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Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases

Jennifer Speake

Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases

Jennifer Speake

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This dictionary examines over 8,000 foreign words and phrases which have come into regular use in today's English, including bar mitzvah, faux pas, futon and pot pourri. Each entry gives its meaning, language of origin, usage notes and pronunciation.

- Publisher Covering over 8,000 foreign words and phrases that are in regular use in English today, this updated and revised edition is a superb reference for anyone seeking a user-friendly guide to often complicated foreign terms and sayings. Readers will find clear definitions of words--such as^"fandango," "bistro," and "nouvelle cuisine"--and many other words found in everyday speech, as well as in musical direction, the arts, food, medicine, science, literature, and belles-lettres. As one would expect in a language as global as English, the Dictionary draws words from a wide array of^languages including Afrikaans, Greek, Hebrew, Hindustani, Russian, and Turkish. The entries are authoritative yet accessible, with detailed information on each word or phrase, including any alternative spellings, the date of the word's introduction into English, its language of origin and original^spelling, its definition, and notes on usage and other points of interest.

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About "Oxford Dictionary of Foreign Words and Phrases"

This dictionary examines over 8,000 foreign words and phrases which have come into regular use in today's English, including bar mitzvah, faux pas, futon and pot pourri. Each entry gives its meaning, language of origin, usage notes and pronunciation.
- Publisher

Covering over 8,000 foreign words and phrases that are in regular use in English today, this updated and revised edition is a superb reference for anyone seeking a user-friendly guide to often complicated foreign terms and sayings. Readers will find clear definitions of words--such as^"fandango," "bistro," and "nouvelle cuisine"--and many other words found in everyday speech, as well as in musical direction, the arts, food, medicine, science, literature, and belles-lettres. As one would expect in a language as global as English, the Dictionary draws words from a wide array of^languages including Afrikaans, Greek, Hebrew, Hindustani, Russian, and Turkish. The entries are authoritative yet accessible, with detailed information on each word or phrase, including any alternative spellings, the date of the word's introduction into English, its language of origin and original^spelling, its definition, and notes on usage and other points of interest.
- Publisher

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  • Catalogue Code 160298
  • Product Code 0192801120
  • EAN 9780192801128
  • Pages 524
  • Department Academic
  • Category Language
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date Nov 2000
  • Dimensions 124 x 185 x 30 mm
  • Weight 0.360kg

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