This edition of "Collins Spanish Dictionary" includes 5000 new words in Spanish and English. Cultural and linguistic notes aim to offer the reader a deeper understanding of life and culture in Spanish-speaking countries and to unravel the complexities of the Spanish language.
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Acclaimed for its comprehensive vocabulary coverage, Collins' top-of-the-range Spanish Dictionary is the most authoritative and reliable Spanish dictionary on the market. Drawing on the vast resources of Collins' multi-million-word language databanks, it provides the user with an incomparably accurate, up-to-date picture of how real Spanish is used today.
While the specialised nature of some of the entries ensures that it will be the dictionary of choice for academics, university and higher level school students, and language professionals, there is much which any language learner will find accessible. The clear typography and uncluttered layout, for example, and the highlighted keyword features, provide the most user-friendly aid to translation possible. There is also help available for typical translation problems and detailed information about the Spanish-speaking world in the form of extended cultural entries.
Complex entries and common lexical structures have been given in-depth treatment with special layouts, and idioms are clearly shown.
The Language In Use section shows hundreds of contemporary examples of how everyday Spanish is used. It includes guidance on essay-writing and correspondence, and gives help in expressing yourself in a wide variety of situations, with categories such as "Likes, Dislikes and Preferences", "Comparisons" and "Obligation".
The combination of the Spanish dictionary and the Language In Use supplement provides such a complete tool for language learning that satisfaction is guaranteed!From the Back Cover:
This fifth edition of 'Collins Spanish Dictionary' has been updated and expanded to include over 5,000 new words in Spanish and English.
Major new features are the cultural and linguistic notes incorporated into the main dictionary text, offering the user a deeper understanding of life and culture in Spanish-speaking countries and helping to unravel the complexities of the Spanish language. The acclaimed 'Language in Use' section provides a thematic guide to communication in Spanish and English using corpus-based examples. To maximize its usefulness it is visually linked with the dictionary text.
• Updated to incorporate over 5,000 new words
• Linguistic notes explain the problems and subtleties of the Spanish language
• Cultural notes give an insight into life in Spanish-speaking countries
• Attractive new typography increases the user-friendly feel to this edition
• Unique 'Language in Use' supplement, visually linked to the dictionary text
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Book Description Collins, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P11000471024X