Collins Italian Dictionary (Collins Complete and Unabridged): Complete & Unabridged

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9780007183852: Collins Italian Dictionary (Collins Complete and Unabridged): Complete & Unabridged

This edition of Collins Italian Dictionary has been completely revised and updated with thousands of new references to cover all the latest vocabulary, culture notes to broaden users' knowledge of Italian culture, and web addresses to enable further research. This is the ideal dictionary for learners of Italian.

This second edition of the acclaimed Collins Italian Dictionary uses the multi-million word language database, the Collins Word Web, to ensure that the user has the most complete and accurate picture of real language available today.

• This edition has been revised to include all the latest vocabulary from a wide range of fields, with special features about life and culture in Italy.

• The clear, easy to read layout, with special treatment of complex words ensures the user finds the right translation quickly and easily.

• The helpful Language in Use supplement gives real-life examples of how Italian is used in a variety of contexts, including letters, e-mails and text messages.

• This edition includes web addresses, giving further information about culture and life in Italy.

Also available in the Collins Italian Dictionary range is Collins Italian Dictionary and Grammar (due 2008), Collins Express Italian Dictionary and Collins Gem Italian Dictionary.

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From the Publisher:

Acclaimed for its comprehensive vocabulary coverage, Collins' top-of-the-range Italian Dictionary is the most authoritative and reliable Italian 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 Italian 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 Italy and the Italian-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 pronunciation is clearly shown for both languages.

The Language In Use section shows hundreds of contemporary examples of how everyday Italian 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 Italian dictionary and the Language In Use supplement provides such a complete tool for language learning that satisfaction is guaranteed!

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'Collins Italian Dictionary'

'Collins Italian Dictionary' is the most up-to-date and easy-to-use single-volume Italian dictionary available today. The attractive layout leads the user quickly and easily to the word they want, while the clear differentiation of meanings and senses helps them choose the most appropriate translation. The guide to self-expression – covering topics from telephoning to essay-writing, expressing an opinion to general correspondence – is indispensable for anyone working with or studying Italian.

• Over 160,000 references and 230,000 translations
• Fully up-to-date
• Uniquely helpful 'Language in Use' supplement
• Sets a new standard in Italian-English dictionaries

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