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Tuttle Concise Chinese Dictionary: Completely Revised and Updated Second Edition

I have been studying Mandarin for four months. Used it on a recent trip to China. Worth it's weight in gold. Sections on pronunciation, grammar, English Language to Mandarin and Vice versa. Here's what I love: 1) Fits in my pocket, so I can bring it with me anywhere I go 2) Gives a brief description of each character in compound (multi-character) words 3) Gives a sample sentence in both simplified Chinese characters and pinyin for ea...

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Atlas of the Near East

The Atlas of the Near East offers an in-depth examination of the economic, social, and demographic dynamics of the Arab Near East, defined here as Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine, in the period from 1918 to 2010.

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Rough Guide Italian Phrasebook (Rough Guides Phrasebooks)

My husband is really enjoying reading up on short Italian phrases and I know from experience this book will come in handy on our upcoming european trip. Nice size, easy to use. Make the most of your trip with the Rough Guide Italian Phrasebook. Find the perfect word or phrase for every situation Use extensive two-way dictionary packed with vocabulary Choose food and drink from any menu Check out travel tips and a regional pronunciati...

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Dictionary of Manitoba Biography

With more than 1,600 biographical sketches, the Dictionary covers over 300 years of Manitobans and Manitoba history. Starting with the early explorers in the seventeenth century, it includes many contemporary Manitobans from the fields of politics, the arts, sports, commerce, agriculture and social life. As well, special emphasis is placed on reflecting Manitoba's ethnic and social diversity, and on including important men and women ...

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Yoruba-English/English-Yoruba Concise Dictionary (Hippocrene Concise Dictionaries)

This dictionary includes over 6,500 entries and a clear pronunciation guide detailing and providing examples for the many different sounds of Yoruba. The concept of a tonal language, essential to this major Nigerian tongue, is thoroughly defined and illustrated. Each Yoruban entry is romanized and each English entry is transcribed into the Yoruban alphabet - making this an incredibly valuable tool for both Yoruban and English speaker...

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Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies

The Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies is a two-volume reference book containing some 600 entries on all aspects of Italian literary culture. It includes analytical essays on authors and works, from the most important figures of Italian literature to little known authors and works that are influential to the field. The Encyclopedia is distinguished by substantial articles on critics, themes, genres, schools, historical surveys,...

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English/Xhosa Dictionary

I am very pleased with the dictionary thus far as a beginning Xhosa learner. When I bought it, I had hoped it was also a Xhosa to English dictionary, but now that it has arrived I see it is strictly English to Xhosa. My main grammar issues at this stage are learning to conjugate Xhosa verbs and use correct pronouns, so I welcome fellow reviewers' suggestions for good Xhosa grammar resources in general. I'll update my review as I get ...

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Innamincka Words: Yandruwandha dictionary and stories

Innamincka Words: Yandruwandha dictionary and stories is one of a pair of companion volumes on Yandruwandha, a dialect of the language formerly spoken on the Cooper and Strzelecki Creeks and the country to the north of the Cooper, in the northeast corner of South Australia and a neighbouring strip of Queensland. The other volume is entitled Innamincka Talk: a grammar of the Innamincka dialect of Yandruwandha with notes on other diale...

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The Oxford Classical Dictionary, 4th edition

All four editions of the OCD are in my library. I'm sentimental regarding the 2nd edition, of 1970, as it was new when I was beginning grad school. That said, the 4th is a worthy successor and augments well my old companion of the Ancient World. If you're interested in the OCD then you probably don't need my recommendation. This is the third one I've purchased over the years (editions 2, 3 and 4). It's the standard that gives great, ...