentences from the book, record your answers to exercises, highlight text, bookmark pages and add your own personal notes.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $68.00
    $68.00
  • English Grammar in Use: Book with Answers A Self-Study Reference & Practice Book for Intermediate Learners of English 5ed
    English Grammar in Use: Book with Answers A Self-Study Reference & Practice Book for Intermediate Learners of English 5ed
    ISBN: 9781108457651
    Title: English Grammar in Use: Book with Answers A Self-Study Reference & Practice Book for Intermediate Learners of English 5ed
    Author: MURPHY RAYMOND

    Raymond Murphy's English Grammar in Use is the first choice for intermediate (B1-B2) learners and covers all the grammar you will need at this level. This book with answers has clear explanations and practice exercises that have helped millions of people around the world improve their English. It is perfect for self-study and can also be used by teachers as a supplementary book in classrooms.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $56.95
    $56.95
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